Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Treasury
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Corporations Act 2001 to consolidate and broaden the existing protections and remedies for corporate and financial sector whistleblowers; Taxation Administration Act 1953 to create a whistleblower protection regime for disclosures of information by individuals regarding breaches of the tax laws or misconduct relating to an entity’s tax affairs; and Banking Act 1959, Insurance Act 1973, Life Insurance Act 1995 and Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 to make consequential amendments.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07 Dec 2017
Second reading moved 07 Dec 2017

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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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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