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Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2022


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Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2021



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Introduced with the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021, the bill amends the: Age Discrimination Act 2004, Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and Racial Discrimination Act 1975 to amend or insert objects clauses to provide that, in giving effect to the objects of each Act, regard must be had to the indivisibility and universality of human rights and their equal status in international law, and the principle that every person is free and equal in their dignity and rights; Charities Act 2013 to provide that otherwise charitable entities that engage in lawful activities promoting a traditional view of marriage are undertaking those activities for the public benefit and not contrary to public policy; and Marriage Act 1961 to allow religious educational institutions to refuse to provide facilities, goods or services in relation to the solemnisation of a marriage in accordance with their religious beliefs.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/11/21  
Second reading moved 25/11/21  
Second reading debate 02/12/21  
Second reading debate 08/02/22  
Second reading debate 09/02/22  
Second reading agreed to 10/02/22
(after midnight)
 
Consideration in detail debate 10/02/22
(after midnight)
Amendment details: 1 Independent agreed to
Third reading agreed to 10/02/22  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/02/22  
Second reading moved 10/02/22  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet PX132]

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  • Non-Government
DREYFUS, Mark, MP

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  • Non-Government
SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP

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  • Non-Government
DREYFUS, Mark, MP

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes