Royal Commissions Amendment Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Prime Minister
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the
Royal Commissions Act 1902
to: enable the President or Chair of a multi-member Royal Commission to authorise one or more members to hold a hearing; and permit the Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to authorise members of the commission to hold private sessions.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13 Feb 2013
Second reading moved 13 Feb 2013
Second reading debate 13 Mar 2013
Second reading agreed to 13 Mar 2013
Third reading agreed to 13 Mar 2013
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13 Mar 2013
Second reading moved 13 Mar 2013
Second reading debate 19 Mar 2013
Second reading agreed to 19 Mar 2013
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 7 Government agreed to
19 Mar 2013
Third reading agreed to 19 Mar 2013
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 19 Mar 2013
Consideration of Senate message 20 Mar 2013
Text of bill as passed both Houses 20 Mar 2013
Assent
  • Act no.: 24
  • Year: 2013
28 Mar 2013

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest

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Notes

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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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