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Second Reading Speeches

Electoral Legislation Amendment (Authorisations) Bill 2022

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

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Summary

Amends the:

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
to: require registered political parties and disclosure entities to use their current registered name in authorisations for electoral communications; and allow registered political parties certain limited flexibility in how their present their names in an authorisation; and
Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
,
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
,
Broadcasting Services Act 1992
and
Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
to harmonise authorisation requirements across broadcasting, electoral and referendum legislation, while retaining current authorisation requirements in relation to specified printed materials.

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