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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Foreign Influences and Offences) Bill 2022

Type
Government
Portfolio
Finance
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: prohibit foreign persons and entities from authorising electoral communications and from fundraising or directly incurring electoral expenditure in a financial year equal to or more than $1000; and make technical amendments; and Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 to increase the penalty for the offence of misleading or deceiving an elector in relation to the casting of a vote.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09 Feb 2022
Second reading moved 09 Feb 2022
Second reading 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 15 Feb 2022
Second reading debate 16 Feb 2022
Second reading agreed to 16 Feb 2022
Consideration in detail debate 16 Feb 2022
Third reading agreed to 16 Feb 2022
Finally passed both Houses 16 Feb 2022
Assent
  • Act no: 6
  • Year: 2022
17 Feb 2022

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Schedules of amendments

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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