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Citizen Initiated Referendum Bill 2013


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
MADIGAN, Sen John

Summary

Enables Australian citizens to initiate legislation that provides for the holding of a referendum to alter the Constitution by: setting out the process to be followed and the requirements to be met; providing for rules applicable to the holding of a citizen initiated referendum; setting the first referendum year as 2016 and every fourth year after that; and providing for related miscellaneous matters.

Progress of bill

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

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/03/13  
Second reading moved 12/03/13  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12/11/13  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (14/03/2013): Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; Committee report (24/06/2013)
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