Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2004

Special Minister of State 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
Electoral and Referendum Amendment Act (No. 1) 1999
Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999
Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
  in relation to: enrolment and voting processes, including proof of identity and address arrangements, and closure of electoral rolls; prisoners’ rights to vote; financial disclosure thresholds; provision of certain voting information to political parties and independent members of parliament; removal of the requirement for broadcasters and publishers to lodge returns on electoral advertising during an election period; multiple voting and enrolment offences; restriction of scrutineers’ activities in relation to assisted votes; reinstatement on the electoral roll; and registration of party names. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

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House of Representatives
01 Apr 2004Introduced and read a first time
01 Apr 2004Second reading moved
27 May 2004Second reading agreed to
27 May 2004Third reading agreed to
15 Jun 2004Introduced and read a first time
15 Jun 2004Second reading moved
25 Jun 2004Second reading agreed to
25 Jun 2004Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 27 Opposition and 11 Australian Democrats agreed to
25 Jun 2004Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
26 Jun 2004Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

13 Jul 2004Assent

Act no.: 115

Year: 2004

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