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First Reading:

1. Member gives notice of intention to present a bill
2. Reads title of Bill and moves that 'the bill be now read a first time'
3. No discussion or debate

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Second Reading:

1. Member must table a statement of compatibility which outlines how the bill complies with human rights
2. Delivers a second reading speech which outlines the purpose of the Bill
3. Debate commences
4. Members vote

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Statement of Compatibility in Vic Parliament:

Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities

4

Statement of Compatibility in Commonwealth:

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

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Committee Stage:

1. May be eliminated if house unanimously agrees on Bill
2. Speaker/ President leaves
3. Each clause discussed in detail
4. Amendments are most likely made at this stage
5. Speaker / President returns and asks House to 'accept' the committee's report

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Committee Stage called in Legislative Assembly:

Consideration in Detail

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Committee Stage called in Legislative Council:

Committee of the Whole

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Committee Stage called in HoR:

House Committee followed by consideration in detail

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Committee Stage called in the Senate:

Senate Committee followed by consideration in detail

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Third Reading:

1. Title of Bill read
2. Last opportunity of debate
3. Bill voted on its final form, i.e House formally accepts or rejects the bill

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Royal Assent:

Royal Assent occurs when Bill has successfully passed both houses and thus the Queen's Representative grants their approval of the bill. Once a Bill has received royal assent it becomes an Act of Parliament.

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Proclamation:

After Royal Assent, an Act comes into operation on:
A day stated in the Act
On a day proclaimed by the G-G
28 days after Royal Assent

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