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Introduced HR 14 Mar 2002

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Roll Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2002
First Reading

2002

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Presented and read a first time

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Roll Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2002

No. , 2002

(Special Minister of State)

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to elections and referendums, and for related purposes

Contents

1       Short title 1

2       Commencement 1

3       Schedule(s) 3

Schedule 1--General amendments       4

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918       4

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984       9

Schedule 2--Enrolment in respect of an address       13

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918       13

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984       21

Schedule 3--Technical corrections       24

Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999       24

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to elections and referendums, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1 Short title
        This Act may be cited as the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Roll Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2002.

2 Commencement
       (1) Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, on the day or at the time specified in column 2 of the table.

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1. Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent


2. Schedule 1, items 1 and 2

The 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent


3. Schedule 1, items 3, 4, and 5

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation


4. Schedule 1, items 6 and 7

The 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent


5. Schedule 1, item 8

At the same time as the provisions covered by item 3 of this table


6. Schedule 1, items 9 and 10

The 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent


7. Schedule 1, items 11 and 12

At the same time as the provisions covered by item 3 of this table


8. Schedule 1, items 13 to 44

The 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent


9. Schedule 1, items 45 to 48

At the same time as the provisions covered by item 3 of this table


10. Schedule 1, items 49 to 60

The 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent


11. Schedule 2, items 1 to 24

The 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent


12. Schedule 2, item 25

At the same time as the provisions covered by item 3 of this table


13. Schedule 2, items 26 to 45

The 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent


14. Schedule 2, item 46

At the same time as the provisions covered by item 3 of this table


15. Schedule 2, item 47 to 52

The 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent


16. Schedule 3, items 1 and 2

Immediately after the commencement of items 764 and 765 of Schedule 1 to the Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999


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     This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

       (2) Column 3 of the table is for additional information that is not part of this Act. This information may be included in any published version of this Act.

3 Schedule(s)
        Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1--General amendments

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

1 Paragraph 93(8)(b)

Omit "5 years or longer", substitute "imprisonment".

2 After subsection 93(8A)

Insert:

       (9) Paragraph (8)(b) does not apply to a person unless:

       (a) the person is under detention on a full-time basis; and

       (b) that detention is attributable to the sentence of imprisonment concerned.

3 Subsection 94A(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

       (4) If the application is received by an Australian Electoral Officer:

       (a) after 6 pm on the date of issue of a writ for an election to be held in the Division to which the application relates; and

       (b) during the postponement period;

no name may be placed on any Roll, or deleted from any Roll, as a result of the application, until after the end of the postponement period. For this purpose, the postponement period is:

       (c) if the Australian Electoral Officer is satisfied that the applicant has previously been an elector--the period commencing at 8 pm on the day on which the Rolls close and ending on the close of polling at the election; and

       (d) in any other case--the period commencing at 6 pm on the date of issue of the writ and ending on the close of polling at the election.

4 Subsection 95(4)

Omit "8 p.m. on the day of the close of the Rolls", substitute "6 pm on the date of issue of the writ".

5 Subsection 96(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

       (4) If an application under this section is received by an Australian Electoral Officer:

       (a) after 6 pm on the date of issue of a writ for an election to be held in the Division to which the application relates; and

       (b) during the postponement period;

the name of the applicant must not be added to the Roll, and the annotation of the Roll under subsection (2B) in relation to the applicant must not be made, until after the end of the postponement period. For this purpose, the postponement period is:

       (c) if the Australian Electoral Officer is satisfied that the applicant has previously been an elector--the period commencing at 8 pm on the day on which the Rolls close and ending on the close of polling at the election; and

       (d) in any other case--the period commencing at 6 pm on the date of issue of the writ and ending on the close of polling at the election.

6 Section 96A

Repeal the section.

7 Subsection 99(3)

Omit ", 96 and 96A", substitute "and 96".

8 Subsection 102(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

       (4) If a claim by a person under section 101 is received:

       (a) after 6 pm on the date of issue of a writ for an election to be held in the Division to which the claim relates; and

       (b) during the postponement period;

the claim must not be considered until after the end of the postponement period. For this purpose, the postponement period is:


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       (c) if the DRO is satisfied that the claimant has previously been an elector--the period commencing at 8 pm on the day on which the Rolls close and ending on the close of polling at the election; and

       (d) in any other case--the period commencing at 6 pm on the date of issue of the writ and ending on the close of polling at the election.

9 Subsections 105(4) and (5)

Repeal the subsections.

10 Section 109

Omit "5 years or longer", substitute "imprisonment (within the meaning of subsection 93(8))".

