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Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Representation of Territories) Bill 2003
Schedule 1 Amendment of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

   

1  After subsection 48(1)

Insert:

          (1B)  If the number of members of the House of Representatives to be chosen for the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory under subsection (2B) has been altered since the last determination, a new determination under paragraph (1)(b) shall be made as soon as practicable.

2  Subsection 48(2B)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

          (2B)  At least two members of the House of Representatives shall be chosen in the Australian Capital Territory and in the Northern Territory at a general election.