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A Better Future for Our Kids Bill 2003

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding


The bill: establishes the Office of the National Commissioner for Children and Young People; provides for a national code for the protection of children; and provides for a probity check on all persons undertaking child-related employment or volunteer work. Also includes reporting requirements and a regulation-making power.

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 26/05/03  
Removed from the Notice Paper in accordance with (SO 42) 03/11/03  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest