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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Finance)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Electoral funding and disclosure reform                                    3

Part 1—Registration of political campaigners, third party campaigners and associated entities                 3

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                           3

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                          3

Division 2—Application and transitional provisions                                            19

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       21

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         21

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        21

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984                                                     76

Division 2—Application and transitional provisions                                            77

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) 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 this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

The earlier of:

(a) the first 1 July that occurs on or after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) 28 days after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

The first 1 July that occurs on or after the day on which 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.