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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Finance

Summary

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: clarify the interaction between federal, state and territory electoral funding and disclosure regimes following the High Court decision in Spence v Queensland [2019] HCA 15; make technical amendments in relation to entity registration and public election funding rules; 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; Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 to amend various aspects of voting and scrutiny processes; and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 to extend the electronically assisted voting method to Australians working in Antarctica.

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 11/06/20  
Second reading moved 11/06/20  
Second reading debate 02/09/20  
Second reading agreed to 02/09/20  
Committee of the Whole debate 02/09/20 Amendment details: 8 Government and 3 Opposition agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 03/09/20  
Third reading agreed to 03/09/20  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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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
  • Australian Greens [sheet 1038]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 1003]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 1002]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Government [sheet UV130]

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  • Jacqui Lambie Network [sheet 8985 revised]
LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui

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  • Jacqui Lambie Network [sheet 8976]
LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui

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  • Opposition [sheet 1037]
FARRELL, Sen Don

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes