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  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment, Heritage and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
    to provide a framework for the administration and management of the Great Barrier Reef Park which integrates with the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    and other legislation by: implementing environmental impact assessment and permitting processes; investigation and evidence collection; targeted approaches to enforcement; encouraging responsible use of the Park; and new emergency management powers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding Appropriation Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes a standing appropriation to enable claims to be paid under the Australian Government Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding; and provides a borrowing power, to enable money to be borrowed to pay such claims, should there be insufficient funds in the Consolidated Revenue Fund. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Guarantee of State and Territory Borrowing Appropriation Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Provides for: a standing appropriation to pay claims under the Guarantee of State and Territory Borrowing; and a borrowing power enabling money to be borrowed to pay those claims should there be insufficient funds in the Consolidated Revenue Fund at the time claims are to be paid. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Geothermal and other Renewable Energy (Emerging Technologies) Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BISHOP, Bronwyn, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to: require regulations to be made to determine that food processing activities, to the extent they are trade exposed, be given a 90 per cent partial exemption from the additional renewable source electricity acquisition obligation for 2010 and later years; and provide that certain emerging renewable energy sources gain a share of the guaranteed renewable energy market. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Geothermal and Other Renewable Energy (Emerging Technologies) Amendment Bill 2009 (No. 2)

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MINCHIN, Sen Nick 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to provide that certain emerging renewable energy sources gain a share of the guaranteed renewable energy market. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish governance arrangements for Commonwealth superannuation schemes, the bill: merges the Australian Reward Investment Alliance, the Military Superannuation and Benefits Board and the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Authority into a single trustee body - the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC), and sets out its functions and powers; establishes a governing board of CSC; allows CSC to employ staff and engage consultants; and provides for finance and reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum