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Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2012


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Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Summary

Part of a package of three bills to implement the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory framework, the bill implements three measures relating to Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory by: providing for alcohol management plans to be approved by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, and for the minister and the relevant Northern Territory minister to undertake a review within three years on whether alcohol-related harm among aboriginal people has reduced; enabling the Commonwealth to amend Northern Territory legislation by regulation relating to community living areas and town camps to enable private ownership in town camps and flexible long term leasing arrangements for business in community living areas; and providing for a community store licensing scheme to operate for a 10-year period to provide food security for Aboriginal communities. Also requires the minister to facilitate an independent review of the operation of the Act after seven years.

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 23/11/11  
Second reading moved 23/11/11  
Second reading debate 27/02/12  
Second reading agreed to 27/02/12  
Consideration in detail debate 27/02/12 Amendment details: 5 Opposition and 2 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 27/02/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29/02/12  
Second reading moved 29/02/12  
Second reading debate 21/03/12  
Second reading debate 09/05/12  
Second reading debate 28/06/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 28/06/12 Amendment details: 5 Government and 7 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 28/06/12
(after midnight)
 
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 28/06/12
(after midnight)
Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 28/06/12
(after midnight)
 
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Correction to explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Further supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BW231]

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  • Non-Government
ANDREWS, Kevin, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7230]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7221 revised]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7224 revised]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Government [sheet BW237]

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  • Government [sheet BW232]

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  • Opposition [sheet 7215 revised]
SCULLION, Sen Nigel

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/11/2011): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (14/03/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )