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Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding


Amends the Defence Act 1903 to establish a framework for the administration of access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) by: enabling the minister to make the Woomera Prohibited Area Rules prescribe certain matters, including defining the WPA and the zones to be demarcated within that area; creating a permit system for access and use by non-defence users; introducing offences and penalties for entering the WPA without permission and for failing to comply with a condition of a permit; providing for compensation for any acquisition of property from a person otherwise than on just terms; and providing for a cap on compensation payable to a person for loss or damage suffered in the WPA.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30/05/13  
Second reading moved 30/05/13  
Referred to Federation Chamber 06/06/13  
Second reading debate 06/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 06/06/13  
Reported from Federation Chamber 06/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 06/06/13  
Introduced and read a first time 17/06/13  
Second reading moved 17/06/13  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12/11/13  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (18/06/2013): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; Committee report (20/08/2013); Erratum to report (21/08/2013)
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