Defence Legislation Amendment (Aid to Civilian Authorities) Bill 2006

Originating house
Parliament no
Amends the
Defence Act 1903
  to permit the use of the Australian Defence Force to protect States and Territories in response to domestic security and violence situations and to protect Commonwealth interests where State and Territory jurisdictions do not apply. Also makes consequential amendments to the
Air Force Act 1923
Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001
Naval Defence Act 1910

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07 Dec 2005Introduced and read a first time
07 Dec 2005Second reading moved
08 Feb 2006Second reading agreed to
08 Feb 2006Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 10 Government and 1 Opposition agreed to
08 Feb 2006Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
13 Feb 2006Introduced and read a first time
13 Feb 2006Second reading moved
13 Feb 2006Second reading agreed to
13 Feb 2006Third reading agreed to

01 Mar 2006Assent

Act no.: 3

Year: 2006

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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.
  • 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 changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

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