Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993

11 Determination of precise question

(1)

The Clerk of the House of Representatives shall determine the wording of the precise question to be put to voters in the proposed indicative referendum.

(2)

The Clerk of the House of Representatives shall make the determination within 3 months after the date on which the Clerk of the House of Representatives receives, under section 6, the proposal to promote the indicative referendum petition unless,—

(a)

before the Clerk of the House of Representatives makes the determination, the person who submitted the proposal—

(i)

withdraws the proposal by written notice given to the Clerk of the House of Representatives; or

(ii)

being a natural person, dies; or

(iii)

being a corporation, is dissolved or has been put into liquidation; or

(b)

the Clerk of the House of Representatives determines that an indicative referendum to like effect has been held within the period of 60 months preceding the date on which the proposal is received by the Clerk of the House of Representatives and notifies the person who submitted the proposal that such an indicative referendum has been so held; or

(c)

the indicative referendum petition to which the proposal relates would contravene section 4.

Section 11(2)(a)(iii): amended, on 1 July 1994, by section 2 of the Company Law Reform (Transitional Provisions) Act 1994 (1994 No 16).