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Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Bill 2010


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

Summary

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 to provide that: pre-poll votes cast in an elector’s home division can be cast and counted as ordinary votes; the Australian Electoral Commission may process enrolment transactions outside the division for which the person is enrolling; and electors can update their enrolment details electronically; 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

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

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02/06/10  
Second reading moved 02/06/10  
Second reading debate 15/06/10  
Second reading debate 16/06/10  
Second reading agreed to 16/06/10  
Third reading agreed to 16/06/10  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16/06/10  
Second reading moved 16/06/10  
Second reading debate 17/06/10  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/10  
Third reading agreed to 17/06/10  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 17/06/10  
Assent 14/07/10 Act no.: 109 - Year: 2010
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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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

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (02/06/2010): Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (15/06/2010)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )