Plebiscite (Future Migration Level) Bill 2018

HANSON, Sen Pauline
Originating house
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Establishes a legislative framework for a national plebiscite to be held in conjunction with the next general election that would ask Australians “Do you think the current rate of immigration to Australia is too high?”.


Second reading moved 15 Aug 2018
Introduced and read a first time 15 Aug 2018
Lapsed at end of Parliament 01 Jul 2019
Restored to Notice Paper 24 Jul 2019
Second reading moved 29 Jul 2019
Second reading debate 29 Jul 2019
Second reading negatived 29 Jul 2019
Restored to Notice Paper 03 Aug 2022
Second reading moved 21 Mar 2024
Second reading debate 21 Mar 2024
Second reading negatived 21 Mar 2024

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments


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.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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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