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Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Bill 2012


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

Summary

Introduced with the Courts Legislation Amendment (Judicial Complaints) Bill 2012, the bill enables parliamentary commissions to be established following a resolution by each House of the Parliament to investigate specified allegations of misbehaviour or incapacity of a specified Commonwealth judicial officer (including a Justice of the High Court of Australia).

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 14/03/12  
Second reading moved 14/03/12  
Second reading debate 28/06/12  
Second reading debate 10/09/12  
Second reading agreed to 10/09/12  
Consideration in detail debate 10/09/12 Amendment details: 14 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 10/09/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/09/12  
Second reading moved 12/09/12  
Second reading debate 22/11/12  
Second reading agreed to 22/11/12  
Third reading agreed to 22/11/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 22/11/12  
Assent 11/12/12 Act no.: 188 - Year: 2012
     

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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  • Addendum to 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 ZA293]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (15/03/2012): House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Committee report (25/06/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (22/03/2012): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (02/08/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )