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

Special Minister of State 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the:
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2004
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
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
. Also provides for the automatic de-registration and requirement for re-registration of certain political parties. 

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House of Representatives
08 Dec 2005Introduced and read a first time
08 Dec 2005Second reading moved
11 May 2006Second reading agreed to
11 May 2006Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 17 Government agreed to
11 May 2006Third reading agreed to
13 Jun 2006Introduced and read a first time
13 Jun 2006Second reading moved
16 Jun 2006Second reading debate
19 Jun 2006Second reading agreed to
21 Jun 2006Third reading agreed to

22 Jun 2006Assent

Act no.: 65

Year: 2006

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