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Nation-building Funds (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Finance and Deregulation

Summary

Introduced with the Nation-building Funds Bill 2008 and further to the COAG Reform Fund Bill 2008, the bill: repeals the Higher Education Endowment Fund Act 2007; repeals Part 9C of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Services Standards) Act 1999 which establishes the Communications Fund; transfers the balance of these funds to the Education Investment Fund and the Building Australia Fund, respectively; makes consequential amendments to the Future Fund Act 2006, Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Telstra Corporation Act 2001; and makes transitional arrangements.

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 13/11/08  
Second reading moved 13/11/08  
Second reading debate 25/11/08  
Referred to Main Committee 25/11/08  
Second reading debate 26/11/08  
Reported from Main Committee 26/11/08  
Second reading debate 27/11/08  
Referred to Main Committee 01/12/08  
Second reading debate 01/12/08  
Reported from Main Committee 01/12/08  
Second reading agreed to 01/12/08  
Third reading agreed to 01/12/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/08  
Second reading moved 03/12/08  
Second reading debate 04/12/08  
Second reading agreed to 04/12/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 04/12/08 Amendment details: 2 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 04/12/08  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 04/12/08 Details: House disagreed to Senate amendments
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 04/12/08
(after midnight)
Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments
     
Assent 18/12/08 Act no.: 155 - Year: 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 5687]
MINCHIN, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate to which the House of Representatives has disagreed

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (13/11/2008): Senate Economics Committee
  • Committee report (02/12/2008)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )