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Medical Research Future Fund Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Finance

Summary

Introduced with the Medical Research Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2015 to establish the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to support medical research and medical innovation from 1 August 2015, the bill provides for: initial funding of $1 billion from the uncommitted balance of the Health and Hospitals Fund; the establishment of the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board to develop the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy and the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities; and for the MRFF to be managed by the Future Fund Board of Guardians.

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 27/05/15  
Second reading moved 27/05/15  
Second reading debate 04/06/15  
Second reading agreed to 04/06/15  
Consideration in detail debate 04/06/15  
Consideration in detail debate 22/06/15 Amendment details: 22 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 22/06/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/08/15  
Second reading moved 10/08/15  
Second reading debate 11/08/15  
Second reading debate 12/08/15  
Second reading agreed to 12/08/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 12/08/15 Amendment details: 20 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 12/08/15  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 12/08/15  
Consideration of Senate message 13/08/15 Details: House disagreed to Senate purported amendment no. 1 and made an amendment in place thereof and agreed to Senate amendments 2 to 20
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 13/08/15 Details: Senate agreed to House amendment
     
Finally passed both Houses 13/08/15  
Assent 26/08/15 Act no: 116 - Year: 2015
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet HK145]

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  • Non-Government
KING, Catherine, MP

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Senate
  • Government [sheet HK148]

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  • Independent [sheet 7745]
LAZARUS, Sen Glenn

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  • Opposition [sheet 7711]
MCLUCAS, Sen Jan

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedule of the amendment made by the Senate to which the House of Representatives has disagreed and the amendment made by the House of Representatives in place of the Senate amendment disagreed to

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (16/06/2015): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (10/08/2015)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)