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Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2013


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Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2012



Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Sponsor
HOGG, Sen John

Summary

Amends the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 to: clarify the roles and responsibilities of secretaries of parliamentary service departments; amend the role and responsibilities of the Senior Executive Service; clarify when reviews of action may be undertaken by the Parliamentary Service Merit Protection Commissioner (MPC); provide for the Parliamentary Service Commissioner (the commissioner) to undertake investigations into whistleblower reports after notifying the Presiding Officers; enable the commissioner and the MPC to delegate their powers and functions; revise the Parliamentary Service Values and Parliamentary Service Code of Conduct and provide for Parliamentary Service Employment Principles; add a statement about the role of the parliamentary service; and make technical amendments in relation to: code of conduct; whistleblower reports; review of actions; non-ongoing parliamentary service employees; confidentiality of information; immunity from suit; legislative instruments; and acting appointments for statutory office-holder positions.

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 28/11/12  
Second reading moved 28/11/12  
Second reading debate 07/02/13  
Second reading agreed to 07/02/13  
Committee of the Whole debate 07/02/13 Amendment details: 2 President agreed to
Third reading agreed to 07/02/13  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11/02/13  
Second reading moved 11/02/13  
Second reading debate 13/02/13  
Second reading agreed to 13/02/13  
Third reading agreed to 13/02/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 13/02/13  
Assent 01/03/13 Act no.: 4 - Year: 2013
     

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

Senate
  • [sheet 7343]
HOGG, Sen John

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (29/11/2012): Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; Committee report (05/02/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )