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Australia Council Bill 2013


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport

Summary

Introduced with the Australia Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013, the bill: provides for the functions, powers and governance structure and arrangements of the Australia Council; establishes a governing board and provides for the terms and conditions of appointed board members, procedures of the board, and enables the board to establish committees; provides for the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer and staff and consultants; requires an annual corporate plan to be prepared; provides for financial arrangements; and provides for annual reporting requirements.

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 20/03/13  
Second reading moved 20/03/13  
Second reading debate 16/05/13  
Second reading agreed to 16/05/13  
Consideration in detail debate 16/05/13 Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 16/05/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/06/13  
Second reading moved 17/06/13  
Second reading debate 25/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 25/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 25/06/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 25/06/13  
Assent 27/06/13 Act no.: 71 - Year: 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

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet AG268]

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 7427]
BRANDIS, Sen George

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (21/03/2013): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; Committee report (09/05/2013)
  • Referred to Committee (21/03/2013): House Standing Committee on Climate Change, Environment and the Arts; Statement made discharging the committee's requirement to provide a report (16/05/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )