COAG Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Prime Minister
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House of Representatives
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Amends: the COAG Reform Fund Act 2008 to amend the short title of the Act to the Federation Reform Fund Act 2008; the COAG Refund Fund Act 2008 and eight other Acts to update references to the COAG Reform Fund with references to the Federation Reform Fund; 16 Acts to: update references to COAG with references to the First Ministers Council and define it as a body consisting only of, or including, the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers; retain the term Ministerial Council, but amends its definition to a body that consists of the Minister of the Commonwealth and each State and Territory who is responsible for the relevant matter; or amend specific names of councils to the generic Ministerial Council term; and 17 Acts to confirm that where Commonwealth legislation makes provisions to protect from disclosure the deliberations and decisions of the Cabinet and its committees, these provisions apply to the deliberations and decisions of the National Cabinet.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02 Sep 2021
Second reading moved 02 Sep 2021
Lapsed at dissolution 11 Apr 2022

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments


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.

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