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Mutual Recognition Amendment Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Prime Minister

Summary

Amends the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 to: introduce a uniform scheme of automatic mutual recognition (AMR) by enabling an individual who is registered for an occupation in their home state to carry on those activities in other states and territories; enable a state minister to exempt a registration in their state from being subject to AMR for a renewable period of up to five years because of a significant risk to consumer protection, the environment, animal welfare or the health or safety of workers or the public; and enable a state minister to exempt a registration in their state for a temporary period of six months after commencement of the Act, with an option to extend for a further period to 30 June 2022 if needed.

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 18/03/21  
Second reading moved 18/03/21  
Second reading debate 25/03/21  
Second reading agreed to 25/03/21  
Consideration in detail debate 25/03/21  
Third reading agreed to 25/03/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11/05/21  
Second reading moved 11/05/21  
Second reading debate 12/05/21  
Second reading agreed to 12/05/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 12/05/21 Amendment details: 11 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 12/05/21  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 12/05/21  
Consideration of Senate message 23/06/21 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 23/06/21  
Assent 24/06/21 Act no: 50 - Year: 2021
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
MARLES, Richard, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [revised sheet 1285]
FARUQI, Sen Mehreen

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  • Government [sheet TT120]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Bills Digest



Notes
  • 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)