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
26 Nov 2008Introduced and read a first time
26 Nov 2008Second reading moved
13 Aug 2009Second reading debate
13 Aug 2009Second reading agreed to
13 Aug 2009Committee of the Whole debate
13 Aug 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
17 Aug 2009Introduced and read a first time
14 Sep 2009Second reading moved
14 Sep 2009Second reading debate
15 Sep 2009Second reading debate
15 Sep 2009Second reading agreed to
15 Sep 2009Third reading agreed to


15 Sep 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
06 Oct 2009Assent

Act no.: 99

Year: 2009

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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