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  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    to: reinstate claims arising from off-site recess injuries; provide for continuous workers’ compensation coverage for employees while overseas working in a declared place, or who belong to a declared class of employee; enable compensation for medical expenses to be paid where payment of other compensation is suspended; allow for time limits for claim determination; and enable Comcare to access the Consolidated Revenue Fund to pay certain compensation claims in respect of diseases with long latency periods; and
    Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993
    and
    Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
    to make technical amendments consequential on the commencement of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that social security payment for job seekers will be suspended when they fail to attend appointments with employment services providers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Stocktake Bill (No. 1) 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Amends 11 Acts and repeals 25 Acts to abolish 39 special appropriations, including one Special Account. Also makes consequential amendments to two Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Schools Assistance Amendment (Financial Assistance) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Schools Assistance Act 2008
    to extend the existing funding arrangements, including indexation arrangements, for: non-government primary and secondary schools until the end of 2013; and grants for capital expenditure until the end of 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill 2011

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    Date
    24 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: amends 36 Acts to correct technical and other errors and modernise language; repeals eight redundant Acts; amends 76 Acts to provide that Commonwealth ministers are mentioned by reference to the administration of identified legislation; amends 53 Acts to provide that specific departments are mentioned by reference to the minister administering legislation; and amends 103 Acts to update administrative references. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Screen Australia (Transfer of Assets) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Arts 
    Summary
    The bill: amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    ,
    National Film and Sound Archive Act 2008
    and
    Screen Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2008
    to enable the name change of the National Film and Sound Archive to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSAA); and transfers part of Screen Australia’s film library and associated assets and liabilities to the NFSAA; and provides for the transfer of certain Screen Australia staff to the NFSAA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Income Support for Regional Students) Bill 2010 [2011]

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    Date
    28 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    NASH, Sen Fiona 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that the same eligibility criteria for independent youth allowance is applied for students residing in the Inner Regional Australia Zone. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Connecting People with Jobs) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to extend to 12 weeks the period of non-payment of income support when a relocating job seeker voluntarily leaves their employment within the first six months. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    in response to recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 2008 report
    Effectiveness of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 in eliminating discrimination and promoting gender equality
    , to: extend protections from discrimination on the grounds of family responsibilities to both women and men in all areas of work; provide improved protection from sexual harassment for students and workers; ensure protections from sex discrimination apply equally to women and men; and establish breastfeeding as a separate ground of discrimination;
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    to establish an Age Discrimination Commissioner in the Human Rights Commission; and
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    ,
    Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999
    and
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Service and Execution of Process Amendment (Interstate Fine Enforcement) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Service and Execution of Process Act 1992
    to enable states and territories to enforce interstate fines according to the laws of their own jurisdiction; and
    Service and Execution of Process Act 1992
    and
    Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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