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Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Amendment Bill 2021

Originating house
House of Representatives
Agriculture, Water and the Environment


Amends the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act 2001 to: implement certain recommendations of the Independent Review of the Sydney Harbour Federal Trust by enabling the Harbour Trust to operate as an ongoing entity, amending processes relating to the appointment of members, increasing the threshold for ministerial approval of contracts to $5 million and providing for indexation of the threshold amount, and amending the processes for entering into long-term leases or licences; extend the existing regulation-making powers; establish compliance and enforcement powers; and make amendments contingent on the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/03/21  
Second reading moved 18/03/21  
Second reading debate 01/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 01/06/21  
Consideration in detail debate 01/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 01/06/21  
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/21  
Second reading moved 15/06/21  
Second reading debate 17/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 17/06/21  
Finally passed both Houses 17/06/21  
Assent 23/06/21 Act no: 49 - Year: 2021

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Considered by scrutiny committee (31/03/2021): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 5 of 2021
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (21/04/2021): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 8 of 2021
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)