Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Electoral and Referendum Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electoral and Referendum Legislation Amendment Bill 2006

 

No.      , 2006

 

(Special Minister of State)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to elections and referendums, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Postal voting                                                                                                  3

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                          3

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984                                                     11

Schedule 2—Trials of electronic voting methods                                               17

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        17

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984                                                     24

Schedule 3—Other amendments                                                                                  31

Part 1—Proof of identity for people enrolling from outside Australia 31

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        31

Part 2—Pre-poll voting offices                                                                                33

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        33

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984                                                     35

Part 3—Removal of provision relating to defamation of candidates and false statements            37

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        37

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to elections and referendums, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Electoral and Referendum Legislation Amendment Act 2006 .

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 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 and 2

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 3, Part 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

4.  Schedule 3, Parts 2 and 3

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 both Houses of 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   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.