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Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1999

1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

(As read a third time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1999

 

No.      , 1999

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to human rights, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                1

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Part 2—Transitional and application provisions                                                     2

Division 1—Interpretation                                                                                          2

4............ Interpretation...................................................................................... 2

Division 2—Treatment of complaints lodged before starting day         2

Subdivision A—Treatment of complaint depends on the stage it has reached 2

5............ Purported complaint lodged but no decision as to whether it is a complaint          2

6............ Administrative appeal on Commission’s decision as to whether complaint           2

7............ Complaint lodged but Commissioner not notified of it...................... 2

8............ Commissioner notified of complaint but had not decided to dismiss or refer it      2

9............ Commissioner decided to dismiss complaint...................................... 2

10.......... Presidential review of Commissioner’s decision to dismiss complaint 2

11.......... Administrative review of President’s decision................................... 2

12.......... Complaint referred to Commission but inquiry not started............... 2

13.......... Inquiry started.................................................................................... 2

Subdivision B—Other rules about complaints lodged before starting day        2

14.......... Notice of termination.......................................................................... 2

15.......... Work done by Commissioner is taken to have been done by President  2

16.......... Special rules apply to proceedings to enforce a determination.......... 2

Division 3—Other transitional and application provisions                        2

17.......... Protection from civil actions............................................................... 2

18.......... Referrals under the old SDA............................................................... 2

19.......... Inquiries started by Human Rights Commissioner............................. 2

20.......... When a person cannot lodge a complaint under the new HREOCA.. 2

21.......... Regulations......................................................................................... 2

22.......... Transitional—powers of a Secretary.................................................. 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                  2

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                          2

Disability Discrimination Act 1992                                                                          2

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                        2

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986                            2

Racial Discrimination Act 1975                                                                                2

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973                                                                              2

Sex Discrimination Act 1984                                                                                      2

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                                  2

Workplace Relations and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1996                   2

 



This Bill originated in the House of Representatives; and, having this day passed, is now ready for presentation to the Senate for its concurrence.

                                I.C. HARRIS

           Clerk of the House of Representatives

House of Representatives

11 March 1999

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to human rights, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: