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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • Succession to the Crown Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    To effect changes to the law consistent with changes being made to the law in the United Kingdom, the bill: ends the system of male preference primogeniture so that the future order of succession will be determined simply by order of birth; removes the bar on succession for an heir and successor of the Sovereign who marries a Catholic; limits the requirement that the Sovereign consent to the marriage of a descendant of his late Majesty King George the Second to the six persons nearest in line to the Crown; validates some marriages voided by the
    Royal Marriages Act 1772
    of Great Britain; makes consequential amendments to the
    Act of Settlement
    and
    Bill of Rights
    ; and repeals the
    Royal Marriages Act 1772

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition (Sunset Extension) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Act 2013
    to extend the operation of the Act by three years to 28 March 2018. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excess Exploration Credit Tax Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 7) Bill 2014, the bill imposes an excess exploration credit tax to recover any costs to the Commonwealth that may arise where an exploration company issues exploration credits in excess of their maximum exploration credit entitlement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 7) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excess Exploration Credit Tax Bill 2014, the bill amends: the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide individuals with an option to be taxed on the earnings associated with their excess superannuation non concessional contribution at their marginal tax rate; the
    Inspector-General of Taxation Act 2003
    and
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    to transfer the tax investigative and complaint handling functions of the Commonwealth Ombudsman to the Inspector-General of Taxation and merge that function with the existing function of conducting systemic reviews; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to capital gains tax exemption for certain compensation or damages; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to ensure that individuals whose superannuation benefits are involuntarily transferred from one superannuation plan to another plan are not disadvantaged through the transfer; the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: remove the need for a roll-over benefit statement to be provided to an individual whose superannuation benefits are involuntarily transferred; and allow taxation officers to record or disclose personal information in certain circumstances; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide for an exploration development tax incentive for investment in small mineral exploration companies undertaking greenfields mineral exploration;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Tax Agent Services Act 2009
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments; and 16 Acts to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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