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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012


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

Summary

The bill: provides for the recognition by the Parliament, on behalf of the people of Australia, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; requires the minister to cause a review of support for a referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution; requires the minister to present a report of the review to Parliament; and ceases to have effect two years after its commencement.

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 28/11/12  
Second reading moved 28/11/12  
Second reading debate 06/02/13  
Referred to Federation Chamber 06/02/13  
Second reading debate 07/02/13  
Second reading debate 11/02/13  
Second reading debate 13/02/13  
Second reading agreed to 13/02/13  
Third reading agreed to 13/02/13  
Introduced 25/02/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/02/13  
Second reading moved 25/02/13  
Second reading debate 26/02/13  
Second reading debate 27/02/13  
Second reading debate 12/03/13  
Second reading agreed to 12/03/13  
Third reading agreed to 12/03/13  
     
Assent 27/03/13 Act no.: 18 - Year: 2013
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (28/11/2012): Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; Committee report (30/01/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )