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This instrument amends the Torres Strait Regional Authority Election Rules.
Administered by: FaCSIA
Registered 24 May 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR15-Feb-2000
Tabled Senate15-Feb-2000
Gazetted 15 Dec 1999
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Spent and Redundant Instruments Repeal Regulation 2014

Torres Strait Regional Authority Election Amendment Rules 1999 (No. 1)

I, JOHN JOSEPH HERRON, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, make these Rules under section 143G of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989.

Dated 15 December 1999.

JOHN HERRON

Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs


Torres Strait Regional Authority Election Amendment Rules 1999 (No. 1)

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

                                                                                                                 Page

                        1  Name of Rules                                                                   2

                        2  Commencement                                                                 2

                        3  Amendment of Torres Strait Regional Authority Election Rules 2

Schedule 1       Amendments                                                               3

Part 1               Amendments                                                                  3

Part 2               Amendment of references to postal vote certificate and pre-poll vote certificate          10

Part 3               Amendment of references to electorate                            14

 


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1              Name of Rules

                These Rules are the Torres Strait Regional Authority Election Amendment Rules 1999 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Rules commence on gazettal.

3              Amendment of Torres Strait Regional Authority Election Rules

                Schedule 1 amends the Torres Strait Regional Authority Election Rules.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(rule 3)

Part 1                     Amendments

[1]         Rule 1

substitute

1              Name of Rules

                These Rules are the Torres Strait Regional Authority Election Rules 1996.

[2]         Subrule 2 (1), definition of electorate

omit

[3]         Subrule 2 (1), definition of nomination period

substitute

nomination period means the period beginning 60 days before the day fixed for polling under section 142Y of the Act and ending at the hour of nomination.

[4]         Subrule 2 (1), definition of officer

after

the Deputy Electoral Commissioner,

insert

a Divisional Returning Officer,

[5]         Subrule 2 (1), after definition of postal vote

insert

postal voter card means a postal voter card issued under subrule 28 (1).

[6]         Subrule 2 (1), after definition of pre-poll vote

insert

pre-poll voter card means a pre-poll voter card issued under subrule 44 (1).

[7]         Subrule 2 (1), after definition of voter card

insert

ward means:

(a)     the Port Kennedy ward; or

(b)    the Horn/Prince of Wales Islands ward.

[8]         Subrule 2 (3)

omit

32 days

insert

at 5pm on the fifteenth day

[9]         After rule 2

insert

2A           Torres Strait area divided into wards

         (1)   For subsection 142TA (1) of the Act, the Torres Strait area is divided into:

                (a)    the Port Kennedy ward; and

               (b)    the Horn/Prince of Wales Islands ward.

         (2)   The boundaries of the wards are the boundaries depicted in the map called ‘Port Kennedy and Horn/Prince of Wales islands ward’ published by the Torres Strait Regional Authority in December 1999.

         (3)   The designated number for each ward is 1.

[10]      After subparagraph 9 (a) (ii)

insert

                         (iii)    is enrolled for the ward for which he or she is nominating when the declaration is made; and

[11]      Subparagraph 28 (1) (c) (ii)

substitute

                         (ii)    a postal ballot-paper; and

                         (iii)    an outer envelope.

[12]      Paragraph 31 (1) (f)

substitute

                (f)    the elector must enclose the following documents (the postal voting papers) in the outer envelope:

                          (i)    the envelope containing the ballot-paper;

                         (ii)    the postal voter card;

                (g)    subject to subrule (6), the elector must post or deliver the outer envelope containing the postal voting papers to the relevant Regional Returning Officer.

[13]      Subrules 31 (6) and (7)

substitute

         (6)   For subrule (5), the elector may:

                (a)    before the close of the poll:

                          (i)    address the postal voting papers to a Regional Returning Officer other than the relevant Regional Returning Officer; and

                         (ii)    send the papers to the officer; or

               (b)    deliver the postal voting papers to a pre-poll voting officer or a presiding officer.

         (7)   A Regional Returning Officer, a pre-poll voting officer or a presiding officer to whom postal voting papers are delivered under subrules (5) and (6) must deal with the papers in accordance with rule 33.

[14]      After rule 36

insert

36A         Commencement of preliminary scrutiny of postal votes

         (1)   The relevant Regional Returning Officer may begin a preliminary scrutiny of postal votes on the last Monday before the poll.

         (2)   However, the actions mentioned in paragraph 37 (4) (d) must not be taken before the close of the poll.

[15]      Rule 37, heading

substitute

37            Conduct of preliminary scrutiny of postal votes

[16]      Subrule 37 (1)

omit

After the close of a poll, the

insert

The

[17]      Subrule 37 (5)

omit

an error or mistake by an officer.

insert

an error or mistake by an officer made:

                (a)    since the last election; or

               (b)    if the last election was held less than 6 months before the election to which the scrutiny relates — since the election before the last election.

