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A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, and for related purposes
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Registered 28 Nov 2019
Introduced Senate 27 Nov 2019
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2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Transparency Measures—Lowering the Disclosure Threshold) Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Senator Farrell)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                         3

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Transparency Measures—Lowering the Disclosure Threshold) Act 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

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Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The first 1 July to occur after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation 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 1Amendments

  

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

1  Subsection 287(1) (definition of disclosure threshold)

Omit “$13,800”, substitute “$1,000”

2  Subsection 287(1) (note to the definition of disclosure threshold)

Repeal the note.

3  After subsection 305A(1A)

Insert:

          (1B)  The amount prescribed for the purposes of paragraphs (1)(b) or (1A)(b) must not be more than the disclosure threshold.

4  Section 321A

Repeal the section.