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  • Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Succession to the Crown Bill 2015

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    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

  • Australian River Co. Limited Bill 2015

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    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    The bill: provides for the transfer of assets and liabilities of Australian River Co. Limited (ARCo) to the Commonwealth in preparation for its voluntary deregistration; provides for the Commonwealth to become ARCo’s successor at law in relation to existing contracts or certain instruments; and ensures that ongoing issues in relation to ARCo can be managed by the Commonwealth as they arise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015

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    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015, the bill amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to: reduce deadlines for submissions to the Anti-Dumping Commission in response to dumping and subsidisation investigations; require anti-dumping notices to be published electronically; consolidate lodgement provisions for anti-dumping applications and submissions; clarify the length of the investigation period in anti-dumping matters, cumulative assessment of injury, normal value provisions, the calculation of the dumping margin, material injury determinations, effective notice periods, and the definition of a subsidy; provide that the minister is not required to have regard to the lesser duty rule where a country has not submitted a notification of its subsidies; introduce a fee and raise procedural and legal thresholds for applications to review anti-dumping decisions; streamline merits review processes of the Anti-Dumping Review Panel; and abolish the International Trade Remedies Forum. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Act 1975
    to: require anti-dumping notices to be published electronically; provide that the minister is not required to have regard to the lesser duty rule where a country has not submitted a notification of its subsidies; and clarify that the minister may grant exemptions from dumping duty with limited retrospective effect. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Trade Controls Act 2012
    in relation to: providing an additional 12 month implementation period before offence provisions and record-keeping requirements commence; removing controls on the supply of Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) technology; extending the exception to the offence of supplying DSGL technology without a permit; narrowing the scope of publication and brokering offences; establishing offences for brokering dual-use DSGL goods or technology; including additional exceptions to the brokering offence; prohibiting the brokering of military or dual-use DSGL technology where the supply would prejudice Australia’s defence, security or international relations; directing a person to seek a permit for brokering dual-use DSGL goods or technology; requiring the minister to consider prescribed criteria when deciding whether an activity would prejudice Australia’s security, defence or international relations; and providing for reviews of the operation of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Implements amendments to the Protocol of 1996 to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims by amending the
    Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Act 1989
    to increase the liability limits for ship owners and salvors for maritime claims relating to ship-sourced damage. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003
    to: enable the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator to collect an annual titles administration levy in relation to boundary-change petroleum exploration permits; and replace references to ‘OHS inspectors’ with ‘NOPSEMA inspectors’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to: automatically grant or extend the coverage of offshore petroleum titles over blocks moving from state or Northern Territory coastal waters into Commonwealth jurisdiction as a result of a change to the boundary; provide arrangements for the granting of renewals of Commonwealth titles over blocks remaining in Commonwealth waters, where part of that title has moved into state or Northern Territory coastal waters as a result of a change to the boundary; separate the requirements for conferral of petroleum and greenhouse gas functions on the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA); enable the recovery of costs for regulatory operations undertaken by NOPSEMA in waters landward of the territorial sea baseline; and make technical amendments. 

    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

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