Privacy Legislation Amendment (Emergencies and Disasters) Bill 2006

Originating house
Parliament no
Amends the
Privacy Act 1988
  in relation to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information about deceased, injured and missing individuals involved in an emergency or disaster occurring in Australia or overseas. Also makes a consequential amendment to the
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
  to ensure that ASIO is not prevented from disclosing information when an emergency is declared. 

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13 Sep 2006Introduced and read a first time
13 Sep 2006Second reading moved
17 Oct 2006Second reading agreed to
17 Oct 2006Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
17 Oct 2006Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
18 Oct 2006Introduced and read a first time
28 Nov 2006Second reading moved
28 Nov 2006Second reading agreed to
28 Nov 2006Third reading agreed to

06 Dec 2006Assent

Act no.: 148

Year: 2006

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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 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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