US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Bill 2004

Type
Government
Portfolio
Trade
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
40
Summary
Introduced with the US Free Trade Agreement Implementation (Customs Tariff) Bill 2004, the bill amends 11 Acts, relating to customs, agricultural and veterinary chemicals, geographical wine indicators, life insurance, foreign acquisitions and takeovers, Commonwealth authorities and companies, therapeutic goods, patents and copyright, in order to implement Australia’s obligations under the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement which is due to commence on 1 January 2005.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 23 Jun 2004
Second reading moved 23 Jun 2004
Second reading agreed to 24 Jun 2004
Third reading agreed to 24 Jun 2004
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03 Aug 2004
Second reading moved 03 Aug 2004
Second reading debate 04 Aug 2004
Second reading debate 05 Aug 2004
Second reading agreed to 09 Aug 2004
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
11 Aug 2004
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 4 Opposition agreed to
12 Aug 2004
Third reading agreed to 13 Aug 2004
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
13 Aug 2004
Assent
  • Act no.: 120
  • Year: 2004
16 Aug 2004

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest

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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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