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Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999

1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

( As read a third time )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999

 

No.      , 1999

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to rename the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, amend the law relating to human rights, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

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

Schedule 1—The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission      3

Part 1—Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986        3

Part 2—Disability Discrimination Act 1992                                                           13

Part 3—Privacy Act 1988                                                                                            16

Part 4—Privacy Amendment (Office of the Privacy Commissioner) Act 1999             17

Part 5—Racial Discrimination Act 1975                                                                 19

Part 6—Sex Discrimination Act 1984                                                                      22

Part 7—Application and transitional                                                                         25

Schedule 2—Amendment of other Acts                                                                     28

Part 1—References to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986        28

Crimes (Torture) Act 1988                                                                                        28

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                        28

Evidence Act 1995                                                                                                      28

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                      28

Housing Assistance Act 1996                                                                                   28

Human Rights (Sexual Conduct) Act 1994                                                           29

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                  29

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973                                                                            29

Supported Accommodation Assistance Act 1994                                                 29

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                                29

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                          30

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          30

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                        30

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                  30

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 30

Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990                                                               31

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973                                                                            31

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                                31

 



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

13 October 1999

A Bill for an Act to rename the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, amend the law relating to human rights, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1999 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Subject to this section, this Act commences on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.

             (2)  That day must be after the first day on which all of the items of Schedule 1 to the Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1999 have commenced.

             (3)  If this Act does not commence under subsection (1) within the period of 6 months beginning on the later of the following days:

                     (a)  the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent;

                     (b)  the day on which the Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1999 receives the Royal Assent;

this Act commences on the second day after the end of that period.

             (4)  If the Privacy Amendment (Office of the Privacy Commissioner) Act 1999 has already commenced when this section commences, items 13, 16, 86, 91 and 92, and Part 4, of Schedule 1 and item 20 of Schedule 2 do not commence.

             (5)  If the Privacy Amendment (Office of the Privacy Commissioner) Act 1999 has not already commenced when this section commences, item 17 and Part 4 of Schedule 1 commence immediately after that Act commences.

3   Schedule(s )

                   Subject to section 2, each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.