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Act No. 23 of 1977 as made
An Act to modify the application of section 16 of the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906.
Date of Assent 20 Apr 1977
Date of repeal 12 Jun 1981
Repealed by Repealed by Act No. 61 of 1981

REFERENDUM (CONSTITUTION ALTERATION) MODIFICATION ACT 1977

No. 23 of 1977

An Act to modify the application of section 16 of the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Modification Act 1977.

Commencement.

2. This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Use of ballot-boxes and polling booths.

3. Section 16 of the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906 has effect as if a reference in that section to an election included a reference to a poll conducted by the Chief Australian Electoral Officer within 3 months after the commencement of this Act for the purpose of choosing the tune for a national song.