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  • Date
    09 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to enable voters at Senate elections to determine the order of their party preferences in above-the-line voting. 

    Bill

  • 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

  • Date
    16 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    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

  • 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

  • Date
    11 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to permit the provision of teaching scholarships to males, in order to address the imbalance in the number of male and female teachers in schools. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to permit the provision of teaching scholarships to persons of one sex, in order to address the imbalance in the number of male and female teachers in schools. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to permit the provision of teaching scholarships to persons of one sex, in order to address the imbalance in the number of male and female teachers in schools. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to enable States and Territories to legislate to limit access to assisted reproductive technology services to married couples and couples in a de facto marriage. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    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
    , the bill amends the:
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    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; and
    Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Mar 2000 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    Sen Trish CROSSIN 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum