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Report Details


Committee Name:

Uniform Legislation and General Purposes Committee (2002 - 2005)

House:

Legislative Council
Report Type:Report

Title:

Commonwealth Powers (De Facto Relationships) Bill 2003
Report No:14
No of Pages:42
Physical Location:Legislative Council Committee Office

Presentation Date:

04/06/2004
Inquiry Name(s):Commonwealth Powers (De Facto Relationships) Bill 2003


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Executive Summary

1. The purpose of the Commonwealth Powers (De Facto Relationships) Bill 2003 is reflected in the Long Title of the Bill which states that it is an Act “… to refer certain superannuation matters arising out of the breakdown of de facto relationships to the Parliament of the Commonwealth for the purposes of section 51 (xxxvii) of the Constitution of the Commonwealth.

2. The Uniform Legislation and General Purposes Committee has recommended one amendment and commends its report to the House.

Recommendation 1: The Committee recommends that clause 5 of the Commonwealth Powers (De Facto Relationships) Bill 2003 be amended to provide for greater parliamentary scrutiny of the termination of the reference of powers. This may be effected in the following manner:
Page 3, after line 30 – To insert –

(6) A proclamation is to be made under this section if and only if the making of that proclamation has been recommended by resolution passed by both Houses of Parliament of this State.
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