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Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021

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

Introduced with the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, the bill amends the: Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 to: extend the Australian Human Rights Commission’s complaints-handling functions to complaints of unlawful religious discrimination under the Religious Discrimination Act 2021, when enacted; and establish the Religious Discrimination Commissioner as a member of the commission; Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 and Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 to allow the Inspector-General to inquire into acts or practices of intelligence agencies that may be inconsistent with or contrary to the Religious Discrimination Act 2021, referred by the Australian Human Rights Commission; Civil Aviation Act 1988 to provide that civil aviation regulations may be inconsistent with the Religious Discrimination Act 2021 if necessary for the safety of air navigation; Fair Work Act 2009 (FWA) to recognise the Religious Discrimination Act 2021 as an anti-discrimination law for the purposes of the FWA’s general protection provisions; Sea Installations Act 1987 (SIA) to recognise the Religious Discrimination Act 2021 as an anti-discrimination law for the purposes of the SIA; and Religious Discrimination Act 2021 to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Amendment Act 2021 (Vic).

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25 Nov 2021
Second reading moved 25 Nov 2021
Second reading debate 02 Dec 2021
Second reading debate 08 Feb 2022
Second reading debate 09 Feb 2022
Second reading agreed to 10 Feb 2022
(After Midnight)
Third reading agreed to 10 Feb 2022
(After Midnight)
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10 Feb 2022
Second reading moved 10 Feb 2022

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

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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.

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