Defence Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2009

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  • Defence Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2008
Type
Government
Portfolio
Defence
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the:
Geneva Conventions Act 1957
to establish a third universal emblem, the 'Red Crystal', for the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement;
Criminal Code Act 1995
to ensure the emblem is covered by existing offence provisions relating to the improper use of emblems of the Geneva Conventions;
Defence Act 1903
to enable the making of regulations to provide medical and dental treatment (including pharmaceuticals) to an Australian Defence Force member or cadet or their family; and
Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952
to: provide that the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap is a special defence undertaking and a prohibited area; clarify that the Defence power is not the only constitutional basis relied upon to support the Act; and 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 10 Feb 2009
Second reading agreed to 10 Feb 2009
Third reading agreed to 10 Feb 2009
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11 Feb 2009
Second reading moved 11 Feb 2009
Second reading debate 11 Mar 2009
Second reading agreed to 11 Mar 2009
Committee of the Whole debate 11 Mar 2009
Third reading agreed to 11 Mar 2009
Text of bill as passed both Houses 11 Mar 2009
Assent
  • Act no.: 18
  • Year: 2009
26 Mar 2009

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest

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Notes

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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

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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