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  • Meteorology Amendment (Online Advertising) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Meteorology Act 1955
    to: confirm the powers of the Director of Meteorology to include advertising in connection with the Bureau of Meteorology’s services; require the Director to develop and publish guidelines relating to advertising; clarify that the Bureau can charge for its services; validate past advertising on the Bureau’s services; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Establishes the Emissions Reduction Fund to replace the carbon tax and provide a transition for the Carbon Farming Initiative by amending the:
    Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011
    to: provide for the Clean Energy Regulator to conduct auctions and enter into contracts to purchase emissions reductions; enable a broader range of emissions reduction projects to be approved; and amend the project eligibility criteria and processes for approving projects and crediting carbon credit units; and
    Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011
    ,
    Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011
    and
    National Greenhouse Energy and Reporting Act 2007
    to make consequential amendments. Also provides for transitional arrangements in relation to: the Register of Offsets Projects, which will be renamed the Emissions Reduction Fund Register and will include information about contracts to purchase emissions reductions; and existing Carbon Farming Initiative projects and methodologies and applications for new projects. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to: enable the minister to set fees for environmental impact assessments and for the assessment and approval of certain action management plans; and provide for administrative requirements for applications, processes for payment and for refunds, exemptions and waivers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Green Army Programme) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: specify that persons receiving a green army allowance under the Green Army Programme (GAP) cannot also receive a social security benefit or pension; provide that certain participants in the GAP are not considered workers or employees for the purposes of various laws; and specify the income testing arrangements to apply to a social security pensioner if their partner is receiving a green army allowance; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Capital Territory Water Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988
    to provide that the abstraction of water on National Land and by Commonwealth agencies throughout the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will be managed by the ACT Government;
    Water Act 2007
    to enable the water resources of the Googong Dam Area to be included in a water resource plan area for which the ACT has responsibility; and
    Canberra Water Supply (Googong Dam) Act 1974
    to ensure that the ACT Executive has the appropriate powers to manage the surface waters of the Googong Dam. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Albury-Wodonga Development Act 1973
    to abolish the Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation (AWDC); provides for transitional arrangements, including the transfer of AWDC’s property management functions, and assets and liabilities to the Commonwealth; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    ,
    Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990
    and
    Urban and Regional Development (Financial Assistance) Act 1974

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends: 246 Acts to: replace references to the
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    and the
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
    ; rationalise provisions relating to conflicts of interest, termination of appointments, corporate planning and annual reporting requirements; the
    Public Service Act 1999
    and
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to address a recommendation of the Parliamentary Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to reduce potential confusion regarding the duties for public officials and the Australian Public Service Code of Conduct for APS employees and the Parliamentary Service Code of Conduct for parliamentary service employees; and the
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to guarantee that parliamentary departments will have access to their appropriations over the course of the financial year. Also repeals the
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential Modifications of Appropriation Acts (No. 1), (No. 3) and (No. 5)) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends six Acts which appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government to make amendments consequential on the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential Modifications of Appropriation Acts (No. 2), (No. 4) and (No. 6)) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends six Acts which appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure to make amendments consequential on the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential Modifications of Appropriation Acts (Parliamentary Departments)) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends four Acts which appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments to make amendments consequential on the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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