Foreign States Immunities Amendment Bill 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the
Foreign States Immunities Act 1985
  to enable a foreign State and its emergency management personnel to be immune in tort proceedings for acts or omissions that occur in the course of the foreign State providing emergency management assistance to Australia. Also contains a regulation making power. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
19 Aug 2009Introduced and read a first time
19 Aug 2009Second reading moved
09 Sep 2009Referred to Main Committee
10 Sep 2009Reported from Main Committee
10 Sep 2009Second reading agreed to
10 Sep 2009Third reading agreed to
Senate
14 Sep 2009Introduced and read a first time
14 Sep 2009Second reading moved
17 Sep 2009Second reading moved
17 Sep 2009Second reading agreed to
17 Sep 2009Third reading agreed to


17 Sep 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
18 Sep 2009Assent

Act no.: 89

Year: 2009

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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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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