22A Withdrawal of indicative referendum petition

(1)

The promoter of an indicative referendum petition may withdraw that petition by delivering to the Clerk of the House of Representatives a notice in writing withdrawing that petition, before the Governor-General has, under section 26 or section 26A, as the case may require, issued a writ for the holding of the indicative referendum.

(2)

Where a promoter withdraws an indicative referendum petition in accordance with subsection (1), the indicative referendum shall not be held.

(3)

Where an indicative referendum is withdrawn under subsection (1), the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall, forthwith after the receipt by the Clerk of the House of Representatives of the notice of withdrawal,—

(a)

notify the Governor-General of the receipt of that notice; and

(b)

publish in the Gazette notice of the withdrawal of the indicative referendum.

Section 22A: inserted, on 6 December 1995, by section 7 of the Citizens Initiated Referenda Amendment Act 1995 (1995 No 62).

Section 22A(1): substituted, on 28 February 2002, by section 101(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 22A(3)(a): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 101(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).