Supplementary Order Paper No 91

No 91

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Hon Dr Nick Smith, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

New clause 7

After clause 6 (page 4, after line 18), insert:

7 New section 63(2)(c)(viii) inserted (Application for registration)

After section 63(2)(c)(vii), insert:

(viii)

be accompanied by evidence, in a form approved by the Electoral Commission, that the party has rules governing expulsion of members of Parliament under sections 55AAB to 55E.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill to add a new clause 7 to enhance public confidence in the electoral system by requiring parties to have rules around expulsion of MPs by party leaders if they wish to be registered.