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Royal Commissions Amendment (Private Sessions) Bill 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Prime Minister

Summary

Amends the: Royal Commission Act 1902 to: enable a Royal Commission to hold private sessions where a regulation is made authorising it to do so; enable the Chair of a multi-member Royal Commission, or a sole Commissioner, to authorise Assistant Commissioners to hold private sessions; and impose limits on the use and disclosure of private session information and certain information given to the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission; and Freedom of Information Act 1982 to make consequential amendments.

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 25/07/19  
Second reading moved 25/07/19  
Second reading debate 31/07/19  
Second reading agreed to 31/07/19  
Third reading agreed to 31/07/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 31/07/19  
Second reading moved 31/07/19  
Second reading debate 09/09/19  
Second reading debate 10/09/19  
Second reading agreed to 10/09/19  
Committee of the Whole debate 10/09/19 Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 10/09/19  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 10/09/19 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 10/09/19  
Assent 13/09/19 Act no: 64 - Year: 2019
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet RW116]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)