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  • National Health Reform Amendment (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Reform Act 2011
    to establish the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority and provide for its functions, powers, obligations, liabilities, privileges, membership, appointments, formation of committees, staffing, reporting, and disclosure of information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2011

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    Date
    24 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    In response to issues raised by the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills and recommendations made by the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee, the bill amends the
    National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
    to: add an objects clause; clarify which laws of the states and territories apply to registered training organisations; clarify the circumstances when the Regulator can amend an accredited course without an application being made by the course owner; ensure that a person is aware of the cancellation of the qualification or statement of attainment before being liable for a civil penalty; limit the use of force; require authorised officers to possess certain experience, training and qualifications; enable information sharing with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Nuclear Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987
    to: create offences for specific conduct prohibited by the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism; and make technical amendments consequential on the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    ; and
    Extradition Act 1988
    to update an incorrect reference in the definition of ‘Australian aircraft’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Enables the National VET Regulator (NVR) (known as the Australian Skills Quality Authority) to impose charges on NVR registered training organisations for conducting compliance audits and investigating complaints about NVR registered training organisaitons. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Water Commission Amendment Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Water Commission Act 2004
    to: continue the National Water Commission (NWC) beyond its current sunset date of 30 June 2012; revise the functions and operations of the NWC; close the Australian Water Fund (AWF) Account and remove the NWC’s ability to administer any AWF funds; reduce the number of NWC commissioners to five; provide for a review of the NWC’s performance by the end of 2017, with further reviews every five years; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2012

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    Date
    23 May 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to: provide for prices for medicines supplied under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to be expressed uniformly across different programs based on one ex-manufacturer price for all brands of a pharmaceutical item; provide for this uniform price to be used to set prices for different quantities of a pharmaceutical item and to calculate price changes, patient charges and price disclosure reductions; and make technical amendments in relation to listing PBS medicines for supply only through PBS prescriber bags. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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