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National Health Security Amendment Bill 2009


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Health and Ageing

Summary

Amends the National Health Security Act 2007 to: enable the minister to suspend certain existing regulatory requirements and specify new conditions to ensure adequate controls are maintained in the event of a security sensitive biological agent (SSBA) outbreak; establish controls relating to the handling of biological agents suspected of being SSBAs; provide for additional search and seizure powers; require registered entities to report certain existing reportable events to state or territory police; require registered entities to lodge nil annual and biannual reports; enable the secretary to cancel registration of an entity no longer handling SSBAs; and amend the definition of ‘biological agent’.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24/06/09  
Second reading moved 24/06/09  
Referred to Main Committee 08/09/09  
Second reading debate 09/09/09  
Second reading agreed to 09/09/09  
Reported from Main Committee 09/09/09  
Third reading agreed to 09/09/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/09/09  
Second reading moved 10/09/09  
Second reading debate 17/09/09  
Second reading agreed to 17/09/09  
Third reading agreed to 17/09/09  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 17/09/09  
Assent 07/10/09 Act no.: 100 of 2009
     

Text of bill

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  • As passed by both Houses

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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

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Notes