REFERENDUM (MACHINERY PROVISIONS) ACT 1984 - SECT 7
REFERENDUM (MACHINERY PROVISIONS) ACT 1984 - SECT 8
(1) A writ issued under section 7 may be in accordance with Form A in Schedule 1, shall be signed by the Governor-General and shall appoint:
(a) the day for the close of the Rolls;
(b) the day, being a Saturday, for taking the votes of electors; and
(c) the day for the return of the writ.
(1A) The date fixed for the return of the writ must not be more than 100 days after the issue of the writ.
(2) The Governor-General shall cause to be attached to the writ a copy of the proposed law, or a copy of a statement setting out:
(a) the text of the proposed law; and
(b) the text of the particular provisions (if any) of the Constitution proposed to be textually altered by the proposed law, and the textual alterations proposed to be made therein.
(3) For the purposes of this Act, a writ shall be deemed to have been issued at 6 pm of the day on which the writ was issued.