Territories Law Reform Bill 2010

Type
Government
Portfolio
Home Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
42
Summary
In response to recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories report
Quis custodiet ipsos Custodes?: Inquiry into Governance on Norfolk Island
, the bill amends: the
Norfolk Island Act 1979
  in relation to: the voting system for the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly; when elections are held; the process for selecting a Chief Minister and Ministers; advice provided to the Administrator when assenting to bills; the role of the Governor-General and Minister responsible for Territories in processing legislation; and the implementation of a contemporary financial management framework; six Acts in relation to the review of administrative actions; 11 Acts to make consequential amendments; and the
Christmas Island Act 1958
  and
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955
  to provide a vesting mechanism for powers and functions under Western Australian laws in these territories. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
17 Mar 2010Introduced and read a first time
17 Mar 2010Second reading moved
21 Jun 2010Second reading debate
21 Jun 2010Second reading agreed to
21 Jun 2010Third reading agreed to
Senate
22 Jun 2010Introduced and read a first time
22 Jun 2010Second reading moved
28 Sep 2010Lapsed at end of Parliament

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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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