Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

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  • Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008
Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends: the
Age Discrimination Act 2004
to remove the 'dominant reason' test; the
Disability Discrimination Act 1992
,
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986
and
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
to: provide an explicit and positive duty to make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities (which responds to the 2003 High Court decision of Purvis); respond to the Full Federal Court case of Forest in relation to carers, assistants and aids; clarify the defence of unjustifiable hardship; and replace the 'proportionality test' in the definition of indirect discrimination; 24 Acts to reflect the name change of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission to the Australian Human Rights Commission; and the
Racial Discrimination Act 1975
and
Sex Discrimination Act 1984
to make technical amendments.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03 Dec 2008
Second reading moved 03 Dec 2008
Second reading debate 11 Feb 2009
Second reading debate 12 Feb 2009
Second reading agreed to 12 Feb 2009
Third reading agreed to 12 Feb 2009
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13 Feb 2009
Second reading moved 13 Feb 2009
Second reading debate 25 Jun 2009
Second reading agreed to 25 Jun 2009
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
25 Jun 2009
Third reading agreed to 25 Jun 2009
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendment
25 Jun 2009
Text of bill as passed both Houses 25 Jun 2009
Assent
  • Act no.: 70
  • Year: 2009
08 Jul 2009

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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