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Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Passed Both Houses
Portfolio
Infrastructure

Summary

Part of a package of eight bills to reform the legal and governance framework for Norfolk Island, the bill amends: the Norfolk Island Act 1979 and 28 Acts to provide interim measures to implement the reform, including abolishing the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and Executive Council, and establishing an Advisory Council as an interim consultative body; the Norfolk Island Act 1979 and 115 Acts to provide for the final governance arrangements, including: the application of New South Wales (NSW) state law to Norfolk Island as Commonwealth law and to allow the Commonwealth to enter into arrangements with the NSW Government for the delivery of state level services; and extending certain mainland social security, immigration and health arrangements to Norfolk Island; and the Census and Statistics Act 1905 to align the power to collect statistics in the external territories with the power to collect statistics in the rest of Australia.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/03/15  
Second reading moved 26/03/15  
Second reading debate 12/05/15  
Second reading agreed to 12/05/15  
Third reading agreed to 12/05/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/05/15  
Second reading moved 13/05/15  
Second reading debate 14/05/15  
Second reading agreed to 14/05/15  
Third reading agreed to 14/05/15  
     
Finally passed both Houses 14/05/15  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes