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Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
FARRELL, Sen Don

Summary

Amends the Defence Act 1903 to establish a framework for the administration of access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) by: enabling the minister to make the Woomera Prohibited Area Rules to prescribe certain matters, including defining the WPA and the zones to be demarcated within that area; creating a permit system for access and use by non-defence users; introducing offences and penalties for entering the WPA without permission and for failing to comply with a condition of a permit; providing for compensation for any acquisition of property from a person otherwise than on just terms; and providing for a cap on compensation payable in respect of loss or damage in the WPA.

Progress of bill

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

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/12/13  
Second reading moved 12/12/13  
Second reading debate 13/02/14  
Second reading debate 20/03/14  
     

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
  • Referred to Committee (12/12/2013): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; Committee report (04/03/2014)
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