Table of Acts amending the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

 

Act

Number
and year

Date
of Assent

Date of commencement

Application, saving or transitional provisions

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

27, 1918

21 Nov 1918

Ss. 1–3, 76, Part XII (ss. 85–97), ss. 105, 113, 124, 133, 134, 136, 138–140, 168, 169, 174, 178, 219 and Form F in Schedule: 25 Nov 1918 (see Gazette 1918, p. 2257)
S. 32: 14 Dec 1920 (see Gazette 1920, p. 2277)
Remainder: 21 Mar 1919 (see Gazette 1919, p. 401)

 

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1919

31, 1919

28 Oct 1919

28 Oct 1919 (a)

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1921

14, 1921

15 Dec 1921

15 Dec 1921 (a)

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1922

14, 1922

28 Sept 1922

4 Oct 1922 (see Gazette 1922, p. 1787) (a)

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1924

10, 1924

31 July 1924

31 July 1924 (a)

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1925

20, 1925

26 Sept 1925

26 Sept 1925 (a)

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1928

17, 1928

22 June 1928

22 June 1928 (a)

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1929

2, 1929

25 Feb 1929

25 Feb 1929

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1934

9, 1934

27 July 1934

27 July 1934 (a)

—

 Commonwealth Electoral Act 1940

19, 1940

29 May 1940

16 Aug 1940 (see Gazette 1940, p. 1727) (a)

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1946

42, 1946

15 Aug 1946

15 Aug 1946

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1948

17, 1948

18 May 1948

18 May 1948

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1949

10, 1949

25 Mar 1949

22 Apr 1949

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act (No. 2) 1949

47, 1949

27 Oct 1949

27 Oct 1949

S. 4(2)

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1952

106, 1952

18 Nov 1952

16 Dec 1952

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1953

79, 1953

10 Dec 1953

7 Jan 1954

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1961

26, 1961

19 May 1961

16 June 1961

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1962

31, 1962

21 May 1962

18 June 1962

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1965

48, 1965

3 June 1965

1 July 1965

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act (No. 2) 1965

70, 1965

22 Nov 1965

1 July 1965

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1966

32, 1966

24 May 1966

24 May 1966

—

Statute Law Revision (Decimal Currency) Act 1966

93, 1966

29 Oct 1966

1 Dec 1966

—

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1973

7, 1973

16 Mar 1973

21 Mar 1973 (see Gazette 1973, No. 33A)

S. 8

Commonwealth Electoral Act (No. 2) 1973

38, 1974

7 Aug 1974

20 Sept 1974 (see Gazette 1974, No. 77A)

S. 3(2)

Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975

56, 1975

12 June 1975

Ss. 4 and 38:
1 July 1975 (see s. 2(1) and Gazette 1975, No. S122) Remainder: Royal Assent

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Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Act 1977

14, 1977

28 Feb 1977

28 Feb 1977

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Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Act (No. 2) 1977

116, 1977

7 Nov 1977

S. 3(1): 28 Feb 1977
Remainder: Royal Assent

Ss. 3(2) and 4

Jurisdiction of Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1979

19, 1979

28 Mar 1979

Parts II–XVII (ss. 3–123): 15 May 1979 (see Gazette 1979, No. S86)
Remainder: Royal Assent

S. 124

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Act 1980

102, 1980

6 June 1980

6 June 1980

—

High Court of Australia (Consequential Provisions) Act 1980

155, 1980

19 Sept 1980

19 Sept 1980

—

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1981

176, 1981

2 Dec 1981

Part IX (ss. 31–35): 26 Jan 1984 (see Gazette 1983, No. S247) (b)

—

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act (No. 1) 1982

26, 1982

7 May 1982

Part XXXVII (ss. 214, 215): 26 Jan 1984 (c)

—

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act (No. 2) 1982

80, 1982

22 Sept 1982

Part XVI (ss.
42–44): Royal Assent (d)

—

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1983

39, 1983

20 June 1983

S. 3: 18 July 1983 (e)

S. 7(1)

Migration (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1983

84, 1983

14 Nov 1983

Part IV (ss. 7, 8): 2 Apr 1984 (f)

