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  • Excise Amendment (Alcoholic Beverages) Bill 2000

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Apr 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasurer's portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Evidence Amendment Bill 2008

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    Date
    28 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations made by the Australian Law Reform Commission, New South Wales Reform Commission and Victorian Law Reform Commission in their report into the operation of the uniform Evidence Acts (Uniform Evidence Law) by amending the:
    Evidence Act 1995
    to implement model evidence provisions in relation to hearsay and opinion rules, the admissibility of expert evidence, admissions in criminal proceedings, coincidence evidence, credibility of witnesses, compellability provisions in relation to same-sex couples, advance rulings on evidentiary issues, warnings and directions to the jury, and the manner and form of questioning witnesses, and make consequential amendments and update certain cross references;
    Amendments Incorporation Act 1905
    to: amend the long title of the Act and rename it as the
    Acts Publication Act 1905
    ; provide for certain printed and electronic versions of Acts to be taken, unless the contrary is proven, to be an accurate record of those Acts; and provide that printed compilations of Acts include amendments by either Acts or legislative instruments. Also makes consequential amendments to four other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2011

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    Date
    18 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Evidence Act 1995
    to extend protection to confidential communications between journalists and their sources by: presuming the communication is not subject to disclosure unless established as necessary or that public interest concerns outweigh the disclosure; and extending this privilege to all professional confidential relationships and to all prosecutions for Commonwealth offences heard in all Australian courts; and
    Family Law Act 1975
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists' Privilege) Bill 2009

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    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

  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists' Privilege) Bill 2007

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    Date
    24 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Evidence Act 1995
    to introduce a privilege during trial and pre-trial stages of civil or criminal proceedings to protect confidential communications between journalists and their sources;
    James Hardie (Investigations and Proceedings) Act 2004
    and
    Proceeds of Crimes Act 2002
    to ensure that the professional confidential relationship privilege under the
    Evidence Act 1995
    , Evidence Act (NSW) or a similar law in another State or Territory, does not apply in James Hardie proceedings and in proceeds of crime examinations and subsequent proceedings; and
    Family Law Act 1975
    to ensure that the best interests of the child are paramount when a court is determining whether confidential communications should be disclosed in family law proceedings concerning children. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Euthanasia Laws (Repeal) Bill 2004 [2008]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ALLISON, Lyn 
    Summary
    Repeals the
    Euthanasia Laws Act 1997
    which prevents the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly and the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly from legalising voluntary euthanasia. 

    Bill

  • Environmental Reform (Consequential Provisions) Bill 1999

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Dec 1998 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environmental Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001

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    Date
    28 Jun 2001 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage portfolio 

    Bill

  • Environmental Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

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    Date
    12 Apr 2000 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage portfolio 

    Bill

  • Environment, Sport and Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 1996 [1997]

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    Date
    12 Dec 1996 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment, Sport and Territories portfolio 

    Bill

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