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  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to provide: that the area encompassed by the ‘Rankin Trend’ located within the North West Shelf is a prescribed condensate production area; and for the making of regulations to extend the area of the Rankin Trend to include additional reservoirs or groups of reservoirs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Extradition Act 1988
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    to enable Federal Magistrates to perform functions under these Acts;
    Extradition Act 1988
    ,
    Migration Act 1958
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    in relation to privacy and information disclosures relating to extradition and mutual assistance processes;
    Extradition Act 1988
    to: limit the jurisdiction to review extradition decisions to the Federal Court of Australia; enable a person to waive the extradition process in certain circumstances; provide that Australia may refuse extradition when a person may be punished, or discriminated against, upon surrender on the basis of their sex or sexual orientation; limit the factors the minister is required to consider before giving a notice accepting an extradition request; enable persons to consent to being extradited for a wider range of offences; enable the minister to give a legally enforceable undertaking as to the maximum sentence that could be imposed on a person before the person is extradited to Australia; enable a person to be prosecuted in any circumstances when Australia has refused extradition; make technical amendments relating to notices; extend the availability of bail in extradition proceedings; and make technical amendments;
    Extradition Act 1988
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to exempt certain conduct from the definition of ‘political offence’;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    to: expand the application of the grounds of refusal to a mutual assistance request from a foreign country; provide that evidence may be taken before an Australian magistrate for live transmission by video link back to a court in a foreign country; and enable non-conviction based proceeds of crime and non-conviction based foreign restraining orders to be registered at the request of any country;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: provide that lawfully intercepted and accessed information is only provided to foreign countries in certain circumstances; and require the minister to report annually on the provision of this information;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    and
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    to enable Australia to make and receive requests relating to the use of surveillance devices;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    and
    Crimes Act 1914
    to enable forensic material to be obtained from a person in relation to a foreign serious offence at the request of a foreign country; and
    Migration Act 1958
    ,
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    and
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    to make miscellaneous and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to apply an energy content based taxation to certain alternative fuels, the bill amends the
    Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Act 2004
    to continue the grant arrangements for biodiesel and renewable diesel beyond 30 June 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Taxation of Alternative Fuels) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to apply an energy content based taxation to certain alternative fuels, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to: set the excise duty rates applying to certain alternative fuels from 1 December 2011; and calculate the duty payable on blended goods. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Provisional Voting) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to provide that provisional voters are not required to provide evidence of identity. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Abolition of Alpine Grazing) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to deem that the minister has: received from the Victorian government a referral of its proposal to trial cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park; and decided that the trial of alpine grazing is unacceptable. 

    Bill

  • Electronic Transactions Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Public Health and Safety) Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HARTSUYKER, Luke, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to enable the minister to approve the relocation of the flying fox colony in Maclean, New South Wales (NSW), upon completion of state approval by the NSW Government. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [2011]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations 
    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

  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Evidence Act 1995
    to extend protection to confidential communications between journalists and their sources by: presuming the communication is not subject to disclosure unless established as necessary or that public interest concerns outweigh the disclosure; and extending this privilege to all professional confidential relationships and to all prosecutions for Commonwealth offences heard in all Australian courts; and
    Family Law Act 1975
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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