Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020

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House of Representatives
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Introduced with the Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020 to implement a scheme to authorise and regulate access to Australian Government data, the bill makes consequential amendments to the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979, Freedom of Information Act 1982 and Privacy Act 1988 in relation to the operation of the scheme.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 09 Dec 2020
Second reading moved 09 Dec 2020
Second reading debate 30 Mar 2022
Second reading agreed to 30 Mar 2022
Third reading agreed to 30 Mar 2022
Introduced and read a first time 30 Mar 2022
Second reading agreed to 30 Mar 2022
Third reading agreed to
  • : Amendment details: 6 Government agreed to
30 Mar 2022
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 31 Mar 2022
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
31 Mar 2022
Finally passed both Houses 31 Mar 2022
  • Act no: 12
  • Year: 2022
31 Mar 2022

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments


Schedules of amendments

Bills digest


Helpful information

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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