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  • Export Control Amendment Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Control Act 1982
    to: replace a redundant cross-reference in relation to making a false or misleading statement in declarations made for the purposes of the regulations; and allow certificates issued in relation to goods exported from Christmas Island or the Cocos Islands to be certified as goods from those Territories rather than from Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Egg Industry Service Provision (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2002

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    Date
    28 Aug 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Egg Industry Service Provision Bill 2002, the bill provides for the transfer of assets and liabilities associated with the egg sub-programme of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation to the newly created Australian Egg Corporation Limited. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Egg Industry Service Provision Bill 2002

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    Date
    28 Aug 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Egg Industry Service Provision (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2002, the bill establishes Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) which will be limited by guarantee under the
    Corporations Act 2001
    and will be responsible for providing industry services to the egg industry, including generic promotion and research and development functions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Electronic Transactions Amendment Bill 2011

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    Date
    09 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Electronic Transactions Act 1999
    to enable Australia to accede to the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts 2005 to provide certainty and commercial predictability when electronic communications are used in the formation or performance of contracts between parties located in different countries. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists' Privilege) Bill 2009

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    Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Evidence Act 1995
    to amend the professional confidential relationship privilege provisions available to protect confidential communications between journalists and their sources in certain circumstances by: providing that courts observe public interest considerations; requiring courts to consider any likely harm to a journalist if certain evidence were given; repealing provisions for automatic loss of privilege in cases of misconduct; and removing the requirement for courts to give the greatest weight to any risk of prejudice to national security. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Evidence Amendment Bill 2008

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    Date
    28 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations made by the Australian Law Reform Commission, New South Wales Reform Commission and Victorian Law Reform Commission in their report into the operation of the uniform Evidence Acts (Uniform Evidence Law) by amending the:
    Evidence Act 1995
    to implement model evidence provisions in relation to hearsay and opinion rules, the admissibility of expert evidence, admissions in criminal proceedings, coincidence evidence, credibility of witnesses, compellability provisions in relation to same-sex couples, advance rulings on evidentiary issues, warnings and directions to the jury, and the manner and form of questioning witnesses, and make consequential amendments and update certain cross references;
    Amendments Incorporation Act 1905
    to: amend the long title of the Act and rename it as the
    Acts Publication Act 1905
    ; provide for certain printed and electronic versions of Acts to be taken, unless the contrary is proven, to be an accurate record of those Acts; and provide that printed compilations of Acts include amendments by either Acts or legislative instruments. Also makes consequential amendments to four other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists' Privilege) Bill 2007

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    Date
    24 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Evidence Act 1995
    to introduce a privilege during trial and pre-trial stages of civil or criminal proceedings to protect confidential communications between journalists and their sources;
    James Hardie (Investigations and Proceedings) Act 2004
    and
    Proceeds of Crimes Act 2002
    to ensure that the professional confidential relationship privilege under the
    Evidence Act 1995
    , Evidence Act (NSW) or a similar law in another State or Territory, does not apply in James Hardie proceedings and in proceeds of crime examinations and subsequent proceedings; and
    Family Law Act 1975
    to ensure that the best interests of the child are paramount when a court is determining whether confidential communications should be disclosed in family law proceedings concerning children. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Extension of Sunset of Parliamentary Joint Committee on Native Title Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Native Title Act 1993
    to extend the operation of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund for 2 years (to 23 March 2006). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    in relation to: the registration process for approved providers; financial penalties; and the publication of certain information;
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    to enable the Ombudsman to: provide an independent complaints body for overseas students of private registered providers; provide advice and training to private registered providers to facilitate best practice complaint handling; and review and investigate complaint handling and report on systemic issues; and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to enable the Australian Information Commissioner to transfer certain complaints to the Overseas Students Ombudsman. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Tuition Protection Service) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a tuition protection service, the bill amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to make amendments consequent on the proposed
    Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Act 2012

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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