[18]      After subrule 37 (5)

insert

      (5A)   In subrule (5):

election means:

                (a)    a general election for the House of Representatives; or

               (b)    a Senate election not held concurrently with a general election for the House of Representatives; or

                (c)    a referendum not held concurrently with a general election.

[19]      After subrule 44 (3)

insert

      (3A)   A person who is a candidate at an election must not certify a pre-poll voter card under paragraph (3) (e).

[20]      Paragraph 58 (a)

omit

close of nominations

insert

declaration of nominations

[21]      Paragraph 89 (7) (c)

omit

an error or mistake by an officer;

insert

an error or mistake by an officer made:

                          (i)    since the last election; or

                         (ii)    if the last election was held less than 6 months before the election to which the scrutiny relates — since the election before the last election;

[22]      After subrule 89 (7)

insert

      (7A)   In paragraph (7) (c):

election means:

                (a)    a general election for the House of Representatives; or

               (b)    a Senate election not held concurrently with a general election for the House of Representatives; or

                (c)    a referendum not held concurrently with a general election.

Part 2                     Amendment of references to postal vote certificate and pre-poll vote certificate

 

Provision

omit

insert

Rule 28, heading

certificate

postal voter cards

Paragraph 28 (1) (b)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Subparagraph 28 (1) (c) (i)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Subrule 28 (2)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Subrule 28 (3)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Subrule 29 (1)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Rule 30, heading

postal vote certificate

postal voter cards

Rule 30

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Paragraph 31 (1) (a)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Paragraph 31 (1) (b)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Subparagraph 31 (1) (c) (i)

certificate

postal voter card

Paragraph 31 (1) (e)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Subrule 31 (2)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Paragraph 31 (3) (a)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Rule 33, heading

postal vote certificates

postal voter cards

Rule 33

a postal vote certificate

a postal voter card

Subparagraph 33 (c) (ii)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Paragraph 33 (d)

certificate in accordance

postal voter card in accordance

Paragraph 33 (d)

certificate in a

postal voter card in a

Subparagraph 33 (e) (i)

certificate

postal voter card

Paragraph 35 (c)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Paragraph 37 (1) (a)

postal vote certificates

postal voter cards

Paragraph 37 (2) (a)

postal vote certificates

postal voter cards

Paragraph 37 (2) (c)

postal vote certificates

postal voter cards

Paragraph 37 (3) (a)

postal vote certificates

postal voter cards

Paragraph 37 (3) (c)

postal vote certificates

postal voter cards

Paragraph 37 (4) (a)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Paragraph 37 (4) (a)

the certificate

the postal voter card

Subparagraph 37 (4) (b) (ii)

certificate is

postal voter card is

Subparagraph 37 (4) (b) (ii)

certificate;

postal voter card;

Subparagraph 37 (4) (b) (v)

the certificate

the postal voter card

Paragraph 37 (4) (d)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Paragraph 37 (4) (d)

postal vote certificates

postal voter cards

Subparagraph 37 (4) (d) (i)

postal vote certificates

postal voter cards

Subparagraph 37 (4) (d) (ii)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Paragraph 39 (b)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Rule 39

or certificate contains

or postal voter card contains

Rule 39

or certificate,

or postal voter card,

Paragraph 44 (1) (a)

pre-poll vote certificate

pre-poll voter card

Paragraph 44 (3) (a)

pre-poll vote certificate

pre-poll voter card

Paragraph 44 (3) (b)

pre-poll vote certificate

pre-poll voter card

Paragraph 44 (3) (b)

the certificate

the pre-poll voter card

Subparagraph 44 (3) (d) (i)

pre-poll vote certificate

pre-poll voter card

Paragraph 44 (3) (e)

pre-poll vote certificate

pre-poll voter card

Paragraph 44 (3) (f)

and certificate

and pre-poll voter card

Subparagraph 44 (3) (f) (i)

certificate

pre-poll voter card

Subparagraph 44 (3) (f) (ii)

certificate

pre-poll voter card

Subparagraph 44 (3) (g) (i)

certificates

pre-poll voter cards

Subparagraph 44 (3) (g) (ii)

certificates

pre-poll voter cards

Paragraph 44 (3) (h)

certificates

pre-poll voter cards

Paragraph 44 (3) (i)

a certificate

a pre-poll voter card

Paragraph 44 (3) (i)

the certificate

the pre-poll voter card

Paragraph 44 (4) (a)

certificate

pre-poll voter card

Paragraph 44 (4) (b)

