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  • Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    in relation to the textile, clothing and footwear industry to: extend the operation of most of the provisions of the Act to contract outworkers; enable outworkers to recover unpaid amounts up the supply chain; enable an outwork code of practice to be issued; and extend specific right of entry rules to sweatshop premises. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    XENOPHON, Sen Nick;BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to require Food Standards Australia New Zealand to develop and approve labelling standards to be used by food producers, manufacturers and distributors of food containg palm oil; and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to include the use of palm oil in the characteristics of any goods for the purposes of misleading conduct as to the nature of goods. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Management and Accountability Amendment (Value for Money in Government Spending) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BARNETT, Sen Guy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    to place an obligation on heads of Commonwealth agencies to seek value for money when spending Commonwealth funds and to promote the same principles within their agencies. 

    Bill

  • Food Importation (Bovine Meat Standards) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    COLBECK, Sen Richard;JOYCE, Sen Barnaby 
    Summary
    The bill requires: that bovine meat and meat products must meet certain assessment processes before being imported into Australia; and the minister to determine a country of origin labelling standard for those products. 

    Bill

  • Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    XENOPHON, Sen Nick;BROWN, Sen Bob;JOYCE, Sen Barnaby 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to require Food Standards Australia New Zealand to develop and approve labelling standards to be used by food producers, manufacturers and distributors of food containing palm oil. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SIEWERT, Sen Rachel 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Act 2007
    ,
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    and
    Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Act 2007
    so that: provisions of the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    prevail over the Acts; the Acts do not authorise conduct inconsistent with the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    ; the Acts and any acts done under them are intended to qualify as special measures; and any acts done, decisions made or discretion exercised under the Acts must be consistent with the intended beneficial purpose of the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling Laws) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    XENOPHON, Sen Nick;BROWN, Sen Bob;JOYCE, Sen Barnaby 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to require Food Standards Australia New Zealand to develop and approve food product labelling standards to be used by food producers, manufacturers and distributors. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work Amendment (Paid Parental Leave) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 May 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: provide 26 weeks government-funded paid parental leave for all eligible Australian parents at the level of the federal minimum wage, or average wage, with a right to return to work; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Food Safety (Trans Fats) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SIEWERT, Sen Rachel 
    Summary
    The bill: prohibits the manufacture, distribution, offering for sale, selling or otherwise trading in food containing synthetic trans fatty acids; and retains the right of state and territory governments to develop their own complementary or alternative regulatory regime. 

    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

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