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Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1936

Authoritative Version
  • - C1936A00061
  • No longer in force
Act No. 61 of 1936 as made
An Act to amend the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906-1928.
Date of Assent 28 Nov 1936
Date of repeal 03 Sep 1984
Repealed by Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984

 

REFERENDUM (CONSTITUTION ALTERATION).

 

No. 61 of 1936.

An Act to amend the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906-1928.

[Assented to 28th November, 1936.]

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 1936.

(2.)  The Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906-1928 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 1906-1936.

References to Commonwealth Electoral Act.

2.  The Principal Act is amended by omitting the words and figures “Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918-1928” (wherever occurring) and inserting in their stead the words and figures “Commonwealth, Electoral Act 1918-1934”.


 

Distribution to electors of arguments for and against proposed law.

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

(a) by inserting in paragraph (a) of sub-section (1.), after the word “law” (second occurring), the words “and desire to forward such an argument”;

(b) by inserting in paragraph (b) of sub-section (1.), after the word “law” (second occurring), the words “and desire to forward such an argument”; and

(c) by omitting from sub-section (1.) the word “nine” (wherever occurring) and inserting in its stead the word “four”.

Rates for referendum telegrams.

4.  Section thirty-seven of the Principal Act is amended by omitting all the words after the word “transmitted” and inserting in their stead the words “at the rates set out in paragraph (a) of Part II. of the Second Schedule to the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1931 if the telegrams are transmitted from one State to another State, and at the rates set out in paragraph (b) of Part II. of that Schedule for telegrams within any State if the telegrams are transmitted within any State”.