Referendum Commission

Posted March 12th, 2018

On Friday I announced that an order has been made under the Referendum Act 1998 establishing an independent statutory Referendum Commission for the purpose of the forthcoming referendum on the Thirty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018.

In accordance with the 1998 Act, the Chief Justice has nominated the Hon. Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy to act as Chairperson to the Commission.

The principal function of the Commission is to prepare, publish and distribute to the electorate statements containing a general explanation of the subject matter of the referendum proposal, to promote awareness of the referendum and to encourage the electorate to vote.

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