Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Defence
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the:
Defence Act 1903
to establish a framework for the administration of access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) by: enabling the minister to make the Woomera Prohibited Area Rules to prescribe certain matters, including defining the WPA and the zones to be demarcated within that area; creating a permit system for access and use by non-defence users; introducing offences and penalties for entering the WPA without permission and for failing to comply with a condition of a permit; providing for compensation for any acquisition of property from a person otherwise than on just terms; providing for a cap on compensation payable in respect of loss or damage in the WPA; and validating any declaration or past act under the regulations; and Defence Force Regulations 1952 to update terminology in relation to compensation for acquisition of property.

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Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27 Mar 2014
Second reading moved 27 Mar 2014
Second reading debate 26 Jun 2014
Second reading agreed to 26 Jun 2014
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
26 Jun 2014
Third reading agreed to 26 Jun 2014
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14 Jul 2014
Second reading moved 16 Jul 2014
Second reading debate 16 Jul 2014
Referred to Federation Chamber 16 Jul 2014
Second reading agreed to 16 Jul 2014
Reported from Federation Chamber 16 Jul 2014
Third reading agreed to 16 Jul 2014
Finally passed both Houses 16 Jul 2014
Assent
  • Act no.: 95
  • Year: 2014
08 Aug 2014

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Proposed amendments

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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.
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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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