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Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2006


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Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2005



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Special Minister of State

Summary

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2004 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 in relation to: closure of the electoral rolls; proof of identity for enrolment and provisional voting; financial disclosure requirements in non-election periods; access to the electoral roll and its use; political party registration; paid electoral advertising on the Internet; candidate nomination deposits; prisoner voting entitlements; location of Divisional Offices; abolition of broadcasters and publishers returns; and the disclosure of political donations; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to increase the tax deductibility value of contributions and gifts to political parties, independent candidates and members; and makes consequential amendments to the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Also provides for the automatic de-registration and requirement for re-registration of certain political parties.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 08/12/05  
Second reading moved 08/12/05  
Second reading agreed to 11/05/06  
Consideration in detail debate 11/05/06 Amendment details: 17 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 11/05/06  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/06/06  
Second reading moved 13/06/06  
Second reading debate 16/06/06  
Second reading agreed to 19/06/06  
Third reading agreed to 21/06/06  
     
Assent 22/06/06 Act no.: 65 - Year: 2006
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet PD211]

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  • Non-Government
WINDSOR, Tony, MP

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  • Non-Government
ANDREN, Peter

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Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 4879 revised]
MURRAY, Andrew

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 4981]
BROWN, Sen Bob

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 4972]
MILNE, Sen Christine

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  • Family First Party [sheet 4912]
FIELDING, Steve

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  • Opposition [sheet 4973]
CARR, Sen Kim

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes