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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Party Registration Integrity) Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Finance
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: increase the minimum membership requirements for non-parliamentary parties from 500 to 1500 unique members; and require the Electoral Commission to refuse an application by a political party to register a name, abbreviation or logo that replicates a key word or words in the registered name or abbreviation of a registered policy party without consent.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12 Aug 2021
Second reading moved 12 Aug 2021
Second reading debate 25 Aug 2021
Second reading agreed to 25 Aug 2021
Consideration in detail debate 25 Aug 2021
Third reading agreed to 25 Aug 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 26 Aug 2021
Second reading moved 26 Aug 2021
Second reading debate 26 Aug 2021
Second reading agreed to 26 Aug 2021
Third reading agreed to 26 Aug 2021
Finally passed both Houses 26 Aug 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 94
  • Year: 2021
02 Sep 2021

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of 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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