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24 March 2021 24 March 2021 2021 No 4
11 December 2020 11 December 2020 2020 No 30
25 March 2020 25 March 2020 2020 No 1
01 March 2020 01 March 2020 2019 No 25
2020 (SI 62)
31 October 2019 31 October 2019 2018 No 46
27 May 2019 27 May 2019 2018 No 46
01 December 2018 01 December 2018 2018 No 33
28 November 2018 28 November 2018 2018 No 82
24 September 2018 24 September 2018 2017 No 53
31 August 2018 31 August 2018 2018 No 33
2018 (SI 508)
01 July 2018 01 July 2018 2017 No 66
01 June 2018 01 June 2018 2018 No 14
25 August 2017 25 August 2017 2017 No 29
06 January 2017 06 January 2017 2016 No 55
25 October 2016 25 October 2016 2016 No 56
15 January 2016 15 January 2016 2015 No 58
08 January 2016 08 January 2016 2015 No 58
02 November 2015 02 November 2015 2015 No 29
15 October 2015 15 October 2015 2015 No 29
29 October 2014 29 October 2014 2014 No 8
2014 (SI 681)
20 May 2014 20 May 2014 2014 No 15
01 January 2014 01 January 2014 2013 No 95
06 December 2013 06 December 2013 2013 (SI 676)
16 June 2013 16 June 2013 IA sec 30C
15 June 2013 15 June 2013 2013 No 31
2013 (SI 156)
21 November 2012 21 November 2012 2012 No 95
27 June 2012 27 June 2012

This Act has been amended by sec 30C of the Interpretation Act 1987 No 15.

Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 No 51

Assented to 27.06.2012.

Date of commencement, 15.6.2013, sec 2 and 2013 (154) LW 26.4.2013.

COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Stronger Communities and Health) Act 2021 No 4

Assented to 24.03.2021.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.1, assent, sec 2(1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 No 30

Assented to 27.10.2020.

Date of commencement of amendments made by Sch 2.6, 11.12.2020, sec 2(3).

COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 No 1

Assented to 25.03.2020.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Child Protection (Working with Children) Amendment (Assessment Requirement Triggers and Reporting Bodies) Regulation 2020 (SI 62)

notfd 28.02.2020.

Date of commencement of Sch 1, 1.3.2020, cl 2(1).

Children’s Guardian Act 2019 No 25

Assented to 04.12.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.6, 1.3.2020, sec 2(1).

National Disability Insurance Scheme (Worker Checks) Act 2018 No 82

Assented to 28.11.2018.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Children (Education and Care Services) Supplementary Provisions Amendment Act 2018 No 46

Assented to 27.09.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.1 [1] (to the extent that it omits the definition of Certified supervisor) and [3], 27.5.2019, sec 2 (1) and 2019 (200) LW 24.5.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.1 [1] (to the extent that it omits the definition of Home based education and care service), [2] and [4]–[6], 31.10.2019, sec 2 (1) and 2019 (200) LW 24.5.2019.

Child Protection (Working with Children) Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2018 (SI 508)

notfd 31.08.2018.

Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.

Criminal Legislation Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse) Act 2018 No 33

Assented to 27.06.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.2 [1]–[4] and [6]–[9], 1.12.2018, sec 2 and 2018 (671) LW 30.11.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.2 [5], 31.8.2018, sec 2 and 2018 (490) LW 31.8.2018.

Child Protection (Working with Children) Amendment (Statutory Review) Act 2018 No 14

Assented to 18.04.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [1]–[24], [25] (except to the extent that it inserts sec 36B (3) (d)) and [26], 1.6.2018, sec 2 and 2018 (224) LW 1.6.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [25] to the extent that it inserts sec 36B (3) (d): not in force.

Electoral Act 2017 No 66

Assented to 30.11.2017.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2018, sec 2 and 2018 (302) LW 29.6.2018.

Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Sentencing Options) Act 2017 No 53

Assented to 24.10.2017.

Date of commencement, 24.9.2018, sec 2 and 2018 (534) LW 21.9.2018.

Crimes Amendment (Intimate Images) Act 2017 No 29

Assented to 27.06.2017.

Date of commencement, 25.8.2017, sec 2 and 2017 (462) LW 25.8.2017.

Child Protection (Working with Children) and Other Child Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No 56

Assented to 25.10.2016.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2016 No 55

Assented to 25.10.2016.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 6.1.2017, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2015 No 58

Assented to 24.11.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 8.1.2016, sec 2 (1).

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 15.1.2016, sec 2 (3).

Child Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No 29

Assented to 28.09.2015.

Date of commencement, except Sch 2 [14] and [46], 2.11.2015, sec 2 and 2015 (619) LW 15.10.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 2 [14] and [46], 15.10.2015, sec 2 and 2015 (619) LW 15.10.2015.

Child Protection (Working with Children) Amendment Regulation 2014 (SI 681)

notfd 24.10.2014.

Date of commencement, 29.10.2014, cl 2.

Crimes Amendment (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2014 No 15

Assented to 20.05.2014.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Child Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No 8

Assented to 01.04.2014.

Date of commencement, 29.10.2014, sec 2 and 2014 (322) LW 6.6.2014.

Child Protection (Working with Children) Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2013 (SI 676)

notfd 06.12.2013.

Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.

Civil and Administrative Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2013 No 95

Assented to 20.11.2013.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2014, sec 2.

Child Protection Legislation Amendment (Children’s Guardian) Act 2013 No 31

Assented to 03.06.2013.

Date of commencement, 15.6.2013, sec 2.

