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  • Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations of the Migration Maritime Taskforce by amending the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide that foreign workers who participate in, or support, offshore resources activities are taken to be in the migration zone and are required to hold a visa. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Banking Amendment (Unclaimed Money) Bill 2013

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    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Banking Act 1959
    to: exempt reactivated accounts from being reported and transferred to the Commonwealth as unclaimed moneys; and allow the Treasurer to refund moneys to authorised deposit-taking institutions that are collected unnecessarily. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Charities (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Charities Bill 2013, the bill: makes consequential amendments to 13 Acts and the proposed
    Charities Act 2013
    ; repeals the
    Extension of Charitable Purpose Act 2004
    ; and makes transitional arrangements for the registration of new subtypes of entities with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and to preserve the charitable status of certain entities. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Charities Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Charities (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013, the bill defines charity and charitable purpose for the purposes of all Commonwealth legislation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to insert a regulation making power to enable regulations to be made to provide exemptions from the single pricing requirements in the Australian Consumer Law. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Law Enforcement Integrity, Vulnerable Witness Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to: authorise Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) staff to provide AUSTRAC information to the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) with appropriate protection for that information; enable AUSTRAC to conduct internal reviews of certain decisions; create an exception to an offence and extend certain offences; enable the Clean Energy Regulator and the Integrity Commission of Tasmania to access AUSTRAC data; and enable AUSTRAC to engage private sector secondees;
    Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006
    to: require certain evidence to only be given in private; and enable ACLEI to second employees of the Australian Federal Police and other unsworn police officers;
    Crimes Act 1914
    and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    in relation to victims of slavery, slavery-like and human trafficking offences to: extend vulnerable witness protections to adult victims and to enable evidence to be given in retrials and subsequent trials; provide for the use of victim impact statements; and enable courts to hear evidence by video-link from witnesses outside Australia;
    Crimes Act 1914
    to remove wrist x-ray as a prescribed age determination procedure;
    Migration Act 1958
    to: ensure that the prosecution bears the onus of proof in establishing age; enable the use of evidentiary certificates in the prosecution of people smuggling offences; and provide that all the time spent in immigration detention or on remand prior to sentencing is recognised in the sentencing of those convicted of people smuggling offences;
    International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997
    and
    International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995
    to enable Australia to recognise the United Nations’ International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals;
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    to enable the minister to enter into certain arrangements with either the administrator or the minister responsible for an external territory; and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to make a technical amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2013, the bill amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to: remove, in certain circumstances, the minister’s mandatory consideration of the lesser duty rule; align the retrospective duties provisions of the anti-dumping system with the relevant World Trade Organization agreements; clarify that the minister is the decision maker for certain findings; and provide for a circumvention activity to address sales at a loss and other similar practices. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill 2013, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Act 1975
    to remove, in certain circumstances, the minister’s mandatory consideration of the lesser duty rule. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • DisabilityCare Australia Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Consequential on the package of bills in relation to funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (DisabilityCare Australia), the bill amends the:
    COAG Reform Fund Act 2008
    to enable reimbursements to the states and territories through the COAG Reform Fund;
    Future Fund Act 2006
    to expand the Future Fund’s duties to include management of the DisabilityCare Australia Fund; and
    Nation-building Funds Act 2008
    to enable the transfer of amounts between the Building Australia Fund, Education Investment Fund, Health and Hospitals Fund and the DisabilityCare Australia Fund in certain circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Transport 
    Summary
    Introduced with the International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) Bill 2013, the bill amends the:
    Air Services Act 1995
    to: provide that statutory liens maintain priority over security interests registered in the International Registry, provided that the statutory line was recorded first;
    Civil Aviation Act 1988
    to allow functions to be conferred on the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to enable CASA to record, remove and exercise an Irrevocable Deregistration and Export Request Authorisation; and
    Personal Property Securities Act 2009
    to provide that the Cape Town Convention will prevail over the Act to the extent that an inconsistency applies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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