Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Border Protection
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the
Australian Citizenship Act 2007
to provide access to citizenship for children adopted by Australian citizens through bilateral arrangements made by Australia with specific countries who are not parties to the Hague Convention on Protection and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29 May 2014
Second reading moved 29 May 2014
Second reading debate 17 Jul 2014
Second reading debate 01 Sep 2014
Second reading debate 02 Sep 2014
Second reading debate 04 Sep 2014
Second reading debate 22 Sep 2014
Second reading agreed to 22 Sep 2014
Third reading agreed to 22 Sep 2014
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25 Sep 2014
Second reading moved 25 Sep 2014
Second reading debate 26 Nov 2014
Second reading debate 09 Feb 2015
Second reading agreed to 09 Feb 2015
Third reading agreed to 09 Feb 2015
Finally passed both Houses 09 Feb 2015
Assent
  • Act no.: 7
  • Year: 2015
25 Feb 2015

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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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