Electoral Legislation Amendment (Authorisations) Bill 2022

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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.


Introduced and read a first time 09 Feb 2022
Second reading moved 09 Feb 2022
Second reading agreed to
  • : Amendment details: 5 Opposition agreed to
10 Feb 2022
Third reading agreed to 10 Feb 2022
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14 Feb 2022
Second reading moved 15 Feb 2022
Second reading debate 16 Feb 2022
Second reading agreed to 16 Feb 2022
Third reading agreed to 16 Feb 2022
Finally passed both Houses 16 Feb 2022
  • Act no: 4
  • Year: 2022
17 Feb 2022

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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

  • 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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