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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Annual Disclosure Equality) Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Special Minister of State
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: extend the application of the foreign donations framework to current sitting members of the House of Representatives and Senators; require members of the House of Representatives and Senators who receive gifts for the purpose of incurring electoral expenditure or creating or communicating electoral matter to lodge an annual return with the Australian Electoral Commission; and extend the period for which a person is taken to be a candidate by an additional six months for the purpose of the disclosure period for candidate and Senate group returns and for restrictions on receiving foreign donations.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25 Nov 2021
Second reading moved 25 Nov 2021
Second reading debate 01 Dec 2021
Second reading agreed to 01 Dec 2021
Consideration in detail debate 01 Dec 2021
Third reading agreed to 01 Dec 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02 Dec 2021
Second reading moved 02 Dec 2021
Second reading debate 02 Dec 2021
Second reading agreed to 02 Dec 2021
Committee of the Whole debate 02 Dec 2021
Third reading agreed to 02 Dec 2021
Finally passed both Houses 02 Dec 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 134
  • Year: 2021
13 Dec 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Senate

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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