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Quarantine Amendment (National Health Security) Bill 2008

Health and Ageing
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the Quarantine Act 1908 to give further effect to the International Health Regulations 2005 by: requiring persons and travellers subject to quarantine to submit themselves to vaccination or other prophylaxis, as necessary, and for the issue of certificates to provide proof of vaccination; and enabling charges to be levied on some travellers for the cost of certain health measures provided for public health reasons. Also makes minor technical and consequential amendments.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19 Mar 2008
Second reading moved 19 Mar 2008
Referred to Main Committee 28 May 2008
Second reading debate 29 May 2008
Second reading agreed to 29 May 2008
Reported from Main Committee 29 May 2008
Third reading agreed to 29 May 2008
Introduced and read a first time 16 Jun 2008
Second reading moved 16 Jun 2008
Second reading debate 19 Jun 2008
Second reading agreed to 19 Jun 2008
Third reading agreed to 19 Jun 2008
  • Act no.: 68
  • Year: 2008
19 Jun 2008

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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.

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