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Commonwealth Electoral Legislation Amendment Act 1983

144, 1983

22 Dec 1983

21 Feb 1984 (see Gazette 1984, No. S62)

Ss.
10(2)–(4),
11(2)–(6), 14(2), (3), 40(2), 65(2), 113(2), 150(2), (3), 151(2)–(6) and
152–154

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth Electoral Legislation Amendment Act 1984

45, 1984

25 June 1984

(see 45, 1984 below)

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Commonwealth Electoral Legislation Amendment Act 1984

45, 1984

25 June 1984

Ss. 1 and 2: Royal Assent
Ss. 3(2) and 7: 21 Feb 1984
Remainder: 23 July 1984

Ss. 6 and 8

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Self‑Determination (Consequential Amendments) Act 1984

46, 1984

25 June 1984

Part VII (ss.
22–26): 6 Apr 1984
Remainder: Royal Assent

—

Christmas Island Administration (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1984

120, 1984

18 Oct 1984

Part VIII (ss.
27–31): 1 Oct 1984
Remainder: Royal Assent

—

Electoral and Referendum Amendment Act 1984

133, 1984

25 Oct 1984

25 Oct 1984

—

Broadcasting and Television (Consequential Amendments) Act 1985

67, 1985

5 June 1985

1 Jan 1986

S. 4

Public Service and Statutory Authorities Amendment Act 1985

166, 1985

11 Dec 1985

S. 45: 8 Jan 1986 (g)

S. 45(2)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1985

193, 1985

16 Dec 1985

S. 3: 1 May 1987 (see s. 2(5) and Gazette 1987, No. S68) (h)

S. 16

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Act 1987

35, 1987

3 June 1987

3 June 1987

S. 35(2)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1987

141, 1987

18 Dec 1987

S. 3: Royal Assent (j)

S. 5(1)

Broadcasting Amendment Act (No. 3) 1987

184, 1987

30 Dec 1987

S. 34(8): 4 Aug 1989 (see Gazette 1989, No. S259)
S. 40: 1 Jan 1986 (see s. 2(2))
Remainder: 27 Jan 1988

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Industrial Relations (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988

87, 1988

8 Nov 1988

Ss. 1 and 2: Royal Assent
Remainder: 1 Mar 1989 (see s. 2(2) and Gazette 1989, No. S53)

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Statutory Instruments (Tabling and Disallowance) Legislation Amendment Act 1988

99, 1988

2 Dec 1988

2 Dec 1988

—

A.C.T. Self‑Government (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988

109, 1988

6 Dec 1988

S. 32 (in part): 11 May 1989 (see Gazette 1989, No. S164) (k)

—

Migration Legislation Amendment (Consequential Amendments) Act 1989

159, 1989

18 Dec 1989

S. 4: (l)
Remainder: (l)

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Electoral and Referendum Amendment Act 1989

24, 1990

23 Jan 1990

Ss. 1–3, 4(d),
5–30, 36, 40, 43, 50 and 117: Royal Assent
Ss. 4(a), (c), (e), 38, 44–48, 54, 55(c), 57, 58, 61, 73, 74, 76, 80(e), 81(e)–(n), 85(a), (d), (e), (f), 86–109, 111–113, 115, 116, 119, 120 and Schedule 3 (in part): 9 Feb 1990 (see Gazette 1990, No. S30)
Remainder: 30 Sept 1990

Ss. 7(2), 9(2), 10(2), 22(2), 34(2), 45(2), 91(2), 95(2), (3) and 96(2)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Electoral and Referendum Amendment Act 1991

167, 1991

13 Nov 1991

(see 167, 1991 below)

—

Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 1991

122, 1991

27 June 1991

Ss. 4(1), 10(b) and 15–20: 1 Dec 1988
Ss. 28(b)–(e), 30 and 31: 10 Dec 1991 (see Gazette 1991, No. S332)
Remainder: Royal Assent

S. 31(2)

Electoral and Referendum Amendment Act 1991

167, 1991

13 Nov 1991

Ss. 1–3, 33 and 44: Royal Assent
S. 45: 30 Sept 1990
Remainder: 13 May 1992

S. 26(2)

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991

180, 1991

25 Nov 1991

S. 116: 23 Dec 1991 (m)

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Political Broadcasts and Political Disclosures Act 1991

203, 1991

19 Dec 1991

Part 3 (ss. 10–31): Royal Assent (n)

Ss. 3, 15(2), 18(2) and 31

Australian Capital Territory Self‑Government Legislation Amendment Act 1992

10, 1992

6 Mar 1992

Ss. 14–17: Royal Assent (o)

—

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Act 1992

45, 1992

11 June 1992

11 June 1992

—

Broadcasting Services (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1992

105, 1992

9 July 1992

5 Oct 1992 (see s. 2 and Gazette 1992, No. GN38)

S. 3

Norfolk Island (Electoral and Judicial) Amendment Act 1992

121, 1992

17 Oct 1992

17 Oct 1992

—

Radiocommunications (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1992

167, 1992

11 Dec 1992

1 July 1993

S. 14(2)

Electoral and Referendum Amendment Act 1992

219, 1992

24 Dec 1992

S. 15: 24 June 1993
Remainder: Royal Assent

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Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 1993

13, 1994

18 Jan 1994

S. 22: 13 Jan 1993
Part 6 (ss. 27–41): 11 Apr 1994 (see Gazette 1994, No. S126)
Remainder: Royal Assent

—

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Act 1994

21, 1994

16 Feb 1994

16 Feb 1994

—

Migration Legislation Amendment Act 1994

60, 1994

9 Apr 1994

S. 85: (p)

—

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Act 1995

42, 1995

15 June 1995

15 June 1995

Ss. 4–6

Electoral and Referendum Amendment Act 1995

166, 1995

16 Dec 1995

16 Dec 1995

S. 5

Workplace Relations and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1996

60, 1996

25 Nov 1996

Schedule 16 (items 2, 3): 25 May 1997 (q)
Schedule 19 (items 14, 15): Royal Assent (q)

S. 2(2) and (6) (am. by 77, 1996, Sch. 3 [items 1, 2])

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Workplace Relations and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1996

77, 1996

19 Dec 1996

Schedule 3 (items 1, 2): (qa)

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Financial Sector Reform (Consequential Amendments) Act 1998

48, 1998

29 June 1998

Schedule 1 (item 35): Royal Assent (r)

—

Electoral and Referendum Amendment Act 1998

94, 1998

17 July 1998

Schedule 1 (items 38–42, 147, 153 and 154): 14 Aug 1998
Remainder: 18 July 1998

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Electoral and Referendum Amendment Act (No. 1) 1999

134, 1999

13 Oct 1999

Schedule 1 (items 1–9): 10 Nov 1999
Schedule 1 (items 10–12): (ra)
Remainder: Royal Assent

S. 4 [see Table A]

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2004

115, 2004

13 July 2004

Schedule 1 (item 103): Royal Assent

—

Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999

146, 1999

11 Nov 1999

Schedule 1 (items 301–317): 5 Dec 1999 (see Gazette 1999, No. S584) (s)

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Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Act (No. 1) 2000

126, 2000

26 Oct 2000

Schedule 2: 3 Oct 2000
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 2 (items
10–12) [see Table A]

Criminal Code Amendment (Theft, Fraud, Bribery and Related Offences) Act 2000

137, 2000

24 Nov 2000

Ss. 1–3 and Schedule 1 (items 1, 4, 6, 7, 9–11, 32): Royal Assent
Remainder: 24 May 2001

Sch. 2 (items 418, 419) [see Table A]

Electoral and Referendum Amendment Act (No. 1) 2001

34, 2001

28 Apr 2001

16 July 2001 (see Gazette 2001, No. S284)

Sch. 1 (items 80, 81) [see Table A]

Corporations (Repeals, Consequentials and Transitionals) Act 2001

55, 2001

28 June 2001

Ss. 4–14 and Schedule 3 (items 125, 126): 15 July 2001 (see Gazette 2001, No. S285) (t)

Ss. 4–14 [see Note 1]

Finance and Administration Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2001

109, 2001

17 Sept 2001

15 Oct 2001

S. 5 [see Table A]

Abolition of Compulsory Age Retirement (Statutory Officeholders) Act 2001

159, 2001

1 Oct 2001

29 Oct 2001

Sch. 1 (item 97) [see Table A]

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Act (No. 1) 2002

81, 2002

10 Oct 2002

10 Oct 2002

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Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Registration and Accountability of Organisations) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2002

105, 2002

14 Nov 2002

Schedule 3 (items 34, 36): 12 May 2003 (see Gazette 2002, No. GN49)

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Legislative Instruments (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003

140, 2003

17 Dec 2003

Schedule 1 (items 13, 14): (u)

—

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Members of Local Government Bodies) Act 2003

144, 2003

17 Dec 2003

17 Dec 2003

—

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Representation in the House of Representatives) Act 2004

34, 2004

20 Apr 2004

Schedule 1: 27 Apr 2004
Remainder: Royal Assent

—

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Access to Electoral Roll and Other Measures) Act 2004

78, 2004

23 June 2004

Schedule 1: 21 July 2004
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 1 (items 110–120) [see Table A]

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2004

115, 2004

13 July 2004

Schedule 1 (items 1–4, 6–8, 11, 14, 15, 20–25, 27–36, 38–41, 43, 44, 46–61, 64–74, 76, 77, 88–92, 92A, 93–102, 133–135): 10 Aug 2004

Sch. 1 (items 133–135) [see Table A]
S. 2(1) (items 3, 5, 8, 11, 18, 24, 30) (rep. by 65, 2006, Sch. 1 [item 100])
S. 2(1) (item 14) (am. by 123, 2004, Sch. 3 [item 1]; rep. by 65, 2006, Sch. 1 [item 100])
Sch. 1 (item 132A) (rs. by 123, 2004, Sch. 3 [item 2]; rep. by 65, 2006, Sch. 1 [item 101])
Sch. 1 (item 132B) (ad. by 123, 2004, Sch. 3 [item 2]; rep. by 65, 2006, Sch. 1 [item 101])

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Prisoner Voting and Other Measures) Act 2004

123, 2004

16 Aug 2004

Schedule 3: (v)

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Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2006

65, 2006

22 June 2006

Schedule 1 (items 100, 101): Royal Assent

—

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Prisoner Voting and Other Measures) Act 2004

123, 2004

16 Aug 2004

Schedule 1 (items 1–5): (w)

—

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Amendment Act 2005

38, 2005

1 Apr 2005

Schedule 1 (item 206): 16 May 2005

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Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2006

65, 2006

22 June 2006

Schedule 1 (items 1–16, 20, 24, 28, 36, 39–91, 93–99), Schedule 2 (item 28) and Schedule 3: Royal Assent
Schedule 1 (items 17–19): 21 Nov 2006 (see F2006L03740)
Schedule 1 (items 21–23,
25–27, 29–35): 21 Nov 2006
Schedule 1 (items 37, 38, 92): [see s. 2(1) and Note 7]
Schedule 2 (items 1–27, 29): 8 Dec 2005

Sch. 1 (items 7, 16, 85), Sch. 2 (item 29) and Sch. 3 [see Table A]

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2006

170, 2006

12 Dec 2006

Schedule 1 (items 13–17): 13 Dec 2006 (see s. 2(1))

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Australian Citizenship (Transitionals and Consequentials) Act 2007

21, 2007

15 Mar 2007

Schedules 1–3: 1 July 2007 (see s. 2(1) and F2007L01653)
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 3 (items 14, 18) [see Table A]

Electoral and Referendum Legislation Amendment Act 2007

22, 2007

15 Mar 2007

Schedule 3 (items 1–4): 16 Apr 2007 (see F2007L01001)
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 3 (item 4) [see Table A]

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Amendment Act 2007

52, 2007

12 Apr 2007

Schedule 1 (items 54–57): 13 Apr 2007

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