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  • Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a tuition protection service, the bill amends: the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to: place obligations on registered international education providers when a provider fails to start or finish providing a course or when an overseas student fails to start or finish a course; provide for a national regime of national registration of providers; limit the amount of initial pre-paid fees that may be collected by a registered provider; provide that students are only eligible for a refund of the unused portion of prepaid tuition fees; and specify what details providers must keep on student records; and five Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Assurance Fund Contributions) Act 2000

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2011

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    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Registration Charges Consequentials) Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to: rebase the compulsory annual registration charge payable by all Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) registered providers; and replace the initial registration charge payable by registered providers with an annual entry to market charge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Registration Charges Consequentials) Bill 2011

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    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to make consequential amendments to implement the rebased annual registration charge to be payable by Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students registered providers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Petroleum Excise (Prices) Act 1987
    to: clarify that failure to provide petroleum producers with written notification of a Volume Weighted Average of Realised (VOLWARE) price determination does not affect the making of the determination; and provide that producers may seek a review within 28 days of receiving written notice of a final VOLWARE price determination. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2011

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    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to provide: that the area encompassed by the ‘Rankin Trend’ located within the North West Shelf is a prescribed condensate production area; and for the making of regulations to extend the area of the Rankin Trend to include additional reservoirs or groups of reservoirs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Extradition Act 1988
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    to enable Federal Magistrates to perform functions under these Acts;
    Extradition Act 1988
    ,
    Migration Act 1958
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    in relation to privacy and information disclosures relating to extradition and mutual assistance processes;
    Extradition Act 1988
    to: limit the jurisdiction to review extradition decisions to the Federal Court of Australia; enable a person to waive the extradition process in certain circumstances; provide that Australia may refuse extradition when a person may be punished, or discriminated against, upon surrender on the basis of their sex or sexual orientation; limit the factors the minister is required to consider before giving a notice accepting an extradition request; enable persons to consent to being extradited for a wider range of offences; enable the minister to give a legally enforceable undertaking as to the maximum sentence that could be imposed on a person before the person is extradited to Australia; enable a person to be prosecuted in any circumstances when Australia has refused extradition; make technical amendments relating to notices; extend the availability of bail in extradition proceedings; and make technical amendments;
    Extradition Act 1988
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to exempt certain conduct from the definition of ‘political offence’;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    to: expand the application of the grounds of refusal to a mutual assistance request from a foreign country; provide that evidence may be taken before an Australian magistrate for live transmission by video link back to a court in a foreign country; and enable non-conviction based proceeds of crime and non-conviction based foreign restraining orders to be registered at the request of any country;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: provide that lawfully intercepted and accessed information is only provided to foreign countries in certain circumstances; and require the minister to report annually on the provision of this information;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    and
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    to enable Australia to make and receive requests relating to the use of surveillance devices;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    and
    Crimes Act 1914
    to enable forensic material to be obtained from a person in relation to a foreign serious offence at the request of a foreign country; and
    Migration Act 1958
    ,
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    and
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    to make miscellaneous and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to apply an energy content based taxation to certain alternative fuels, the bill amends the
    Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Act 2004
    to continue the grant arrangements for biodiesel and renewable diesel beyond 30 June 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Taxation of Alternative Fuels) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to apply an energy content based taxation to certain alternative fuels, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to: set the excise duty rates applying to certain alternative fuels from 1 December 2011; and calculate the duty payable on blended goods. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Provisional Voting) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to provide that provisional voters are not required to provide evidence of identity. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Electronic Transactions Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Electronic Transactions Act 1999
    to enable Australia to accede to the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts 2005 to provide certainty and commercial predictability when electronic communications are used in the formation or performance of contracts between parties located in different countries. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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