pre-poll vote certificate

pre-poll voter card

Paragraph 44 (4) (e)

certificate

pre-poll voter card

Subrule 44 (6)

pre-poll vote certificate

pre-poll voter card

Paragraph 44 (6) (a)

certificate

pre-poll voter card

Rule 45, heading

pre-poll vote certificate

pre-poll voter card

Rule 45

pre-poll vote certificate

pre-poll voter card

Paragraph 46 (a)

pre-poll vote certificate

pre-poll voter card

Subparagraph 46 (a) (i)

certificate

voter card

Paragraph 46 (b)

certificate

voter card

Rule 48

pre-poll vote certificate

pre-poll voter card

Rule 50

pre-poll vote certificate

pre-poll voter card

Rule 50

the certificate contains

the voter card contains

Rule 50

the certificate to

the voter card to

Subparagraph 70 (3) (b) (ii)

certificate

voter card

Subrule 131 (2)

postal vote certificate

postal voter card

Subrule 131 (2)

pre-poll vote certificate

pre-poll voter card

Subrule 131 (3)

and certificates

, postal voter cards and pre-poll voter cards

Paragraph 132 (1) (c)

pre-poll vote certificates

pre-poll voter cards

Paragraph 132 (1) (d)

postal vote certificates

postal voter cards

Rule 134

pre-poll voting certificates

pre-poll voter cards

Rule 134

postal vote certificates

postal voter cards

Part 3                     Amendment of references to electorate

 

Provision

omit

insert

Subrule 2 (1), definition of election

an electorate

a ward

Subrule 2 (3)

an electorate

a ward

Paragraph 2 (3) (a) 

electorate

ward

Subparagraph 2 (3) (b) (ii)

electorate

ward

Paragraph 2 (3) (c) 

electorate

ward

Paragraph 7 (1) (c) 

electorate

ward

Paragraph 7 (2) (a) 

electorate

ward

Rule 8

an electorate

a ward

Subparagraph 33 (c) (ii)

electorate

ward

Subparagraph 37 (4) (b) (i)

electorate

ward

Subparagraph 37 (4) (c) (ii)

electorate

ward

Subparagraph 37 (4) (d) (i)

electorate

ward

Subparagraph 37 (4) (d) (iv)

electorate

ward

Subrule 37 (5)

electorate is

ward is

Subrule 37 (5)

electorate and

ward and

Subparagraph 42 (2) (b) (i)

electorate

ward

Subparagraph 42 (2) (b) (ii)

electorate

ward

Subrule 43 (3)

electorate

ward

Subparagraph 46 (a) (iii)

electorate

ward

Subrule 64 (1)

electorate

ward

Paragraph 70 (3) (a)

electorate

ward

Paragraph 70 (3) (b)

electorates

wards

Subrule 71 (2)

electorate

ward

Paragraph 72 (2) (c)

electorate

ward

Paragraph 74 (1) (b)

electorate

ward

Subrule 74 (3)

electorate

ward

Rule 85, heading

electorates

wards

Rule 85

an electorate,

a ward,

Rule 85

an electorate for

a ward for

Subrule 89 (3)

an electorate

a ward

Paragraph 89 (3) (a)

electorate

ward

Paragraph 89 (3) (b)

electorate

ward

Paragraph 89 (3) (e)

electorate

ward

Subparagraph 89 (5) (b) (ii)

electorate

ward

Paragraph 89 (6) (a)

electorate

ward

Subparagraph 89 (6) (a) (i)

electorate

ward

Subparagraph 89 (6) (a) (iv)

electorate

ward

Paragraph 89 (6) (b)

electorate,

ward,

Paragraph 89 (6) (b)

electorate and

ward and

Subrule 89 (7)

an electorate

a ward

Subrule 89 (7)

“the relevant electorate”

the relevant ward

Paragraph 89 (7) (a)

electorate

ward

Paragraph 89 (7) (b)

electorate

ward

Paragraph 89 (7) (c)

electorate

ward

Subrule 89 (8)

electorate

ward

Subrule 89 (9)

electorate

ward

Paragraph 89 (11) (b)

electorate

ward

Subrule 96 (5)

electorate

ward

Subrule 101 (1)

specified electorate

specified ward

Subrule 101 (1)

an electorate

a ward

Subrule 101 (3)

electorate

ward

Subrule 127 (1)

an electorate

a ward

Subrule 127 (1)

the electorate

the ward

Subrule 127 (3)

electorate

ward

Rule 128, heading

an electorate

a ward

Rule 128

an electorate

a ward

Rule 128

electorate,

ward,

Paragraph 132 (1) (b)

electorate

ward

Schedule, item 1

electorate

ward

Schedule, item 2

electorate

ward

Schedule, item 3

electorate

ward