Title Freedom of Information Legislation Amendment (Improving Access and Transparency) Bill 2018
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to freedom of information, and for other purposes
Date 22-08-2018 04:15 PM
Source Senate
Parl No. 46
Bill Number 174/18
Bill Type Private
Reps Bill Code O
Status Before Senate
System Id legislation/bills/s1142_first-senate/0000


Freedom of Information Legislation Amendment (Improving Access and Transparency) Bill 2018
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" link="blue" vlink="blue" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session"><a name="BK_S1P1L1C1" id="BK_S1P1L1C1"/>2016‑2017‑2018</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">THE SENATE</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="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">Freedom of Informatio<a name="ConfidenceBlock" id="ConfidenceBlock"/>n Legislation Amendment (Improving Access and Transparency) Bill<a name="BK_S1P1L21C19" id="BK_S1P1L21C19"/> 2018</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2018</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Senator Patrick)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT"><a name="BK_S1P1L29C1" id="BK_S1P1L29C1"/>A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to freedom of information, and for other purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmSchNo"> </span><span class="CharAmSchText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmPartNo"> </span><span class="CharAmPartText"> </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"><a name="BK_S2P1L1C1" id="BK_S2P1L1C1"/><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5"><a name="BKCheck15B_1" id="BKCheck15B_1"/>1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2</p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 1—Amendments relating to access to information<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Main amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Archives Act 1983<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">4</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Freedom of Information Act<a name="BK_S2P1L9C27" id="BK_S2P1L9C27"/> 1982<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">5</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Transitional rules<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">10</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </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 name="BK_S3P1L1C1" id="BK_S3P1L1C1"/>A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to freedom of information, and for other 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> <opc-section depth="0" ref="6615f1c12e564fa2a823b2b09e14326d" title="1  Short title"><a name="6615f1c12e564fa2a823b2b09e14326d"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc522638404"><span class="CharSectno">1</span>  Short title</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    This Act is the <i>Freedom of Information Legislation Amendment (Improving Access and Transparency) Act 2018</i>.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="61f1928dc9ab4743b15dd587ef34cedf" title="2  Commencement"><a name="61f1928dc9ab4743b15dd587ef34cedf"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc522638405"><span class="CharSectno">2</span>  Commencement</a></p> <p class="subsection">              (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.</p> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="474" style="margin-left:5.35pt;border-collapse:collapse;border:none"> <thead> <tr> <td width="474" colspan="3" valign="top" style="width:355.55pt;border-top:solid windowtext 1.5pt; border-left:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:none; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Commencement information</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 1</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 2</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 3</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Provisions</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Commencement</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Date/Details</p> </td> </tr> </thead> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day this Act receives the Royal Assent<a name="BK_S3P2L4C43" id="BK_S3P2L4C43"/>.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">2.  Schedule 1</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.</p> <p class="Tabletext">However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class="notetext"> Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.</p> <p class="subsection">              (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="36a9d86e109e4fb79d615b703c6bc257" title="3  Schedules"><a name="36a9d86e109e4fb79d615b703c6bc257"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc522638406"><span class="CharSectno">3</span>  Schedules</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.</p> </opc-section><?DMS-Include seriesId="46ac506b-f18c-4b4f-b44b-d3bec226baf0"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>