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  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Improved Access to Television Services) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 May 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    in relation to the provision of captioning services by commercial, national and subscription television broadcasters by: introducing and increasing captioning targets; requiring the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to develop a captioning standard to determine the quality of captioning services; requiring broadcasters to transmit emergency warnings in the form of text and speech, and captioned where possible; introducing compliance reporting and record keeping requirements; providing for a statutory review by the ACMA; and making compliance with the captioning requirements a licensing condition. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2012

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    Date
    24 May 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to provide earlier access, in particular circumstances, to the digital commercial satellite television service known as the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) by: enabling VAST licensees to provide their digital commercial satellite television services to specified external territories; enabling third party digital retransmission services to be taken into account for administering the conditional access scheme for VAST services; requiring licensees in certain licence areas to nominate multiple places against which their time based broadcasting obligations will be assessed; and enabling the minister to vary the date for digital switchover in a licence area or when that area becomes a digital only local market area. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Review of Future Uses of Broadcasting Services Bands Spectrum) Bill 2011

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    Date
    02 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: extend from 1 January 2012 to 1 January 2013 the review relating to the allocation of one or more additional commercial television broadcast licences (“the sixth channel review”); and expand the scope of this and any subsequent review. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Banking Amendment (Covered Bonds) Bill 2011

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    Date
    15 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Banking Act 1959
    to establish a framework for the issue of covered bonds by: enabling authorised deposit institutions to issued covered bonds; and providing that the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority set prudential standards for the issue of the bonds. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Banking and Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Mobility and Flexibility) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Banking Act 1959
    to: impose certain conditions on authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) in relation to the transfer of personal transaction accounts; and require ADIs that offer term deposits to provide certain information when those deposits are due for reinvestment; and
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to: require credit contracts to expressly include advice of any unjust transactions and unconscionable interest and other charges; and provide for the termination of mortgage indemnity insurance contracts when the related mortgage is terminated and the rebate of associated premiums. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Business Names Registration (Fees) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to business names, the bill imposes fees for chargeable matters in relation to the national business names registration system. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to business names, the bill makes: transitional arrangements in relation to the national business names registration system; and consequential amendments to 11 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Business Names Registration Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to business names, the bill establishes a national business names registration system to be administered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Dividend and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to provide the Australian Communications and Media Authority with planning and enforcement powers for the implementation of the re-stack of digital television channels and the realisation of digital dividend spectrum; and
    Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
    ,
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    ,
    Copyright Act 1968
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    in relation to: the operation of the digital television services provided by the satellite service licensed under section 38C of the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    ; and other digital television matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Banking Amendment (Delivering Essential Financial Services) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Banking Act 1959
    to: require banks to offer basic transaction accounts and to limit other fees to cost recovery; provide that transactions at a bank’s own-branded ATMs are free of charge; cap charges for the use of a bank’s ATMs by customers of another authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI); require ADIs to offer fixed interest gap loans and mortgages; cap mortgage and loan exit fees at cost recovery; and require uniform identification of exit fees in advertising and in mortgage and loan contracts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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