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Marriage Law Survey (Additional Safeguards) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Finance

Summary

Implements measures relating to public communications in the conduct of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, including: requiring authorisations on all forms of communication of marriage law survey matter and providing the Electoral Commissioner with related information-gathering powers; imposing obligations on broadcasters to give reasonable opportunities for broadcasting opposing views; providing for offences for bribery and threats and civil penalties in relation to vilification, interference, discrimination and misleading or deceptive publications; providing for injunctive relief in relation to the statistics collection process and related activities; and enabling the Electoral Commissioner to make rules prescribing certain matters.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/09/17  
Second reading moved 13/09/17  
Second reading debate 13/09/17  
Second reading agreed to 13/09/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 13/09/17  
Third reading agreed to 13/09/17  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/09/17  
Second reading moved 13/09/17  
Second reading debate 13/09/17  
Second reading agreed to 13/09/17  
Third reading agreed to 13/09/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 13/09/17  
Assent 13/09/17 Act no: 96 - Year: 2017
     

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

    Senate
    • Australian Greens [sheet 8219]
    DI NATALE, Sen Richard

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    Schedules of amendments

    Bills Digest



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