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Australian Information Commissioner Bill 2010


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Information Commissioner Bill 2009



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Cabinet Secretary

Summary

Introduced with the Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Bill 2010, the bill: establishes and provides for the appointments and staffing of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner; provides for the appointment, functions and powers of the two new statutory positions of Australian Information Commissioner and Freedom of Information Commissioner, and the Privacy Commissioner; establishes the Information Advisory Committee; imposes a penalty for unauthorised disclosure of information; requires the Australian Information Commissioner to prepare an annual report; and provides for a review of the operation of the Act after a two-year period.

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 26/11/09  
Second reading moved 26/11/09  
Second reading debate 11/05/10  
Second reading debate 12/05/10  
Second reading agreed to 12/05/10  
Consideration in detail debate 12/05/10 Amendment details: 21 government amendments agreed to
Third reading agreed to 12/05/10  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/05/10  
Second reading moved 13/05/10  
Second reading debate 13/05/10  
Second reading agreed to 13/05/10  
Committee of the Whole debate 13/05/10  
Third reading agreed to 13/05/10  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 13/05/10  
Assent 31/05/10 Act no.: 52 - Year: 2010
     

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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet CD218]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (30/11/2009): Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (16/03/2010)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )