Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Democratic Plebiscites) Bill 2007 [Provisions]

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Democratic Plebiscites) Bill 2007 [Provisions]

7 September 2007

© Commonwealth of Australia 2007
ISBN 978-0-642-71864-8

View the report as a single document - (PDF 329KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 17KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 10KB)
Recommendations (PDF 10KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 15KB)

Purpose of the bill
Conduct of the inquiry
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Background (PDF 28KB)

Size Shape and Sustainability process
Local Government Reform Commission process
The objectives of the bill
Provisions of the bill

Chapter 3 - Key Issues (PDF 106KB)

The plebiscites bill
Committee view
Amalgamation process
Committee view

Minority Report by the Australian Labor Party (PDF 39KB)
Supplementary Remarks by Senator Andrew Murray (PDF 101KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions Received (PDF 16KB)
Appendix 2 - Additional Information and Correspondence (PDF 10KB)
Appendix 3 - Public Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 16KB)

Thursday, 30 August 2007 – Noosa
Friday, 31 August 2007 – Emerald
Monday, 3 September 2007 – Cairns

Appendix 4 - Excerpts from the Local Government Act 1993 (Qld) (PDF 16KB)

Ban on conducting polls
Right to appeal

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3439
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809