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Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2011

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  • Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010
Foreign Affairs
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House of Representatives
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Modelled on the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945, the bill provides a framework for Australia to implement autonomous sanctions which may be applied to specific governments, individuals or entities, or specific goods and services that are responsible for, or involved with, a situation of international concern.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30 Sep 2010
Second reading moved 30 Sep 2010
Referred to Main Committee 25 Oct 2010
Second reading debate 26 Oct 2010
Second reading agreed to 26 Oct 2010
Reported from Main Committee 27 Oct 2010
Third reading agreed to 27 Oct 2010
Introduced and read a first time 28 Oct 2010
Second reading moved 28 Oct 2010
Second reading debate 10 May 2011
Second reading agreed to 10 May 2011
Third reading agreed to 10 May 2011
Text of bill as passed both Houses 10 May 2011
  • Act no.: 38
  • Year: 2011
26 May 2011

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


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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.