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Quarantine Amendment (National Health Security) Bill 2008

Originating house
House of Representatives
Health and Ageing


Amends the Quarantine Act 1908 to give further effect to the International Health Regulations 2005 by: requiring persons and travellers subject to quarantine to submit themselves to vaccination or other prophylaxis, as necessary, and for the issue of certificates to provide proof of vaccination; and enabling charges to be levied on some travellers for the cost of certain health measures provided for public health reasons. Also makes minor technical and consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19/03/08  
Second reading moved 19/03/08  
Referred to Main Committee 28/05/08  
Second reading debate 29/05/08  
Second reading agreed to 29/05/08  
Reported from Main Committee 29/05/08  
Third reading agreed to 29/05/08  
Introduced and read a first time 16/06/08  
Second reading moved 16/06/08  
Second reading debate 19/06/08  
Second reading agreed to 19/06/08  
Third reading agreed to 19/06/08  
Assent 19/06/08 Act no.: 68 - Year: 2008

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

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