Referendum (Permissible Tolerance) Bill

Wednesday June 17, 2020

Bill introduced in Parliament

Introduction and First Reading

Mr BELL (Mount Gambier) (10:39): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to provide for the submission of the Constitution (Permissible Tolerance) Bill 2020 to a referendum. Read a first time

Second Reading

Mr BELL (Mount Gambier) (10:40): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

Through agreement, I have accepted that we will keep this extremely brief. This is a technical aspect of a co-joined bill which, if successful, will need to go before the people of South Australia at a referendum. The bill that this is contingent on is a previous bill I have introduced, which really affects only two seats in South Australia. It gives weighting to those two seats and acknowledges the landmass that those two MPs need to cover—that is, the seat of Giles and the seat of Stuart. If that bill is successful in passing both houses, it then needs to be put to referendum, and this is a mechanism to allow that to occur. With those very brief words, I will conclude.

Debate adjourned on motion of Mr Pederick.