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Citizen Initiated Referendum Bill 2013

 

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citizen Initiated Referendum Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Senator Madigan)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to enable the citizens of Australia to initiate legislation for the holding of a referendum in relation to altering the Constitution, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Guide to this Act................................................................................. 2

4............ Object of this Act................................................................................ 3

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

Part 2—Process for initiating a referendum                                                          5

6............ Application to register proposal for referendum.................................. 5

7............ Electoral Commissioner to examine proposal for referendum............. 5

8............ Registration of proposal for referendum............................................. 5

9............ Notice of decision............................................................................... 6

10.......... Meaning of qualifying requirements and qualifying day..................... 6

11.......... Electoral Commissioner to verify that qualifying requirements have been satisfied  6

12.......... Minister to arrange for introduction of proposed law.......................... 7

Part 3—Holding a citizen initiated referendum                                                    8

13.......... Application of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 ...... 8

14.......... Writ for referendum............................................................................ 8

Part 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        10

15.......... Delegation by Electoral Commissioner............................................. 10

16.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 10

 



A Bill for an Act to enable the citizens of Australia to initiate legislation for the holding of a referendum in relation to altering the Constitution, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: