Statute Update (Smaller Government) Bill 2017

Originating house
House of Representatives
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Amends: the Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000 to abolish the Oil Stewardship Advisory Council; the Product Stewardship Act 2011 to abolish the Product Stewardship Advisory Group; the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006 to abolish the Advisory Group of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority; the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 to abolish the Plant Breeder’s Rights Advisory Committee; the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 to abolish the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee; and five Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the: Tradespersons’ Rights Regulation Act 1946 to remove the redundant Australian Recognised Trade Certificate Program; and Development Allowance Authority Act 1992 and Infrastructure Certificate Cancellation Tax Act 1994 to: abolish the Development Allowance Authority; and cease the tax exempt infrastructure borrowing concession.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22 Jun 2017
Second reading moved 22 Jun 2017
Second reading debate 13 Sep 2017
Referred to Federation Chamber 13 Sep 2017
Second reading agreed to 13 Sep 2017
Reported from Federation Chamber 13 Sep 2017
Third reading agreed to 13 Sep 2017
Introduced and read a first time 14 Sep 2017
Second reading moved 14 Sep 2017
Second reading debate 29 Nov 2017
Second reading debate 05 Feb 2018
Second reading agreed to 05 Feb 2018
Committee of the Whole debate 05 Feb 2018
Third reading agreed to 05 Feb 2018
Finally passed both Houses 05 Feb 2018
  • Act no: 4
  • Year: 2018
20 Feb 2018

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments


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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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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.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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