Morrison government introduces voter identification laws backed by Pauline Hanson

Karen Barlow
Updated October 28 2021 - 6:48pm, first published 4:00pm
Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Picture: Elesa Kurtz
Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Federal Labor has labelled the Morrison government's proposed controversial voter identification laws racist, discriminatory and an exercise in American "Trumpism", but has failed in a bid to have them deferred until after the next election.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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