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Defence Legislation Amendment (Instrument Making) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Defence

Summary

Amends the Defence Act 1903 to: replace a number of inquiry-specific regulation-making powers with a consolidated provision relating to inquiries concerning the Defence Force; repeal existing regulation-making powers to prescribe affected land in which buildings and other objects hazardous to aviation can be regulated; enable the minister to declare by legislative instrument an area to be a defence aviation area in which buildings and objects can be regulated for the purposes of removing and reducing hazards to defence aviation; subject certain regulations made in relation to defence aviation areas to monitoring under the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014; and allow for the establishment of infringement notice schemes in declared public areas by reference to standard provisions in the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014.

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 14/09/17  
Second reading moved 14/09/17  
Second reading debate 17/10/17  
Second reading agreed to 17/10/17  
Third reading agreed to 17/10/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/10/17  
Second reading moved 18/10/17  
Second reading debate 16/11/17  
Second reading agreed to 16/11/17  
Third reading agreed to 16/11/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 16/11/17  
Assent 30/11/17 Act no: 125 - Year: 2017
     

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

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (06/02/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 1 of 2018
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)