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  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to provide that: rolls are closed seven days after the issue of the writ for an election; provisional voters are not required to provide evidence of identity; electors can update their enrolment details electronically; the Australian Electoral Commission may process enrolment transactions outside the division for which the person is enrolling; and pre-poll votes cast in an elector’s home division can be cast and counted as ordinary votes; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to restrict the number of candidates that can be endorsed by a political party in each division. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Support for Whaling) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SIEWERT, Sen Rachel;ABETZ, Sen Eric 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to create an offence of providing any service, support or resources to organisations engaged in whaling. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to reduce fuel tax to 35.688 cents per litre from 1 July 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to reduce fuel tax on 1 July 2011 to 35.688 cents per litre. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    and
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to: require all institutions currently registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students to re-register by 31 December 2010; introduce two new registration criteria; require providers to maintain and publish a list of persons/agents who represent them; provide the minister with a discretion to enable a suspended provider to accept monies in certain circumstances; enable national alignment of regulatory actions; and provide for regulations to be made in relation to: providers’ agents, and criteria to be applied when consideration is given to whether a course is a suitable alternative course. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [No. 2], the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to: increase the excise duty rate applying to certain alcoholic beverages ('alcopops') from $39.36 to $66.67 per litre of alcohol content; and alter the taxation definition of 'beer'. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Protection (Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LUDLAM, Sen Scott 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the national Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme; enforces and imposes civil penalties on persons or body corporates for breaches of the scheme; provides for an annual report on the operation of the Act; and contains a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to reduce fuel tax on 1 July 2011 to 35.688 cents per litre. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Validation Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Validation Bill 2009, the bill validates all excise duties demanded or collected before 14 May 2009 to ensure the duties have been lawfully imposed and lawfully demanded or collected. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists' Privilege) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Evidence Act 1995
    to amend the professional confidential relationship privilege provisions available to protect confidential communications between journalists and their sources in certain circumstances by: providing that courts observe public interest considerations; requiring courts to consider any likely harm to a journalist if certain evidence were given; repealing provisions for automatic loss of privilege in cases of misconduct; and removing the requirement for courts to give the greatest weight to any risk of prejudice to national security. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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