Marriage Law Survey (Additional Safeguards) Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Finance
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Implements measures relating to public communications in the conduct of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, including: requiring authorisations on all forms of communication of marriage law survey matter and providing the Electoral Commissioner with related information-gathering powers; imposing obligations on broadcasters to give reasonable opportunities for broadcasting opposing views; providing for offences for bribery and threats and civil penalties in relation to vilification, interference, discrimination and misleading or deceptive publications; providing for injunctive relief in relation to the statistics collection process and related activities; and enabling the Electoral Commissioner to make rules prescribing certain matters.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13 Sep 2017
Second reading moved 13 Sep 2017
Second reading debate 13 Sep 2017
Second reading agreed to 13 Sep 2017
Committee of the Whole debate 13 Sep 2017
Third reading agreed to 13 Sep 2017
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13 Sep 2017
Second reading moved 13 Sep 2017
Second reading debate 13 Sep 2017
Second reading agreed to 13 Sep 2017
Third reading agreed to 13 Sep 2017
Finally passed both Houses 13 Sep 2017
Assent
  • Act no: 96
  • Year: 2017
13 Sep 2017

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Text of bill

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Proposed amendments

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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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