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Government Railways (Access) Bill 1998

Bill No. 150
Long Title The Bill will - provide for the establishment of a Rail Access Code to govern the use of government railways for rail operations by persons other than the Western Australian Government Railways Commission ("Westrail"); designate a regulator with monitoring and enforcing functions relating to the implementation of the Code; specify the kind of administrative arrangements that Westrail is to have in place for the purposes of the implementation; amend the National Rail Corporation Agreement Act 1992 to enable National Rail to compete for intra-state services on equal footing with other operators; and consequentially amend the WA Government Railways Act 1904 to remove existing barriers to competition.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 30 Nov 1998 as Act No. 49/98 of 1998. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 11/10/1998  
Second Reading 11/11/1998  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/18/1998  
Consideration in Detail 11/18/1998  
Third Reading 11/18/1998  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 06/10/1998  
First Reading 06/10/1998  
Second Reading 06/10/1998 3 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 10/27/1998  
Committee of the whole 10/28/1998  
Amendments adopted 10/29/1998  
Third Reading 10/29/1998  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Referred to Standing Committee on Constitutional Affairs  08/13/1998 2 

1. Part 6 comes into operation on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent. This Act proclaimed on 12 August 2000 other than Parts 3 to 7. Parts 3, 4, 5 and 7 proclaimed on 1 September 2001.
2. Stands referred to the Council Standing Committee on Constitutional Affairs until 10 July, 1998. Reinstated and referred back to the Committee until 12 September 1998.
3. Bill accompanied by explanatory notes.