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Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2018


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Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017



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

Summary

Introduced with the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (Charges Imposition) Bill 2017, the bill establishes the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme to: require registration by certain persons undertaking certain activities on behalf of a foreign principal; require registrants to disclose information about the nature of their relationship with the foreign principal and activities undertaken pursuant to that relationship; place additional disclosure requirements on registrants during elections and other voting periods; establish a register of scheme information and provide for certain information to be made publicly available; provide the secretary with powers to obtain information and documents; and establish various penalties for non-compliance with the scheme.

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 07/12/17  
Second reading moved 07/12/17  
Second reading debate 26/06/18  
Second reading agreed to 26/06/18  
Consideration in detail debate 26/06/18 Amendment details: 126 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 26/06/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27/06/18  
Second reading moved 27/06/18  
Second reading debate 27/06/18  
Second reading debate 28/06/18  
Second reading agreed to 28/06/18  
Third reading debated 28/06/18  
Third reading agreed to 28/06/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 28/06/18  
Assent 29/06/18 Act no: 63 - Year: 2018
     

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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  • Replacement 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 GJ162]

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8486]
MCKIM, Sen Nick

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8481]
MCKIM, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (08/12/2017): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security; Committee report (25/06/2018)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (06/02/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 3 of 2018
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (07/02/2018): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 3 of 2018
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)