28 March 2017
© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
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Background to the bill
Compatibility with human rights
Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of this report
Purpose and overview of the bill
Inadequate time for reporting
No compelling arguments for amendments to section 18C
Procedural changes to the AHRC Act
Answers to questions on notice
Committee SecretarySenate Legal and Constitutional Affairs CommitteePO Box 6100Parliament HouseCanberra ACT 2600 Phone: +61 2 6277 3560Fax: +61 2 6277 firstname.lastname@example.org
On 23 March 2017, the Senate referred an inquiry into the Human Rights Amendment Bill 2017 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 28 March 2017.
The closing date for submissions is 12 noon on Monday 27 March 2017.
The committee requests that any submissions made to this inquiry address new issues regarding this bill specifically, rather than duplicate the content of submissions received by the Joint Committee on Human Rights, which published its report Freedom of Speech in Australia on 28 February 2017.
24 Mar 2017: Canberra
House of Representatives