Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2013

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  • Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2012
Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
HOGG, Sen John
HOGG, Sen John
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the
Parliamentary Service Act 1999
to: clarify the roles and responsibilities of secretaries of parliamentary service departments; amend the role and responsibilities of the Senior Executive Service; clarify when reviews of action may be undertaken by the Parliamentary Service Merit Protection Commissioner (MPC); provide for the Parliamentary Service Commissioner (the commissioner) to undertake investigations into whistleblower reports after notifying the Presiding Officers; enable the commissioner and the MPC to delegate their powers and functions; revise the Parliamentary Service Values and Parliamentary Service Code of Conduct and provide for Parliamentary Service Employment Principles; add a statement about the role of the parliamentary service; and make technical amendments in relation to: code of conduct; whistleblower reports; review of actions; non-ongoing parliamentary service employees; confidentiality of information; immunity from suit; legislative instruments; and acting appointments for statutory office-holder positions.

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Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28 Nov 2012
Second reading moved 28 Nov 2012
Second reading debate 07 Feb 2013
Second reading agreed to 07 Feb 2013
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 President agreed to
07 Feb 2013
Third reading agreed to 07 Feb 2013
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11 Feb 2013
Second reading moved 11 Feb 2013
Second reading debate 13 Feb 2013
Second reading agreed to 13 Feb 2013
Third reading agreed to 13 Feb 2013
Text of bill as passed both Houses 13 Feb 2013
Assent
  • Act no.: 4
  • Year: 2013
01 Mar 2013

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes

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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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