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  • Foreign Affairs and Trade Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Dec 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Evidence Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Foreign Evidence Act 1994
    to: streamline the process for adducing foreign material that appears to consist of a business record; and make amendments in relation to: testimony obtained from foreign countries; non-conviction based proceeds of crime matters; court discretion when using foreign evidence; and the Attorney-General’s certification of foreign material. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign States Immunities Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Foreign States Immunities Act 1985
    to enable a foreign State and its emergency management personnel to be immune in tort proceedings for acts or omissions that occur in the course of the foreign State providing emergency management assistance to Australia. Also contains a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Forestry Marketing and Research and Development Services (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Forestry Marketing and Research and Development Services Bill 2007, the bill: provides for the termination of the Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation (FWPRDC) and the transfer of its operations to the new industry services company. Also makes consequential amendments to four other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Forestry Marketing and Research and Development Services Bill 2007

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    Date
    29 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Forestry Marketing and Research and Development Services (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2007, the bill: replaces the current Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation with a not-for-profit forestry industry services company to provide marketing, research, development and other industry services to the forest industry; and provides the minister with the authority to enter into a funding contract with a company to enable it to administer levies, state grower contractual payments, research and development and manage the Commonwealth’s matched funding for research and development expenditure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Certificates and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    ,
    Archives Act 1983
    ,
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    and
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    to: remove the power to issue conclusive certificates; revoke existing conclusive certificates if a new access request is received; implement measures to protect sensitive information in proceedings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Abolition of Conclusive Certificates) Bill 2006

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    Date
    09 Oct 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ROXON, Nicola, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to: remove the capacity for Ministers to issue conclusive certificates to exempt a document from disclosure; and amend the objects of the Act to clarify the right of the community to access government information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Open Government) Bill 2000 [2002]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Sep 2000 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MURRAY, Andrew 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    and the Freedom of Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations to: extend access to information in the possession of the Commonwealth; and create an independent Freedom of Information Commissioner. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Open Government) Bill 2003 [2008]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MURRAY, Andrew 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    and the Freedom of Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations to: extend access to information in the possession of the Commonwealth; and create an independent position of Freedom of Information Commissioner to be held by the Commonwealth Ombudsman. 

    Bill

  • 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

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