Title Electoral Legislation Amendment (Foreign Influences and Offences) Bill 2022
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to elections and referendums in respect of electoral communication and expenditure of foreign campaigners, and offences, and for related purposes
Date 16-02-2022 01:03 PM
Source Senate
Parl No. 46
Bill Number 15/22
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Finance
Reps Bill Code O
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/s1333_aspassed/0000


Electoral Legislation Amendment (Foreign Influences and Offences) Bill 2022
</head> <body lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2019-2020-2021-2022</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House"><a name="_Hlk95127012">THE SENATE</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">As passed by both Houses</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT"><a name="_Hlk93663325">Electoral Legislation Amendment (Foreign Influences and Offences) Bill 2022</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2022</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT"><a name="_Hlk95127011">A Bill for an Act to</a> <a name="_Hlk94605399">amend the law relating to elections and referendums in respect of electoral communication and expenditure of foreign campaigners, and offences, and for related purposes</a></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmSchNo"> </span><span class="CharAmSchText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmPartNo"> </span><span class="CharAmPartText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2</p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 1—Foreign electoral communication and expenditure<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Communication authorised by foreign campaigners<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Electoral expenditure by foreign campaigners<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">9</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">9</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 2—Offences<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">13</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">13</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">13</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to elections and referendums in respect of electoral communication and expenditure of foreign campaigners, and offences, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <opc-section depth="0" ref="186a6c942a6e459aa7294443a5d41ea0" title="1  Short title"><a name="186a6c942a6e459aa7294443a5d41ea0"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc95119058"><span class="CharSectno">1</span>  Short title</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    This Act is the <a name="_Hlk93933428"><i>Electoral Legislation Amendment (Foreign Influences and Offences) Act 202</i></a><i>2</i>.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="1132bd56e9f0441488f385f2e00d5525" title="2  Commencement"><a name="1132bd56e9f0441488f385f2e00d5525"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc95119059"><span class="CharSectno">2</span>  Commencement</a></p> <p class="subsection">              (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.</p> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width:100.0%;border-collapse:collapse;border:none"> <thead> <tr> <td width="100%" colspan="3" valign="top" style="width:100.0%;border-top:solid windowtext 1.5pt; border-left:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:none; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Commencement information</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23%" valign="top" style="width:23.92%;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 1</p> </td> <td width="53%" valign="top" style="width:53.84%;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 2</p> </td> <td width="22%" valign="top" style="width:22.24%;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 3</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23%" valign="top" style="width:23.92%;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Provisions</p> </td> <td width="53%" valign="top" style="width:53.84%;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Commencement</p> </td> <td width="22%" valign="top" style="width:22.24%;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Date/Details</p> </td> </tr> </thead> <tr> <td width="23%" valign="top" style="width:23.92%;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">1.  The whole of this Act</p> </td> <td width="53%" valign="top" style="width:53.84%;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="22%" valign="top" style="width:22.24%;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class="notetext"><span style="layout-grid-mode:line">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.</span></p> <p class="subsection">              (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.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="0d7e046c5ec5434487bfc2cc99128b0a" title="3  Schedules"><a name="0d7e046c5ec5434487bfc2cc99128b0a"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc95119060"><span class="CharSectno">3</span>  Schedules</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    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.</p> </opc-section><?DMS-Include seriesId="3f5fff0a-1183-46c1-af19-6d83d1334856"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="21d159e6-7a5b-47a7-8438-6faed4c65499"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>