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Archives and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Prime Minister
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Reps
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Freedom of Information Act 1982 to exclude a right of access to documents provided to, or created by, the Independent Review into the workplaces of Parliamentarians and their staff conducted under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner; and Archives Act 1983 to provide that these documents would not come into the open access period until 99 years after the year the documents came into existence.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18 Mar 2021
Second reading moved 18 Mar 2021
Second reading debate 18 Mar 2021
Second reading agreed to 18 Mar 2021
Third reading agreed to 18 Mar 2021
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22 Mar 2021
Second reading moved 25 Mar 2021
Second reading debate 25 Mar 2021
Second reading agreed to 25 Mar 2021
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Independent agreed to
25 Mar 2021
Third reading agreed to 25 Mar 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Schedules of amendments

Helpful information

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.