Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Bill

About this bill

This bill amends the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 to provide a mandate for roles and responsibilities that apply for the duration of the recovery from an emergency, strengthen emergency planning, ensure a seamless transition from the response to an emergency to the initial recovery period, and create a permanent legislative authority to allow for Crown funding of response and recovery costs.

Current status

Royal Assent given 15 November 2016.
Enacted as the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 (16/88)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill


All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 51
Ref 88-3
Introduced 11 November 2015
First reading 9 February 2016
Select Committee Government Administration Committee
Public submissions due 24 March 2016
Second reading 18 October 2016
Committee of the whole House 2 November 2016
Third reading 10 November 2016
Royal Assent 15 November 2016
Enacted as Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 (16/88)
Divided No

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