Electoral and Referendum Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

Type
Government
Portfolio
Special Minister of State 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
  and
Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
  in relation to: trials of electronically assisted voting for sight-impaired people and remote electronic voting for defence members and civilians serving outside Australia; registration of certain persons as general postal voters; the deadline for postal vote applications; delivery arrangements for postal voting material; receipt of postal votes; establishment of pre-poll voting centres; proof of identity for enrolment from outside Australia; and defamation of electoral candidates and false statements. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
30 Nov 2006Introduced and read a first time
30 Nov 2006Second reading moved
06 Dec 2006Second reading agreed to
06 Dec 2006Third reading agreed to
Senate
07 Dec 2006Introduced and read a first time
07 Dec 2006Second reading moved
26 Feb 2007Second reading agreed to
26 Feb 2007Third reading agreed to


15 Mar 2007Assent

Act no.: 22

Year: 2007

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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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

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