Northern Territory National Emergency Response Bill 2007

Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Part of a package of five bills to implement the Northern Territory National Emergency Response, the bill: effects restrictions on the possession, consumption, sale and transportation of liquor; establishes a scheme to prevent and detect misuse of publicly funded computers located in certain prescribed areas; provides for the immediate and later acquisition of five-year leases over certain Aboriginal townships; provides for the management of government activities and assets in business management areas; implements 2006 Council of Australian Government decisions relating to the treatment of violence or sexual abuse, and bail and sentencing discretion; introduces a licensing regime for community stores in Indigenous communities; and modifies Northern Territory legislation. 

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House of Representatives
07 Aug 2007Introduced and read a first time
07 Aug 2007Second reading moved
07 Aug 2007Second reading agreed to
07 Aug 2007Third reading agreed to
08 Aug 2007Introduced and read a first time
08 Aug 2007Second reading moved
13 Aug 2007Second reading debate
14 Aug 2007Second reading agreed to
16 Aug 2007Third reading agreed to

17 Aug 2007Assent

Act no.: 129

Year: 2007

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