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  • Courts Administration Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    ,
    Family Law Act 1975
    and
    Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999
    to: designate the Federal Court of Australia (including the National Native Title Tribunal), the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia as a single administrative entity under the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
    and a single statutory agency under the
    Public Service Act 1999
    ; establish shared corporate services functions for the courts; maintain heads of jurisdiction’s responsibility in relation to the business and administrative affairs of their respective courts; provide for a chief executive officer (CEO) for each head of jurisdiction to assist with the management of administrative affairs and provide that the CEOs also hold the position of Principal Registrar; provide for the Federal Court CEO to have responsibility for managing the shared corporate services, with a requirement for consultation; and provide that the Federal Court CEO is the accountable authority for the administrative entity and the agency head for the statutory agency. Also makes consequential amendments to 16 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2015

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    Date
    15 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General and Senator Xenophon 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to extend the retrospective operation of the offences of murder and manslaughter of an Australian citizen or resident of Australia to crimes that occurred before 1 October 2002. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Legislation Amendment (First Principles) Bill 2015

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    Date
    14 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations of the First Principles Review of Defence by: amending the
    Defence Act 1903
    to: give full command of the Australian Defence Force to the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF); and consolidate the statutory treatment of the components of the Defence Force Cadets; amending 27 Acts to make consequential amendments; and repealing the
    Air Force Act 1923
    and
    Naval Defence Act 1910
    and incorporating relevant provisions of these Acts into the
    Defence Act 1903

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aged Care Amendment (Independent Complaints Arrangements) Bill 2015

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    Date
    13 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to: transfer responsibility for the management and resolution of aged care complaints from the Secretary of the Department of Social Services to the Aged Care Commissioner; rename the Aged Care Commissioner to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner; and make consequential amendments; and
    Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Civil Law and Justice (Omnibus Amendments) Bill 2015

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    Date
    25 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    in relation to: notification of applications for review; non-disclosure of certain information; the method of giving documents or things for the purposes of proceedings; tribunal members’ powers to dismiss certain applications; and the reinstatement of withdrawn applications; the
    Bankruptcy Act 1996
    in relation to: confidentiality requirements relating to statements of affairs; removal of certain requirements to notify, and lodge requests with, the Official Receiver; imposition of time limits for certain applications; and removal of an obsolete reference; the
    Evidence Act 1995
    to make a drafting change; the
    Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999
    to: provide arresters with the power to use reasonable force to enter premises to execute an arrest warrant; and remove an obsolete reference; the
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    in relation to: the jury empanelment process; the pre-trial process for indictable offences; and technical amendments; the
    International Arbitration Act 1974
    in relation to: enforcement of foreign arbitral awards; confidentiality provisions to arbitral proceedings; and technical amendments; and 10 Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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 remove 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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    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. Also provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    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

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