December 1 2016 - 2:57PM
During the final sitting week of the NSW Parliament for the year, dominated by furious debate over legislation removing Independent Commission Against Corruption chief Megan Latham from her job, a parliamentary committee tabled a report containing an equally contentious measure.
The report on the 2015 state election from the joint standing committee on electoral matters suggested a range of improvements to NSW voting rules based on the most recent poll.
It contains a bombshell recommendation: that NSW voters be forced to produce photo identification before they are able to cast a ballot.
The requirement to produce photo ID to vote may sound fairly innocuous; most of us have a driver's licence or some other form of identification.