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Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Public Service and Integrity

Summary

The bill: establishes a framework to encourage and facilitate reporting of wrongdoing by public officials in the Commonwealth public sector; ensures that Commonwealth agencies properly investigate and respond to public interest disclosures; provides protections to public officials who make qualifying public interest disclosures; and provides for a review of the operation of the Act after two years.

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 19/06/13  
Second reading debate 19/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 19/06/13  
Consideration in detail debate 19/06/13 Amendment details: 73 Government agreed to; 1 Independent agreed to
Reported from Federation Chamber 19/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 19/06/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/06/13  
Second reading moved 24/06/13  
Second reading debate 26/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 26/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 26/06/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 26/06/13  
Assent 15/07/13 Act no.: 133 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

  • 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 BJ254]

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7420]
MILNE, Sen Christine

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  • Independent [sheet 7424 revised]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

  • Federation Chamber Schedule

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Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (21/03/2013): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (13/06/2013)
  • Referred to Committee (21/03/2013): House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Committee report (28/05/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )