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Freedom of Information Amendment (Requests and Reasons) Bill 2015


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
LUDWIG, Sen Joe

Summary

Amends the Freedom of Information Act 1982 to require agencies and ministers to publish the exact wording of freedom of information requests and a statement of reasons concerning the decision to allow or refuse the release of requested documents.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/05/15  
Second reading moved 13/05/15  
Second reading debate 18/06/15  
Second reading debate 26/11/15  
Lapsed at prorogation 17/04/16  
Restored to Notice Paper 19/04/16  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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

Bills Digest



Notes