Title Parliamentary Service Amendment (Freedom of Information) Bill 2013
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to amend the [itals]Parliamentary Service Act 1999[eitals], and for related purposes
Date 29-05-2013 09:21 AM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 43
Bill Number 145/13
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Leader of the House
Reps Bill Code O
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/r5083_first-reps/0001


Parliamentary Service Amendment (Freedom of Information) Bill 2013

Schedule 1—Amendments

  

Parliamentary Service Act 1999

1  Before section 69

Insert:

68A  Departments and office holders not prescribed authorities for Freedom of Information Act purposes

                   None of the following is a prescribed authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 1982:

                     (a)  a Department of the Parliament that is established under this Act;

                     (b)  a person who holds, or performs the duties of, an office established under this Act.

2  Transitional

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 is taken to have had the effect it would have had if:

                     (a)  each Department of the Parliament established under the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 had been taken not to have been a prescribed authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 at all times after the Department was established under the Parliamentary Service Act 1999; and

                     (b)  each person who held, or performed the duties of, an office established under the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 had been taken not to have been a prescribed authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 by virtue of his or her holding, or performing the duties of, that office.