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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020

Type
Government
Portfolio
Finance
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
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.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11 Jun 2020
Second reading moved 11 Jun 2020
Second reading debate 02 Sep 2020
Second reading agreed to 02 Sep 2020
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 8 Government and 3 Opposition agreed to
02 Sep 2020
Committee of the Whole debate 03 Sep 2020
Third reading agreed to 03 Sep 2020
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 06 Oct 2020
Second reading moved 29 Oct 2020
Second reading debate 29 Oct 2020
Second reading agreed to 29 Oct 2020
Consideration in detail debate 29 Oct 2020
Third reading agreed to 29 Oct 2020
Finally passed both Houses 29 Oct 2020
Assent
  • Act no: 95
  • Year: 2020
10 Nov 2020

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Senate

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

  • 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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