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  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    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

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    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

  • 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

  • Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) Bill 2014

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    Date
    20 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill 2014, the bill: imposes an annual celebrant registration charge with a statutory limit of $600 for the 2014-15 financial year; and provides for indexation of the statutory limit in later financial years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill 2014

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    Date
    20 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: provide for a celebrant registration charge to be imposed from 1 July 2014 on Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants who are authorised under the Marriage Celebrants Program to perform marriages; provide for the deregistration of celebrants who do not pay the celebrant registration charge or obtain an exemption; enable the imposition of a registration application fee for prospective celebrants seeking registration; provide for exemptions and the imposition of processing fees for applications for exemptions; enable the minister to approve forms; remove the requirement for performance reviews every five years of marriage celebrants; and make minor amendments to the Marriage Celebrants Program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2014

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    Date
    20 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Establishes a framework of standard regulatory powers exercised by Commonwealth agencies by providing for: monitoring and investigative powers; and enforcement provisions including civil penalties, infringement notices, enforceable undertakings and injunctions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Amending Acts 1901 to 1969 Repeal Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Repeals 1120 amending and repeal Acts enacted from 1901 to 1969. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Classification Tools and Other Measures) Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    to: enable certain content (including online and mobile device content) to be classified using classification tools; enable the secretary (or their delegate) to notify law enforcement authorities about certain content without first having the content classified; establish additional exempt film categories for certain films covering natural history and the social sciences; provide that publishers will no longer be able to apply for exemption certificates for unclassified films or computer games; provide for exemptions for unclassified content to be screened at festivals, special events and by cultural institutions; remove the need to have classified content reclassified when certain modifications are made to the content; enable the minister to determine display and consumer advice requirements for classified content; and make technical amendments; and
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 1) 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 74 Acts to correct technical errors and misdescribed or redundant amendments and modernise language; three Acts to provide that Commonwealth ministers are mentioned by reference to the administration of identified legislation; 54 Acts to make amendments consequential on amendments to the
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    ; and eight Acts to repeal spent and obsolete provisions. Also repeals 17 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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