Quarantine Amendment (Health) Bill 2003

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the
Quarantine Act 1908
  in relation to: health clearances for incoming overseas vessels; independent medical assessments; vector monitoring and control activities; creation of vector control offence and penalty provisions; insertion and repeal of certain definitions; removal of certain outdated references; clarification that a person can be quarantined on the basis of a quarantine officer’s reasonable suspicion of infection or exposure; and provision that persons released under quarantine surveillance cannot be apprehended. Also contains savings and application provisions. 

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Progress

Senate
21 Aug 2003Introduced and read a first time
21 Aug 2003Second reading moved
10 Sep 2003Second reading agreed to
10 Sep 2003Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
10 Sep 2003Introduced and read a first time
10 Sep 2003Second reading moved
15 Sep 2003Second reading agreed to
15 Sep 2003Third reading agreed to


26 Sep 2003Assent

Act no.: 91

Year: 2003

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Explanatory memoranda

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Text of bill

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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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