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Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Above the Line Voting) Bill 2013


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

Summary

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: remove group voting tickets; and provide for an optional preferential system for voting above and below the line for Senate elections.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/11/13  
Second reading moved 13/11/13  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (14/11/2013): Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; Committee report (12/12/2013)
  • Referred to Committee (12/12/2013): Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters; Statement made discharging the committee's requirement to provide a report (24/02/2014)
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