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National Health Amendment (COVID-19) Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the National Health Act 1953 to enable the minister to enter into arrangements and make payments in relation to procuring COVID-19 vaccines (including boosters), treatments for COVID-19 and consumables related to the use of such vaccines and treatments.

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 26/08/21  
Second reading moved 26/08/21  
Second reading debate 31/08/21  
Second reading agreed to 31/08/21  
Third reading agreed to 31/08/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01/09/21  
Second reading moved 01/09/21  
Second reading debate 02/09/21  
Second reading agreed to 02/09/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 02/09/21  
Third reading agreed to 02/09/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 02/09/21  
Assent 13/09/21 Act no: 108 - 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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 1422]
ROBERTS, Sen Malcolm

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



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