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  • Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Certificates and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    ,
    Archives Act 1983
    ,
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    and
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    to: remove the power to issue conclusive certificates; revoke existing conclusive certificates if a new access request is received; implement measures to protect sensitive information in proceedings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television Switch-over) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: implement a staggered, region-by-region digital switch-over television timetable (to be completed by 31 December 2013); and specify the dates of two statutory reviews. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Worker Protection) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Migration Act 1958
    to establish a framework for the sponsorship of non-citizens seeking entry to Australia which will: define sponsorship obligations for employers and other sponsors; expand powers to monitor and investigate possible non-compliance by sponsors; and introduce a civil penalty regime for non-compliance; and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to authorise the disclosure and sharing of certain information between the Commissioner of Taxation and migration officers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Archives Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Archives Act 1983
    ,
    Copyright Act 1968
    ,
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to implement certain recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission report on Commonwealth record-keeping and the role of the National Archives of Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to: extend the deadline for commercial broadcasters to commence digital radio services in the mainland state capital cities to 1 July 2009; remove the requirement for digital radio services to commence in Hobart by the extended deadline; and retain the option for community radio stations to take up shares in joint venture companies that own digital radio transmission infrastructure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Migration Act 1958
    to: reinstate time limits for applying to courts for judicial review of migration decisions; streamline procedures for notifying parties of Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal decisions; amend border protection provisions in relation to advance passenger and crew reports, 'round trip cruises' and special purpose visas; amend visa provisions in relation to the status of certain non-citizen children and bridging visas and offences; respond to
    Moore v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
    [2007] FCA 626 by clarifying character cancellation provisions; ensure illegal foreign fishers and environmental offenders are removed from Australia when they become unlawful non-citizens; give the minister discretion when providing documents to a non-registered migration agent; and
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    and
    Australian Citizenship (Transitionals and Consequentials) Act 2007
    to: clarify provisions and remove inconsistencies; and ensure the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    is consistent with obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness 1961. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: amends 40 Acts to correct clerical and drafting errors; repeals 27 obsolete Acts; and amends 88 Acts to replace gender-specific language with gender-neutral language. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to require telecommunications carriers to disclose certain information to the Commonwealth which can be disclosed to companies considering responding to a proposal for the development of a National Broadband Network. The requirement to provide information ceases 12 months after the legislation commences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Board and Other Measures) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Amends: 29 Acts to reflect the introduction of the Public Sector Superannuation Accumulation Plan (PSSAP) and establishment of the Australian Reward Investment Alliance to administer the Commonwealth Superannuation and Public Sector Superannuation Schemes and PSSAP; five superannuation Acts to reflect the new regime for legislative instruments under the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    ; and the
    Superannuation Act 1976
    and
    Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988
    to meet a change to the superannuation guarantee requiring employers to use ordinary time earnings as the earnings base for employees. Also repeals the Schedule to the
    Superannuation Act 1990

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Communications Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy portfolio 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to give the Australian Communications and Media Authority the discretion to consider late applications for renewals of community broadcasting licences up to the expiry date of the licence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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