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Constitution (Electoral Redistribution) (Appeals) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 2 November 2017.)

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (01:00): I understand that there are no other speakers on this bill, which is of a very technical nature, so this is my summing-up of the second reading, which consisted of my own speech. I was going to congratulate my own fine words but, before we go into committee, I do add that the government supports this bill. It has some technical amendments which the Liberal opposition agree with, so I am not expecting the committee to take more than the blink of an eye. I commend the bill to the chamber.

Bill read a second time.

Committee Stage

In committee.

Clauses 1 and 2 passed.

Clause 3.

The Hon. J.E. HANSON: I move:

Amendment No 1 [Hanson–1]—

Page 2, lines 15 and 16 [Clause 3(2)]—Delete subclause (2) and substitute:

(2) Section 86(2)—after ‘elector’ insert:

or a registered officer on behalf of a registered political party

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN: The Liberal Party supports all the amendments that are going to be moved by the Labor Party.

Amendment carried.

The Hon. J.E. HANSON: I move:

Amendment No 2 [Hanson–1]—

Page 2, after line 21 [Clause 3(3), inserted subsection (5a)]—Insert:

; and

(c) sent by the Commission to each person who made a representation to the Commission under section 85.

Amendment carried.

The Hon. J.E. HANSON: I move:

Amendment No 3 [Hanson–1]—

Page 2, line 23 [Clause 3(3), inserted subsection (5b)]—Delete ‘or registered political party’

Amendment carried.

The Hon. J.E. HANSON: I move:

Amendment No 4 [Hanson–1]—

Page 2, after line 25—Insert:

(4) Section 86—after subsection (9) insert:

(10) In this section—

registered officer and registered political party have the same respective meanings as in the Electoral Act 1985.

Amendment carried; clause as amended passed.

Title passed.

Bill reported with amendments.

Third Reading

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (01:05): I move:

That this bill be now read a third time.

Bill read a third time and passed.

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