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Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Legislation Amendment Bill 2018


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

Summary

Amends the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 (FITS Act) to require the secretary to continue to publish certain information about registered persons after they cease to be registered, including information that was published about that person before their registration ceased; and National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Act 2018 to: provide that people who are liable to register under the FITS Act will be required to register within three months of the FITS Act commencing; and provide that, if election writs for either House of Parliament are issued before the end of that three month period, such persons will have to register no later than 14 days after the issuing of the writs.

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 28/11/18  
Second reading moved 28/11/18  
Second reading debate 04/12/18  
Second reading agreed to 04/12/18  
Third reading agreed to 04/12/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05/12/18  
Second reading moved 05/12/18  
Second reading debate 05/12/18  
Second reading agreed to 05/12/18  
Third reading agreed to 05/12/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 05/12/18  
Assent 10/12/18 Act no: 152 - Year: 2018
     

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

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (12/02/2019): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 1 of 2019
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)