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Emergency Response Fund Amendment (Disaster Ready Fund) Bill 2022

Type
Government
Portfolio
Finance
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
47

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Summary

Amends: the Emergency Response Fund Act 2019 to: rename the Emergency Response Fund as the Disaster Ready Fund; change the title of the Act to the Disaster Ready Fund Act 2019; enable up to $200 million per financial year to be debited from the Disaster Ready Fund for natural disaster resilience and risk reduction; enable the minister to adjust the maximum disbursement amount by legislative instrument; transfer responsibility for fund expenditure to the National Emergency Management Agency; amend certain administrative arrangements in relation to transfers from the fund; and six Acts to make consequential amendments. Also enables the responsible ministers to make specified consequential amendments to the Emergency Response Fund Investment Mandate Direction 2020 by legislative instrument.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 07 Sep 2022
Second reading moved 07 Sep 2022
Second reading debate 25 Oct 2022
Referred to Federation Chamber 25 Oct 2022
Second reading debate 26 Oct 2022
Second reading debate 27 Oct 2022
Reported from Federation Chamber 27 Oct 2022
Second reading agreed to 27 Oct 2022
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
27 Oct 2022
Third reading agreed to 27 Oct 2022
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 21 Nov 2022
Second reading moved 21 Nov 2022
Second reading debate 22 Nov 2022
Second reading agreed to 22 Nov 2022
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Opposition and 1 Independent (Senator Pocock) agreed to
22 Nov 2022
Third reading agreed to 22 Nov 2022
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 23 Nov 2022
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
23 Nov 2022
Finally passed both Houses 23 Nov 2022
Assent
  • Act no: 65
  • Year: 2022
29 Nov 2022

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Senate

Schedules of amendments

Bills digest

Notes

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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