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Royal Commissions Amendment (Protection of Information) Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the: Royal Commissions Act 1902 to: apply limitations on the use and disclosure of certain information provided by individuals to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability outside of a private session, where the commission indicated that it would be treated as confidential; enable certain members of a Royal Commission to make non-publication directions; and enable a Commonwealth Royal Commission, during the course of inquiring into a matter, to communicate information and evidence to a Royal Commission, or commission of inquiry, of a state or territory; and Freedom of Information Act 1982 to exempt certain information given to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability from the operation of the Act.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/03/21  
Second reading moved 17/03/21  
Second reading debate 25/08/21  
Second reading agreed to 25/08/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 25/08/21 Amendment details: 7 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 25/08/21  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/08/21  
Second reading moved 30/08/21  
Second reading debate 30/08/21  
Second reading agreed to 30/08/21  
Third reading agreed to 30/08/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 30/08/21  
Assent 10/09/21 Act no: 103 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third 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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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet SV119]

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Schedules of amendments

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