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Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) 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: repeals the Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007 and makes certain consequent saving and transitional arrangements; and amends the: Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to: make amendments consequent on the repeal of the Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007; and enable Land Councils, if requested to do so, to provide assistance to owners of community living areas; Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 to: provide that the restriction on prohibited material will continue, with the Minister for Indigenous Affairs responsible for determining to which areas this restriction applies; require the minister to review these restrictions after seven years; and provide for the sunset of the restriction of prohibited material provisions after ten years; Crimes Act 1914 to enable customary law and cultural practice to be considered in bail and sentencing decisions for certain offences; and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to make an amendment consequent on the repeal of the Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007.

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  
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: 2 Government 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)
 
Assent 29/06/12 Act no.: 101 - Year: 2012
     

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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  • Replacement 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

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7222]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Government [sheet BW242]

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  • Government [sheet BW233]

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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 )