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A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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  • Date
    29 Sep 1999 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    Sen Len HARRIS 

    Bill

  • Date
    10 Oct 2000 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MURRAY, Andrew 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Charter of Political Honesty Bill 2000, the bill amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to prohibit political advertising that is misleading to a material extent. 

    Bill

  • Date
    22 Jun 1999 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    Malcolm COLSTON 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    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; and provisional voters are not required to provide evidence of identity. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Dec 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    ,
    Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2004
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    in relation to: closure of the electoral rolls; proof of identity for enrolment and provisional voting; financial disclosure requirements in non-election periods; access to the electoral roll and its use; political party registration; paid electoral advertising on the Internet; candidate nomination deposits; prisoner voting entitlements; location of Divisional Offices; abolition of broadcasters and publishers returns; and the disclosure of political donations; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to increase the tax deductibility value of contributions and gifts to political parties, independent candidates and members; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    . Also provides for the automatic de-registration and requirement for re-registration of certain political parties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to provide for: specific authorisation requirements for how-to-vote cards; and penalties for contravening the requirements; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    in relation to misleading or deceptive electronic advertising publications. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

  • Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    in relation to: publishing enrolment and election-related forms and information about places to vote; electronic certified lists of voters; mobile polling; postal voting; eligibility for early voting; and technical amendments; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    in relation to: evidence of identity for enrolment; the age of provisional enrolment; roll information provided electronically to parliamentarians; electronically copying the roll; purposes for which the roll may be used; and enrolment for people experiencing homelessness. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    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 provide that: pre-poll votes cast in an elector’s home division can be cast and counted as ordinary votes; the Australian Electoral Commission may process enrolment transactions outside the division for which the person is enrolling; and electors can update their enrolment details electronically; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to restrict the number of candidates that can be endorsed by a political party in each division. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum