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Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2004

Originating house
House of Representatives
Special Minister of State


Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, Electoral and Referendum Amendment Act (No. 1) 1999, Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 in relation to: enrolment and voting processes, including proof of identity and address arrangements, and closure of electoral rolls; prisoners’ rights to vote; financial disclosure thresholds; provision of certain voting information to political parties and independent members of parliament; removal of the requirement for broadcasters and publishers to lodge returns on electoral advertising during an election period; multiple voting and enrolment offences; restriction of scrutineers’ activities in relation to assisted votes; reinstatement on the electoral roll; and registration of party names. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 01/04/04  
Second reading moved 01/04/04  
Second reading agreed to 27/05/04  
Third reading agreed to 27/05/04  
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/04  
Second reading moved 15/06/04  
Second reading agreed to 25/06/04  
Committee of the Whole debate 25/06/04 Amendment details: 27 Opposition and 11 Australian Democrats agreed to
Third reading agreed to 25/06/04  
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 26/06/04 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
Assent 13/07/04 Act no.: 115 - Year: 2004

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest