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Electronic Transactions Bill 2001

Bill No. 38
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to provide a regulatory framework for the use of electronic transactions. The Bill seeks, subject to certain exclusions, to allow an electronic communication the same validity as a written communication. The proposed Act also provides rules for determining the time and place of dispatch of electronic documents and the authority of the originator of the electronic communication.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 24 Mar 2003 as Act No. 3 of 2003. 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
Introduced 08/01/2001  
First Reading 08/01/2001  
Second Reading 08/01/2001  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 10/18/2001  
Third Reading 10/18/2001  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 10/23/2001  
First Reading 10/23/2001  
Second Reading 10/23/2001 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 03/12/2003  
Third Reading 03/12/2003  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Referred to Standing Committee on Legislation  10/23/2001 2 
Reinstated to the stage reached in the previous Session  08/14/2002 3 

1. Explanatory memorandum provided.
2. To report by December 19 2001
3. Restored from the 1st session of the 36th Parliament on 14 August 2002.