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Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (National Children’s Commissioner) Bill 2012


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

Summary

Amends the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 to establish the statutory office of National Children’s Commissioner in the Australian Human Rights Commission to: promote awareness and discussion of issues affecting children; conduct research and education programs; consult directly with children and representative organisations; and examine Commonwealth legislation, policies and programs that relate to children’s human rights.

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 23/05/12  
Second reading moved 23/05/12  
Second reading debate 21/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 21/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 21/06/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 21/06/12  
Second reading moved 21/06/12  
Second reading debate 25/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 25/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 25/06/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 25/06/12  
Assent 28/06/12 Act no.: 89 of 2012
     

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

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (23/05/2012): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (18/06/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (24/05/2012): House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Committee report (21/06/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )