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  • Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: requires civil litigants to file a genuine steps statement before legal proceedings are instituted in the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court; sets out the powers of court in relation to the genuine steps requirements and awarding costs; and provides that certain categories of legal proceedings are excluded proceedings. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carer Recognition Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Establishes the Statement for Australia’s Carers and places obligations on public sector agencies and associated providers in relation to the statement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to permit the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to apply for a search warrant without issuing a notice to produce the material sought;
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: require persons to state the purpose for which they require a copy of a register of members of a company or registered scheme; provide that a register maintained on a computer should be inspected on a computer; enable the regulations to prescribe the formats in which a copy of a register should be provided; provide that an unsolicited offer made to purchase financial products off-market must remain open for at least one month from the date of offer; and increase the maximum penalties for insider trading and market manipulation offences; and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to enable an interception agency to apply for telecommunications interception warrants when investigating insider trading and market manipulation offences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to reverse the effect of the High Court decision in
    Sons of Gwalia Ltd v Margaretic
    (2007) 232 ALR 232, relating to the rights of persons bringing claims for damages in relation to shareholdings. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [2011]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: align the dismissal powers of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) Chief Executive Officer to deal with serious misconduct and corruption with those of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner;
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    to enable the ACC to appoint part-time examiners;
    Crimes Act 1914
    to: extend searches conducted under warrant powers that apply in relation to premises to searches in relation to persons; provide when certain seized documents must be returned; provide for orders for things seized and documents produced; and provide police with a standing power to take fingerprints and photographs of arrested persons; and
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    to enable the AFP Commissioner to authorise payments to AFP appointees in special circumstances. Also provides for an independent review after a two-year period of the ACC’s dismissal powers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to increase the customs duty rate applying to aviation fuel to 3.556 cents per litre from 1 July 2010. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Amendment (Royal Flying Doctor Service) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Crimes Act 1914
    to enable Australia Post and the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDSA) to enable the carriage of medicine by Australia Post for the RFDSA’s Medical Chest Program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Child Support and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    and
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    to align child support income estimates with financial years; five Acts to allow parents and eligible carers to have the same care determinations made for a child where the care of the child involves more than one carer; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to non-payment of family tax benefit for non-lodgment of tax returns; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    in relation to the baby bonus and maternity immunisation allowance; and the
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    in relation to reviews to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (Corporate Reporting Reform) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Law 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Amendment (Financial Market Supervision) Act 2010
    to establish a three-tiered differential reporting framework for small companies limited by guarantee;
    Financial Sector (Business Transfer and Group Restructure) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Medibank Private Sale Act 2006
    to make consequential amendments; and
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to make transitional arrangements in relation to the Company Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2010, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to increase the customs duty rate applying to tobacco products by 25 per cent from 30 April 2010. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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