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  • International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1963
    to: provide for regulations to confer privileges and immunities on the International Committee for the Red Cross and the International Criminal Court; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Not-for-profit Sector Freedom to Advocate Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Invalidates clauses in Commonwealth agreements with the not-for-profit (NFP) sector that restrict or prevent NFP entities from advocating on Commonwealth law, policy or actions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Sport 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006
    to: provide the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) Chief Executive Officer or their delegate with the power to issue a disclosure notice to compel persons to attend an interview with an investigator and to produce information and documents or things relevant to the administration of the National Anti-Doping Scheme; impose penalties for failing to comply with a disclosure notice; clarify the role of the Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel; provide that conflict of interest provisions apply to matters relating to activities of the panel or the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee; and clarify that the eight-year statute of limitations specified in the World Anti-Doping Code applies in Australia’s anti-doping arrangements; and
    Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006
    and
    Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989
    to enable Australia Post to share information with ASADA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Nov 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to: clarify the roles and responsibilities of secretaries of parliamentary service departments; amend the role and responsibilities of the Senior Executive Service; clarify when reviews of action may be undertaken by the Parliamentary Service Merit Protection Commissioner (MPC); provide for the Parliamentary Service Commissioner (the commissioner) to undertake investigations into whistleblower reports after notifying the Presiding Officers; enable the commissioner and the MPC to delegate their powers and functions; revise the Parliamentary Service Values and Parliamentary Service Code of Conduct and provide for Parliamentary Service Employment Principles; add a statement about the role of the parliamentary service; and make technical amendments in relation to: code of conduct; whistleblower reports; review of actions; non-ongoing parliamentary service employees; confidentiality of information; immunity from suit; legislative instruments; and acting appointments for statutory office-holder positions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Amendment Bill 1998 (No. 2)

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Aug 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Water Commission Amendment Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Water Commission Act 2004
    to: continue the National Water Commission (NWC) beyond its current sunset date of 30 June 2012; revise the functions and operations of the NWC; close the Australian Water Fund (AWF) Account and remove the NWC’s ability to administer any AWF funds; reduce the number of NWC commissioners to five; provide for a review of the NWC’s performance by the end of 2017, with further reviews every five years; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Low Aromatic Fuel Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Mitigates the negative impacts of petrol sniffing in areas designated as low aromatic fuel areas and fuel control areas by: prohibiting the supply of regular unleaded petrol; promoting and monitoring the supply of low aromatic fuel; and controlling the supply and storage of other fuels. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Regional Commercial Radio) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: exempt remote area, racing service licensees and licensees outside the Broadcasting Services Band from the minimum local content requirement; and amend provisions relating to certain changes in ownership and control of a licence known as a ‘trigger event’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    in relation to the textile, clothing and footwear industry to: extend the operation of most of the provisions of the Act to contract outworkers; enable outworkers to recover unpaid amounts up the supply chain; enable an outwork code of practice to be issued; and extend specific right of entry rules to sweatshop premises. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [2012]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: provide that the minister retains the power to decide an application for approval as a higher education provider although the required timeframe may have expired; require VET providers to notify the minister in writing of events which may affect their ability to comply with quality and accountability requirements; provide for the authorisation of certain uses and disclosures of information; allow the secretary to revoke or vary any determination made to pay an advance to a VET provider in certain circumstances; clarify that a VET provider must provide statistical and other information although an approved form of provision has not been specified; and make administrative arrangements relating to the assessment of an individual’s higher education loan program debt. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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