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Local Government Ordinance 1992 (CKI)

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No. 9 of 1992 Ordinances/Cocos (Keeling) Islands as made
This Ordinance amends the Local Government Act 1960 (WA) (CKI).
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s11 item 05
Registered 25 Oct 2006
Gazetted 24 Dec 1992



Local Government Ordinance 1992


No. 9 of 1992

I, The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Ordinance under the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955.

         Dated 17 December 1992.


                                                                                     BILL HAYDEN


         By His Excellency’s Command,




Minister of State for the Arts and Territories


An Ordinance to amend the Local Government Act 1960 (W.A.) (C.K.I.)

Short Title

               1.   This Ordinance may be cited as the Local Government Ordinance 1992.1

[NOTE:  This Ordinance commences on gazettal: see Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955: subsection 12(2) .]


               2.   The Local Government Act 1960 (W.A.) (C.K.I.)2 is amended as set out in the Schedule.



1.       Section 6 (Interpretation)

1.1     Insert the following definition:

“‘Commonwealth electoral roll’ means an extract of the Electoral Roll maintained under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 of the Commonwealth for the Division of the Northern Territory listing those people whose place of living is the Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and who have attained the age of 18 years;”.

2.      New Section 7

2.1     After section 6, insert:

Information on forms in languages other than English

              “7.   A form is not invalid only because it contains a written translation or summary, in a language other than English, of the information written on the form in the English language.”.

3.       Section 36 (Eligibility for registration as an elector)

3.1     Subsection 36 (1):

Omit all the words after “on the electoral roll of a municipality if”, substitute “he or she is enrolled on the Commonwealth electoral roll.”.

3.2     Subparagraph 36 (2) (a) (ii):

Omit “State”, substitute “Territory”.

3.3     Subparagraph 36 (2) (b) (ii):

Omit “State”, substitute “Territory”.

4.      Section 42 (Preparation of Residents Rolls)

4.1     Subsection 42 (3):

Omit “as an elector for the Legislative Assembly”, substitute “on the Commonwealth electoral roll”.

5.       Section 46 (Clerk to give notice as to registration on rolls)

5.1     Paragraph 46 (1) (a):

Omit the paragraph, substitute:

            “(a)   in the case of a person who is eligible for enrolment on the Commonwealth electoral roll, make a claim for enrolment under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918; or”.

6.       Section 67 (Disqualification generally)

6.1     Paragraph 67 (1) (d):

Omit the paragraph, substitute:

            “(d)   is the holder of the office of clerk, engineer, town planner, building surveyor or treasurer of the municipality;”.

7.       New section 85A

7.1     After section 85, insert:

Nomination by facsimile transmission

         “85A.   (1)     For the purposes of paragraph 84 (d), a nomination form may be delivered to the returning officer by facsimile transmission.

              (2)   For the purposes of paragraphs 84 (d) and 85 (4) (a), a nomination form delivered to the returning officer by facsimile transmission is taken to be accompanied by a deposit if the facsimile of the form and the deposit in relation to the nomination of the person named on the form as the candidate are delivered to the returning officer within the period described in paragraph 84 (d).”.



1.     Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 24 December 1992.

2.     As in force under the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955 and as amended by Ordinances Nos. 4 and 7, 1992.