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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Authorisations) Bill 2022


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Finance

Summary

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: require registered political parties and disclosure entities to use their current registered name in authorisations for electoral communications; and allow registered political parties certain limited flexibility in how their present their names in an authorisation; and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 to harmonise authorisation requirements across broadcasting, electoral and referendum legislation, while retaining current authorisation requirements in relation to specified printed materials.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/02/22  
Second reading moved 09/02/22  
Second reading agreed to 10/02/22 Amendment details: 5 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 10/02/22  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/02/22  
Second reading moved 15/02/22  
Second reading debate 16/02/22  
Second reading agreed to 16/02/22  
Third reading agreed to 16/02/22  
     
Finally passed both Houses 16/02/22  
Assent 17/02/22 Act no: 4 - Year: 2022
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 1556]
FARRELL, Sen Don

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)