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Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Jobs and Innovation

Summary

Amends the: Space Activities Act 1998 to: broaden the current regulatory framework to include arrangements for launches from aircraft in flight and launches of high power rockets; and reduce barriers to participation in the space industry by streamlining processes and insurance requirements for launches and returns; and amend the short title of the Act to the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018; and Customs Tariff Act 1995 to make a consequential amendment.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30/05/18  
Second reading moved 30/05/18  
Second reading debate 20/08/18  
Second reading agreed to 20/08/18  
Third reading agreed to 20/08/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 21/08/18  
Second reading moved 21/08/18  
Second reading debate 23/08/18  
Second reading agreed to 23/08/18  
Third reading agreed to 23/08/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 23/08/18  
Assent 31/08/18 Act no: 92 - Year: 2018
     

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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  • Addendum to 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