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Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) Bill 2010


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Special Minister of State

Summary

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 to provide that: rolls are closed seven days after the issue of the writ for an election; provisional voters are not required to provide evidence of identity; electors can update their enrolment details electronically; the Australian Electoral Commission may process enrolment transactions outside the division for which the person is enrolling; and pre-poll votes cast in an elector’s home division can be cast and counted as ordinary votes; and Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to restrict the number of candidates that can be endorsed by a political party in each division.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11/02/10  
Second reading moved 11/02/10  
Second reading debate 25/02/10  
Second reading debate 09/03/10  
Second reading debate 10/03/10  
Second reading agreed to 10/03/10  
Consideration in detail debate 10/03/10 Amendment details: 2 Government amendments agreed to
Third reading agreed to 10/03/10  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/03/10  
Second reading moved 15/03/10  
Second reading debate 17/03/10  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28/09/10  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BM327]

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [6101]
BROWN, Sen Bob

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 6096]
BROWN, Sen Bob

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  • Independent [sheet 6095]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 6078]
RONALDSON, Sen Michael

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes