Public consultation on the proposed Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015 has now closed. Outreach and education will continue while the Bill is considered by Parliament.
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The Bill introduces amendments to the strengthened export controls provisions of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012. It does not amend the provisions that implement the Australian-US Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty.Draft Explanatory Memorandum
The draft Explanatory Memorandum outlines the intentions of the Bill, and provides a clause-by-clause explanation of the changes. It includes the draft Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights.Draft Regulation Impact Statement
The Early Assessment Regulation Impact Statement assesses the potential impacts of the Bill, and provides an early assessment of the costs and benefits of the policy options.Marked-up Version of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012
Consolidates the Bill's provisions into the Act with the proposed amendments highlighted.Draft Defence Trade Controls Amendment (Decision Criteria) Regulation 2015
The Amendment Regulations introduces amendments to decision criteria of the Defence Trade Controls Regulation 2013Guide to the Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015
A plain English guide to the key changes proposed by the Bill.Bill Media Release
Official Departmental announcement on the release of the Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015 for public consultation.Public Consultation Presentation
The presentation provided at the Public Consultation Sessions.