11 Section 155

Omit "7 days", substitute "3 working days".

12 At the end of section 155

Add:

       (2) In this section:

working day means any day except:

       (a) Saturday or Sunday; or

       (b) a day that is a public holiday in any State or Territory.

13 Subsection 173(1)

Omit "or (3)".

14 Subsection 173(2)

Omit "If the candidate was nominated under subsection 167(3) and the deposit was paid by a person other than the candidate, the", substitute "The".

15 Subsections 173(2A) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.

16 Subsection 176(1)

After "the declaration place", insert "for the relevant State or Territory".

17 Subsection 176(2)

After "nomination for the Division," insert "or at the declaration place for the Division,".

18 Subsection 176(4) (definition of declaration place)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

declaration place means:

       (a) for a Senate election for a State or Territory--a place determined in relation to that State or Territory by the Australian Electoral Officer for that State or Territory; and

       (b) for a House of Representatives election for a Division--a place determined in relation to that Division by the Australian Electoral Officer for the relevant State or Territory.

19 Subsection 177(1)

Omit "or (3)".

20 Subsection 177(2)

Omit "If the candidate was nominated under subsection 167(3) and the deposit was paid by a person other than the candidate, the", substitute "The".

21 Subsection 177(3)

Repeal the subsection.

22 Subsection 178(2)

Omit "the candidate was nominated under subsection 167(3) and".

23 At the end of paragraph 184A(2)(d)

Add "but not serving a sentence of imprisonment (within the meaning of subsection 93(8))".

24 Section 226A

Repeal the section.

25 Subsection 228(2)

Omit ", 226A(7)".

26 Subsection 234(1)

After "person", insert "(other than a scrutineer)".

27 Subsection 305B(1)

Omit "$1,500", substitute "$3,000".

28 Subsection 305B(3A)

Omit "$1,500", substitute "$3,000".

29 Subsection 305B(3A)

Omit "$1,000", substitute "$3,000".

30 Application--subsections 305B(1) and (3A) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

The amendments of subsections 305B(1) and (3A) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 made by this Schedule apply to:

       (a) the financial year in which this item commences; and

       (b) all later financial years.

31 Subsection 306(1)

Omit "$1,000", substitute "$3,000".

32 Subsection 306A(1)

Omit "$1,500", substitute "$3,000".

33 Subsection 306A(2)

Omit "$1,500", substitute "$3,000".

34 Subsection 314AC(1)

Omit "$1,500", substitute "$3,000".


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35 Application--subsection 314AC(1) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

The amendment of subsection 314AC(1) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 made by this Schedule applies to:

       (a) the financial year in which this item commences; and

       (b) all later financial years.

36 Subsection 314AE(1)

Omit "$1,500", substitute "$3,000".

37 Application--subsection 314AE(1) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

The amendment of subsection 314AE(1) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 made by this Schedule applies to:

       (a) the financial year in which this item commences; and

       (b) all later financial years.

38 Subsection 331(1)

Omit "article or a paragraph", substitute "advertisement".

39 Subsection 331(1)

Omit "not the article", substitute "not the advertisement".

40 Subsection 331(1)

Omit "payment", substitute "consideration".

41 Subsections 331(1) and (2)

Omit "article or paragraph" (wherever occurring), substitute "advertisement".

42 After subsection 339(1B)

Insert:

       (1C) A person is guilty of an offence if the person intentionally votes more than once in the same election.

Penalty:       60 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.

43 Clause 9 of Schedule 2

Omit "serving a sentence of imprisonment or otherwise under detention", substitute "under detention, but not serving a sentence of imprisonment (within the meaning of subsection 93(8))".

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984

44 Subsection 3(1) (definition of electoral visitor)

Omit "or 49A".

45 Paragraph 4(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

       (a) if a claim for enrolment or transfer of enrolment under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 is received during the postponement period--the claim must not be considered until after the end of the postponement period; and

46 At the end of section 4

Add:

       (3) In this section:

postponement period means:

       (a) if the DRO or Australian Electoral Officer, as the case requires, is satisfied that the claimant has previously been an elector--the period commencing at 8 pm on the day on which the Rolls for the referendum close and ending on the close of voting at the referendum; and

       (b) in any other case--the period commencing at 6 pm on the date of issue of the writ for the referendum and ending on the close of voting at the referendum.

47 Subsection 9(1)

Omit "7 days", substitute "3 working days".

48 At the end of section 9

Add:

       (3) In this section:

working day means any day except:

       (a) Saturday or Sunday; or

       (b) a day that is a public holiday in any State or Territory.

49 Subsection 36(1)

After "person", insert "(other than a scrutineer)".

