National Health Security Amendment Bill 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the
National Health Security Act 2007
  to: enable the minister to suspend certain existing regulatory requirements and specify new conditions to ensure adequate controls are maintained in the event of a security sensitive biological agent (SSBA) outbreak; establish controls relating to the handling of biological agents suspected of being SSBAs; provide for additional search and seizure powers; require registered entities to report certain existing reportable events to state or territory police; require registered entities to lodge nil annual and biannual reports; enable the secretary to cancel registration of an entity no longer handling SSBAs; and amend the definition of ‘biological agent’. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
24 Jun 2009Introduced and read a first time
24 Jun 2009Second reading moved
08 Sep 2009Referred to Main Committee
09 Sep 2009Second reading debate
09 Sep 2009Second reading agreed to
09 Sep 2009Reported from Main Committee
09 Sep 2009Third reading agreed to
Senate
10 Sep 2009Introduced and read a first time
10 Sep 2009Second reading moved
17 Sep 2009Second reading debate
17 Sep 2009Second reading agreed to
17 Sep 2009Third reading agreed to


17 Sep 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
07 Oct 2009Assent

Act no.: 100

Year: 2009

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Committee Information

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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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