Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Public Service and Integrity
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43
Summary
The bill: establishes a framework to encourage and facilitate reporting of wrongdoing by public officials in the Commonwealth public sector; ensures that Commonwealth agencies properly investigate and respond to public interest disclosures; provides protections to public officials who make qualifying public interest disclosures; and provides for a review of the operation of the Act after two years.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21 Mar 2013
Second reading moved 21 Mar 2013
Referred to Federation Chamber 19 Jun 2013
Second reading debate 19 Jun 2013
Second reading agreed to 19 Jun 2013
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 73 Government agreed to; 1 Independent agreed to
19 Jun 2013
Reported from Federation Chamber 19 Jun 2013
Third reading agreed to 19 Jun 2013
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24 Jun 2013
Second reading moved 24 Jun 2013
Second reading debate 26 Jun 2013
Second reading agreed to 26 Jun 2013
Third reading agreed to 26 Jun 2013
Text of bill as passed both Houses 26 Jun 2013
Assent
  • Act no.: 133
  • Year: 2013
15 Jul 2013

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

House of representatives

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Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest

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Notes

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Helpful information

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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