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Britt Lapthorne Bill 2009

2008-2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Britt Lapthorne Bill 2009

 

No.      , 2009

 

(Senator Fielding)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to ensure that families of Australians reported missing overseas are given essential help and information, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Objects................................................................................................ 2

4............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 2

5............ Regulations......................................................................................... 2

Part 2—Alerting families immediately an Australian is reported missing overseas           3

6............ Reports about Australians missing overseas....................................... 3

7............ Disclosure of personal information about Australians missing overseas  3

8............ Requests to opt-out of disclosure arrangement.................................... 3

Part 3—Provision of information and assistance to the families of missing persons         5

9............ All reasonable assistance to be offered................................................ 5

Part 4—Report on international agreements                                                         6

10.......... Report on international agreements..................................................... 6

 



A Bill for an Act to ensure that families of Australians reported missing overseas are given essential help and information, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: