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    2.5 Portfolio Bills

    Ministers often find it convenient to deal with amendments to a number of Acts they administer in a portfolio Bill. Portfolio Bills are particularly useful for the housekeeping amendments necessary to keep Acts up to date and for minor policy change. Nevertheless, it is open to a Minister to use a portfolio Bill to introduce a range of new policy initiatives across a range of portfolio Acts, or to introduce a single significant policy change requiring the amendment of a number of Acts.

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    Last updated:
    18 May, 2016
    Last reviewed:
    13 November, 2013