Electoral Amendment Act 2002

51 New section 134 substituted
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing sections 134 and 135, and substituting the following section:

    134 Supply of vacancy of seat of member elected from party list
    • (1) If the Speaker is satisfied that the seat of a member elected as a consequence of inclusion of the member's name on a list submitted under section 127 has become vacant, the Speaker must, without delay, publish a notice of the vacancy and its cause in the Gazette.

      (2) The Governor-General must, as soon as practicable after the date of a notice published in accordance with subsection (1), issue to the Chief Electoral Officer a warrant in form 7 directing the Chief Electoral Officer to proceed forthwith to supply the vacancy.

      (3) This section does not apply to a vacancy that occurs in the period between a dissolution or expiration of Parliament and the close of polling day at the next general election.