Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

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

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Summary

Part of a package of eight bills to reform the legal and governance framework for Norfolk Island, the bill amends the: Norfolk Island Act 1979 and 28 Acts to provide interim measures to implement the reform, including abolishing the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and Executive Council, and establishing an Advisory Council as an interim consultative body; the Norfolk Island Act 1979 and 115 Acts to provide for final governance arrangements, including: the application of New South Wales (NSW) state law to Norfolk Island as Commonwealth law and to allow the Commonwealth to enter into arrangements with the NSW Government for the delivery of state level services; and extending certain mainland social security, immigration and health arrangements to Norfolk Island; and Census and Statistics Act 1905 to align the power to collect statistics in the external territories with the power to collect statistics in the rest of Australia.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 Mar 2015
Second reading moved 26 Mar 2015
Second reading debate 12 May 2015
Second reading agreed to 12 May 2015
Third reading agreed to 12 May 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13 May 2015
Second reading moved 13 May 2015
Second reading debate 14 May 2015
Second reading agreed to 14 May 2015
Third reading agreed to 14 May 2015
Finally passed both Houses 14 May 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 59
  • Year: 2015
26 May 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 changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the 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.