Royal Commissions Amendment Bill 2013

Prime Minister 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
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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House of Representatives
13 Feb 2013Introduced and read a first time
13 Feb 2013Second reading moved
13 Mar 2013Second reading debate
13 Mar 2013Second reading agreed to
13 Mar 2013Third reading agreed to
13 Mar 2013Introduced and read a first time
13 Mar 2013Second reading moved
19 Mar 2013Second reading debate
19 Mar 2013Second reading agreed to
19 Mar 2013Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 7 Government agreed to
19 Mar 2013Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
19 Mar 2013Message from Senate reported
20 Mar 2013Consideration of Senate message

20 Mar 2013Text of bill as passed both Houses
28 Mar 2013Assent

Act no.: 24

Year: 2013

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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