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Constitution Alteration (Electors' Initiative, Fixed Term Parliaments and Qualification of Members) 2000 [2008]

1998-1999-2000

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

Constitution Alteration (Electors’ Initiative, Fixed Term Parliaments and Qualifications of Members) 2000

 

No.      , 2000

 

(Senator Murray)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to alter the Constitution to provide a method of altering the Constitution on the initiative of the electors, to change the terms of service of senators and the duration of the House of Representatives and to change the provisions relating to the qualifications of members of Parliament

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1— Amendments of the Constitution relating to alterations of the Constitution by electors’ initiative                                                                                                           3

Schedule 2—Amendment of the Constitution relating to the duration of the House of Representatives, the terms of service of senators, the holding of elections for the Senate and House of Representatives and the office of Prime Minister                 5

Schedule 3—Amendment of the Constitution relating to qualification and disqualification of members of Parliament                                                                                                    11

 



A Bill for an Act to alter the Constitution to provide a method of altering the Constitution on the initiative of the electors, to change the terms of service of senators and the duration of the House of Representatives and to change the provisions relating to the qualifications of members of Parliament

The Parliament of Australia, with the approval of the electors, as required by the Constitution, enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Constitution Alteration (Electors’ Initiative, Fixed Term Parliaments and Qualifications of Members) 2000 .

2   Schedules

                   The Constitution is altered as set out in the Schedules.