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  • Corporate Law Economic Reform Program (Audit Reform and Corporate Disclosure) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Corporations (Fees) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2003, the bill amends the:
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Act 2001
    in relation to audit oversight and auditor independence; financial reporting; classes of officers, senior managers and employees;
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to implement proportionate liability in respect of economic loss or damage to property;
    Corporations Act 2001
    in relation to: enforcement arrangements in the event of corporate misbehaviour; remuneration of directors and executives; continuous disclosure and infringements; disclosure rules; shareholder participation and information; conflicts of interest of financial services licensees. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Copyright Legislation Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1968
    in relation to Australia’s obligations under the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement by: broadening and clarifying the scope of certain criminal offences; clarifying criminal and civil presumptions; narrowing the scope of the exception to the reproduction right; clarifying provisions that limit the remedies available against carriage service providers; and inserting a new offence relating to the unauthorised use of an encoded broadcast for commercial purposes; and contains application provisions. Also amends the
    US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 2004
    to place a time limit on the application of transitional provisions relating to the extension of the term of copyright protection. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Copyright Amendment Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Oct 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1968
    to implement recommendations from a number of copyright law reviews, including in relation to: new exceptions to copyright; creation of indictable, summary and strict liability offences with a range of penalty options; evidential presumptions; commercial-scale infringements; protection of digital files; fair dealings; copying for preservation purposes; and educational uses. Also implements Australia’s obligations under the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement in relation to technological protection measures; and enhances the jurisdiction and procedures of the Copyright Tribunal. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Copyright Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1998

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Nov 1997 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Copyright Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1998

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    Date
    18 Jun 1997 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Copyright Amendment (Parallel Importation) Bill 2003

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    Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1998
    in relation to: the parallel importation and subsequent commercial distribution of computer software products, including interactive computer games; copyright enforcement; and makes minor amendments to correct errors in, and clarify amendments made by, the
    Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000
    . Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Copyright Amendment (Moral Rights) Bill 2000

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    08 Dec 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Copyright Amendment (Film Directors' Rights) Bill 2005

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    Date
    17 Mar 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1968
    to provide rights to directors to share, as copyright owners, in remuneration for the retransmission of films included in free-to-air broadcasts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Bill 2000

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    Date
    29 Sep 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Copyright Amendment (Computer Programs) Bill 1999

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Apr 1999 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum