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Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000
Schedule  1 Provision of information

   

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

1A  After subsection 17(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  A report under subsection (1) in relation to the operations of the Commission for the year ending on 30 June 2001, and for each subsequent year, must include particulars for that year of:

                     (a)  each person or organisation to whom the Commission has provided a copy of a Roll under subsection 91(4A); and

                     (b)  in respect of any Roll provided under paragraph 91(4A)(e)—the purpose for which the information was provided.

1  Paragraph 91(4A)(e)

Omit “or of any supplement to a Roll”, substitute “, of any supplement to a Roll or any extract of any Roll”.

3  Subsection 91(9A)

Repeal the subsection.

4  Subsection 91(9C)

Repeal the subsection.

5  After section 91

Insert:

91AA   Provision of additional information to political parties etc.

             (1)  If a copy on tape or disk of any Roll is provided:

                     (a)  to a registered political party under paragraph 91(4A)(a) or (b); or

                     (b)  to a Senator under paragraph 91(4A)(c); or

                     (c)  to a member of the House of Representatives under paragraph 91(4A)(d);

the Electoral Commission may include on the tape or disk any or all of the information set out in subsection (2) in relation to each person included in the copy of the Roll.

             (2)  The following information may be included in relation to a person:

                     (a)  the person’s postal address;

                     (b)  the sex of the person;

                     (c)  the person’s date of birth;

                     (d)  the person’s salutation;

                     (e)  the census district in which the person lives;

                      (f)  the most recent enrolment date and enrolment transaction number for the person;

                     (g)  whether the person is:

                              (i)  not entitled to be enrolled as an elector of the Commonwealth; or

                             (ii)  not also enrolled as a State elector, Australian Capital Territory elector or Northern Territory elector; or

                            (iii)  less than 18 years old;

                     (h)  whether the person is a general postal voter;

                      (i)  whether the person has only recently been enrolled;

                      (j)  whether the person has re-enrolled and, if so:

                              (i)  the Division and State or Territory in which they were previously enrolled; and

                             (ii)  the enrolment transaction number for the person’s previous enrolment;

                     (k)  the electoral district for the purposes of State or Territory elections in which the person lives;

                      (l)  the local government area in which the person lives;

                    (m)  the Australia Post delivery point identifier for each address of the person.

             (3)  The Electoral Commission must not include on a tape or disk any of the information set out in subsection (2) in relation to a person whose address has been excluded or deleted from a Roll under section 104.

91AB   Provision of information for medical research and health screening

             (1)  If a copy on tape or disk of any Roll, or any extract of any Roll, is provided under paragraph 91(4A)(e) to:

                     (a)  a person or organisation that conducts medical research; or

                     (b)  a person or organisation that provides a health screening program;

the Electoral Commission may include on the tape or disk any or all of the information set out in subsection (2) in relation to each person included in the copy of the Roll.

             (2)  The following information may be included in relation to a person:

                     (a)  the sex of the person;

                     (b)  the age range that covers the person.

             (3)  The age ranges to be used under subsection (2) in a particular case are to be determined by the Electoral Commission. However, each age range must cover at least 2 years.

6  Subsection 91A(1)

Omit “, (9A), (9B) or (9C)”, substitute “or (9B) or section 91AA or 91AB”.