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Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Immigration and Border Protection

Summary

Amends the: Australian Border Force Act 2015 to: amend the definition of ‘protected information’ so that only specific kinds of information are covered by the secrecy and disclosure provisions of the Act; remove the current requirements for bodies to which information can be disclosed and classes of information to be prescribed in the Australian Border Force (Secrecy and Disclosure) Rule 2015; and add new permitted purposes for which certain Immigration and Border Protection information that contains personal information can be disclosed under the Act; and Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Act 2017 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 09/08/17  
Second reading moved 09/08/17  
Second reading debate 11/09/17  
Second reading agreed to 11/09/17  
Consideration in detail debate 11/09/17 Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 11/09/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/09/17  
Second reading moved 12/09/17  
Second reading debate 16/10/17  
Second reading agreed to 16/10/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 16/10/17  
Third reading agreed to 16/10/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 16/10/17  
Assent 30/10/17 Act no: 115 - Year: 2017
     

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 EU122]

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8251]
MCKIM, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (10/08/2017): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (12/09/2017)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)