Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

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
03 Dec 2008Introduced and read a first time
03 Dec 2008Second reading moved
11 Feb 2009Second reading debate
12 Feb 2009Second reading debate
12 Feb 2009Second reading agreed to
12 Feb 2009Third reading agreed to
Senate
13 Feb 2009Introduced and read a first time
13 Feb 2009Second reading moved
25 Jun 2009Second reading debate
25 Jun 2009Second reading agreed to
25 Jun 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
25 Jun 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
25 Jun 2009Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendment


25 Jun 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
08 Jul 2009Assent

Act no.: 70

Year: 2009

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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.

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