Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends 14 Acts in relation to Commonwealth civilian and military (defined benefit) superannuation schemes, parliamentary, judicial and statutory legal officer pension schemes and the Governor-General’s pension scheme to ensure that same-sex partners and their children are able to access reversionary superannuation benefits upon the death of a scheme member and in related taxation treatment of superannuation benefits. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
28 May 2008Introduced and read a first time
28 May 2008Second reading moved
04 Jun 2008Second reading debate
04 Jun 2008Second reading agreed to
04 Jun 2008Third reading agreed to
Senate
16 Jun 2008Introduced and read a first time
16 Jun 2008Second reading moved
15 Oct 2008Second reading debate
15 Oct 2008Second reading agreed to
12 Nov 2008Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 3 Government and 1 Opposition agreed to

Requests details: 2 Government agreed to
House of Representatives
24 Nov 2008Consideration of Senate message

Details: House made Senate requested amendments
Senate
24 Nov 2008Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
25 Nov 2008Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments nos 2 to 4, disagreed to Senate amendment no. 1 and agreed to 4 Government amendments in place of Senate amendment no. 1
Senate
26 Nov 2008Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its amendment no. 1 and agreed to amendments made by the House in its place


26 Nov 2008Text of bill as passed both Houses
04 Dec 2008Assent

Act no.: 134

Year: 2008

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Text of bill

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  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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