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National Measurement Amendment Bill 2004

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National Measurement Amendment Bill 2003

Originating house
House of Representatives
Industry, Tourism and Resources


Amends the National Measurement Act 1960 to: establish the National Measurement Institute (including the establishment of the position of Chief Metrologist) within the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources and outline its functions and responsibilities; and dissolve the National Standards Commission. Also contains transitional provisions to provide for the transfer of assets and liabilities from the Commission and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation to the Commonwealth; amends the Science and Industry Research Act 1949 and National Measurement Regulations 1999; and contains a regulation-making power and an application provision.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/03  
Second reading moved 03/12/03  
Second reading agreed to 11/02/04  
Third reading agreed to 11/02/04  
Introduced and read a first time 12/02/04  
Second reading moved 12/02/04  
Second reading agreed to 11/03/04  
Third reading agreed to 11/03/04  
Assent 25/03/04 Act no.: 27 - Year: 2004

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

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