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Statute Update Bill 2016


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

Summary

Amends: 100 Acts to replace references to penalties expressed as a number of dollars with penalties expressed as a number of penalty units; 27 Acts to replace references to ‘maximum penalty’ with references to ‘penalty’; 32 Acts to provide that provisions relating to the evidentiary status of a certificate (or other instrument or register) clearly provide that it is prima facie evidence of the matters stated in it; and the Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980, Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991, Crimes (Currency) Act 1981 and Maritime Powers Act 2013 to update references to aircraft registered in accordance with the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.

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 01/09/16  
Second reading moved 01/09/16  
Second reading debate 14/09/16  
Referred to Federation Chamber 14/09/16  
Second reading agreed to 14/09/16  
Reported from Federation Chamber 14/09/16  
Third reading agreed to 14/09/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/09/16  
Second reading moved 15/09/16  
Second reading debate 15/09/16  
Second reading agreed to 15/09/16  
Third reading agreed to 15/09/16  
     
Finally passed both Houses 15/09/16  
Assent 23/09/16 Act no: 61 - Year: 2016
     

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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)