Child Protection (Working with Children) Regulation 2013 (SI 156)

notfd 26.04.2013.

Date of commencement, 15.6.2013, cl 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2012 No 95

Assented to 21.11.2012.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.4, 27.6.2012, Sch 1.4.

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Sec 3

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [1]; 2019 No 25, Sch 5.6[1].

Sec 5

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [2] [3]; 2013 No 95, Sch 2.23 [1]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [1]; 2016 No 56, Sch 1 [1]; 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [1]; 2018 No 46, Sch 2.1[1] [2]; 2019 No 25, Sch 5.6[2].

Sec 5A

Ins 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [2].

Secs 5B, 5C

Ins 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [2].

Sec 6

Am 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [3]; 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [3] [4]; 2018 No 46, Sch 2.1 [3].

Sec 7

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 8

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [3]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [4].

Sec 9

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [3]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [5]; 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 9A

Ins 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [6]. Subst 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [6].

Sec 9AA

Ins 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [6].

Sec 9B

Ins 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [6]. Am 2016 No 56, Sch 1 [2]

Part 2, Div 3, heading

Subst 2017 No 66, Sch 8.2 [1].

Sec 10

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4]–[7]. Subst 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [7]. Am 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [7] [8]; 2018 No 46, Sch 2.1[4].

Sec 11

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4]. Subst 2014 No 8, Sch 2.2 [1]. Am 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [8]–[10].

Sec 11A

Ins 2014 No 8, Sch 2.2 [1]. Am 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [11] [12]; 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [9].

Sec 11B

Ins 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [13]. Am 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [10]; 2018 No 46, Sch 2.1[5].

Sec 11C

Ins 2017 No 66, Sch 8.2 [2].

Sec 11D

Ins 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [11].

Sec 13

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [14].

Sec 13A

Ins 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [15].

Sec 15

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [16]; 2016 No 56, Sch 1 [3]; 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [12] [13].

Sec 16

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [17] [18]; 2016 No 56, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 17

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4] [8]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [19]–[22]; 2018 No 46, Sch 2.1[6].

Secs 18, 19

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 20

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4] [9]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [23] [24].

Sec 21

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4]. Rep 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [25].

Sec 22

Am 2018 No 82, Sch 2.1 [1].

Sec 23

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4] [9]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [26].

Sec 24

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [27]. Subst 2016 No 56, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 25

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [28] [29]; 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [14] [15].

Sec 26

Subst 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [30]. Am 2015 No 58, Sch 2.4; 2016 No 56, Sch 1 [6]–[8]; 2017 No 53, Sch 4.6; 2018 No 33, Sch 5.2 [1]–[4].

Sec 27

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4]; 2013 No 95, Sch 2.23 [2]–[4]; 2016 No 56, Sch 1 [9]; 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [16].

Sec 28

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4]; 2013 No 95, Sch 2.23 [5]; 2016 No 56, Sch 1 [10]; 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [17].

Sec 29

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4]; 2013 No 95, Sch 2.23 [6].

Sec 30

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4]; 2013 No 95, Sch 2.23 [7] [8]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [31]; 2016 No 56, Sch 1 [11]; 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [18] [19].

Sec 31

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4] [10]. Subst 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [20].

Sec 32

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 33

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [14]; 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [21]–[23].

Sec 34

Am 2016 No 55, Sch 2.3; 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [24]; 2020 No 30, Sch 2.6.

Sec 35

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [32] [33]; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.14; 2016 No 56, Sch 1 [12]; 2019 No 25, Sch 5.6[3] [4].

Sec 36

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 36A

Ins 2016 No 56, Sch 1 [13].

Sec 36AA

Ins 2018 No 82, Sch 2.1 [2].

Sec 36B

Ins 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [25].

Part 6, heading

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [11].

Sec 37

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4] [10]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [34].

Sec 38

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4] [12] [13]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [35]; 2019 No 25, Sch 5.6[5].

Sec 39

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4] [14].

Sec 40

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 40A

Ins 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [15]. Am 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [36].

Sec 42A

Ins 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [37].

Sec 44

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 45

Am 2016 No 56, Sch 1 [14].

Sec 45A

Ins 2016 No 56, Sch 1 [15].

Sec 48A

Ins 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [16]. Am 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [38]–[40].

Secs 50A, 50B

Ins 2018 No 14, Sch 1 [26].

Sec 51

Am 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [41].

Sec 52

Am 2013 No 31, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 54

Ins 2020 No 1, Sch 2.1. Am 2021 No 4, Sch 1.1.

Sch 1

Am 2013 (156), Sch 2 (am 2013 (269), Sch 1 [2]); 2014 No 15, Sch 2; 2017 No 29, Sch 2.1 [1] [2]; 2018 No 33, Sch 5.2 [5]; 2018 (508), Sch 1 [1]–[5]; 2020 (62), Sch 1[1]–[3].

Sch 2

Am 2013 (676), Sch 1 [1] [2]; 2014 (681), cl 3; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [42] [43]; 2018 No 33, Sch 5.2 [6]–[9]; 2018 (508), Sch 1 [6]–[11].

Sch 3

Am 2012 No 95, Sch 1.4; 2014 No 8, Sch 2.2 [2]; 2015 No 29, Sch 2 [44]–[46]; 2016 No 56, Sch 1 [16] [17].

Sch 4

Rep 1987 No 15, sec 30C.

Child Protection (Working with Children) Bill 2012

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Introduced (LC): 13 June 2012 Bill (and Explanatory Note) - unavailable

2nd Reading (LA): 13 June 2012
Assent: 27 June 2012 PDF icon 2012 No 51