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  • Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013

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    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to create the Australian Grape and Wine Authority, the bill amends the
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999
    to: enable levies collected to be paid to the Australian Grape and Wine Authority; and remove the requirement for the Wine Australia Corporation to make recommendations to the minister about the levy rate. 

    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

  • Federal Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    to provide an arrester with the power to use reasonable force to enter premises to execute an arrest warrant;
    Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999
    to: confer jurisdiction on the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (the Court) in relation to tenancy disputes; enable additional jurisdiction in relation to tenancy disputes to which the Commonwealth is a party to be conferred on the Court by delegated legislation; and enable delegated legislation to be made to modify the applicable state and territory law where appropriate, and to clarify the jurisdiction and enforcement of an exercise of that jurisdiction; and
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    and the
    Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2015

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    Date
    30 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s (PJCIS)
    Report of the Inquiry into Potential Reforms of Australia’s National Security Legislation
    by amending the:
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: require telecommunications service providers to retain and to secure for two years telecommunications data (not content); require service providers to protect retained data through encryption and preventing unauthorised interference and access; require the PJCIS to review the mandatory data retention scheme no more than three years after the end of the implementation phase; limit the range of agencies that are able to access telecommunications data and stored communications; establish a journalist information warrants regime; restrict the agencies who can access this data; require the minister to refer to the PJCIS any legislative proposal to amend which agencies can access the data; provide for record-keeping and reporting the use of, and access to, telecommunications data; and enable the Commonwealth Ombudsman to assess agency compliance;
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to provide that certain matters relating to data retention be included in the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s (ASIO) annual report;
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to enable the PJCIS to inquire into operational matters relating to the use of telecommunications data by ASIO and the Australian Federal Police, in relation to counter-terrorism functions;
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to prohibit civil litigants from being able to access certain telecommunications data; and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to make consequential amendments. 

    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

  • Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill 2014

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    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amend the:
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    to: amend the short title of the Act to the
    Legislation Act 2003
    to reflect the consolidation of the legislative frameworks of the publication of Commonwealth Acts and the registration of Commonwealth instruments; clarify the definition of ‘legislative instrument’ and ‘legislative character’; provide that certain instruments are notifiable instruments which are registrable but not subject to parliamentary scrutiny or sunsetting; establish the Federal Register of Legislation; and allow the First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial changes to Acts and instruments in the Register;
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    to: clarify references to ministers, departments and other government authorities; and confirm the continued validity of the exercise of powers, functions and duties under Commonwealth agreements following machinery of government changes. Also consequentially repeals four Acts and amends 51 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Bill 2014

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    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Repeals 656 amending and repeal Acts enacted from 1970 to 1979. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2014

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    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 35 Acts to correct technical errors; 49 Acts to replace references to ‘servants’ with references to ‘employees’; the
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    and
    Defence Act 1903
    to remove gender-specific language; the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to make technical amendments; the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    ,
    Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990
    ,
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to repeal spent and obsolete provisions; and the
    Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Limited Sale Act 1993
    to make an amendment consequential on a repeal. Also repeals the
    Conciliation and Arbitration (Electricity Industry) Act 1985
    ,
    Immigration (Education) Charge Act 1992
    and
    Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Act 1970

    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

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: introduce an offence for importing all substances that have a psychoactive effect; introduce an offence for importing a substance which is similar to a serious drug; introduce international firearms trafficking offences and mandatory minimum sentences; extend existing cross-border disposal or acquisition firearms offences; and clarify that certain slavery offences have universal jurisdiction;
    Customs Act 1901
    to: ensure that Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers have appropriate powers in relation to the new offences; and create a procedure for dealing with claims for the return of seized psychoactive substances;
    International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997
    in relation to the international transfer of prisoners regime within Australia; and
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    ,
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    ,
    Customs Act 1901
    ,
    Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
    and
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    to make minor and technical amendments. Also validates access by the AFP to certain investigatory powers in designated state airports from 19 March until 17 May 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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