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Commonwealth Registers Bill 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Introduced with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2019, Business Names Registration (Fees) Amendment (Registries Modernisation) Bill 2019, Corporations (Fees) Amendment (Registries Modernisation) Bill 2019 and National Consumer Credit Protection (Fees) Amendment (Registries Modernisation) Bill 2019 to create a new Commonwealth business registry regime, the bill: provides for the appointment, functions and powers of the registrar; and sets the framework for protecting and disclosing information held by the registrar.

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 04/12/19  
Second reading moved 04/12/19  
Second reading debate 12/02/20  
Second reading agreed to 12/02/20  
Third reading agreed to 12/02/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/02/20  
Second reading moved 13/02/20  
Second reading debate 11/06/20  
Second reading debate 12/06/20  
Second reading agreed to 12/06/20  
Third reading agreed to 12/06/20  
     
Finally passed both Houses 12/06/20  
Assent 22/06/20 Act no: 65 - Year: 2020
     

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

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (05/02/2020): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 4 of 2020
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (05/02/2020): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 4 of 2020
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)