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Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Improving Electoral Administration) Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Improving Electoral Administration) Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

 

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Main amendments                                                                                     4

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     4

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                          4

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984                                                     10

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          15

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                               16

Schedule 2—Amendments commencing on 1 January 2014                      17

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   17

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        17

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984                                                     17

Part 2—Application provision                                                                                 18

 



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

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Improving Electoral Administration) Act 2013 .

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 this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, items 1 to 24

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, item 26

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 38 of Schedule 3 to the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Improving Electoral Procedure) Act 2013 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

4.  Schedule 1, items 27 to 48

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 1, item 50

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 45 of Schedule 3 to the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Improving Electoral Procedure) Act 2013 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

6.  Schedule 1, items 51 to 54

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 2

1 January 2014.

1 January 2014

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be 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.