Freedom of Information Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Office) Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the:
Freedom of Information Act 1982
to: provide an exemption for information held by departments and agencies that relates to a confidential request to the Parliamentary Budget Office; provide that the Administrative Review Tribunal may review a decision refusing to grant access to a document claimed to be exempt; and provide that an agency is not required to give information as to the existence or non-existence of a document; and
Privacy Act 1988
to make a consequential amendment.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 Oct 2012
Second reading moved 10 Oct 2012
Second reading debate 30 Oct 2012
Second reading agreed to 30 Oct 2012
Third reading agreed to 30 Oct 2012
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 30 Oct 2012
Second reading moved 30 Oct 2012
Second reading debate 22 Nov 2012
Second reading agreed to 22 Nov 2012
Third reading agreed to 22 Nov 2012
Text of bill as passed both Houses 22 Nov 2012
Assent
  • Act no.: 177
  • Year: 2012
04 Dec 2012

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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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Bills digest

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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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