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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • 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

  • Australian Capital Territory Water Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988
    to provide that the abstraction of water on National Land and by Commonwealth agencies throughout the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will be managed by the ACT Government;
    Water Act 2007
    to enable the water resources of the Googong Dam Area to be included in a water resource plan area for which the ACT has responsibility; and
    Canberra Water Supply (Googong Dam) Act 1974
    to ensure that the ACT Executive has the appropriate powers to manage the surface waters of the Googong Dam. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    to: enable the minister to enter into agreements with service providers authorising the making of payments from 1 January 2014; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 6) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    The bill amends: six Acts to rename the clean energy supplement as the energy supplement and cease indexation of the supplement from 20 September 2014; the
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to pause indexation of assets value limits for working age allowances, student payments and parenting payment single for two years from 1 July 2015; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: require certain disability support pension recipients to actively participate in a program of support; limit the six-week overseas portability period for students payments from 1 January 2015; limit the overseas portability period for disability support pension from 1 January 2015; extend to 19 weeks the portability period for seniors health cardholders; and restrict qualification for relocation scholarship payments; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: pause indexation on assets test free areas for all pensions (other than parenting payment single) for three years from 1 July 2017; exclude from the social security and veterans’ entitlements income test payments made under the Young Carer Bursary Programme from 1 January 2015; and include tax-free superannuation income in the assessment of income for qualification for the seniors health card; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    in relation to family tax benefit (from 1 July 2015) by: limiting the large family supplement; removing the per-child add-on; and reducing the primary earner income limit; the
    Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account Act 2012
    to provide that the State pay equity order (Western Australia) made on 29 August 2013 is a pay equity order for the purposes of the Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account and amend the amounts by which the account will be credited accordingly; and the
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    , Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Scheme 2004 and Veterans’ Children Education Scheme to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Albury-Wodonga Development Act 1973
    to abolish the Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation (AWDC); provides for transitional arrangements, including the transfer of AWDC’s property management functions, and assets and liabilities to the Commonwealth; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    ,
    Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990
    and
    Urban and Regional Development (Financial Assistance) Act 1974

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Education Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Education Act 2013
    to: provide for the establishment of funding programs for schools by regulation; provide the authority for the Commonwealth to make payments for those programs to states and territories for eligible schools; limit capital funding for block grant authorities for 2014; clarify that a debt owed under a funding agreement can be recovered from the authority for a non-government school; provide that certain decisions are reviewable; and correct errors in relation to the calculation of Commonwealth funding entitlements for certain approved authorities; and
    Australian Education (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2013
    to extend the commencement date for improvement planning requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Amendment Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Act 2011
    to implement a new industry contribution to fund the regulatory and financial intelligence unit functions of the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre by: creating the liability for a leviable entity for a financial year to pay the industry contribution levy in that financial year; enabling the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre CEO to specify the date for payment of instalments of the levy; providing for late payment penalties; and requiring an independent review of the levy to be undertaken. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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