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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Assurance of Senate Counting) Bill 2021

2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Electoral Legislation Amendment (Assurance of Senate Counting) Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to Senate elections in respect of scrutiny

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments commencing day after Royal Assent             3

Part 1—Assurance                                                                                                           3

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                           3

Part 2—Counting                                                                                                              6

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                           6

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                         9

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                           9

Schedule 2—Amendments commencing 1 January 2023                            11

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        11

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                         11

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       13

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                         13

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to Senate elections in respect of scrutiny

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Assurance of Senate Counting) Act 2021 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2

1 January 2023.

1 January 2023

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.