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Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Defence

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; providing for a cap on compensation payable in respect of loss or damage in the WPA; and validating any declaration or past act under the regulations; and Defence Force Regulations 1952 to update terminology in relation to compensation for acquisition of property.

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 27/03/14  
Second reading moved 27/03/14  
Second reading debate 26/06/14  
Second reading agreed to 26/06/14  
Committee of the Whole debate 26/06/14 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 26/06/14  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/07/14  
Second reading moved 16/07/14  
Second reading debate 16/07/14  
Referred to Federation Chamber 16/07/14  
Second reading agreed to 16/07/14  
Reported from Federation Chamber 16/07/14  
Third reading agreed to 16/07/14  
     
Finally passed both Houses 16/07/14  
Assent 08/08/14 Act no.: 95 - Year: 2014
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet BT275]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (27/03/2014): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; Committee report (14/05/2014)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )