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Territories Law Reform Bill 2010


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Home Affairs

Summary

In response to recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories report Quis custodiet ipsos Custodes?: Inquiry into Governance on Norfolk Island, the bill amends: the Norfolk Island Act 1979 in relation to: the voting system for the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly; when elections are held; the process for selecting a Chief Minister and Ministers; advice provided to the Administrator when assenting to bills; the role of the Governor-General and Minister responsible for Territories in processing legislation; and the implementation of a contemporary financial management framework; six Acts in relation to the review of administrative actions; 11 Acts to make consequential amendments; and the Christmas Island Act 1958 and Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955 to provide a vesting mechanism for powers and functions under Western Australian laws in these territories.

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 17/03/10  
Second reading moved 17/03/10  
Second reading debate 21/06/10  
Second reading agreed to 21/06/10  
Third reading agreed to 21/06/10  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/06/10  
Second reading moved 22/06/10  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28/09/10  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Correction to 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
  • Referred to Committee (18/03/2010): Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories
  • Committee report (11/05/2010)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees