Prime Minister and Cabinet Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Indigenous Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 to remove the requirement for the Indigenous Business Australia’s corporate plan to be tabled; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Act 2005 to enable the appropriate consenting authority to waive the exercise of its statutory consent power by providing written notice; Auditor-General Act 1997 to align the annual reporting requirements of the Auditor-General with his or her responsibility to the Parliament; and Royal Commissions Act 1902 to: enable commissioners to compel the provision of a written statement; increase the penalty for failure to comply with a summons or notice to produce; replace references to penalties expressed as a number of dollars with penalties expressed as a number of penalty units; and enable the Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department to be given custody of Royal Commission records by regulation. Also repeals the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Reserves and Communities Self-management) Act 1978 and Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation Act 1991; and amends the Age Discrimination Act 2004 and Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1983 to make amendments consequential on the repeal of those Acts.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30 Mar 2017
Second reading moved 30 Mar 2017
Second reading debate 08 Aug 2017
Second reading agreed to 08 Aug 2017
Third reading agreed to 08 Aug 2017
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09 Aug 2017
Second reading moved 09 Aug 2017

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Text of bill

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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

  • 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

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