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  • Aboriginal Land Rights and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    to: enable the town of Jabiru and two adjacent portions of Northern Territory land to be granted as Aboriginal land to the Kakadu Aboriginal Land Trust; and enable Northern Territory Portion 7021 in Patta to also be granted as Aboriginal land; and
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to: provide that world heritage, natural and cultural values of Kakadu National Park continue to be protected in relation to Jabiru; and amend existing management plan and town plan requirements for development of towns in Commonwealth reserves. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Inbound Cargo Security Enhancement) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Transport 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aviation Transport Security Act 2004
    to: enable the minister to prohibit the carriage of certain air cargo into Australian territory on an aircraft; and make a technical amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: provide that any period of unpaid special maternity leave taken by an eligible employee does not reduce that employee’s entitlement to unpaid parental leave; increase the maximum period of concurrent unpaid parental leave from three to eight weeks; allow leave to be taken in separate periods within the first 12 months of the birth or adoption of a child; expand access to the right to request flexible working arrangements; require employers to consult with employees about changes to regular rosters or ordinary work hours; enable pregnant employees to transfer to a safe job regardless of their period of service; require the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to take into account the need to provide additional remuneration for certain employees; enable an employee who is bullied at work to apply to the FWC for an order to stop the bullying; allow the FWC to arbitrate general protection dismissal disputes and unlawful termination disputes when parties consent; align the time for making an unlawful termination application with the time limit of 21 days that applies for making general protection dismissal and unfair dismissal applications; clarify the FWC’s power to conciliate, mediate, express opinions and make recommendations at a conference; allow FWC members to be concurrently appointed to positions under Commonwealth or territory laws; establish a framework under which permit holders may enter premises for investigation and discussion purposes; and expressly confer on the FWC the function of promoting cooperative and productive workplace relations and preventing disputes;
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Act 2012
    in relation to disclosure obligations of registered organisations; and
    Fair Work Act 2009
    and
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Act 2012
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Military Justice (Interim Measures) Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Military Justice (Interim Measures) Act (No. 1) 2009
    to extend the appointment, remuneration and entitlement arrangements for the Chief Judge Advocate and two Judge Advocates for an additional two years or until the minister declares a termination day, whichever is sooner. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Public Service and Integrity 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes a framework to encourage and facilitate reporting of wrongdoing by public officials in the Commonwealth public sector; ensures that Commonwealth agencies properly investigate and respond to public interest disclosures; provides protections to public officials who make qualifying public interest disclosures; and provides for a review of the operation of the Act after two years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to: require the Australian Electoral Commission to send a Yes/No referendum pamphlet to each residential address on the electoral roll rather than to each elector; and temporarily suspend the limit on Commonwealth spending on referendum proposals. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to: provide new protections against discrimination on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status; provide protection against discrimination for same-sex de facto couples; and make consequential amendments; and
    Migration Act 1958
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the independent statutory office of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency; provides for the functions, appointment, terms and conditions of appointment of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the agency, and enables the CEO to appoint committees; provides for staff and consultants; establishes the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council to provide advice to the CEO and the minister as required; provides for the agency’s reporting requirements; requires a review of the agency to be undertaken after five years; and requires the minister to present a report of the review to Parliament. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australia Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australia Council Bill 2013, the bill: repeals the
    Australia Council Act 1975
    ; and enables the Australia Council to continue to operate during the transition period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australia Council Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australia Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013, the bill: provides for the functions, powers and governance structure and arrangements of the Australia Council; establishes a governing board and provides for the terms and conditions of appointed board members, procedures of the board, and enables the board to establish committees; provides for the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer and staff and consultants; requires an annual corporate plan to be prepared; provides for financial arrangements; and provides for annual reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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