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House of Representatives (Northern Territory Representation) Bill 2004

2002-2003-2004

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of Representatives (Northern Territory Representation) Bill 2004

 

No.      , 2004

 

(Special Minister of State)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to make provision in relation to the number of members of the House of Representatives to be chosen in the Northern Territory in the next election, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Northern Territory to elect 2 members of the House of Representatives in the next election    2

 



A Bill for an Act to make provision in relation to the number of members of the House of Representatives to be chosen in the Northern Territory in the next election, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the House of Representatives (Northern Territory Representation) Act 2004 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 and 2 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Section 3

On the day after the end of the period of 7 days beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3   Northern Territory to elect 2 members of the House of Representatives in the next election

             (1)  The determination made by the Electoral Commissioner under section 48 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 on 19 February 2003 has effect, on and from the day on which this section commences, as if it validly specified 2 as the number of members of the House of Representatives to be chosen in the Northern Territory at a general election.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, 2 new Divisions are taken, for the purposes of section 86 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , to be created from the Division for the Northern Territory on the day on which this section commences.