Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Protecting Elector Participation) Bill 2012

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: allow the Electoral Commissioner to directly enrol a person if the Electoral Commissioner is satisfied that the person has met certain criteria; require the person to be notified of the Electoral Commissioner’s intention to enrol them and give the elector the opportunity to object to the enrolment; allow the Electoral Commissioner to admit certain declaration votes to further scrutiny; allow the Electoral Commissioner to enrol certain persons who have cast declaration votes and who have been removed from the roll; and make technical amendments. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
15 Feb 2012Introduced and read a first time
15 Feb 2012Second reading moved
20 Mar 2012Second reading debate
21 Mar 2012Second reading debate
21 Mar 2012Second reading agreed to
21 Mar 2012Third reading agreed to
Senate
22 Mar 2012Introduced and read a first time
22 Mar 2012Second reading moved
20 Jun 2012Second reading debate
21 Jun 2012Second reading debate
21 Jun 2012Second reading agreed to
21 Jun 2012Third reading agreed to


21 Jun 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
24 Jul 2012Assent

Act no.: 111

Year: 2012

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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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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