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Schedule 1—Authorisation particulars

Schedule 1 Authorisation particulars

Part 1 Electoral and referendum amendments

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

1  Subsection 321D(5) (table items 1 and 2, column headed “the following particulars are required …”, paragraph (a))

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

(a) the particulars of the name of the entity required by subsection (5A);

2  After subsection 321D(5)

Insert:

          (5A)  For the purposes of items 1 and 2 of the table in subsection (5), the required particulars of the name of the entity are:

                     (a)  if the entity is a registered political party—the name of the party (the registered name ) that is entered in the Register of Political Parties or that name omitting any of the following:

                              (i)  if the registered name includes both a word or phrase and its abbreviation—the abbreviation;

                             (ii)  if the registered name includes “Incorporated” or an abbreviation of that word—that word or its abbreviation;

                            (iii)  if the registered name includes “of Australia”—those words;

                            (iv)  if the registered name ends with “Australia”—that word;

                             (v)  if the entity is a registered branch or division of a registered political party—the words indicating the name of the branch or division; or

                     (b)  if the entity is a disclosure entity (but not a registered political party)—the name of the entity entered on the Transparency Register; or

                     (c)  if the entity is not an entity covered by paragraph (a) or (b) and a return has been given under Part XX in relation to the entity—the name included in the most recent return given in relation to the entity; or

                     (d)  in any other case—the name of the entity.

Note:          For example, under paragraph (a) the registered name “Quokka Party of Australia Inc.—NSW” may be notified as “Quokka Party”.

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984

3  Subsection 110C(5) (table items 1 and 2, column headed “the following particulars are required …”, paragraph (a))

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

(a) the particulars of the name of the entity required by subsection (5A);

4  After subsection 110C(5)

Insert:

          (5A)  For the purposes of items 1 and 2 of the table in subsection (5), the required particulars of the name of the entity are:

                     (a)  if the entity is a registered political party (within the meaning of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 )—the name of the party (the registered name ) that is entered in the Register of Political Parties under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 or that name omitting any of the following:

                              (i)  if the registered name includes both a word or phrase and its abbreviation—the abbreviation;

                             (ii)  if the registered name includes “Incorporated” or an abbreviation of that word—that word or its abbreviation;

                            (iii)  if the registered name includes “of Australia”—those words;

                            (iv)  if the registered name ends with “Australia”—that word;

                             (v)  if the entity is a registered branch or division of a registered political party—the words indicating the name of the branch or division; or

                     (b)  if the entity is a disclosure entity (but not a registered political party within the meaning of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 )—the name of the entity entered on the Transparency Register under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 ; or

                     (c)  if the entity is not an entity covered by paragraph (a) or (b) and a return has been given under Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 in relation to the entity—the name included in the most recent return given in relation to the entity; or

                     (d)  in any other case—the name of the entity.

Note:          For example, under paragraph (a) the registered name “Quokka Party of Australia Inc.—NSW” may be notified as “Quokka Party”.

5  Application of amendments

(1)       Section 321D of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , as amended by this Schedule, applies in relation to electoral matter that is communicated on or after the commencement of this Schedule (regardless of when the content of the matter was approved).

(2)       Section 110C of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 , as amended by this Schedule, applies in relation to referendum matter that is communicated on or after the commencement of this Schedule (regardless of when the content of the matter was approved).

Part 2 Broadcasting amendments

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983

6  Subsection 79A(5)

Insert:

registered political party means a political party that is registered under Part XI of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 .