50 Subsection 46A(2)

Omit ", 49A(7)".

51 Section 49A

Repeal the section.

52 Subsection 62(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

       (4) A DRO, before making applications for postal votes available for public inspection, must remove from any application by a person whose address has been removed from the Roll under section 104 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, all information other than the person's name.

53 Subsection 124(1)

Omit "article or a paragraph", substitute "advertisement".

54 Subsection 124(1)


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Omit "not the article", substitute "not the advertisement".

55 Subsection 124(1)

Omit "payment", substitute "consideration".

56 Subsection 124(1)

Omit "article or paragraph" (wherever occurring), substitute "advertisement".

57 Subsection 124(2)

Omit "article or item" (wherever occurring), substitute "advertisement".

58 Subsection 130(1A)

Omit "election", substitute "referendum".

59 After subsection 130(1B)

Insert:

       (1C) A person is guilty of an offence if the person intentionally votes more than once in the same referendum.

Penalty:       60 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.

60 Clause 9 of Schedule 3

Omit "serving a sentence of imprisonment or otherwise under detention", substitute "under detention, but not serving a sentence of imprisonment (within the meaning of subsection 93(8) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918)".

Schedule 2--Enrolment in respect of an address

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

1 Paragraph 94A(1)(c)

After "he or she resided", insert "at an address".

2 Paragraph 95(1)(e)

After "he or she resided", insert "at an address".

3 Subsection 95AA(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of qualified Norfolk Islander)

After "he or she lived", insert "at an address".

4 Subsection 95AA(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of qualified Norfolk Islander)

Omit "so lived", substitute "lived at that address".

5 Subsection 99(1)

After "who lives", insert "at an address".

6 Subsection 99(1)

Omit "so lived", substitute "lived at that address".

7 Subsection 99(1)

After "entitled", insert ", in respect of residence at that address,".

8 Subsection 99(2)

After "who lives", insert "at an address".

9 Subsection 99(2)

Omit "so lived", substitute "lived at that address".

10 Subsection 99(2)

After "entitled", insert ", in respect of residence at that address,".

11 Subsection 99(5)

After "in fact lived", insert "at the relevant address".

12 Paragraph 99A(1)(b)

After "be entitled", insert ", in respect of residence at an address,".

13 Paragraph 99A(2)(a)

After "is living", insert "at an address".

14 Paragraph 99A(2)(b)

Omit "in that Subdivision", substitute "at that address".

15 Paragraph 100(1)(b)

After "be entitled", insert ", in respect of residence at an address,".

16 Subsection 101(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

       (5) Subject to subsection (5A), if a person enrolled for a Subdivision (including a person whose address, in accordance with a request made under section 104, is not entered on a Roll):

       (a) has changed his or her place of living from one address in that Subdivision to another address in the same Subdivision; and

       (b) has lived at the new address for a period of one month;

the person must, within 21 days after the end of the period referred to in paragraph (b), give written notice of the new address to the Divisional Returning Officer for the Division that includes that Subdivision.

17 Paragraph 102(1)(b)

After "is entitled", insert ", in respect of residence at an address,".

18 Paragraph 102(1)(ba)

After "properly enrolled", insert "in respect of residence at the address".

19 Paragraph 102(1)(c)

After "is entitled", insert ", in respect of residence at an address,".

20 At the end of section 104

Add:

       (10) For the purposes of this Act, if the address of a person is not shown on the Roll for a Subdivision because of a request made by the person under subsection (1) or (2), the name of the person is taken to have been placed on the Roll:


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       (a) if the person has not given notice of a change of address under subsection 101(5)--in respect of the address that would have been shown on the Roll had the request not been made; or

       (b) if the person gives notice of a change of address under subsection 101(5)--in respect of the new address.

21 Paragraph 105(1)(b)

Omit "or address".

22 After paragraph 105(1)(b)

Insert:

       (ba) altering, in response to a written notice given by an elector, the original address of the elector on the same Subdivision Roll;

23 After subsection 105(1)

Insert:

       (1A) If the address of an elector is altered under paragraph (1)(ba) or (h), then, after the alteration, this Act has effect as if the elector's name had been placed on the Roll in respect of the address as altered.

24 After subsection 105(3)

Insert:

       (3A) Despite subsection (3), the address of an elector must not be altered under paragraph (1)(ba) unless the Divisional Returning Officer is satisfied that the elector has lived at the new address for a period of at least one month.

