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Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Amends the: Corporations Act 2001 to: allow companies to execute documents, hold meetings, provide notices relating to meetings and keep minutes using electronic means or other alternative technologies until 16 September 2021; and make contingent amendments; and Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 and Corporations Act 2001 to: provide that all civil penalty proceedings commenced under the continuous disclosure and misleading and deceptive conduct provisions must prove that an entity or officer acted with 'knowledge, recklessness or negligence' in respect of an alleged contravention; and make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17/02/21  
Second reading moved 17/02/21  
Second reading debate 15/03/21  
Second reading debate 17/03/21  
Second reading agreed to 17/03/21  
Consideration in detail debate 17/03/21  
Third reading agreed to 17/03/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/03/21  
Second reading moved 18/03/21  
Second reading debate 09/08/21  
Second reading agreed to 09/08/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 09/08/21 Amendment details: 12 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 09/08/21  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 10/08/21 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 10/08/21  
Assent 13/08/21 Act no: 82 - Year: 2021
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet PG150

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet RS134

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
JONES, Stephen, MP

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Senate
  • Government [sheet RS134]

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  • Government [sheet PG150]

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  • Independent [sheet 1217 revised]
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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  • Opposition [sheet 1354]
GALLAGHER, Sen Katy

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes