Australian Protective Service Amendment Bill 2003

Justice and Customs 
Originating house
Parliament no
Amends the
Australian Protective Service Act 1987
  to: confer additional powers on Australian Protective Service (APS) officers in relation to requests for personal identification and information, and search and seizure powers; and ensure that the powers for both the Australian Federal Police and the APS are consistent when operating in the same locations under the same circumstances. 

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26 Jun 2003Introduced and read a first time
26 Jun 2003Second reading moved
08 Oct 2003Second reading agreed to
08 Oct 2003Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Opposition and 7 Australian Democrats agreed to
13 Oct 2003Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
13 Oct 2003Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
15 Oct 2003Introduced and read a first time
15 Oct 2003Second reading moved
06 Nov 2003Second reading agreed to
06 Nov 2003Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 6 Government agreed to
06 Nov 2003Third reading agreed to
24 Nov 2003Message from House of Reps reported
25 Nov 2003Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate agreed to House amendments

08 Dec 2003Assent

Act no.: 128

Year: 2003

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  • 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.
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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

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Schedules of amendments

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