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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Special Minister of State

Summary

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: make completion of a qualification checklist compulsory in relation to candidate nominations; enable candidates to lodge their nominations and certain other documents electronically; and allow a senior Australian Electoral Commission staff member rather than a senior Divisional Returning Officer to be on the Redistribution Committee for the Australian Capital Territory; and Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 to amend various aspects of voting and scrutiny processes.

Progress of bill

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

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29/11/18  
Second reading moved 29/11/18  
Second reading debate 12/02/19  
Second reading agreed to 12/02/19  
Third reading agreed to 12/02/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/02/19  
Second reading moved 14/02/19  
Second reading agreed to 14/02/19  
Third reading agreed to 14/02/19 Amendment details: 38 Government agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 18/02/19 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 18/02/19  
Assent 01/03/19 Act no: 2 - Year: 2019
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet UV106]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (05/12/2018): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 1 of 2019
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (12/02/2019): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 1 of 2019
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)