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COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACT 1918 - SECT 287L

Determining an application for registration

             (1)  The Electoral Commissioner must, subject to subsection (4), register a person or entity in accordance with the person or entity's application under section 287K if the application complies with subsection 287K(2). The Electoral Commissioner must register the person or entity as soon as practicable after receiving the application.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, the Electoral Commissioner may register a person or entity in accordance with the person or entity's application whether or not the person or entity is required to be registered under section 287F or 287H.

Refusing registration

             (4)  The Electoral Commissioner must refuse to register a person or entity in accordance with the person or entity's application under section 287K if the Electoral Commissioner would be required to refuse registration under subsection 129(1) (except under paragraph 129(1)(a)) because of the name of the significant third party or the associated entity assuming that:

                     (a)  the person or entity were applying to be registered as a political party; and

                     (b)  references in that subsection to a "recognised political party", "political party" or "the party" included references to a "significant third party" or "associated entity"; and

                     (c)  references in that subsection to a "registered party" included references to a "significant third party" or "associated entity".

             (5)  Section 131 (variation of application) applies as if references to an application for the registration of a political party included references to an application for registration under this section.

Review of decisions

             (6)  Section 141 (review of certain decisions) applies as if:

                     (a)  a decision under this section to refuse to register a person or entity in accordance with the person or entity's application under section 287K were a reviewable decision; and

                     (b)  references to a person included references to a significant third party or associated entity.



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