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  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 [2012]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Patents Act 1990
    in relation to: the thresholds set for the grant of a patent; and exempting patent infringement of research and experimental activities;
    Patents Act 1990
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to: reduce delays in finalising patent and trade mark applications; enable trade marks and patent attorneys to practise through a corporate structure; and extend to trade marks and patent attorneys the same ‘advice’ privilege available to legal professionals;
    Copyright Act 1968
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    in relation to the enforcement regime for counterfeit trade mark and copyright goods; and
    Designs Act 2003
    ,
    Patents Act 1990
    ,
    Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to provide that the intellectual property rights system can adapt to the electronic and global business environments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    to enable certain parcels of land to be granted to relevant Aboriginal Land Trusts;
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005
    to: remove the connection between the election of members to the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) and Queensland local government elections; and allow for changes to be made to the composition of the TSRA, following a governance review. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment (Inventory) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989
    to: provide that chemicals in products previously regulated by other Commonwealth agencies can be transferred to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme; enable formal notification and assessment arrangements for ultra-violet filters in secondary sunscreen products; and enable summary assessment reports to be published online. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005
    and
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    to change the title of certain statutory positions to ‘Chief Executive Officer’; and
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005
    to: allow information held by Indigenous Business Australia to be disclosed in limited circumstances; and remove certain references to two discontinued Aboriginal Hostels Limited schemes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    to enable regulations to be made to: establish a standard definition of flood for riverine flooding in home building and home contents insurance contracts and contracts held by small businesses and strata titles; and require insurance providers to provide consumers with a key facts sheet for home building and home contents insurance contracts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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