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  • Business Names Registration (Application of Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Clarifies that consequential amendments made by the
    Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2011
    to ten Acts will not apply until the national business names registration system commences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Act 1992
    to: provide for a minimum long service leave entitlement for all eligible employees in the black coal mining industry; require the Board of the Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Corporation to make rules relating to the calculation of amounts employers are to be reimbursed; amend the long and short titles of the Act; change the structure and representation of the Board; increase the terms of directors; and make consequential amendments;
    Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Payroll Levy Act 1992
    and
    Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Payroll Levy Collection Act 1992
    to make consequential amendments;
    Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Payroll Levy Collection Act 1992
    to: amend definitions to reflect remuneration practices in the black coal mining industry; and place requirements on employers relating to the levy, including submitting returns and annual reports to the Board;
    Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Amendment Act 2009
    to: clarify the calculation of long service leave entitlements for non-award employees; and provide for: transitional arrangements; recognition of long service before 1 January 2012; long service leave record keeping before 1 January 2012; and the Board to seek actuarial advice about the adequacy of the levy. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Family Participation Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: commence a 3.5 year trial on 1 January 2012 requiring certain teenage parents residing in certain areas who receive parenting payment to develop and sign an Employment Pathway Plan; suspend income support for teenage parents who fail to participate in the plan without a reasonable excuse; commence a three-year trial on 1 July 2012 requiring certain jobless family members who are receiving parenting payment to develop and sign an Employment Pathway Plan; and provide that parents in either of these trials do not lose entitlement to other payments if they fail to comply with trial requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    In response to issues raised by the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills and recommendations made by the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee, the bill amends the
    National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
    to: add an objects clause; clarify which laws of the states and territories apply to registered training organisations; clarify the circumstances when the Regulator can amend an accredited course without an application being made by the course owner; ensure that a person is aware of the cancellation of the qualification or statement of attainment before being liable for a civil penalty; limit the use of force; require authorised officers to possess certain experience, training and qualifications; enable information sharing with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to require certain persons to inform the department within 14 days of events or changes in circumstances that may affect social security payments or qualification for concession cards; and
    Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011
    and
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Rebate) Act 2011
    to make technical amendments. Also clarifies that certain computer-generated decisions made from 12 June 2001 to the date of assent comply with the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 [2012]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Patents Act 1990
    in relation to: the thresholds set for the grant of a patent; and exempting patent infringement of research and experimental activities;
    Patents Act 1990
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to: reduce delays in finalising patent and trade mark applications; enable trade marks and patent attorneys to practise through a corporate structure; and extend to trade marks and patent attorneys the same ‘advice’ privilege available to legal professionals;
    Copyright Act 1968
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    in relation to the enforcement regime for counterfeit trade mark and copyright goods; and
    Designs Act 2003
    ,
    Patents Act 1990
    ,
    Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to provide that the intellectual property rights system can adapt to the electronic and global business environments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Product Stewardship Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 
    Summary
    Establishes a national framework to manage the environmental, health and safety impacts of manufactured goods and materials across the lifecycle of a product, including the impacts associated with the disposal of a product. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Bill 2011, the bill amends the:
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to provide that the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and its staff undertake functions relating to provider registration and monitoring;
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to recognise new registration requirements for higher education providers and the TEQSA; and proposed
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
    to update the definition of ‘vocational education and training course’. Also provides for the transition of functions from state and territories authorities to the TEQSA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011, the bill establishes the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency as an independent national regulatory and quality assurance agency for higher education. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to make administrative changes to the FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP programs by: requiring the minister to be satisfied that a body corporate is ‘fit and proper’; providing flexibility in the ‘principal purpose’ requirements; enabling the minister to give qualified approvals; providing for procedural fairness before a provider’s approval is suspended; and including new decisions which are subject to review. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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