A CIR Bill


With new technological advancements, as well as new information and ideas we have learned we have revised the Proposed Act to bring in Citizens Initiated Referendums (CIR) we are working to implement for Australia.

This revised Proposed Act has simplified what we would like to see revised to in our Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act Section 128. It takes into account the electoral reforms we propose in Step 3 of our 5-Step Plan. Instead of State governments and political parties, we propose setting up regional governments consisting of 50 small electorates of just 5,000 voters. And because we are developing a digital voting App based on the Blockchain for very strong security, we will be able to start and vote in referendums 4 times a year.

In particular, the Blockchain means that we can use a digital voting App anytime, anywhere, so that we can have immediately quantifiable results for any election. Therefore, we are consulting with other groups who have already developed voting Apps based on the Blockchain to create a voting app better suited to today’s reality.

Electronic voting will enable the People of the Commonwealth to vote in four scheduled Referendums per year, similar to the Swiss model.

When the Bill is passed, it will give the power to every Australian voter to start a binding referendum to amend the Constitution or to vote on proposed Legislation that will affect the lives of the People of the Commonwealth.

Why we should amend the Constitution to enact a Binding CIR Bill

We propose the following wording for an amendment to the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901, after a Constitutional Convention meets to discuss the wording. The Convention will take the opportunity to review the wording, return to their Assemblies to discuss it, and then suggest any amendments for the Convention to consider. Only after there is full agreement will the amendment be put to the people as a Referendum Question.

We feel this amendment is vital to the future of our country. Without it, the current corrupt political system will be allowed to rule over us, instead of serving the people.

Wording of the proposed CIR Bill:

A Bill for an Act for a referendum to amend Section 128 of the Constitution to enable citizens of Australia to initiate binding referendums to amend the Constitution, to vote on proposed Parliamentary Legislation, and for related purposes The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Part 1 – Preliminary

1 Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Section 128 Constitutional Amendment Act 20XX

2 Commencement

This Act commences on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, either by the Ruling Monarch or their assigned representative to the Commonwealth of Australia the Governor General.

3 Guide to this Act

This Act is for a referendum to amend Section 128 of the Constitution to allow Citizens to initiate binding referendums to amend the Constitution and to vote on proposed Legislation. The referendum question seeks to replace Section 128 with a new Section 128.

The following paragraphs set out the process that must be followed, and the requirements that must be met, in order for a Citizen to initiate the holding of a binding referendum to amend the Constitution. The process involves the following steps:

128: This Constitution shall only be altered in the following manner:

  1. Any member of the Commonwealth of Australia may initiate a referendum, provided that the proposer gathers the signatures electronically or signed in wet ink on paper of at least 100,000 voters.
  2. If the initiator cannot gather the required number of signatures within six months, it cannot be submitted to Parliament. The initiator may have no more than three attempts to propose an amendment.
  3. Written voting forms must include identity verified by a voting official at the time of submission by presenting a pictorial Identity containing name, address and signature as registered with the Electoral Commission.
  4. The proposed referendum question must be provided on the initiating A4-size document on the first page above the signatures of the voters. Subsequent pages may contain no more than twenty signatures preceded by the signatory’s Name and Postcode, and all pages must be clearly numbered consecutively, in this manner: Example: 1 of 100.
  5. When the required number of signatures have been gathered, the proposer will submit the referendum proposal to the Federal Parliament, bound with a clear plastic front cover showing the Title of the Proposal, the Proposer’s Name, and the Date the proposal is filed with the Parliament.
  6. The Parliament will set up a Referendum Assessment Committee to discuss the proposal. The committee will consult with the proposer to clarify any questions of law or other concerns. When both parties agree that the proposed referendum conforms to our Commonwealth of Australia Act 1900 constitutional laws, as well as ensuring approval will not adversely affect the community at large, the Committee will approve the proposal and hand it back to Parliament for further processing. Should the Committee decide that the proposed amendment will not benefit the nation, it will be rejected and notice sent to the proposer, with reasons and suggestions to amend it if necessary.
  7. The Parliament will set a date to hold the referendum vote no more than 90 days after the Proposal has been filed with the Parliament, and it will order the Australian Electoral Commission to set up the Referendum Vote on a day within that time limit. The AEC shall provide the referendum question in electronic form for voting by the digital voting app. The AEC will also provide paper referendum voting papers and sealable envelopes at all Post Office outlets. Voters will post their sealed vote to the AEC headquarters for counting in front of no less than three volunteer scrutineers from the community.
  8. Vote counting will be conducted on the day of the Referendum but may be extended until all postal votes have been counted. The result will be announced nationally by the AEC Chairman.
  9. If the people vote to approve the proposed law, it shall immediately become law by publishing it in the Government Gazette, and the Constitution shall be amended by adding an ‘A’ to the Constitution Section number, as in this example: 51 (xxA).
  10. No alteration shall become law unless the majority of the electors voting in the referendum approve the proposed law. A majority shall be a minimum of 51% in each Region, and 51% of all Regions must also approve the proposed law.

4 Object of this Act


If you want to have a say in government, We, the People of the Commonwealth of Australia, must have the right to initiate referendums. Then we can start changing the laws to bring in government that is directly responsible to We the People….not to a political party.

Click on the Hand at the right to read Step 2 of the 5-Step Plan

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The above is the proposal put out for consideration by Advance Australia HQ. We ask any and all Australians to send us their thoughts and suggestions to improve the proposed Bill so that it meets the wishes of all Australians. Click here to Contact us with your suggestions.

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