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Commonwealth Electoral (Above-the-Line Voting) Amendment Bill 2008


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
BROWN, Sen Bob

Summary

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to repeal provisions relating to group voting tickets and provide for preferential above-the-line voting for Senate elections.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/05/08  
Second reading moved 14/05/08  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28/09/10  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (14/05/2008): Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters
  • Committee report (23/06/2009)