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  • Aged Care Amendment (Residential Care) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to: harmonise aged care and pension assets tests in relation to income streams purchased on or after 20 September 2007 and asset disposals (i.e. gifts); and clarify the delegation of certain powers to Aged Care Assessment Teams. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Judiciary Legislation Amendment Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Judiciary Act 1903
    to: validate certain orders made by non-judicial officers of State courts of summary jurisdiction in relation to taxation and other federal law matters; and repeal certain provisions to enable States to determine which officers, including non-judicial officers, can exercise federal jurisdiction and in what circumstances. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970
    ,
    Crimes Act 1914
    and
    Family Law Act 1975

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Privacy Legislation Amendment (Emergencies and Disasters) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Privacy Act 1988
    in relation to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information about deceased, injured and missing individuals involved in an emergency or disaster occurring in Australia or overseas. Also makes a consequential amendment to the
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to ensure that ASIO is not prevented from disclosing information when an emergency is declared. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment Bill 2006 [2007]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Aug 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs and Trade 
    Summary
    Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders (the Uhrig Review), the bill amends the
    Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991
    to implement changes to the board management structure of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment (Antarctic Seals and Other Measures) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Aug 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980
    in relation to the protection of Antarctic flora and fauna, including Antarctic seals; and
    Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005
    in relation to incorporation by reference of water efficiency and labelling standards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Act Amendment (Forensic Procedures) Bill (No. 1) 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Jun 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Crimes Act 1914
    to: allow the transfer of information so that inter-jurisdictional DNA matching can occur; permit prison officers to be present, subject to the relevant State or Territory law, while a forensic procedure is being carried out on a suspect; and correct drafting errors relating to DNA profile matching. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Transaction Reports Amendment Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Jun 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
    to: amend the definition of “account” and “customer information”; and restrict the application of proposed Division 3A of Part II (which provides for customer information to be included in international funds transfer instructions) to authorised deposit taking institutions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Works Committee Amendment Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Jun 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Administration 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Public Works Committee Act 1969
    to: amend the definition of a “public work”; increase the threshold value at which projects must be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and provide for the threshold value to be varied by regulation; and make technical amendments to update and replace certain references. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade Marks Amendment Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Jun 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    In response to a recent review by IP Australia, the bill amends the
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to clarify the operation of the Act to: increase the certainty of trade mark rights issued; improve the administration and transparency of the trade mark system; and align the Act with other intellectual property legislation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders (the Uhrig Review), the bill amends the
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    to abolish the staff-elected Director and deputy staff-elected Director positions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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