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Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Amendment Bill 2021

Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act 2001 to: implement certain recommendations of the Independent Review of the Sydney Harbour Federal Trust by enabling the Harbour Trust to operate as an ongoing entity, amending processes relating to the appointment of members, increasing the threshold for ministerial approval of contracts to $5 million and providing for indexation of the threshold amount, and amending the processes for entering into long-term leases or licences; extend the existing regulation-making powers; establish compliance and enforcement powers; and make amendments contingent on the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18 Mar 2021
Second reading moved 18 Mar 2021
Second reading debate 01 Jun 2021
Second reading agreed to 01 Jun 2021
Consideration in detail debate 01 Jun 2021
Third reading agreed to 01 Jun 2021
Introduced and read a first time 15 Jun 2021
Second reading moved 15 Jun 2021
Second reading debate 17 Jun 2021
Second reading agreed to 17 Jun 2021
Third reading agreed to 17 Jun 2021
Finally passed both Houses 17 Jun 2021
  • Act no: 49
  • Year: 2021
23 Jun 2021

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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

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