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Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013


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

Summary

Amends the: Sex Discrimination Act 1984 to: provide new protections against discrimination on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status; provide protection against discrimination for same-sex de facto couples; and make consequential amendments; and Migration Act 1958 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 21/03/13  
Second reading moved 21/03/13  
Referred to Federation Chamber 29/05/13  
Second reading debate 30/05/13  
Second reading agreed to 30/05/13  
Reported from Federation Chamber 30/05/13  
Third reading agreed to 30/05/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/06/13  
Second reading moved 17/06/13  
Second reading debate 18/06/13  
Second reading debate 24/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 24/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 24/06/13 Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 25/06/13 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 25/06/13  
Assent 28/06/13 Act no.: 98 - Year: 2013
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet AG264]

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7392]
WRIGHT, Sen Penny

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  • Government [sheet AG264]

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  • Opposition [sheet 7403]
BRANDIS, Sen George

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (21/03/2013): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (14/06/2013)
  • Referred to Committee (21/03/2013): House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Committee report (27/05/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )