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Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Special Minister of State)

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to electoral, broadcasting and criminal matters, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Authorising electoral, referendum and political matter     3

Part 1—Amendments of electoral legislation                                                    3

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                          3

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984                                                     20

Part 2—Amendments of broadcasting legislation                                         36

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983                                                 36

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              39

Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Act 1946                                           41

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991                                                                 42

Schedule 2—Impersonating a Commonwealth body                                      46

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           46

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to electoral, broadcasting and criminal matters, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 .

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

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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   Schedules

                   Legislation 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.