Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2006

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  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2005
Type
Government
Portfolio
Special Minister of State
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2004 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 in relation to: closure of the electoral rolls; proof of identity for enrolment and provisional voting; financial disclosure requirements in non-election periods; access to the electoral roll and its use; political party registration; paid electoral advertising on the Internet; candidate nomination deposits; prisoner voting entitlements; location of Divisional Offices; abolition of broadcasters and publishers returns; and the disclosure of political donations; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to increase the tax deductibility value of contributions and gifts to political parties, independent candidates and members; and makes consequential amendments to the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Also provides for the automatic de-registration and requirement for re-registration of certain political parties.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 08 Dec 2005
Second reading moved 08 Dec 2005
Second reading agreed to 11 May 2006
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 17 Government agreed to
11 May 2006
Third reading agreed to 11 May 2006
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13 Jun 2006
Second reading moved 13 Jun 2006
Second reading debate 16 Jun 2006
Second reading agreed to 19 Jun 2006
Third reading agreed to 21 Jun 2006
Assent
  • Act no.: 65
  • Year: 2006
22 Jun 2006

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.