Senate debates

Wednesday, 1 September 2021


Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Integrity of Elections) Bill 2021; First Reading

4:09 pm

Photo of Dean SmithDean Smith (WA, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

At the request of Senator Roberts, I move to introduce this bill. I do so to reflect the normal practice and the will of the chamber for the introduction of bills, which, through the limitations of remote participation, has been disrupted. I move:

That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, and for related purposes.

Question agreed to.

I present the bill and move:

That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a first time.