Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993

22 Date of, or voting period for, indicative referendum

(1)

This section applies when a petition that has been certified correct under section 18(1)(a) is presented to the House of Representatives under section 21.

(2)

Within 1 month after the date on which the indicative referendum petition is presented to the House of Representatives, the Governor-General must either—

(a)

make an Order in Council appointing, in accordance with section 22AA, the date on which the indicative referendum is to be held under this Act; or

(b)

make an Order in Council under section 5(b) of the Referenda (Postal Voting) Act 2000 specifying the indicative referendum as a referendum that must be conducted by postal voting.

Section 22: substituted, on 15 November 2000, by section 86 of the Referenda (Postal Voting) Act 2000 (2000 No 48).