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National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill 2020


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

Summary

Introduced with the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020, the bill establishes the National Commissioner for Defence and Veterans Suicide Prevention, as an independent statutory office holder, to examine defence and veteran deaths by suicide through a broad range of functions and powers, in order to support the prevention of future deaths by suicide.

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 27/08/20  
Second reading moved 27/08/20  
Second reading debate 21/10/20  
Second reading agreed to 21/10/20  
Third reading agreed to 21/10/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/11/20  
Second reading moved 09/11/20  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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 QM123]

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (03/09/2020): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; Committee report (30/11/2020)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (18/09/2020): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 14 of 2020
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (24/09/2020): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 13 of 2020