Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Provisional 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 provisional voters are not required to provide evidence of identity. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
02 Mar 2011Introduced and read a first time
02 Mar 2011Second reading moved
22 Mar 2011Second reading debate
23 Mar 2011Second reading debate
23 Mar 2011Second reading agreed to
23 Mar 2011Third reading agreed to
Senate
23 Mar 2011Introduced and read a first time
23 Mar 2011Second reading moved
10 May 2011Second reading debate
11 May 2011Second reading debate
11 May 2011Second reading agreed to
11 May 2011Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
11 May 2011Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
11 May 2011Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


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

Act no.: 37

Year: 2011

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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

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