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Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

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House of Representatives
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Amends the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 (FITS Act) to require the secretary to continue to publish certain information about registered persons after they cease to be registered, including information that was published about that person before their registration ceased; and National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Act 2018 to: provide that people who are liable to register under the FITS Act will be required to register within three months of the FITS Act commencing; and provide that, if election writs for either House of Parliament are issued before the end of that three month period, such persons will have to register no later than 14 days after the issuing of the writs.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Nov 2018
Second reading moved 28 Nov 2018
Second reading debate 04 Dec 2018
Second reading agreed to 04 Dec 2018
Third reading agreed to 04 Dec 2018
Introduced and read a first time 05 Dec 2018
Second reading moved 05 Dec 2018
Second reading debate 05 Dec 2018
Second reading agreed to 05 Dec 2018
Third reading agreed to 05 Dec 2018
Finally passed both Houses 05 Dec 2018
  • Act no: 152
  • Year: 2018
10 Dec 2018

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present


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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.

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