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  • Cross-Border Insolvency Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Superannuation and Corporate Law 
    Summary
    Implements the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law by: establishing access to local courts by persons administering a foreign insolvency proceeding; establishing conditions for recognition of a foreign insolvency proceeding and granting relief to its participants; permitting participation by foreign creditors in such proceedings; enabling cooperation between courts and practitioners from different countries; enabling coordination of proceedings to take place concurrently in different countries; and empowering the Governor-General to make regulations under the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Review of Prudential Decisions) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    ,
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    ,
    Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997
    ,
    Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Regulation and Review) Act 2007
    and
    Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Discretionary Mutual Funds and Direct Offshore Foreign Insurers) Act 2007
    to introduce a court-based process for disqualifying an individual from operating an Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) regulated entity;
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    and
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    in relation to APRA’s specific direction powers;
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to incorporate a materiality test into the trigger for APRA to issue a direction to freeze assets of a superannuation entity;
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to remove ministerial consent from administrative decisions made by APRA or the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) under those Acts; and
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to apply merits review to appropriate decisions made by APRA or the ATO. Also makes consequential amendments to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Crime Commission Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    to: clarify powers and procedures of an Australian Crime Commission examiner to issue a summons or notice; and allow persons to appear before an examiner, or produce documents to an examiner who did not issue the summons or notice to produce the documents. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Northern Territory National Emergency Response Amendment (Alcohol) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    to: replace the 1,350ml trigger for seeking and recording details in relation to takeaway alcohol sales; clarifies the storage of records of takeaway purchases; provides certain exceptions to the alcohol offences in relation to tourism operations in parks and other certain areas; provide for the alcohol measures not to apply to certain areas when local alcohol management measures are implemented; and to clarify the operation of certain Northern Territory law. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    and
    National Health Act 1953
    to allow authorised optometrists to prescribe certain ophthalmic (eye) medicines for supply under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Also amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to clarify the supply of pharmaceutical benefits ‘at or from’ approved premises. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aviation Legislation Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Transport and Regional Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aviation Transport Security Act 2004
    and
    Civil Aviation Act 1988
    to strengthen aviation security and safety by: enabling regulations to be made to prohibit activities or conduct outside a security controlled airport that disrupt or interfere with airport operations or aircraft; introducing additional powers for Australian Customs officers at airports; enabling the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to introduce a mandatory drug and alcohol regime in the civil aviation industry; and enabling, through regulations, exemption from aviation security screening for senior dignitaries, their spouses and minors. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Postal Corporation Amendment (Quarantine Inspection and Other Measures) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989
    to provide for the inspection and examination of postal articles carried by Australia Post, with the exception of reserved services material, for interstate quarantine purposes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    ,
    Therapeutic Goods Amendment Act (No. 1) 2006
    and
    Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices) Act 2002
    to extend transitional registration arrangements for certain patient treatment devices beyond 4 October 2007 to enable reassessment by the Therapeutic Goods Administration prior to entry in Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods as ‘included’ devices. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
    to: improve the food regulatory processes for Australia and New Zealand; and improve the framework within which the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Authority operates. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Following recommendations of an independent review of the
    Gene Technology Act 2000
    and the Gene Technology Agreement 2001, this bill makes minor amendments to the
    Gene Technology Act 2000
    to improve its operation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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