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.

(3)

An order under subsection (2)(a) is secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements).

Legislation Act 2019 requirements for secondary legislation made under this section
PublicationPCO must publish it on the legislation website and notify it in the GazetteLA19 s 69(1)(c)
PresentationThe Minister must present it to the House of RepresentativesLA19 s 114, Sch 1 cl 32(1)(a)
DisallowanceIt may be disallowed by the House of Representatives LA19 ss 115, 116
This note is not part of the Act.

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

Section 22(3): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).