Western Australia, Australia, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Approval by the electors

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Western Australia, Australia
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Approval by the electors
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Part VII — Miscellaneous 

73. Legislature as constituted by this Act empowered to alter any of its provisions
(2) A Bill that —
(a) expressly or impliedly provides for the abolition of or alteration in the office of Governor; or
(b) expressly or impliedly provides for the abolition of the Legislative Council or of the Legislative Assembly; or
(c) expressly or impliedly provides that the Legislative Council or the Legislative Assembly shall be composed of members other than members chosen directly by the people; or
(d) expressly or impliedly provides for a reduction in the numbers of the members of the Legislative Council or of the Legislative Assembly; or
(e) expressly or impliedly in any way affects any of the following sections of this Act, namely — sections 2, 3, 4, 50, 51 and 73, shall not be presented for assent by or in the name of the Queen unless —
(f) the second and third readings of the Bill shall have been passed with the concurrence of an absolute majority of the whole number of the members for the time being of the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly, respectively; and
(g) the Bill has also prior to such presentation been approved by the electors in accordance with this section, and a Bill assented to consequent upon its presentation in contravention of this subsection shall be of no effect as an Act.
(3) On a day fixed by the Governor by Order in Council, being a day not sooner than 2 months, and not later than 6 months, after the passage through the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly of a Bill of a kind referred to in subsection (2), the question for the approval or otherwise of the Bill shall be submitted to the electors qualified to vote for the election of members of the Legislative Assembly according to the provisions of the Electoral Act 1907.
(4) When the Bill is submitted to the electors the vote shall be taken in such manner as is fixed by law.
(5) If a majority of the electors voting approve the Bill, it shall be presented to the Governor for assent by or in the name of the Queen. 

References: Constitution Act 1889, (accessed March 3, 2020)

Subject Matter:

To approve particularized changes of the Constitution Act

Actors

Author:
Legislature
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
No turnout quorum found in legal source
Approval Quorum:
Majority of electors
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:

Only issues defined in 73 (2)

Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

Archive:

73 (2) (e)Sections

Remarks:

73 (2) (e)  Sections mentioned: 
2 - Legislature to be constituted in Western Australia
3 - Governor may fix place and time of sessions, prorogue Houses and dissolve Assembly
4 - A session every year
50 - Office of Governor
51 - Instructions to Governor
73 - Legislature as constituted by this Act