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Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2015) Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Prime Minister

Summary

Amends: four Acts in the Agriculture and Water Resources portfolio to abolish the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) Advisory Board and the Fishing Industry Policy Council, limit the information that the APVMA is required to provide to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, and remove obsolete provisions; four Acts in the Communications and the Arts portfolio in relation to re-transmission of programs, and consultation and publication requirements; the Social Security Act 1991 to make an amendment consequential on a repeal; two Acts in the Environment portfolio to make technical amendments and clarify regulatory arrangements; four Acts in the Health portfolio to abolish the Medical Training Review Panel, remove requirements for redundant reviews of Medicare provider number legislation, simplify approved provider obligations in areas of aged care, and make consequential amendments; 20 Acts in the Infrastructure and Regional Development portfolio and the A.C.T. Self-Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations to make amendments consequential on the establishment of the Australian Capital Territory as a self-governing territory; the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 to make amendments consequential on a repeal; three Acts in the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio to make minor amendments and remove certain provisions; seven Acts in the Social Services portfolio in relation to use or disclosure of personal information and removal of spent social security and family assistance payments; seven Acts in the Treasury portfolio to make amendments consequential on repeals; the Insurance Act 1973 to remove a redundant standing appropriation; and five Acts in the Veterans’ Affairs portfolio to remove spent veterans’ affairs and military rehabilitation and compensation payments. Also repeals 28 Acts administered in eight portfolios.

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 12/11/15  
Second reading moved 12/11/15  
Second reading debate 01/12/15  
Second reading debate 02/12/15  
Second reading agreed to 02/12/15  
Third reading agreed to 02/12/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02/02/16  
Second reading moved 02/02/16  
Second reading debate 24/02/16  
Lapsed at prorogation 17/04/16  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7849]
LUDLAM, Sen Scott

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7843]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7848]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Independent [sheet 7850]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (26/11/2015): Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; Committee report (03/02/2016)