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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Progress

House of Representatives
24 Aug 2011Introduced and read a first time
24 Aug 2011Second reading moved
12 Sep 2011Second reading debate
13 Sep 2011Consideration in detail debate
19 Sep 2011Consideration in detail debate
20 Sep 2011Consideration in detail debate
20 Sep 2011Third reading agreed to
Senate
21 Sep 2011Introduced and read a first time
21 Sep 2011Second reading moved
23 Nov 2011Second reading debate
23 Nov 2011Second reading agreed to
23 Nov 2011Committee of the Whole debate
23 Nov 2011Third reading agreed to


23 Nov 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
04 Dec 2011Assent

Act no.: 170

Year: 2011

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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

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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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