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Second Reading Speeches

Electoral Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020

Type
Government
Portfolio
Finance
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the:

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
to: clarify the interaction between federal, state and territory electoral funding and disclosure regimes following the High Court decision in
Spence v Queensland
[2019] HCA 15; make technical amendments in relation to entity registration and public election funding rules; and allow a senior Australian Electoral Commission staff member rather than a senior Divisional Returning Officer to be on the Redistribution Committee for the Australian Capital Territory;
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
and
Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
to amend various aspects of voting and scrutiny processes; and
Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
to extend the electronically assisted voting method to Australians working in Antarctica.