25 At the end of section 105

Add:

       (6) Despite subsection (3), if a notice given by an elector under subsection 101(5) is received by the Divisional Returning Officer:

       (a) after the time of issue of a writ for an election to be held in the Division to which the notice relates; and

       (b) during the postponement period;

the address of the elector on the relevant Roll must not be altered in response to the notice until after the end of the postponement period. For this purpose, the postponement period is the period commencing at 8 pm on the day on which the Rolls close and ending on the close of polling at the election.

26 Subsection 113(1)

Insert:

Antarctic elector means an elector whose name has been retained on the relevant Roll under Part XVII.

27 Subsection 113(1) (at the end of the definition of official objection)

Add "or (4)".

28 Subsection 113(1) (definition of private objection)

Omit "or (1A)", substitute ", (1A) or (1B)".

29 After subsection 114(1A)

Insert:

       (1B) A person enrolled for a Subdivision may object to the enrolment of another person for that Subdivision on the ground that:

       (a) the other person's name has been placed on the Roll for that Subdivision in respect of a particular address; and

       (b) at the date of the objection, the other person does not live at that address, and has not lived at that address for a period of at least one month; and

       (c) the other person is not an Antarctic elector.

       (1C) A person must not object under subsection (1) to the enrolment of another person if the person could object under subsection (1B) to the enrolment of the other person.

30 At the end of section 114

Add:

       (4) The DRO for a Division must object to the enrolment of a person for a Subdivision of that Division if:

       (a) the person's name has been placed on the Roll for that Subdivision in respect of a particular address; and

       (b) at the date of the objection, there are reasonable grounds for believing that the person does not live at that address, and has not lived at that address for a period of at least one month; and

       (c) the person is not an Antarctic elector.

       (5) The DRO for a Division must not object under subsection (2) to the enrolment of a person if the DRO could object under subsection (4) to the enrolment of the person.

31 Subsection 115(2)

After "114(1)", insert "or (1B)".

32 Subsection 115(3)

Repeal the subsection.

33 Subsection 118(3)

Omit "If it appears", substitute "In the case of an objection under subsection 114(1), (1A) or (2), if it appears".

34 After subsection 118(4)


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Insert:

       (4A) In the case of an objection under subsection 114(1B) or (4), if it appears to the DRO that:

       (a) the challenged elector's name has been placed on the Roll for the relevant Subdivision in respect of a particular address; and

       (b) at the date of the objection, the challenged elector did not live at that address, and had not lived at that address for a period of at least one month; and

       (c) the challenged elector is not an Antarctic elector;

the DRO must remove the elector's name from the Roll for that Subdivision.

35 Subsection 118(5)

After "(3)", insert "or (4A)".

36 Subsection 118(8)

After "114(1)", insert "or (1B)".

37 Transitional--enrolment in respect of an address

(1)       If, immediately before the commencement of this item:

       (a) a person's name was on the Roll for a Subdivision; and

       (b) a particular address was shown on the Roll as the person's place of living;

the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 has effect, after that commencement, as if the person's name had been placed on the Roll in respect of that address.

(2)       If, immediately before the commencement of this item:

       (a) a person's name was on the Roll for a Subdivision; and

       (b) because of a request made by the person under subsection 104(1) or (2), the person's address was not shown on the Roll;

the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 has effect, after that commencement, as if the person's name had been placed on the Roll:

       (c) if the person has not given notice of a change under subsection 105(1) of that Act--in respect of the address that would have been shown on the Roll had the request not been made; or

       (d) if the person gives notice of a change of address under subsection 101(5) of that Act--in respect of the new address.

(3)       Subitems (1) and (2) do not prevent:

       (a) the removal or deletion of the person's name from the Roll in accordance with the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 as amended by this Schedule; or

       (b) the alteration of the Roll in accordance with the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 as amended by this Schedule.

(4)       This item is enacted for the avoidance of doubt.

38 Transitional--objections under Part IX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

Despite the amendments of Part IX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 made by this Schedule, Parts IX and X of that Act continue to apply, in relation to an objection made under Part IX of that Act before the commencement of this item, as if those amendments had not been made.

39 Subparagraph 10(b) of Schedule 3

Omit "11A or 12", substitute "12 or 13A".

40 After subparagraph 10(b) of Schedule 3

Insert:

       (ba) in another group, the envelopes to which paragraph 13C applies;

41 Subparagraph 11(b) of Schedule 3

Omit "11A or 12", substitute "12 or 13A".

42 Paragraphs 11A and 11B of Schedule 3

Repeal the paragraphs.

