Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Type
Government
Portfolio
Special Minister of State
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the:
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
and
Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
to provide that: rolls are closed seven days after the issue of the writ for an election; provisional voters are not required to provide evidence of identity; electors can update their enrolment details electronically; the Australian Electoral Commission may process enrolment transactions outside the division for which the person is enrolling; and pre-poll votes cast in an elector’s home division can be cast and counted as ordinary votes; and
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
to restrict the number of candidates that can be endorsed by a political party in each division.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11 Feb 2010
Second reading moved 11 Feb 2010
Second reading debate 25 Feb 2010
Second reading debate 09 Mar 2010
Second reading debate 10 Mar 2010
Second reading agreed to 10 Mar 2010
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government amendments agreed to
10 Mar 2010
Third reading agreed to 10 Mar 2010
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15 Mar 2010
Second reading moved 15 Mar 2010
Second reading debate 17 Mar 2010
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28 Sep 2010

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Text of bill

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

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  • 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

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