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Norfolk Island Amendment (Supreme Court) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Summary

Amends the Norfolk Island Act 1979 to: make technical amendments to the provisions authorising off-island sittings of the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island to remove any doubt that the Supreme Court may exercise its criminal or civil jurisdiction in a state, in the absence of an arrangement between the Commonwealth and the state government or authority, where no powers, duties or functions are conferred or imposed upon a state officer; and clarify the basis under which travelling allowances are determined for judges of the Supreme Court.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/05/20  
Second reading moved 13/05/20  
Second reading debate 24/08/20  
Second reading agreed to 24/08/20  
Third reading agreed to 24/08/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/08/20  
Second reading moved 25/08/20  
Second reading debate 27/08/20  
Second reading agreed to 27/08/20  
Third reading agreed to 27/08/20  
     
Finally passed both Houses 27/08/20  
Assent 07/09/20 Act no: 83 - 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

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