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  • 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

  • Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015

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    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

  • 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

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    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

  • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
    to: insert or clarify definitions for ministerial council, registered training organisation, registration code, quality standards and vocational education and training (VET) information; extend the operation of penalty provisions to trading corporations; prohibit a person from advertising or offering VET courses without including the name and registration code of the responsible registered training organisation; extend to 7 years the period of registration able to be granted by the National VET Regulator (NVR); provide that the minister may make quality standards; provide that it is a condition of registration that an NVR registered training organisation must satisfy the quality standards; specify to whom, and for what purpose, the regulator may disclose VET information; streamline the processes required for the issuing of a written direction by the regulator; and clarify that a person employed in a court of a state or territory may issue a search warrant if authorised to do so. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2014-2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2014-2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2014-2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2014-2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2014-2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2014-2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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