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Prime Minister and Cabinet Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Indigenous Affairs

Summary

Amends the: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 to remove the requirement for the Indigenous Business Australia’s corporate plan to be tabled; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Act 2005 to enable the appropriate consenting authority to waive the exercise of its statutory consent power by providing written notice; Auditor-General Act 1997 to align the annual reporting requirements of the Auditor-General with his or her responsibility to the Parliament; and Royal Commissions Act 1902 to: enable commissioners to compel the provision of a written statement; increase the penalty for failure to comply with a summons or notice to produce; replace references to penalties expressed as a number of dollars with penalties expressed as a number of penalty units; and enable the Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department to be given custody of Royal Commission records by regulation. Also repeals the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Reserves and Communities Self-management) Act 1978 and Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation Act 1991; and amends the Age Discrimination Act 2004 and Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1983 to make amendments consequential on the repeal of those Acts.

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 30/03/17  
Second reading moved 30/03/17  
Second reading debate 08/08/17  
Second reading agreed to 08/08/17  
Third reading agreed to 08/08/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/08/17  
Second reading moved 09/08/17  
Second reading debate 13/02/18  
Second reading agreed to 13/02/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 13/02/18  
Third reading agreed to 13/02/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 13/02/18  
Assent 20/02/18 Act no: 2 - Year: 2018
     

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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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 8195]
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 8375]
HANSON, Sen Pauline

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (09/05/2017): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 6 of 2017
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (10/05/2017): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 6 of 2017
  • Referred to Committee (11/05/2017): Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; Committee report (13/06/2017)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)