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Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Freedom) Bill 1996
Brown:Cth Elctrl Amndmnt (Pltcl Freedom) Bill

 

1996

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Freedom) Bill 1996

 

No.      , 1996

 

(Senator Brown)

 

 

 

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

   

   

   



Contents

 

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                

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

2............ Commencement..................................................................................

3............ Repeal of section 329A.......................................................................



 

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

 

Preamble

                   This Bill seeks to ensure the right of every Australian to protest, and to alert the public of their political and electoral choices. Any restriction on Australians, including jail sentences, for advocating a legal voting alternative is considered to be a restriction of political freedom.

The Parliament of Australia enacts: