Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Prime Minister
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends: five Acts in the Agriculture portfolio to abolish the Australian Landcare Council, and make amendments consequential on seven Acts being repealed; two Acts in the Environment portfolio to abolish the Natural Heritage Trust Advisory Committee and the Biological Diversity Advisory Committee, and remove spent provisions; the Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995 to remove certain administrative requirements for compensation payers and claimants; the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Reserves and Committee Self-management) Act 1978 to make amendments consequential on two Acts being repealed; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance)(Administration) Act 1999, Paid Parental Leave Act 2010, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Student Assistance Act 1973 to enable the release of information collected under the Acts in an aggregated form which does not disclose information about a particular person; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and Social Security Act 1991 to remove spent indexation provisions, and make consequential amendments; the Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to remove spent provisions relating to the Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme and the Retirement Assistance for Sugarcane Farmers Scheme; the Social Security Act 1991 to remove spent savings, transitional and application provisions, and make technical amendments; three Acts in the Treasury portfolio to remove spent provisions; and the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to remove spent provisions relating to the Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme and the Retirement Assistance for Sugarcane Farmers Scheme. Also repeals 14 Acts administered in three portfolios.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18 Mar 2015
Second reading moved 18 Mar 2015
Second reading debate 07 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 10 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 14 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 15 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 17 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 12 Oct 2015
Second reading agreed to 12 Oct 2015
Third reading agreed to 12 Oct 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12 Oct 2015
Second reading moved 12 Oct 2015
Second reading debate 24 Feb 2016
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Australian Greens agreed to
24 Feb 2016
Third reading agreed to 24 Feb 2016
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 25 Feb 2016
Lapsed at prorogation 15 Apr 2016
Restored to Notice Paper 02 May 2016
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
04 May 2016
Finally passed both Houses 04 May 2016
Assent
  • Act no: 47
  • Year: 2016
05 May 2016

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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