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Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment and Prisoner Voting) Bill 2011


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Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment and Prisoner Voting) 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 the electoral roll closes seven days after the date of the writ for a federal election (Rowe v Electoral Commissioner [2010] HCA 46); prevent certain prisoners from voting at federal elections (Roach v Electoral Commissioner (2007) 233 CLR 162); and provide that certain prisoners may remain on, or be added to, the electoral roll; Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to provide that certain references still apply when a half Senate election is held independently from an election of the House of Representatives; and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 in relation to certified lists of voters for referenda.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24/11/10  
Second reading moved 24/11/10  
Second reading debate 02/03/11  
Second reading debate 03/03/11  
Second reading agreed to 03/03/11  
Consideration in detail debate 03/03/11  
Third reading agreed to 03/03/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03/03/11  
Second reading moved 03/03/11  
Second reading debate 11/05/11  
Second reading agreed to 11/05/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 11/05/11  
Third reading agreed to 11/05/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 11/05/11  
Assent 25/05/11 Act no.: 29 of 2011
     

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 7044]
FIFIELD, Sen Mitch

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes