Royal Commissions Amendment (Private Sessions) Bill 2019

Type
Government
Portfolio
Prime Minister
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the: Royal Commission Act 1902 to: enable a Royal Commission to hold private sessions where a regulation is made authorising it to do so; enable the Chair of a multi-member Royal Commission, or a sole Commissioner, to authorise Assistant Commissioners to hold private sessions; and impose limits on the use and disclosure of private session information and certain information given to the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission; and Freedom of Information Act 1982 to make consequential amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25 Jul 2019
Second reading moved 25 Jul 2019
Second reading debate 31 Jul 2019
Second reading agreed to 31 Jul 2019
Third reading agreed to 31 Jul 2019
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 31 Jul 2019
Second reading moved 31 Jul 2019
Second reading debate 09 Sep 2019
Second reading debate 10 Sep 2019
Second reading agreed to 10 Sep 2019
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
10 Sep 2019
Third reading agreed to 10 Sep 2019
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
10 Sep 2019
Finally passed both Houses 10 Sep 2019
Assent
  • Act no: 64
  • Year: 2019
13 Sep 2019

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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Schedules of 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.
  • 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

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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.