Title Australian Bill of Rights Bill 2019
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act relating to the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Australians and all people in Australia, and for related purposes
Date 16-09-2019 10:03 AM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 46
Bill Number 187/19
Bill Type Private
Reps Bill Code O
Status Not Proceeding
System Id legislation/bills/r6404_first-reps/0000


Australian Bill of Rights Bill 2019
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" link="blue" vlink="purple" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2019</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">Presented and read a first time</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Australian Bill of Rights Bill 2019</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2019</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Mr Wilkie)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act relating to the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Australians and all people in Australia, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharChapNo"> </span><span class="CharChapText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharPartNo"> </span><span class="CharPartText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharDivNo"> </span><span class="CharDivText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2"><a name="BKCheck15B_1" id="BKCheck15B_1"/>Part 1—Preliminary<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">1</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Objects................................................................................................ 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3</p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ Interpretation of Bill of Rights.......................................................... 10</p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ Extension to external Territories........................................................ 10</p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Extent to which Act binds the Crown............................................... 11</p> <p class="MsoToc5">8............ Act not to apply so as to exceed Commonwealth power................... 11</p> <p class="MsoToc5">9............ Acquisition of property..................................................................... 12</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2—Operation of Bill of Rights<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">13</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">10.......... Application of Bill of Rights............................................................. 13</p> <p class="MsoToc5">11.......... Interpretation of legislation................................................................ 13</p> <p class="MsoToc5">12.......... No civil or criminal liability under Bill of Rights.............................. 14</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 3—Functions of the Australian Human Rights Commission<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">15</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">13.......... Additional powers and functions of the Commission....................... 15</p> <p class="MsoToc5">14.......... Performance of the Commission in relation to Bill of Rights............ 16</p> <p class="MsoToc5">15.......... Complaints and redress for infringement of rights or freedoms........ 16</p> <p class="MsoToc5">16.......... Reporting to Parliament..................................................................... 17</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">19</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">17.......... Jurisdiction of the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court.............. 19</p> <p class="MsoToc5">18.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 19</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 5—Declaration of Rights<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">20</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">19.......... Australian Bill of Rights................................................................... 20</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act relating to the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Australians and all people in Australia, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="2020d8ff-156b-4f41-9fc3-2da03ac8fa1b"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="9c68828f-bf65-4480-bfb9-5558f19cf218"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="f7a4eee9-77ff-46a6-b1ae-5b76425d9c58"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="a0c76082-0e02-4339-97d8-2ec0d655a78c"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="ae8fa5db-33e3-4f74-b6f7-bce316e97bd6"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>