Auditor-General Amendment Bill 2008 [2009]

Type
Government
Portfolio
Special Minister of State 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
In response to certain recommendations of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit report on the Auditor-General Act (Report No. 386), the bill amends the
Auditor-General Act 1997
  to: clarify and extend the distribution of performance audit reports; provide for the inclusion of comments on proposed reports in final reports; clarify when audit information made available to entities and other parties in the course of a performance audit may be disclosed; clarify the powers of the Auditor-General when sensitive information is not to be included in a public report; and update penalty provisions. 

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Progress

Senate
03 Dec 2008Introduced and read a first time
03 Dec 2008Second reading moved
05 Feb 2009Second reading debate
05 Feb 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
05 Feb 2009Introduced
12 Feb 2009Second reading moved
12 Feb 2009Second reading debate
12 Feb 2009Second reading agreed to
12 Feb 2009Third reading agreed to


12 Feb 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
25 Feb 2009Assent

Act no.: 8

Year: 2009

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Transcript of speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Committee Information

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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

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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