Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Certificates and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009]

Type
Government
Portfolio
Special Minister of State
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the
Freedom of Information Act 1982
,
Archives Act 1983
,
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
and
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
to: remove the power to issue conclusive certificates; revoke existing conclusive certificates if a new access request is received; implement measures to protect sensitive information in proceedings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and make consequential amendments.

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Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 26 Nov 2008
Second reading moved 26 Nov 2008
Second reading debate 13 Aug 2009
Second reading agreed to 13 Aug 2009
Committee of the Whole debate 13 Aug 2009
Third reading agreed to 13 Aug 2009
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17 Aug 2009
Second reading moved 14 Sep 2009
Second reading debate 14 Sep 2009
Second reading debate 15 Sep 2009
Second reading agreed to 15 Sep 2009
Third reading agreed to 15 Sep 2009
Text of bill as passed both Houses 15 Sep 2009
Assent
  • Act no.: 99
  • Year: 2009
06 Oct 2009

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Text of bill

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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.
  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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