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Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016

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7943

2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016

 

 

(1)     Clause 5, page 5 (lines 8 to 12), subclause (3), omit the subclause, substitute:

             (3)  Despite any other provision in this Act, the voting day for a plebiscite must be the same as that fixed for polling at the next general election of the members of the House of Representatives.

             (4)  The voting day may be deferred, or voting on voting day may be suspended or adjourned only if the deferral, suspension or adjournment also applies to the voting day for the general election or voting at the general election.

Note:          The voting day may be deferred, or voting on voting day may be suspended or adjourned, under section 10, 41A, 42 or 43 of the Referendum Act (which apply because of section 9 of this Act).

[plebiscite vote on same day as next general election]