Title Citizen Initiated Referendum Bill 2013
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title 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
Date 12-03-2013 03:42 PM
Source Senate
Parl No. 43
Bill Number 51/13
Bill Type Private
Reps Bill Code O
Status Before Senate
System Id legislation/bills/s900_first-senate/0000


Citizen Initiated Referendum Bill 2013
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" link="blue" vlink="purple" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session" align="right" style="text-align:right"><a name="_GoBack"/><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="Session">2010‑2011‑2012‑2013</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">THE SENATE</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">Presented and read a first time</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Citizen Initiated Referendum Bill 2013</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2013</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Senator Madigan)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">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</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharChapNo"> </span><span class="CharChapText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharPartNo"> </span><span class="CharPartText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharDivNo"> </span><span class="CharDivText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><a name="BK_S2P1L1C1" id="BK_S2P1L1C1"/><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2"><a name="BKCheck15B_1" id="BKCheck15B_1"/>Part 1—Preliminary<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">1</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Guide to this Act................................................................................. 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">4............ Object of this Act................................................................................ 3</p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2—Process for initiating a referendum<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">5</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ Application to register proposal for referendum.................................. 5</p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Electoral Commissioner to examine proposal for referendum............. 5</p> <p class="MsoToc5">8............ Registration of proposal for referendum............................................. 5</p> <p class="MsoToc5">9............ Notice of decision............................................................................... 6</p> <p class="MsoToc5">10.......... Meaning of qualifying requirements and qualifying day..................... 6</p> <p class="MsoToc5">11.......... Electoral Commissioner to verify that qualifying requirements have been satisfied  6</p> <p class="MsoToc5">12.......... Minister to arrange for introduction of proposed law.......................... 7</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 3—Holding a citizen initiated referendum<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">8</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">13.......... Application of the <i>Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984</i>...... 8</p> <p class="MsoToc5">14.......... Writ for referendum............................................................................ 8</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">10</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">15.......... Delegation by Electoral Commissioner............................................. 10</p> <p class="MsoToc5">16.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 10</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1"><a name="BK_S3P1L1C1" id="BK_S3P1L1C1"/>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</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="98ab074c-c7f8-6fa2-cb30-c4fff26074b2"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="46ea46ec-f103-68d3-be92-a1a7fbabf4a4"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="4a90b63c-cd2b-489a-8ded-d9578e81f935"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="16df0133-3d87-e7b5-fda3-9b0046b08c81"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>