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  • National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to: recognise certain variations to the scope of the amendment power which some states make in referral legislation; and enable a state to adopt the national credit legislation and refer an agreed amendment power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Security Amendment (Background Checking) Bill 2010

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    Date
    19 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    In response to a recommendation of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee report on the AusCheck Amendment Bill 2009, the bill amends the
    National Health Security Act 2007
    to enable the minister to require background checks of individuals who handle or dispose of security sensitive biological agents to be conducted by AusCheck. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    and
    Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
    to establish a merit-based appointment process for ABC and SBS non-executive directors for their respective boards; and
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    to re-establish the position of staff-elected director to the ABC Board. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Native Title Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Native Title Act 1993
    to: provide that representative Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander bodies and certain native title claimants may comment or request to be consulted about proposed housing and other services for indigenous communities which may effect native title; apply the principle of non-extinguishment to the proposals; provide for compensation for any acquisition of property; and provide for a 10 year sunset period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Consumer Credit Protection (Fees) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to implement a national consumer credit regime, the bill imposes fees, for chargeable matters, collected by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to implement a national consumer credit regime, the bill: provides for matters resulting from the transition to the new regime including the treatment of credit contracts, mortgages, guarantees, consumer leases, court proceedings and orders, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) role to bring or continue appeal, review or enforcement proceedings; and requires persons currently engaged in credit activities to register with ASIC prior to applying for an Australian Credit Licence. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Act 2001

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Consumer Credit Protection Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to implement a national consumer credit regime, the bill: establishes a licensing regime for persons who engage in credit activities through an Australian Credit Licence to be administered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; applies conduct obligations on licensees; establishes a civil penalty and consumer remedy framework; and provides consumer access to a three-tiered dispute resolution process for credit issues. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Security Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Security Act 2007
    to: enable the minister to suspend certain existing regulatory requirements and specify new conditions to ensure adequate controls are maintained in the event of a security sensitive biological agent (SSBA) outbreak; establish controls relating to the handling of biological agents suspected of being SSBAs; provide for additional search and seizure powers; require registered entities to report certain existing reportable events to state or territory police; require registered entities to lodge nil annual and biannual reports; enable the secretary to cancel registration of an entity no longer handling SSBAs; and amend the definition of ‘biological agent’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Nation Building Program (National Land Transport) Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Amends the
    AusLink (National Land Transport) Act 2005
    to: replace references to ‘AusLink’ with ‘Nation Building Program’; clarify funding for off-network projects and off-network projects in regional areas; enable the minister to specify funding conditions in certain documents from time to time; enable the minister to grant certain funding recipients an exemption for calling for public tenders; extend the types of projects that can receive funding as Nation Building Program Black Spot Projects; and enable the minister to increase monies payable to organisations on the Nation Building Program Roads to Recovery List. Also contains a transitional regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Nation-building Funds Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Nation-building Funds Act 2008
    to redirect $2.5 billion from the Education Investment Fund to the Clean Energy Initiative. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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