Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission Bill 2010

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
KERR, Duncan, MP
KERR, Duncan, MP
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
42

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Summary

Establishes the Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission to inquire into, and advise the Parliament on, allegations of judicial misbehaviour or incapacity made against a federal justice. Also amends the Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987 to permit the testing of a witness’ creditibility in court or other proceedings when that witness has previously given evidence to a House or committee of the Parliament which is inconsistent with the evidence given to the court or tribunal.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22 Feb 2010
Referred to Main Committee 26 May 2010
Second reading debate 31 May 2010
Second reading moved 31 May 2010
Lapsed at dissolution 19 Jul 2010

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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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.
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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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