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Mutual Recognition Amendment Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Prime Minister
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 to: introduce a uniform scheme of automatic mutual recognition (AMR) by enabling an individual who is registered for an occupation in their home state to carry on those activities in other states and territories; enable a state minister to exempt a registration in their state from being subject to AMR for a renewable period of up to five years because of a significant risk to consumer protection, the environment, animal welfare or the health or safety of workers or the public; and enable a state minister to exempt a registration in their state for a temporary period of six months after commencement of the Act, with an option to extend for a further period to 30 June 2022 if needed.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18 Mar 2021
Second reading moved 18 Mar 2021
Second reading debate 25 Mar 2021
Second reading agreed to 25 Mar 2021
Consideration in detail debate 25 Mar 2021
Third reading agreed to 25 Mar 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11 May 2021
Second reading moved 11 May 2021
Second reading debate 12 May 2021
Second reading agreed to 12 May 2021
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 11 Government agreed to
12 May 2021
Third reading agreed to 12 May 2021
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 12 May 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Senate

Schedules of amendments

Notes

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.