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Quarantine Amendment (Health) Bill 2003


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health and Ageing

Summary

Amends the Quarantine Act 1908 in relation to: health clearances for incoming overseas vessels; independent medical assessments; vector monitoring and control activities; creation of vector control offence and penalty provisions; insertion and repeal of certain definitions; removal of certain outdated references; clarification that a person can be quarantined on the basis of a quarantine officer’s reasonable suspicion of infection or exposure; and provision that persons released under quarantine surveillance cannot be apprehended. Also contains savings and application provisions.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 21/08/03  
Second reading moved 21/08/03  
Second reading agreed to 10/09/03  
Third reading agreed to 10/09/03  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10/09/03  
Second reading moved 10/09/03  
Second reading agreed to 15/09/03  
Third reading agreed to 15/09/03  
     
Assent 26/09/03 Act no.: 91 - Year: 2003
     

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes