National Health Security Amendment Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the
National Health Security Act 2007
in relation to the security sensitive biological agent (SSBA) scheme to: provide different reporting, compliance and condition arrangements for organisations which temporarily handle an SSBA; require entities undertaking emergency maintenance of registered facilities to report their arrangements to the department; enable the secretary to impose conditions on entities determined to be non-compliant with the SSBA standards until such time as compliance is achieved; require registered entities which undertake initial testing of suspected SSBAs to report all results of confirmatory testing; clarify that an entity listed as an exempt entity is not subject to the reporting and handling requirements for a suspected SSBA; and make consequential amendments.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19 Sep 2012
Second reading moved 19 Sep 2012
Referred to Federation Chamber 09 Oct 2012
Second reading debate 09 Oct 2012
Second reading agreed to 09 Oct 2012
Reported from Federation Chamber 10 Oct 2012
Third reading agreed to 10 Oct 2012
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11 Oct 2012
Second reading moved 11 Oct 2012
Second reading debate 22 Nov 2012
Second reading agreed to 22 Nov 2012
Third reading agreed to 22 Nov 2012
Assent
  • Act no.: 182
  • Year: 2012
10 Dec 2012

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

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 theĀ 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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