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Second Reading Speeches

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Amendment (Australian Freedoms) Bill 2019

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
BERNARDI, Sen Cory
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011
to: include a definition of 'Australian freedoms'; require the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights to explicitly consider 'Australian freedoms' in its examinations of legislation; and require statements of compatibility for bills and disallowable legislative instruments to provide certain information in relation to 'Australian freedoms'.