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  • Water Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water portfolio 
    Summary
    Gives effect to the intergovernmental Agreement on Murray-Darling Basin Reform between New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory by amending the
    Water Act 2007
    to: transfer the powers and functions of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority; expand the Basin Plan to include arrangements for critical human water needs for communities dependent on the River Murray System; extend the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s role in relation to water market rules and water charge rules; provide for the appointment of the Chair to the Basin Officials Committee; effect a revised Agreement which establishes a Ministerial Council and Basin Officials Committee; and make transitional amendments. Also makes consequential and technical amendments to the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    ,
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    and
    Water Act 2007
    and repeals the
    Murray-Darling Basin Act 1993

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Consequential on the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008, the bill: repeals the
    Wheat Marketing Act 1989
    ; makes consequential amendments to four Acts and two regulations; and makes transitional amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Establishes Wheat Exports Australia as a statutory entity to regulate the export of bulk wheat through a Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to: abolish Australian Workplace Agreements; provide transitional arrangements through Individual Transitional Employment Agreements (ITEAs); introduce a no-disadvantage test for ITEAs and collective agreements and ensure no agreement is approved until it passes the test; remove the requirement for a Workplace Relations Fact Sheet; provide that all parties agree to terminate collective workplace agreements; and enable award modernisation processes to be undertaken by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission. Also makes consequential amendments to 16 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations (Guaranteeing Paid Maternity Leave) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    STOTT DESPOJA, Natasha 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to provide for a 14-week government funded, paid maternity leave scheme available to all women in the Australian workforce. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    08 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Water Bill 2007, the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Meteorology Act 1955
    ,
    National Water Commission Act 2004
    and
    Trade Practices Act 1974

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    08 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Water (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2007 the bill: establishes the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and requires the Authority to prepare the Basin Plan; establishes the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder; requires the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to monitor and enforce water charge and market rules in the Basin; and provides the Bureau of Meteorology with additional functions relating to information on water resources and the annual publication of the National Water Account. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Wheat Marketing Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Wheat Marketing Act 1989
    and Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 in relation to: information-gathering and investigative powers of the Wheat Export Authority (WEA); extension of the minister’s veto power over non-AWB (International) Ltd bulk exports; ministerial power to change the holder of the single desk export privilege; deregulation of exports in bags and containers; and structural and governance reforms of the WEA including renaming it as the Export Wheat Commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (A Stronger Safety Net) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    ,
    Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Act 1992
    and Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 to: create the Office of the Workplace Ombudsman and the Workplace Authority as statutory agencies; introduce a fairness test to apply to workplace agreements lodged on or after 7 May 2007 to guarantee employees fair compensation in lieu of modification or exclusion of protected award conditions such as penalty rates and overtime and shift loadings; establish a compliance framework to ensure the effective operation of the fairness test; and vary provisions relating to: prohibited content in workplace agreements; and membership requirements for registered organisations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations (Restoring Family Work Balance) Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    FIELDING, Sen Steve 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to ensure that workers in Australia are guaranteed public holiday leave in lieu, meal breaks, penalty rates, overtime and protection of existing redundancy entitlements. 

    Bill

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