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Act No. 38 of 1915 as made
An Act to amend the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906-1912.
Date of Assent 13 Sep 1915
Date of repeal 03 Sep 1984
Repealed by Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984

 

REFERENDUM (CONSTITUTION ALTERATION).

 

No. 38 of 1915.

An Act to amend the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906-1912.

[Assented to 13th September, 1915.]

BE it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1.—(1.)  This Act may be cited as the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1915.

(2.)  The Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906-1912 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)  The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906-1915.


Amendment of s. 6a.

2.  Section six a of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by omitting the words “eight weeks” and inserting in their stead the words “nine weeks”; and

(b) by omitting the words “one week” and inserting in their stead the words “two weeks”.

Time for forwarding arguments for or against proposed law.

3.  Notwithstanding anything contained in section six a of the Principal Act, the Chief Electoral Officer shall not as regards the proposed laws for the alteration of the Constitution passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives during the session of the Parliament held in the year One thousand nine hundred and fifteen cause to be printed and posted to each elector an argument in favour of the proposed law or an argument against the proposed law unless the argument is forwarded to him on or before the sixteenth day of September One thousand nine hundred and fifteen.