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Plebiscite (Future Migration Level) Bill 2018

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2016-2017-2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Plebiscite (Future Migration Level) Bill 2018

 

 

(1)     Clause 3, page 2 (line 15), after “Australia”, insert “and the origin of migrants to Australia”.

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(2)     Clause  3 , page 3 (lines 4 to 6) , omit “The result of the plebiscite is determined by whether more than 50% of the votes cast are given in favour or not in favour of the plebiscite proposal (disregarding informal ballot-papers).”.

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(3)     Clause 4, page 3 (line 12), after “migration to Australia,”, insert “the origin of migrants to Australia,”.

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(4)     Clause 4, page 3 (line 13), omit “the plebiscite proposal”, substitute “a plebiscite proposal”.

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(5)     Clause 4, page 3 (line 15), omit “the plebiscite proposal”, substitute “a plebiscite proposal”.

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(6)     Clause 4, page 3 (lines 17 and 18), omit “the plebiscite proposal”, substitute “a plebiscite proposal”.

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(7)     Clause 4, page 3 (line 20), after “to Australia,”, insert “the origin of migrants to Australia,”.

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(8)     Clause 4, page 3 (lines 20 and 21), omit “the plebiscite proposal”, substitute “a plebiscite proposal”.

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(9)     Clause  4 , page 3 (lines 25 and 26) , omit “means the question to be submitted to electors set out in subsection 5(2)”, substitute:

means:

                     (a)  the first question to be submitted to electors set out in subsection 5(2); or

                     (b)  the second question to be submitted to electors set out in subsection 5(3)

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(10)   Clause  5 , page 5 (line 6) , after “ The ”, insert “ first ”.

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(11)   Clause  5 , page 5 (after line 11) , after subclause ( 2 ), insert:

             (3)  The second question to be submitted to electors at the plebiscite is:

                   “Currently, Australia indiscriminately selects migrants regardless of their ethnicity, religion or country of origin.

                   Do you think that Australia’s immigration policy should be changed to favour predominantly European immigration with no further immigration of Muslims?”

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(12)   Clause 6, page 5 (line 14), omit “the plebiscite proposal”, substitute “a plebiscite proposal”.

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(13)   Clause 6, page 5 (lines 17 and 18), omit “the plebiscite proposal”, substitute “a plebiscite proposal”.

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(14)   Clause 11, page 8 (line 7), omit “the plebiscite proposal”, substitute “a plebiscite proposal”.

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(15)   Clause 19, page 12 (lines 16 and 17), omit “the plebiscite proposal”, substitute “each plebiscite proposal”.

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(16)   Clause 19, page 12 (lines 18 and 19), omit “the plebiscite proposal”, substitute “each plebiscite proposal”.

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(17)   Clause 30, page 17 (line 18), omit “the plebiscite proposal”, substitute “a plebiscite proposal”.

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(18)   Clause 31, page 18 (line 15), omit “the plebiscite proposal”, substitute “a plebiscite proposal”.

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( 19 )   Schedule  1 , page 20 (line 9) , omit “ question ”, substitute “ questions ”.

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( 20 )   Schedule  1 , page 20 (lines 11 to 13) , omit all the words from and including “ From to and including “ too high? ”, substitute:

Question 1

From December 2005 to December 2016 Australia’s population grew from 20.5 million to 24.4 million; 62% of this growth was from net overseas migration.

Do you think the current rate of immigration to Australia is too high?

Question 2

Currently, Australia indiscriminately selects migrants regardless of their ethnicity, religion or country of origin.

Do you think that Australia’s immigration policy should be changed to favour predominantly European immigration with no further immigration of Muslims?

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(21 )   Schedule  1 , page 21 (lines 1 to 3) , omit Form B , substitute:

FORM B

 

Commonwealth of Australia

BALLOT-PAPER

Plebiscite on migration to Australia

DIRECTIONS TO VOTER

WRITE “YES” or “NO” in the space provided opposite each question set out below.

Question 1

From December 2005 to December 2016 Australia’s population grew from 20.5 million to 24.4 million; 62% of this growth was from net overseas migration.

 

Do you think the current rate of immigration to Australia is too high?

Question 2

Currently, Australia indiscriminately selects migrants regardless of their ethnicity, religion or country of origin.

 

Do you think that Australia’s immigration policy should be changed to favour predominantly European immigration with no further immigration of Muslims?

 

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