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  • Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

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    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    to remove the 'dominant reason' test; the
    Disability Discrimination Act 1992
    ,
    Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986
    and
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    to: provide an explicit and positive duty to make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities (which responds to the 2003 High Court decision of Purvis); respond to the Full Federal Court case of Forest in relation to carers, assistants and aids; clarify the defence of unjustifiable hardship; and replace the 'proportionality test' in the definition of indirect discrimination; 24 Acts to reflect the name change of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission to the Australian Human Rights Commission; and the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    and
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Dairy Adjustment Levy Termination Bill 2008

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    Date
    24 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Dairy Produce Act 1986
    to finalise the Dairy Industry Adjustment Program by terminating the dairy adjustment levy, winding-up the Dairy Structural Adjustment Fund and terminating the Dairy Adjustment Authority. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to remove references to the Dairy Industry Adjustment Program; repeals the
    Dairy Adjustment Levy (Customs) Act 2000
    ,
    Dairy Adjustment Levy (Excise) Act 2000
    and
    Dairy Adjustment Levy (General) Act 2000
    which set the dairy adjustment levy rate; and includes a regulation-making power to make transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2008 [No. 2]

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    Date
    17 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LUDLAM, Sen Scott 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Act 1903
    to provide for parliamentary approval of overseas service by members of the Australian Defence Force. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Dental Benefits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

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    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Dental Benefits Bill 2008, the bill makes consequential amendments to eight Acts to effect implementation of the Teen Dental Plan. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Dental Benefits Bill 2008

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    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Dental Benefits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008, the bill establishes a framework for the payment of dental benefits to effect the Teen Dental Plan and a new Dental Benefits Schedule. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

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    Date
    28 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Bill 2008, the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Act 1990
    and
    Defence Service Homes Act 1918
    to provide for eligible members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to transition into the new Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme and close the scheme established under the
    Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Act 1990
    to serving ADF members who have not yet exercised their rights under that scheme as at 30 June 2010. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008, the bill establishes a home ownership assistance scheme to provide a home loan interest subsidy to eligible members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) who are serving on or after 1 July 2008. Also provides transitional eligibility for certain ADF members under existing home loan subsidy schemes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Drink Container Recycling Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    FIELDING, Sen Steve 
    Summary
    The bill: requires producers, distributors and industry groups to submit to the minister a beverage container stewardship plan to manage the collection and recycling of beverage containers; sets minimum recovery rates for containers; requires public consultation on draft plans; and provides for annual reporting. 

    Bill

  • Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

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    Date
    20 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    In further response to certain recommendations of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee's report into the effectiveness of Australia's military justice system, the bill amends the
    Defence Act 1903
    ,
    Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
    and
    Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955
    to redesign summary discipline procedures to include: an automatic right of appeal from a summary authority to a single Military Judge of the Australian Military Court (AMC); the right to elect trial by a Military Judge of the AMC for most disciplinary offences; simplified rules of evidence; a form of review for technical errors related to the awarding of punishments and orders; simplification of offences and punishments; and changed jurisdictions of Superior Summary Authorities and Discipline Officers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BARTLETT, Andrew 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Act 1903
    to provide for parliamentary approval of overseas service by members of the Australian Defence Force. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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