43 After paragraph 13 of Schedule 3

Insert:

       13A. This paragraph applies to an envelope if the DRO is satisfied:

       (a) that the elector who signed the certificate or declaration on the envelope is not enrolled for the Division; and

       (b) after making enquiry:

       (i) that the elector was, at the time of voting, entitled to be enrolled for the Division; and

       (ii) that the elector has previously been enrolled for the Division; and

       (iii) that the elector's name was omitted from the Roll for the Division; and

       (iv) that the omission of the elector's name from the Roll for the Division was attributable to subsection 118(4A).

       13B. Subparagraph 13A(b) does not apply if:

       (a) an election (excluding the election to which the scrutiny relates) has been held since the omission from the Roll; or


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       (b) if there has been a redistribution of the State or Territory that includes the Division since the last election before the election to which the scrutiny relates--the omission from the Roll was made before the last such redistribution.

       13C. This paragraph applies to an envelope if the DRO is satisfied:

       (a) that the elector who signed a certificate or declaration on the envelope is not enrolled for the State or Territory in which the Division is situated; and

       (b) after making enquiry:

       (i) that the elector was, at the time of voting, entitled to be enrolled for the State or Territory in which the Division is situated; and

       (ii) that the elector was not, at the time of voting, entitled to be enrolled for the Division; and

       (iii) that the elector has previously been enrolled for the Division; and

       (iv) that the elector's name was omitted from the Roll for the Division; and

       (v) that the omission of the elector's name from the Roll for the Division was attributable to subsection 118(4A).

       13D. Subparagraph 13C(b) does not apply if:

       (a) an election (excluding the election to which the scrutiny relates) has been held since the omission from the Roll; or

       (b) if there has been a redistribution of the State or Territory that includes the Division since the last election before the election to which the scrutiny relates--the omission from the Roll was made before the last such redistribution.

44 Paragraph 14 of Schedule 3

Omit "11B and 13", substitute "13, 13B and 13D".

45 Paragraph 19 of Schedule 3

Omit "10(c)", substitute "10(ba) or (c)".

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984

46 After paragraph 4(2)(a)

Insert:

       (aa) if a notice given by an elector under subsection 101(5) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 is received during the postponement period--the address of the elector on the relevant Roll must not be altered in response to the notice until after the end of the postponement period; and

47 Subparagraph 10(b) of Schedule 4

Omit "10A or 11", substitute "11 or 12A".

48 After subparagraph 10(b) of Schedule 4

Insert:

       (ba) in another group, the envelopes to which paragraph 12C applies;

49 Paragraphs 10A and 10B of Schedule 4

Repeal the paragraphs.

50 After paragraph 12 of Schedule 4

Insert:

       12A. This paragraph applies to an envelope if the DRO is satisfied:

       (a) that the elector who signed the certificate or declaration on the envelope is not enrolled for the Division; and

       (b) after making enquiry:

       (i) that the elector was, at the time of voting, entitled to be enrolled for the Division; and

       (ii) that the elector has previously been enrolled for the Division; and

       (iii) that the elector's name was omitted from the Roll for the Division; and

       (iv) that the omission of the elector's name from the Roll for the Division was attributable to subsection 118(4A) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

       12B. Subparagraph 12A(b) does not apply if:

       (a) an election (excluding the election to which the scrutiny relates) has been held since the omission from the Roll; or

       (b) if there has been a redistribution of the State or Territory that includes the Division since the last election before the election to which the scrutiny relates--the omission from the Roll was made before the last such redistribution.

       12C. This paragraph applies to an envelope if the DRO is satisfied:

       (a) that the elector who signed a certificate or declaration on the envelope is not enrolled for the State or Territory in which the Division is situated; and

       (b) after making enquiry:

       (i) that the elector was, at the time of voting, entitled to be enrolled for the State or Territory in which the Division is situated; and

       (ii) that the elector was not, at the time of voting, entitled to be enrolled for the Division; and

       (iii) that the elector has previously been enrolled for the Division; and

       (iv) that the elector's name was omitted from the Roll for the Division; and

       (v) that the omission of the elector's name from the Roll for the Division was attributable to subsection 118(4A) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

       12D. Subparagraph 12C(b) does not apply if:

       (a) an election (excluding the election to which the scrutiny relates) has been held since the omission from the Roll; or

       (b) if there has been a redistribution of the State or Territory that includes the Division since the last election before the election to which the scrutiny relates--the omission from the Roll was made before the last such redistribution.

51 Paragraph 13 of Schedule 4

Omit "10B and 12", substitute "12, 12B and 12D".

52 Paragraph 17 of Schedule 4

Omit "or (b)", substitute ", (b) or (ba)".

Schedule 3--Technical corrections

Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999

1 Item 764 of Schedule 1

Omit "authorised", substitute "authorized".

2 Item 765 of Schedule 1

Omit "authorised", substitute "authorized".