Privacy Amendment Bill 2004

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the
Privacy Act 1988
  to: ensure that the protections under the Act are available to all persons irrespective of nationality; provide the private sector with greater flexibility in relation to privacy codes; correct an unintended limitation on the provision of superannuation services to Commonwealth employees; and enable the Privacy Commissioner to audit acts and practices of Commonwealth agencies in relation to certain personal information. Also contains application provisions. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
03 Dec 2003Introduced and read a first time
03 Dec 2003Second reading moved
04 Mar 2004Second reading agreed to
04 Mar 2004Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 1 government amendment agreed to
04 Mar 2004Third reading agreed to
Senate
09 Mar 2004Introduced and read a first time
09 Mar 2004Second reading moved
25 Mar 2004Second reading agreed to
25 Mar 2004Third reading agreed to


21 Apr 2004Assent

Act no.: 49

Year: 2004

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Transcript of speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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