Emergency Response Fund Bill 2019

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

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Summary

Introduced with the Emergency Response Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019, the bill uses uncommitted funds from the Education Investment Fund to establish the Emergency Response Fund (comprised of the Emergency Response Fund Special Account and the investments of the Emergency Response Fund) as a dedicated investment vehicle to provide an additional funding source for future emergency response and natural disaster recovery. Also establishes the Home Affairs Emergency Response Fund Special Account.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11 Sep 2019
Second reading moved 11 Sep 2019
Second reading debate 17 Sep 2019
Second reading agreed to 17 Sep 2019
Third reading agreed to 17 Sep 2019
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18 Sep 2019
Second reading moved 18 Sep 2019
Second reading debate 17 Oct 2019
Second reading agreed to 17 Oct 2019
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Requests details: 25 Opposition agreed to
17 Oct 2019
Bill agreed to, subject to requests 17 Oct 2019
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House made Senate requested amendments
17 Oct 2019
Senate
Third reading agreed to 17 Oct 2019
Finally passed both Houses 17 Oct 2019
Assent
  • Act no: 90
  • Year: 2019
28 Oct 2019

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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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.