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Parliamentary Service Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Officer) Bill 2011


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Amends the: Parliamentary Service Act 1999 to: establish the Parliamentary Budget Office and the position of Parliamentary Budget Officer to provide independent and non-partisan analysis of the budget cycle, fiscal policy and the financial implications of proposals; and provide for the functions and governance of the Office; Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 to provide that parties with at least five members in Parliament may request election costings from the Departments of Treasury and Finance; Freedom of Information Act 1982 to list the Office as an exempt agency; and Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976 and Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 to make consequential amendments.

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 24/08/11  
Second reading moved 24/08/11  
Second reading debate 12/09/11  
Consideration in detail debate 13/09/11  
Consideration in detail debate 19/09/11  
Consideration in detail debate 20/09/11  
Third reading agreed to 20/09/11
(after midnight)
 
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 21/09/11  
Second reading moved 21/09/11  
Second reading debate 23/11/11  
Second reading agreed to 23/11/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 23/11/11  
Third reading agreed to 23/11/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 23/11/11  
Assent 04/12/11 Act no.: 170 - Year: 2011
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
HOCKEY, Joe, MP

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 7177]
CORMANN, Sen Mathias

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes