National Measurement Amendment Bill 2004

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  • National Measurement Amendment Bill 2003
Type
Government
Portfolio
Industry, Tourism and Resources
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the National Measurement Act 1960 to: establish the National Measurement Institute (including the establishment of the position of Chief Metrologist) within the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources and outline its functions and responsibilities; and dissolve the National Standards Commission. Also contains transitional provisions to provide for the transfer of assets and liabilities from the Commission and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation to the Commonwealth; amends the Science and Industry Research Act 1949 and National Measurement Regulations 1999; and contains a regulation-making power and an application provision.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03 Dec 2003
Second reading moved 03 Dec 2003
Second reading agreed to 11 Feb 2004
Third reading agreed to 11 Feb 2004
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12 Feb 2004
Second reading moved 12 Feb 2004
Second reading agreed to 11 Mar 2004
Third reading agreed to 11 Mar 2004
Assent
  • Act no.: 27
  • Year: 2004
25 Mar 2004

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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