5 Functions

The functions of the Electoral Commission are to—

(a)

carry the provisions of this Act into effect:

(b)

carry out duties in relation to electoral broadcasting that are prescribed by Part 6 of the Broadcasting Act 1989:

(c)

promote public awareness of electoral matters by means of the conduct of education and information programmes or by other means:

(d)

consider and report to the Minister or to the House of Representatives on electoral matters referred to the Electoral Commission by the Minister or the House of Representatives:

(e)

make available information to assist parties, candidates, and others to meet their statutory obligations in respect of electoral matters administered by the Electoral Commission:

(f)

carry out any other functions or duties conferred on the Electoral Commission by or under any other enactment.

Section 5: substituted, on 1 October 2010, by section 7 of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 5(a): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 28 of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 5(b): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 6 of the Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 8).