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Emergency Response Fund Bill 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Finance

Summary

Introduced with the Emergency Response Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019, the bill uses uncommitted funds from the Education Investment Fund to establish the Emergency Response Fund (comprised of the Emergency Response Fund Special Account and the investments of the Emergency Response Fund) as a dedicated investment vehicle to provide an additional funding source for future emergency response and natural disaster recovery. Also establishes the Home Affairs Emergency Response Fund Special Account.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11/09/19  
Second reading moved 11/09/19  
Second reading debate 17/09/19  
Second reading agreed to 17/09/19  
Third reading agreed to 17/09/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/09/19  
Second reading moved 18/09/19  
Second reading debate 17/10/19  
Second reading agreed to 17/10/19  
Committee of the Whole debate 17/10/19 Requests details: 25 Opposition agreed to
Bill agreed to, subject to requests 17/10/19  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 17/10/19 Details: House made Senate requested amendments
     
Senate
Third reading agreed to 17/10/19  
     
Finally passed both Houses 17/10/19  
Assent 28/10/19 Act no: 90 - 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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8760]
FARUQI, Sen Mehreen

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  • Jacqui Lambie Network [sheet 8780]
LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui

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  • Opposition [sheet 8789]
WATT, Sen Murray

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the requests by the Senate for amendments

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Notes