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Bill details

Defamation Amendment Bill 2020

Type: Government
Status: Assented on Tue 11 Aug 2020 - Act No 16 of 2020
Origin: Legislative Assembly
Member with Carriage: Speakman, Mark (Mitchell, Sarah)
Act number: 16/2020
Long Title: An Act to amend the Defamation Act 2005 and the Limitation Act 1969 to implement nationally agreed changes to the law of defamation.
Progress
Legislative Assembly
Initially introduced in the Legislative Assembly
Introduced by: Speakman, Mark
Notice of Motion: Tue 28 Jul 2020
Introduced: Wed 29 Jul 2020
First Reading: Wed 29 Jul 2020
2R Speech: Wed 29 Jul 2020
Second Reading: Wed 5 Aug 2020
Third Reading: Wed 5 Aug 2020
Date Passed LA: Wed 5 Aug 2020
Legislative Council
Member with Carriage: Mitchell, Sarah
Introduced: Wed 5 Aug 2020
First Reading: Wed 5 Aug 2020
2R Speech: Thu 6 Aug 2020
Second Reading: Thu 6 Aug 2020
Third Reading: Thu 6 Aug 2020
Date Passed LC: Thu 6 Aug 2020
Returned to LA: Thu 6 Aug 2020
  • Passed Parliament: Thu 6 Aug 2020
  • Assented: Tue 11 Aug 2020
Documents and Transcripts
Text of Bill:
Passed by both Houses.pdf Passed by both Houses.pdf
Previous Version(s):
First Print.pdf First Print.pdf
Explanatory Notes:
XN Defamation Amendment Bill 2020.pdf XN Defamation Amendment Bill 2020.pdf

Transcript of speeches:
2R Speech LA Second Reading Speech LA
2R Speech LC Second Reading Speech LC

Amendments for Consideration:
Legislative Assembly
No amendments.
Legislative Council
No amendments.

Amendments Agreed To:
Legislative Assembly
No amendments.
Legislative Council
No amendments.

Bill digest
See Legislation Review Digest No. 18 for an examination of this Bill by the Legislation Review Committee.