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  • Migration Amendment (Review Provisions) Bill 2006 [2007]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    07 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to allow the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal flexibility in providing procedural fairness to review applicants. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Superannuation Contributions) Bill 2006 [2007]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    and
    Payment Systems and Netting Act 1998
    to provide for the recovery of superannuation contributions made with the intention to defeat creditors; and
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    and
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to: provide for certain rural support grants to be exempt from the property available to pay the bankrupt’s creditors; and make minor technical amendments in relation to the operation of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Non-Proliferation Legislation Amendment Bill 2006 [2007]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs and Trade 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987
    (Safeguards Act) to implement Australia’s obligations under the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and to the International Atomic Energy Agency under the Additional Protocol; and create new offences; Safeguards Act,
    Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Act 1998
    and
    Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994
    to extend the geographical jurisdiction for offences related to proliferation of nuclear and chemical weapons; and
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2006 [2007]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: amends 45 Acts to correct clerical and drafting errors; repeals 17 obsolete Acts and amends six Acts as a consequence of those repeals. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Wheat Marketing Amendment Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Wheat Marketing Act 1989
    to transfer, until 30 June 2007, the veto power for bulk wheat export applications from AWB (International) Ltd to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction and the Regulation of Human Embryo Research Amendment Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Oct 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Based on recommendations by the Lockhart Review Committee, the bill amends the
    Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002
    and
    Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002
    to: retain existing prohibitions on certain human reproductive cloning and other assisted reproductive technology activities; and permit certain human embryo research, under licence. Also amends the short title of the
    Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002
    ; and amends the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Sep 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006, the bill amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to reform the digital television and commercial television broadcasting regime, particularly in relation to: regulation of digital television; broadcasting of sports on the anti-siphoning list on new digital channels; commercial television licensing arrangements; allocation of channels for new digital services; the access regime for channel B datacasting transmitter licences and access undertakings; and industry codes and standards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Sep 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2006, the bill amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: remove media-specific restrictions on foreign ownership and control; permit cross-media mergers in radio licence areas where sufficient diversity of media groups remains following the merger; require media outlets to disclose cross-media relationships when reporting on cross-held entities; and require minimum levels of local content by commercial television and radio licensees in regional markets. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Sep 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the sentencing and bail provisions of the
    Crimes Act 1914
    to ensure adequate protection of alleged victims and witnesses; preclude customary law or cultural practice being taken into account in such a way that the criminal behaviour concerned is seen as less or more culpable; and allow religious beliefs to be considered in determining appropriate forensic procedures. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Trans-Tasman Banking Supervision) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Sep 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    ,
    Banking Act 1959
    and
    Financial Sector (Transfers of Business) Act 1999
    to facilitate regulatory cooperation in relation to banking services in Australia and New Zealand. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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