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Second Reading Speeches

Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Part of a package of eight bills to reform the legal and governance framework for Norfolk Island, the bill amends the:

Norfolk Island Act 1979
and 28 Acts to provide interim measures to implement the reform, including abolishing the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and Executive Council, and establishing an Advisory Council as an interim consultative body; the
Norfolk Island Act 1979
and 115 Acts to provide for final governance arrangements, including: the application of New South Wales (NSW) state law to Norfolk Island as Commonwealth law and to allow the Commonwealth to enter into arrangements with the NSW Government for the delivery of state level services; and extending certain mainland social security, immigration and health arrangements to Norfolk Island; and
Census and Statistics Act 1905
to align the power to collect statistics in the external territories with the power to collect statistics in the rest of Australia.