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  • Judiciary Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Judiciary Act 1903
    to: consolidate the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) into the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD); and repeal provisions relating to AGS’s former role as a statutory corporation; and
    Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983
    and
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to make consequential amendments. Also makes transitional arrangements in relation to AGS being consolidated into the AGD. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015

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    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012
    to extend the period during which the Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate can apply to a nominated Administrative Appeals Tribunal presidential member for an examination notice by a further two years (until 1 June 2017). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Military Justice Enhancements—Inspector-General ADF) Bill 2014

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    Date
    03 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Act 1903
    to: strengthen and clarify the independence, powers and privileges of the Inspector-General ADF; provide a statutory basis to support regulatory change including the re-allocation of responsibility for investigation of service-related deaths and the management of the Australian Defence Force redress of grievance process to the Inspector-General ADF; and require the Inspector-General ADF to prepare an annual report. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tribunals Amalgamation Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: amends: 12 Acts, including the
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    , to merge the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal into the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and 31 Acts to make consequential amendments; and provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

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    Date
    29 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    in relation to: the Official Trustee; the Official Receiver; the National Disability Insurance Scheme; the offence of concealment; declarations in statements received electronically; indictable and summary offences; and the location of certain offences in the Act;
    International Arbitration Act 1974
    to clarify the application of the Act to certain international arbitration agreements;
    Family Law Act 1975
    to: make technical amendments; clarify the appeal rights available for court security orders; and create access to the Family Court of Australia for court security orders made by the Family Court of Western Australia;
    Court Security Act 2013
    to: provide for the disposal of unclaimed items seized by or given upon request to court security officers; and clarify the processes by which court security orders can be varied and revoked;
    Evidence Act 1995
    to: reflect changes to the Model Uniform Evidence Bill; remove all references to the Australian Capital Territory; and make technical amendments;
    Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986
    to enable the National Cultural Heritage Committee to continue to function when membership falls below the maximum number; and
    Copyright Act 1968
    to extend the legal deposit scheme to include work published in electronic format. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

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    Date
    29 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: expand the grounds upon which a control order can be requested and issued; reduce the information required to be provided to the Attorney-General when seeking consent to request an interim control order; extend the time before the material provided to an issuing court must be provided to the Attorney-General where a request for an urgent interim control order has been made to an issuing court; require the Attorney-General to advise the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security before amending a regulation that lists a terrorist organisation and to allow the committee to review any proposed change during the disallowance period; and
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to: provide that it is a function of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) to provide assistance to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in support of military operations and to cooperate with the ADF on intelligence matters; and remedy limitations in the arrangements for emergency ministerial authorisations which apply to ASIS, the Australian Signals Directorate and the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    National Water Commission Act 2004
    to abolish the National Water Commission; amends the
    Water Act 2007
    to transfer certain functions to the Productivity Commission; and provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends 22 Acts to respond to the threat posed by Australians engaging in, and returning from, conflicts in foreign states by: providing additional powers for security agencies; strengthening border security measures; cancelling welfare payments for persons involved in terrorism; and implementing recommendations made by the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor’s second and fourth annual reports and the Report of the Council of Australian Governments Review of Counter-Terrorism Legislation. Also repeals the
    Crimes (Foreign Incursions and Recruitment) Act 1978

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Responds to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
    Report of the Inquiry into Potential Reforms of Australia’s National Security Legislation
    by amending: the
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to: align the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s (ASIO) employment conditions with the Australian Public Service employment framework; modernise ASIO’s warrant-based intelligence collection powers; establish a framework for the conduct of authorised covert intelligence operations; clarify ASIO’s ability to cooperate with the private sector; and provide for certain breaches to be referred to law enforcement agencies for investigation; the
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to: enable the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) to collect intelligence on Australian persons involved in activities in relation to its operational security; enable ASIS to cooperate with ASIO without ministerial authorisation when undertaking certain intelligence collection activities; enable ASIS to train certain individuals in the use of weapons and self-defence techniques and provide for a limited exception of these in a controlled environment; extend immunity for actions taken in relation to overseas activities; clarify the authority of the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation (DIGO) to provide assistance; and rename DIGO as the Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation and the Defence Signals Directorate as the Australian Signals Directorate; the
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    and
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to create two new offences and update existing offences, and increase penalties, in relation to the protection of intelligence-related information; and 19 Acts to make consequential and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Defence Act 1903
    to establish a framework for the administration of access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) by: enabling the minister to make the Woomera Prohibited Area Rules to prescribe certain matters, including defining the WPA and the zones to be demarcated within that area; creating a permit system for access and use by non-defence users; introducing offences and penalties for entering the WPA without permission and for failing to comply with a condition of a permit; providing for compensation for any acquisition of property from a person otherwise than on just terms; providing for a cap on compensation payable in respect of loss or damage in the WPA; and validating any declaration or past act under the regulations; and Defence Force Regulations 1952 to update terminology in relation to compensation for acquisition of property. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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