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Public Service Amendment Bill 2012


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Prime Minister

Summary

Amends the Public Service Act 1999 to: clarify the roles and responsibilities of secretaries of departments and revise their employment arrangements; create the Secretaries Board to replace the Management Advisory Committee; amend the role and responsibilities of the Senior Executive Service; clarify the role and functions of the Australian Public Service (APS) Commissioner; appoint Special Commissioners to assist the commissioner in undertaking certain reviews; revise the APS Values and provide for a set of APS Employment Principles; and make technical amendments in relation to: code of conduct; whistleblower reports; review of actions; temporary APS employees; machinery of government changes; confidentiality of information; immunity from suit; and legislative instruments. Also makes consequential amendments to nine other Acts and repeals the Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999.

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 01/03/12  
Second reading moved 01/03/12  
Second reading debate 20/08/12  
Second reading agreed to 20/08/12  
Consideration in detail debate 20/08/12 Amendment details: 28 Government and 3 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 20/08/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/08/12  
Second reading moved 22/08/12  
Second reading debate 07/02/13  
Second reading agreed to 07/02/13  
Committee of the Whole debate 07/02/13  
Third reading agreed to 07/02/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 07/02/13  
Assent 14/02/13 Act no.: 2 of 2013
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Additional explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet CP229]

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  • Non-Government
BISHOP, Bronwyn, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7299]
MILNE, Sen Christine

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes