House of Representative Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Updated: 29 July 2013

Inquiry into the Machinery of Referendums

On 10 September 2009 the Attorney-General, The Hon. Robert McClelland MP, on behalf of the Special Minister and Cabinet Secretary, Senator the Hon. Joe Ludwig, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on the machinery of referendums.

The Committee received 32 submissions, including two from the AEC as listed below.

Sub: 24
Date: 9 Oct 2009
Title: Submission 24 | Attachment A to the Submission | Attachment B to the Submission | Attachment C to the Submission

Sub: 24a
Date: 20 Oct 2009
Title: Sources of enrolment forms

Further details on the status of the Committee's inquiry, including upcoming public hearings and report is available from the Parliament of Australia Inquiry website.

Inquiry into the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Bill 2000

The Attorney-General, the Hon. Daryl Williams AM QC MP requested the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs to inquire into the provisions of the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Bill 2000. The Committee received 109 submissions, including one from the AEC as listed below.

Sub: 27
Date: 12 May 2000
Title: Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Bill 2000

The Report of the committee inquiry, entitled "Advisory Report on the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Bill 2000", was tabled in Parliament on 26 June 2000. A copy may be viewed on the Australian Parliament website.

Inquiry into Aspects of Section 44 of the Constitution

After receiving a reference from the Government inquiry into the operation of subsections 44(i) and 44(iv) of the Constitution, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitution Affairs advertised for submissions and received 37, including two from the AEC as listed below.

Sub: 5
Date: 4 March 1997
Title: Aspects of section 44 of the Constitution

Sub: 3
Date: 29 May 1997
Title: Aspects of section 44 of the Constitution

The Report of the Committee inquiry, entitled "Aspects of Section 44 of the Constitution", was tabled in Parliament on 25 August 1997. A copy may be viewed on the Australian Parliament website.