Dennis Richard Addresses the NPC 12 May 2017 - Rob Keating
Dennis Richardson at the National Press Club

Dennis Richardson at the National Press Club

"I don't know what happens now, but prior to the 2004 federal elections when I was in ASIO, I had a meeting with the then federal secretary of both major parties to have a talk about some of the challenges involved and what some people might get up to. I wasn't thinking then of state actors, now if those discussions I had, I imagine that one of the things that would be covered off would be state actors. It simply underlines the fact that if we do move to electronic voting we do need to invest enormously upfront in ensuring that we get it right the first time around. In the meantime good old paper has a certain amount of reassurance".