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  • Date
    06 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    CONROY, Sen Stephen 
    Summary
    Penalises late payment of commercial debts by Commonwealth government agencies and large corporations to small business in relation to contracts for the supply of goods and services. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill

  • Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Lands Acquisition Act 1989
    to: allow states and territories to administer exploration and/or mining on Commonwealth land through regulations that incorporate or adopt state/territory mining legislation; provide for a penalty regime for breaches of the regulations; enable the minister to make offers of compensation to interest holders without a claim being made; and remove the requirement for commercial acquisitions in the market of an interest in land to be tabled in Parliament. Also repeals the
    Lands Acquisition (Defence) Act 1968

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Administration 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Lands Acquisition Act 1989
    to: allow States and Territories to administer exploration and/or mining on Commonwealth land through regulations that incorporate or adopt State/Territory mining legislation; provide for a penalty regime for breaches of the regulations; enable the minister to make offers of compensation to interest holders without a claim being made; removes the requirement for commercial acquisitions in market of an interest in land to be tabled in Parliament; and repeals the
    Lands Acquisition (Defence) Act 1968

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Mar 2001 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jun 1996 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    Sen John WOODLEY 

    Bill