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Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2013


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

Summary

Amends the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 to: require the Australian Electoral Commission to send a Yes/No referendum pamphlet to each residential address on the electoral roll rather than to each elector; and temporarily suspend the limit on Commonwealth spending on referendum proposals.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21/03/13  
Second reading moved 21/03/13  
Second reading debate 14/05/13  
Second reading agreed to 14/05/13  
Consideration in detail debate 14/05/13  
Third reading agreed to 14/05/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/05/13  
Second reading moved 15/05/13  
Second reading debate 15/05/13  
Second reading agreed to 15/05/13  
Committee of the Whole debate 15/05/13  
Third reading agreed to 15/05/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 15/05/13  
Assent 17/05/13 Act no.: 34 - Year: 2013
     

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

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
BISHOP, Bronwyn, MP

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 7384]
RYAN, Sen Scott

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes