Parliamentary Service Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Officer) Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Treasury
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the:
Parliamentary Service Act 1999
to: establish the Parliamentary Budget Office and the position of Parliamentary Budget Officer to provide independent and non-partisan analysis of the budget cycle, fiscal policy and the financial implications of proposals; and provide for the functions and governance of the Office;
Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998
to provide that parties with at least five members in Parliament may request election costings from the Departments of Treasury and Finance;
Freedom of Information Act 1982
to list the Office as an exempt agency; and
Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976
and
Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973
to make consequential amendments.

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24 Aug 2011
Second reading moved 24 Aug 2011
Second reading debate 12 Sep 2011
Consideration in detail debate 13 Sep 2011
Consideration in detail debate 19 Sep 2011
Consideration in detail debate 20 Sep 2011
Third reading agreed to 20 Sep 2011
(After Midnight)
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 21 Sep 2011
Second reading moved 21 Sep 2011
Second reading debate 23 Nov 2011
Second reading agreed to 23 Nov 2011
Committee of the Whole debate 23 Nov 2011
Third reading agreed to 23 Nov 2011
Text of bill as passed both Houses 23 Nov 2011
Assent
  • Act no.: 170
  • Year: 2011
04 Dec 2011

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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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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 the 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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