Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment and Prisoner Voting) Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Special Minister of State 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the:
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
  and
Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
  to: provide that the electoral roll closes seven days after the date of the writ for a federal election (
Rowe v Electoral Commissioner
  [2010] HCA 46); prevent certain prisoners from voting at federal elections (
Roach v Electoral Commissioner
  (2007) 233 CLR 162); and provide that certain prisoners may remain on, or be added to, the electoral roll;
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
  to provide that certain references still apply when a half Senate election is held independently from an election of the House of Representatives; and
Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
  in relation to certified lists of voters for referenda. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
24 Nov 2010Introduced and read a first time
24 Nov 2010Second reading moved
02 Mar 2011Second reading debate
03 Mar 2011Second reading debate
03 Mar 2011Second reading agreed to
03 Mar 2011Consideration in detail debate
03 Mar 2011Third reading agreed to
Senate
03 Mar 2011Introduced and read a first time
03 Mar 2011Second reading moved
11 May 2011Second reading debate
11 May 2011Second reading agreed to
11 May 2011Committee of the Whole debate
11 May 2011Third reading agreed to


11 May 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
25 May 2011Assent

Act no.: 29

Year: 2011

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