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Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

Type
Government
Portfolio
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Parliament no
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Summary

Introduced with the Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2020, the bill amends the: Norfolk Island Act 1979, Christmas Island Act 1958 and Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955 to ensure the effective operation of the laws of other states and territories which have been applied in these external territories; Norfolk Island Act 1979 to: enable the Australian Government to enter into arrangements with any state or territory government to support state-type service delivery in Norfolk Island; and provide for the possible future conferral upon the courts of a state or territory jurisdiction in relation to Norfolk Island; Corporations Act 2001, Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001, National Credit Protection Act 2009, Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and Cross-Border Insolvency Act 2008 to extend the application of the Acts to the external territories; ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 and ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Act 2017 to remove outdated references to the 'Crown in right of Norfolk Island'; Bankruptcy Act 1966 to enable the Australian Financial Security Authority to provide bankruptcy and personal property security services to Norfolk Island; Freedom of Information Act 1982 to clarify its application to bodies established under a law in force in Norfolk Island; Privacy Act 1988 to: clarify its application to statutory bodies in the external territories; and clarify the application of the Australian Privacy Principles to state and territory laws which have been applied in the external territories and the Jervis Bay Territory; Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 to: extend its coverage to decisions made by Commonwealth officials under applied laws in the external territories and the Jervis Bay Territory; and extend the right to judicial review to decisions made under laws made by the former Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and continued pre-self-government ordinances; Criminal Code Act 1995 to update the definition of 'Commonwealth public official' to include people exercising powers or functions under a law in force in Norfolk Island; Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to enable the Australian Communications and Media Authority to issues licences and undertake future broadcasting planning in Norfolk Island; Copyright Act 1968 to ensure Norfolk Island is treated as a territory instead of a state for the purposes of the Act; and Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 to extend the application of the Act to Norfolk Island. Also makes consequential amendments to eight Acts.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 07 Oct 2020
Second reading moved 07 Oct 2020

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.