Modern Slavery Bill 2018

Type
Government
Portfolio
Home Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Establishes a Modern Slavery Reporting Requirement to require certain large businesses and other entities in Australia to make annual public reports (Modern Slavery Statements) on their actions to address modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chains.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Jun 2018
Second reading moved 28 Jun 2018
Second reading debate 12 Sep 2018
Second reading debate 17 Sep 2018
Second reading agreed to 17 Sep 2018
Consideration in detail debate 17 Sep 2018
Third reading agreed to 17 Sep 2018
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18 Sep 2018
Second reading moved 18 Sep 2018
Second reading debate 28 Nov 2018
Second reading agreed to 28 Nov 2018
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
28 Nov 2018
Third reading agreed to 28 Nov 2018
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
29 Nov 2018
Finally passed both Houses 29 Nov 2018
Assent
  • Act no: 153
  • Year: 2018
10 Dec 2018

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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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 changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the 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.