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Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Certificates and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009]


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Special Minister of State

Summary

Amends the Freedom of Information Act 1982, Archives Act 1983, Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 and Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 to: remove the power to issue conclusive certificates; revoke existing conclusive certificates if a new access request is received; implement measures to protect sensitive information in proceedings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 26/11/08  
Second reading moved 26/11/08  
Second reading debate 13/08/09  
Second reading agreed to 13/08/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 13/08/09  
Third reading agreed to 13/08/09  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17/08/09  
Second reading moved 14/09/09  
Second reading debate 14/09/09  
Second reading debate 15/09/09  
Second reading agreed to 15/09/09  
Third reading agreed to 15/09/09  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 15/09/09  
Assent 06/10/09 Act no.: 99 - Year: 2009
     

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
  • Australian Greens [sheet 5792]
LUDLAM, Sen Scott

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (26/11/2008): Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee
  • Committee report (10/03/2009)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)