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Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015


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

Summary

Amends: five Acts in the Agriculture portfolio to abolish the Australian Landcare Council, and make amendments consequential on seven Acts being repealed; two Acts in the Environment portfolio to abolish the Natural Heritage Trust Advisory Committee and the Biological Diversity Advisory Committee, and remove spent provisions; the Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995 to remove certain administrative requirements for compensation payers and claimants; the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Reserves and Committee Self-management) Act 1978 to make amendments consequential on two Acts being repealed; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance)(Administration) Act 1999, Paid Parental Leave Act 2010, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Student Assistance Act 1973 to enable the release of information collected under the Acts in an aggregated form which does not disclose information about a particular person; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and Social Security Act 1991 to remove spent indexation provisions, and make consequential amendments; the Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to remove spent provisions relating to the Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme and the Retirement Assistance for Sugarcane Farmers Scheme; the Social Security Act 1991 to remove spent savings, transitional and application provisions, and make technical amendments; three Acts in the Treasury portfolio to remove spent provisions; and the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to remove spent provisions relating to the Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme and the Retirement Assistance for Sugarcane Farmers Scheme. Also repeals 14 Acts administered in three 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 18/03/15  
Second reading moved 18/03/15  
Second reading debate 07/09/15  
Second reading debate 10/09/15  
Second reading debate 14/09/15  
Second reading debate 15/09/15  
Second reading debate 17/09/15  
Second reading debate 12/10/15  
Second reading agreed to 12/10/15  
Third reading agreed to 12/10/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/10/15  
Second reading moved 12/10/15  
Second reading debate 24/02/16  
Committee of the Whole debate 24/02/16 Amendment details: 2 Australian Greens agreed to
Third reading agreed to 24/02/16  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 25/02/16  
Lapsed at prorogation 15/04/16  
Restored to Notice Paper 02/05/16  
Consideration of Senate message 04/05/16 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 04/05/16  
Assent 05/05/16 Act no: 47 - Year: 2016
     

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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7769]
RICE, Sen Janet

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (19/03/2015): Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; Committee report (15/06/2015)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)