Census Information Legislation Amendment Bill 2006

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the:
Archives Act 1983
Census and Statistics Act 1905
  to ensure that name-identified census information collected in all future censuses, from households which provide explicit consent, will be stored and preserved by the National Archives of Australia for release after a closed access period of 99 years; and
Census and Statistics Act 1905
  to: make technical amendments as a consequence of the commencement of the
Legislative Instruments Act 2003
; and harmonise criminal offence provisions with those contained in the
Criminal Code Act 1995

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House of Representatives
03 Nov 2005Introduced and read a first time
03 Nov 2005Second reading moved
01 Dec 2005Second reading agreed to
01 Dec 2005Third reading agreed to
07 Dec 2005Introduced and read a first time
07 Dec 2005Second reading moved
27 Feb 2006Second reading agreed to
27 Feb 2006Third reading agreed to

23 Mar 2006Assent

Act no.: 10

Year: 2006

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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

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