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Second Reading Speeches

National Emergency Declaration (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Introduced with the National Emergency Declaration Bill 2020 to implement a recommendation of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements, the bill amends: 24 Acts, four regulations and four ordinances that contain powers that are used by the Commonwealth when responding to, or supporting the recovery from, emergencies to enable the use of alternative or simplified statutory tests to streamline the exercise of those powers where a national emergency has been declared; and

National Emergency Declaration Act 2020
and
Radiocommunications Act 1992
to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the
Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment (Reform and Modernisation) Act 2020
.