Parliamentary Library Blog

Parliament house flag post
  • Changing motor vehicle and fuel standards

    Posted 10/10/2014 by Matthew L James
    European Fiat model not available in Australia

    Motor vehicle specifications in Australia are being reviewed, and a private senator’s bill about improving fuel emissions has  been tabled.. These developments raise the question of the vehicle standards used in Australia. Can we do better? Can we also make our fuel go further?

    Read more...

    TAGS: transport, standards

    Comments (0)
  • Is Adelaide Airport's Curfew carefree?

    Posted 20/02/2014 by Matthew L James
    Residents in South Australia’s capital do not like to be disturbed by the early arrival of jet airliners, at least judging by the introduction of a recent private member’s bill by one of their Senators. On 12 February 2014, Australian Greens Senator Penny Wright introduced the Adelaide Airport Curfew Amendment (Protecting Residents’ Amenity) Bill 2014 to prevent international flights landing between 5 and 6 a.m. This is in response to an announcement by the federal Minister fo... Read more...

    TAGS: Aviation, transport

    Comments (0)
  • High Speed Rail for Australia - a fast track to the future or just the same old pipe dream?

    Posted 28/01/2014 by Moira Coombs
    High Speed Rail (HSR) has been talked about for many years in Australia but has never progressed beyond the study and report stage. However, on 9 December 2013, the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, introduced a private member’s bill — the High Speed Rail Planning Authority Bill 2013. The Bill proposes setting up a High Speed Rail Planning Authority which, as the second reading speech notes, is designed to provide critical ‘long-term Commonweal... Read more...

    TAGS: transport

    Comments (0)
  • Who is bound by the World Anti-Doping Code?

    Posted 15/07/2013 by Jaan Murphy
    The previous FlagPost in this series examined countries that have criminalised doping in sport. This FlagPost examines who is bound by the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), National Anti-Doping Scheme (NAD) and various anti-doping policies in Australia. Is it just athletes and coaches, or are other people, such as sports scientists, also bound?The legal basis for the enforcement of the Code in AustraliaThe Code operates as an agreement that is binding on its signatories, which includes various Olym... Read more...

    TAGS: ASADA, Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency, doping, Drugs, limitation period, sport, steroids, WADA, World Anti-Doping Agency

    Comments (0)
  • Regulation of gambling advertising on TV - Live Odds and ACMA

    Posted 31/05/2013 by Tyler Fox
    On 26 May 2013, the Prime Minister promisedthat ‘all promotions of odds by gambling companies and commentators will be banned during the broadcast of live sports matches, under new rules’. The Government has demanded that Australian commercial TV broadcasters amend their codes to ensure a reduction in the promotion and advertising of gambling—especially live odds—during broadcasts of sport. Codes of PracticeSection 123 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (the Act) provides that a ‘Code of Prac... Read more...

    TAGS: gambling, sport

    Comments (0)
  • Where in the world is doping a crime? (doping in sports pt. 6)

    Posted 24/04/2013 by Jaan Murphy
    In the previous FlagPost in this series we examined actions related to doping in sport that can also be prosecuted as crimes in Australia. Do other countries criminalise doping in sport, or is Australia unique in having criminal offences that apply to conduct associated with Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)? The situation overseasIn Australia some actions related to doping in sports (e.g. trafficking, possession, use or administration of steroids) are also crimes under various Commonwealth, ... Read more...

    TAGS: Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency, crime, doping, sport, steroids, World Anti-Doping Agency

    Comments (0)
  • Is doping in sport a crime? (doping in sports pt. 5)

    Posted 24/04/2013 by Jaan Murphy
    The previous FlagPost in this series explored the dual use of evidence in both sports tribunals and criminal proceedings.Whilst it is commonly understood that doping is prohibited in sport, is it also a criminal offence? This FlagPost examines the circumstances in which an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) is also a crime in Australia and the sanctions imposed by the criminal justice system for those offences.  The Criminal Justice SystemUnlike a number of other countries, Australia does not hav... Read more...

    TAGS: ADRV, ASADA, Australian Crime Commission, Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency, crime, criminal law, doping, illicit drugs, sport, steroids, WADA, World Anti-Doping Agency

    Comments (0)
  • Of Airports and High Speed Trains

    Posted 11/04/2013 by Matthew James
    Shanghai Maglev Train The discussion of a High Speed Train (HST) along the east coast of Australia has rumbled on for decades. But now it's running into the Sydney airport issue. The government has recently released a study into the feasibility of a HST system and is completing another report about a location for a second Sydney Airport (SSA). The Australian Greens argued in late 2012 that a new report, commissioned by Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt, outlined a strong economic case for High Speed Rail (HSR) and rem... Read more...

    TAGS: planning, railways, transport

    Comments (0)
  • The dual use of evidence in both sporting tribunals and criminal proceedings (doping in sports pt. 4)

    Posted 11/04/2013 by Jaan Murphy
    The previous FlagPost in this series explored what happens once a possible Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) is detected, and the role of sporting tribunals in determining and sanctioning athletes or support personnel who are found to have committed an ADRV. As part of that process, ASADA (and also potentially Customs and the AFP) collect a variety of evidence. So when can evidence collected as part of an anti-doping investigation be used in criminal and civil proceedings and vice-versa?This Fla... Read more...

    TAGS: Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency, disciplinary tribunals, illicit drugs, sport, steroids, WADA, World Anti-Doping Agency

    Comments (0)
  • Proving doping: the ADRV enforcement process and the role of sporting tribunals (doping in sports pt. 3)

    Posted 11/04/2013 by Jaan Murphy
    The previous FlagPost in this series explored what constitutes doping under the World Anti-Doping Code (the WADC) and the standard of proof required to prove Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs).   This FlagPost examines what happens once a possible ADRV is detected, either through evidence collected as part of an investigation or as a result of an adverse analytical finding (the detection of the presence of a substance or the use of a method on the Prohibited List in a sample provided by... Read more...

    TAGS: ADRV, ASADA, Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency, illicit drugs, sport, steroids, WADA, World Anti-Doping Agency

    Comments (0)
View more
Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Add | Email Print

FlagPost

Flagpost is a blog on current issues of interest to members of the Australian Parliament


Parliamentary Library Logo showing Information Analysis & Advice

Search: FlagPost


Search

Archive

Syndication

Tagcloud

immigration refugees elections taxation asylum Parliament criminal law election results Australian Bureau of Statistics social security disability citizenship Indigenous Australians political parties United Kingdom UK Parliament Census statistics banking early childhood education Middle East Australian foreign policy OECD Australian Electoral Commission voting mental health Employment military history by-election election timetable China; Economic policy; Southeast Asia; Africa housing Speaker; House of Representatives; Parliament Productivity Defence income management asylum seekers High Court; Indigenous; Indigenous Australians; Native Title Senate ACT Indigenous education Norfolk Island External Territories leadership aid Papua New Guinea emissions reduction fund; climate change child care funding Electoral reform politics refugees immigration asylum Canada procurement Australian Public Service firearms Indigenous health constitution High Court e-voting internet voting nsw state elections 44th Parliament women 2015 International Women's Day public policy ABS Population Age Pension Death penalty capital punishment execution Bali nine Bali bombings Trade skilled migration Private health insurance Medicare Financial sector EU national security fuel China soft power education violence against women domestic violence Fiji India Disability Support Pension disability employment welfare reform Tasmania Antarctica China Diplomacy Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency World Anti-Doping Agency Sport ASADA Federal Court WADA ADRV by-elections state and territories terrorism terrorist groups Bills corruption anti-corruption integrity fraud bribery transparency corporate ownership whistleblower G20 economic reform science innovation research and development transport standards Afghanistan Australian Defence Force NATO United States social media Members of Parliament Scottish referendum Middle East; national security; terrorism higher education Higher Education Loan Program HECS welfare policy pensions social services welfare ASIO Law Enforcement Australian Federal Police Australian Secret Intelligence Service intelligence community Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013 sexual abuse online grooming sexual assault of minors labour force workers

Show all
Show less
Back to top