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  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Maintaining Address) Bill 2011

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    Date
    23 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: allow the Electoral Commissioner to update an elector’s enrolled address following receipt and analysis of reliable and current data sources from outside the Electoral Commission; require an elector to be notified of the Electoral Commissioner’s intention to enrol them at a new address and give the elector the opportunity to object to the change; enable objection action to be discontinued and the elector’s enrolled address updated so that the elector is not removed from the electoral roll; standardise references to the Electoral Commissioner; provide for the Electoral Commissioner to delegate the power to seek information; and make consequential amendments; and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to prohibit the Electoral Commissioner from updating an elector’s address on a roll during the period from 8 pm on the day the rolls close to the close of voting at a referendum. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Amendment (Reducing Business Compliance Burden) Bill 2011

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    Date
    23 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Reducing Business Compliance Burden) Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Excise Act 1901
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: permit small business entities and certain other persons to defer the settlement of excise duties from a weekly to a monthly cycle; and clarify administrative arrangements for periodic settlement permissions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Protecting Elector Participation) Bill 2012

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    Date
    15 Feb 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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