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Freedom of Information Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Office) Bill 2012


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the: Freedom of Information Act 1982 to: provide an exemption for information held by departments and agencies that relates to a confidential request to the Parliamentary Budget Office; provide that the Administrative Review Tribunal may review a decision refusing to grant access to a document claimed to be exempt; and provide that an agency is not required to give information as to the existence or non-existence of a document; and Privacy Act 1988 to make a consequential amendment.

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 10/10/12  
Second reading moved 10/10/12  
Second reading debate 30/10/12  
Second reading agreed to 30/10/12  
Third reading agreed to 30/10/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 30/10/12  
Second reading moved 30/10/12  
Second reading debate 22/11/12  
Second reading agreed to 22/11/12  
Third reading agreed to 22/11/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 22/11/12  
Assent 04/12/12 Act no.: 177 of 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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (11/10/2012): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (19/11/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (11/10/2012): House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Statement made discharging the committee's requirement to provide a report (29/10/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )