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Royal Commissions Amendment (Confidentiality Protections) Bill 2020


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Reps
Sponsor
STEELE-JOHN, Sen Jordon

Summary

Amends the: Royal Commissions Act 1902 to apply the limits on the use and disclosure of information given to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disability (the commission) in private session, and the restrictions on the ability of such private session information to be used in evidence against the person who gave the information, to information given to the commission for purposes other than in a private session, where the commission has indicated the information is to be treated as confidential and has treated it as such; and Freedom of Information Act 1982 to make a consequential amendment.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 06/10/20  
Second reading moved 06/10/20  
Second reading debate 15/02/21  
Second reading agreed to 15/02/21  
Third reading agreed to 15/02/21  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/02/21  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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

Bills Digest



Notes