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  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Cabinet Secretary 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Information Commissioner Bill 2010, the bill amends: the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to: establish a statutory framework for an information publication scheme for certain Commonwealth agencies; remove fees for applications under the Act; enable the Australian Information Commissioner to extend time periods for processing requests in certain cases; provide for consultation processes when responding to onerous requests; provide that documents held by certain contracted service providers are subject to the Act; and limit access to certain intelligence agency information and documents of the Department of Defence; the
    Archives Act 1983
    to reduce open access periods for certain Commonwealth records; the
    Archives Act 1983
    ,
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to: amend exemption provisions; and provide for a public interest test; the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    and
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    to provide that the Australian Information Commissioner has: a merits review and an investigatory function; and the power to declare a person to be a vexatious applicant; and 17 Acts consequent on the establishment of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Also makes consequential and transitional amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care) Bill 2010

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    Date
    24 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Early Childhood Education, Childcare and Youth 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Management System and Other Measures) Act 2007
    in relation to business continuity payments;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to: the provision of statements by child care services to certain individuals; the secretary exercising discretion to suspend a child care service approval for child care benefit; and increasing the notification period when a child care service ceases operation; and
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Management System and Other Measures) Act 2007
    in relation to: the recovery of over advances of child care benefit to child care services; and the appropriation of funds to enable final acquittal payments to be made to child care services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Food Importation (Bovine Meat Standards) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    COLBECK, Sen Richard;JOYCE, Sen Barnaby 
    Summary
    The bill requires: that bovine meat and meat products must meet certain assessment processes before being imported into Australia; and the minister to determine a country of origin labelling standard for those products. 

    Bill

  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2010

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    Date
    13 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Implements a reform agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments on 3 July 2008 by amending the:
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to enable the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to vary the Maximum Residue Limit Standard in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code; and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
    and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
    to make consequential amendments. Also amends the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to: amend the annual reporting requirements; and correct inconsistencies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Farm Household Support Amendment (Ancillary Benefits) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Farm Household Support Act 1992
    to facilitate a pilot of drought policy measures to assist farmers to be trialled in Western Australia for 2010-11. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Prudential Refinements and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: 11 Acts in relation to: the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s (APRA) preventive powers, correction powers, failure management powers, and data collection powers, APRA’s and the Australian Taxation Office’s investigation powers, auditors and actuaries, and the Financial Claims Scheme; six Acts in relation to the methodologies governing the determination of financial sector levies; and four Acts to make technical amendments. Also repeals five redundant Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fisheries Administration Act 1991
    ,
    Fishing Levy Act 1991
    and
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    in relation to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority by: making co-management arrangements with stakeholders in Commonwealth fisheries; administering the regulatory regime; restructuring management advisory committees; and charging agencies for certain services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Food Importation (Bovine Meat - Standards) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    31 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    COBB, John, MP 
    Summary
    The bill requires: that bovine meat and meat products must meet certain assessment processes before being imported into Australia; and the minister to determine a country of origin labelling standard for those products. 

    Bill

  • Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Federal Financial Relations Act 2009
    to: vary the way the Commonwealth makes GST payments to states participating in the National Health and Hospitals Network (NHHN) Agreement; replace the National Healthcare Specific Purpose Payment with a special payment; provide for additional top-up payments from the 2014-15 financial year to be paid to states participating in the NHHN Agreement; create a NHHN Fund; specify payment conditions; and impose conditions on the minister when making decisions relating to the NHHN Agreement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    to clarify the body corporate status of the Australian Human Rights Commission under the
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    ;
    Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996
    to enable the Australian Law Reform Commission to become a prescribed agency under the
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    and a statutory agency for the purposes of the
    Public Service Act 1999
    ;
    Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989
    to include references to general policy orders;
    Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980
    to rename the corporation as Wine Australia Corporation;
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
    in relation to: annual reports of Commonwealth authorities; notification of significant events; delegation power of the Finance Minister; references; interjurisdictional authorities; bodies corporate reporting requirements; procurement directions; general policy orders; and ministerial delegations of powers and functions;
    Criminology Research Act 1971
    to merge the Criminology Research Council with the Australian Institute of Criminology;
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    in relation to: a ministerial requirement to inform Parliament of involvement in a company by their department, agencies and bodies corporate; and regulations to prescribe an agency as an interjurisdictional agency;
    National Transport Commission Act 2003
    to provide that the
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
    applies to the commission;
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to clarify that the appropriation authority for certain payments is contained in the relevant Appropriation Act; and
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to clarify the body corporate status of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Also: repeals six Acts and provisions of 11 other Acts to remove redundant special appropriations and other outdated references; and makes amendments consequential to the amendments to the
    Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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