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  • Territories Self-Government Legislation Amendment (Disallowance and Amendment of Laws) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988
    to remove the Governor-General’s power to to disallow or recommend amendments of any enactments made by the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly; and
    Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978
    to remove the Governor-General’s power to to disallow or recommend amendments of any laws made by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment Bill 2010 [2011]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005
    to provide that a Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) standard may require a product to comply with certain requirements relating to plumbing before the product can be registered as a WELS product. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Military Justice (Interim Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Military Justice (Interim Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2009, the bill amends the
    Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
    to: provide an interim response to the High Court decision in
    Lane v Morrison
    by returning to the service tribunal system that existed before the creation of the Australian Military Court. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Defence Act 1903
    ,
    Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955
    ,
    Judges’ Pensions Act 1968
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    , and contains application and transitional provisions relating to proceedings and office holders. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Military Justice (Interim Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Military Justice (Interim Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2009, the bill imposes disciplinary sanctions on persons which correspond to punishments imposed by the Australian Military Court and, to the extent necessary, summary authorities in the period between the Court’s establishment and the High Court’s decision in
    Lane v Morrison
    . Also provides persons with a right to seek review of their disciplinary liability under the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Test Review and Other Measures) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    to implement recommendations of the Australian Citizenship Test Review Committee by providing: that certain people may be eligible for citizenship without sitting the citizenship test; that the citizenship test must be completed within a specified period; and that applicants for citizenship by conferral under 18 years of age must be permanent residents at both the time of application and time of decision. Also amends the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    and
    Australian Citizenship (Transitionals and Consequentials) Act 2007
    to provide for a special residence requirement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Cabinet Secretary 
    Summary
    Appoints an Independent National Security Legislation Monitor to review the operation, effectiveness and implications of counter-terrorism and national security legislation and provides for: the functions and powers of the position; annual reporting requirements; and protection from legal action. Also contains a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Auditor-General Amendment Bill 2008 [2009]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    In response to certain recommendations of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit report on the Auditor-General Act (Report No. 386), the bill amends the
    Auditor-General Act 1997
    to: clarify and extend the distribution of performance audit reports; provide for the inclusion of comments on proposed reports in final reports; clarify when audit information made available to entities and other parties in the course of a performance audit may be disclosed; clarify the powers of the Auditor-General when sensitive information is not to be included in a public report; and update penalty provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2008 [2009]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to provide a mechanism for recognising disqualifications from managing corporations that occur in prescribed foreign jurisdictions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008 [2009]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: clarify that the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal may invite either orally or in writing, review applicants or third parties to give information; reinstate uniform time limits for applying for judicial review of a migration decision in the Federal Magistrates Court, Federal Court and High Court; and limit the appeals against judgments by the Federal Magistrates Court and the Federal Court that make an order or refuse to make an order to extend time to apply for judicial review of migration decisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to: exempt medical devices from the operation of the Act to enable goods to be stockpiled for use in a health emergency and remove the requirement that such exemptions are disallowable instruments; adjust the test of whether a person is a ‘fit and proper person’ to hold a manufacturing licence or a medical device conformity assessment certificate; adopt the European Pharmacopoeia and United States Pharmacopoeia as additional default standards; enable public access to information held by the Therapeutic Goods Administration; ensure controls over restricted and prohibited representations apply to advertisements in all media; and align penalties with current policy formulations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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