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  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Submarine Cable Protection) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    in relation to the regulatory regime for the protection of international submarine cables landing in Australia by: ensuring consistency with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea by modifying the regime’s application, including criminal and civil enforcement options, to foreign ships and nationals in the water beyond Australia’s territorial seas; enabling domestic submarine cables to be brought within the scope of the regime by regulation; providing for a consultation process between the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Attorney-General’s department on submarine cable installation permit applications; amending the submarine cable installation permit process by removing the requirement to obtain multiple permits, tightening processing timeframes and removing duplicated processes; and amending the operation of the protection zone declaration, revocation and variation processes; and
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    and
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to make consequential amendments. 

    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

  • 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

  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Defence Act 1903
    to establish a framework for the administration of access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) by: enabling the minister to make the Woomera Prohibited Area Rules to prescribe certain matters, including defining the WPA and the zones to be demarcated within that area; creating a permit system for access and use by non-defence users; introducing offences and penalties for entering the WPA without permission and for failing to comply with a condition of a permit; providing for compensation for any acquisition of property from a person otherwise than on just terms; providing for a cap on compensation payable in respect of loss or damage in the WPA; and validating any declaration or past act under the regulations; and Defence Force Regulations 1952 to update terminology in relation to compensation for acquisition of property. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Education Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Education Act 2013
    to: provide for the establishment of funding programs for schools by regulation; provide the authority for the Commonwealth to make payments for those programs to states and territories for eligible schools; limit capital funding for block grant authorities for 2014; clarify that a debt owed under a funding agreement can be recovered from the authority for a non-government school; provide that certain decisions are reviewable; and correct errors in relation to the calculation of Commonwealth funding entitlements for certain approved authorities; and
    Australian Education (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2013
    to extend the commencement date for improvement planning requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to: maintain the indexation pause on the child care rebate limit at $7500 for three years from 1 July 2014; and maintain the child care benefit income thresholds at the amounts applicable as at 30 June 2014 for three years from 1 July 2014; and
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Act 2011
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
    in relation to: quality assessments of higher education providers; the delegation of decisions; extending periods of accreditation or registration; the appointment of commissioners; the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer; notifying providers of decisions; the scope of ministerial directions; and ministerial approval being required for legislative instruments which determine fees to be charged. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to: clarify the arrangements for refunds of pre-paid tuition fees by registered providers to overseas students as a result of a default; enable the minister to make a legislative instrument to stipulate the methods of calculation for refunds to students in the case of default for the reason of visa refusal or where there is no written agreement in place; and amend the title of the National Code. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to: apply indexation adjustments for existing schemes for the financial years starting 1 July 2013, 2014 and 2015; and set an additional funding cap for the financial year starting 1 July 2016. 

    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

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