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Australia Council Amendment (Creative Australia) Bill 2023

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
Parliament no

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Gives effect to certain elements of the Government's National Cultural Policy by amending the: Australia Council Act 2013 to: enable the transfer of the functions of Creative Partnerships Australia Ltd to the Australia Council and provide that it may operate as either the Australia Council or Creative Australia; and clarify the constitutional basis for the Act; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to remove Creative Partnerships as a deductible gift recipient.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15 Feb 2023
Second reading moved 15 Feb 2023
Referred to Federation Chamber 07 Mar 2023
Second reading debate 07 Mar 2023
Second reading agreed to 08 Mar 2023
Reported from Federation Chamber 08 Mar 2023
Third reading agreed to 08 Mar 2023
Introduced and read a first time 09 Mar 2023
Second reading moved 09 Mar 2023

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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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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