Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993

18 Certification of indicative referendum petition

(1)

Where the Clerk of the House of Representatives receives an indicative referendum petition that complies with section 14(2), the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall, within 2 months after the date on which he or she receives the indicative referendum petition, either—

(a)

certify that the indicative referendum petition is correct and give that petition to the Speaker; or

(b)

certify that the indicative referendum petition has lapsed and return that petition to the promoter of the petition.

(2)

Subject to the provisions of this Act, an indicative referendum petition shall be certified correct by the Clerk of the House of Representatives if he or she is satisfied, in accordance with section 19, that the petition has, after the date on which the promoter received the written notice required by section 13(1)(a), been signed by not less than 10% of the eligible electors.

Section 18: substituted, on 6 December 1995, by section 6 of the Citizens Initiated Referenda Amendment Act 1995 (1995 No 62).