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Act No. 127 of 2000 as made
An Act to provide for the use of information provided under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, and for other purposes
Administered by: Finance
Originating Bill: Commonwealth Electoral Legislation (Provision of Information) Bill 2000
Date of Assent 26 Oct 2000

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth Electoral Legislation (Provision of Information) Act 2000

 

No. 127, 2000


 

 

 

 

Commonwealth Electoral Legislation (Provision of Information) Act 2000

 

No. 127, 2000

 

 

 

 

An Act to provide for the use of information provided under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, and for other purposes

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Validation of provision of information............................................... 2

 


Commonwealth Electoral Legislation (Provision of Information) Act 2000

No. 127, 2000

 

 

 

An Act to provide for the use of information provided under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, and for other purposes

[Assented to 26 October 2000]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Commonwealth Electoral Legislation (Provision of Information) Act 2000.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3  Validation of provision of information

             (1)  This section applies to information where:

                     (a)  the Electoral Commission has provided the information on a tape or disk to a person who, at the time the information was provided, was a prescribed authority (within the meaning of subsection 91(10) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918); and

                     (b)  the information was provided under an agreement entered into, on or before 9 May 2000, between the person (or the relevant Agency or authority) and the Electoral Commission; and

                     (c)  the information was provided by the Electoral Commission on or before 8 June 2000.

             (2)  If this section applies to information, then for all purposes:

                     (a)  the information is taken to have been provided under paragraph 91(4A)(e) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918; and

                     (b)  any use of the information by the person (or the relevant Agency or authority) on or before 30 June 2000 is taken to be use for a purpose that is a permitted purpose in relation to the person (or the relevant Agency or authority); and

                     (c)  any purposes prescribed, after 30 June 2000, for the purposes of paragraph 91A(2A)(c) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 are taken to apply to use of the information in the same way as they would to use of information provided under paragraph 91(4A)(e) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 immediately after 30 June 2000.

             (3)  If this section applies to information and the information has been incorporated with, or into, other information held by the person (or the relevant Agency or authority) in such a way that either:

                     (a)  the information can no longer be identified as having been supplied by the Electoral Commission; or

                     (b)  the information cannot be removed without rendering the other information unusable;

then, for all purposes, any use of the information by the person (or the relevant Agency or authority) whether before, on or after 30 June 2000 is taken to be use for a purpose that is a permitted purpose in relation to the person (or the relevant Agency or authority).

             (4)  Unless the contrary intention appears, an expression used in this section has the same meaning as in the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

 

    

(165/00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 4 October 2000

Senate on 11 October 2000]