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Electoral and Referendum Amendment (How-to-Vote Cards 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 to provide for: specific authorisation requirements for how-to-vote cards; and penalties for contravening the requirements; and Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 in relation to misleading or deceptive electronic advertising publications.

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  
Consideration in detail debate 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 24/06/10  
Second reading agreed to 24/06/10  
Committee of the Whole debate 24/06/10 Amendment details: 1 Government and 4 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 24/06/10  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 24/06/10 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 24/06/10  
Assent 14/07/10 Act no.: 108 - 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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
ROBB, Andrew, MP

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Senate
  • Government [sheet CA250]

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  • Independent [sheet 6152]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 6140]
RONALDSON, Sen Michael

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (02/06/2010): Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; Report due 17/06/2010
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )