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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Foreign Influences and Offences) Bill 2022


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Finance

Summary

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: prohibit foreign persons and entities from authorising electoral communications and from fundraising or directly incurring electoral expenditure in a financial year equal to or more than $1000; and make technical amendments; and Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 to increase the penalty for the offence of misleading or deceiving an elector in relation to the casting of a vote.

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 09/02/22  
Second reading moved 09/02/22  
Second reading agreed to 10/02/22  
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 15/02/22  
Second reading debate 16/02/22  
Second reading agreed to 16/02/22  
Consideration in detail debate 16/02/22  
Third reading agreed to 16/02/22  
     
Finally passed both Houses 16/02/22  
Assent 17/02/22 Act no: 6 - Year: 2022
     

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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
KELLY, Craig, MP

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (25/03/2022): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 2 of 2022
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)