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Statute Law Revision Bill 2010

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  • Statute Law Revision Bill 2009
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House of Representatives
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The bill: amends 54 Acts to correct clerical and drafting errors; repeals 5 obsolete Acts; amends the Tradesmen’s Rights Regulation Act 1946 to replace gender-specific language with gender-neutral language; amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to ensure the consistent use of the expression ‘ballot paper’; and amends 75 Acts to ensure the consistency of language used to describe the internet and internet-related technology.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Oct 2009
Second reading moved 28 Oct 2009
Referred to Main Committee 24 Nov 2009
Second reading debate 26 Nov 2009
Second reading agreed to 26 Nov 2009
Reported from Main Committee 26 Nov 2009
Third reading agreed to 26 Nov 2009
Introduced and read a first time 30 Nov 2009
Second reading moved 30 Nov 2009
Second reading debate 04 Feb 2010
Second reading agreed to 04 Feb 2010
Third reading agreed to 04 Feb 2010
Text of bill as passed both Houses 04 Feb 2010
  • Act no.: 8
  • Year: 2010
01 Mar 2010

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

Bills digest


Helpful information

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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