7  Subsection 79A(6) (table item 1, column headed “the required particulars are the following …”, paragraph (a))

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(a) the particulars of the name of the entity required by subsection (6A);

8  After subsection 79A(6)

Insert:

          (6A)  For the purposes of item 1 of the table in subsection (6), the required particulars of the name of the entity are:

                     (a)  if the entity is a registered political party—the name of the party (the registered name ) that is entered in the Register of Political Parties under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 or that name omitting any of the following:

                              (i)  if the registered name includes both a word or phrase and its abbreviation—the abbreviation;

                             (ii)  if the registered name includes “Incorporated” or an abbreviation of that word—that word or its abbreviation;

                            (iii)  if the registered name includes “of Australia”—those words;

                            (iv)  if the registered name ends with “Australia”—that word;

                             (v)  if the entity is a registered branch or division of a registered political party—the words indicating the name of the branch or division; or

                     (b)  if the entity is a disclosure entity (but not a registered political party)—the name of the entity entered on the Transparency Register under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 ; or

                     (c)  if the entity is not an entity covered by paragraph (a) or (b) and a return has been given under Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 in relation to the entity—the name included in the most recent return given in relation to the entity; or

                     (d)  in any other case—the name of the entity.

Note:          For example, under paragraph (a) the registered name “Quokka Party of Australia Inc.—NSW” may be notified as “Quokka Party”.

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

9  Subclause 1(1) of Schedule 2

Insert:

registered political party means a political party that is registered under Part XI of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 .

10  Subclause 1(2) of Schedule 2 (table item 1, column headed “the required particulars are the following …”, paragraph (a))

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(a) the particulars of the name of the entity required by subclause (3);

11  At the end of clause 1 of Schedule 2

Add:

             (3)  For the purposes of item 1 of the table in subclause (2), the required particulars of the name of the entity are:

                     (a)  if the entity is a registered political party—the name of the party (the registered name ) that is entered in the Register of Political Parties under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 or that name omitting any of the following:

                              (i)  if the registered name includes both a word or phrase and its abbreviation—the abbreviation;

                             (ii)  if the registered name includes “Incorporated” or an abbreviation of that word—that word or its abbreviation;

                            (iii)  if the registered name includes “of Australia”—those words;

                            (iv)  if the registered name ends with “Australia”—that word;

                             (v)  if the entity is a registered branch or division of a registered political party—the words indicating the name of the branch or division; or

                     (b)  if the entity is a disclosure entity (but not a registered political party)—the name of the entity entered on the Transparency Register under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 ; or

                     (c)  if the entity is not an entity covered by paragraph (a) or (b) and a return has been given under Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 in relation to the entity—the name included in the most recent return given in relation to the entity; or

                     (d)  in any other case—the name of the entity.

Note:          For example, under paragraph (a) the registered name “Quokka Party of Australia Inc.—NSW” may be notified as “Quokka Party”.

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991

12  Subsection 70A(5)

Insert:

registered political party means a political party that is registered under Part XI of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 .

13  Subsection 70A(6) (table item 1, column headed “the required particulars are the following …”, paragraph (a))

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(a) the particulars of the name of the entity required by subsection (6A);

14  After subsection 70A(6)

Insert:

          (6A)  For the purposes of item 1 of the table in subsection (6), the required particulars of the name of the entity are:

                     (a)  if the entity is a registered political party—the name of the party (the registered name ) that is entered in the Register of Political Parties under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 or that name omitting any of the following:

                              (i)  if the registered name includes both a word or phrase and its abbreviation—the abbreviation;

                             (ii)  if the registered name includes “Incorporated” or an abbreviation of that word—that word or its abbreviation;

                            (iii)  if the registered name includes “of Australia”—those words;

                            (iv)  if the registered name ends with “Australia”—that word;

                             (v)  if the entity is a registered branch or division of a registered political party—the words indicating the name of the branch or division; or

                     (b)  if the entity is a disclosure entity (but not a registered political party)—the name of the entity entered on the Transparency Register under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 ; or

                     (c)  if the entity is not an entity covered by paragraph (a) or (b) and a return has been given under Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 in relation to the entity—the name included in the most recent return given in relation to the entity; or

                     (d)  in any other case—the name of the entity.

Note:          For example, under paragraph (a) the registered name “Quokka Party of Australia Inc.—NSW” may be notified as “Quokka Party”.

15  Application of amendments

            Section 79A of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 , clause 1 of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and section 70A of the Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 , as amended by this Schedule, apply in relation to political matter broadcast on or after the commencement of this Schedule (regardless of when the content of the matter was approved).