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  • Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Bill 2002

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    Date
    26 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Establishes uniform arrangements for all Life Gold Pass holders, their spouses and their widows or widowers, including limits on the number of return trips within Australia and forfeiture of travel entitlements linked to the forfeiture of superannuation benefits following a corruption offence conviction. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Murray-Darling Basin Amendment Bill 2003

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    Date
    19 Sep 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Murray-Darling Basin Act 1993
    to approve and give effect to the Murray-Darling Basin Amending Agreement between the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia which will make new arrangements for sharing water made available in the River Murray catchment above Hume Dam by the Snowy Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Advice Industry) Bill 2003

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    Date
    16 Oct 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to repeal the sunset clause (due to take effect on 21 March 2003) to enable the continuation of the current statutory self-regulatory arrangements in relation to the migration advice industry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Medical Indemnity (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2002

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    Date
    13 Nov 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to implement a framework for medical indemnity insurance, the bill amends: the secrecy provisions of the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    and
    National Health Act 1953
    to include reference to the medical indemnity legislation; and
    Health Insurance Commission Act 1973
    to: amend certain offence definitions; and require the Health Insurance Commission to include in its annual report material on the operations of the medical indemnity legislation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Medical Indemnity (Enhanced UMP Indemnity) Contribution Bill 2002

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    Date
    13 Nov 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to implement a framework for medical indemnity insurance, the bill imposes a tax on certain members and former members of United Medical Protection Limited (UMP) to recover the costs of the Commonwealth guarantee to the provisional liquidator of UMP/AMIL (Australasian Medical Insurance Limited). Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Medical Indemnity (IBNR Indemnity) Contribution Bill 2002

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    Date
    13 Nov 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to implement a framework for medical indemnity insurance, the bill imposes a tax on members of medical defence organisations with unfunded incurred but not reported liabilities to recover the costs of Commonwealth assistance in meeting these liabilities. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Medical Indemnity Bill 2002

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    Date
    13 Nov 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to implement a framework for medical indemnity insurance, the bill: implements the IBNR (incurred but not reported) indemnity scheme and the high cost claims scheme which provide for Commonwealth assistance in relation to certain liabilities of medical defence organisations and medical indemnity insurers; and introduces premium subsidies to assist medical practitioners in meeting the cost of indemnity coverage. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration (Visa Application) Charge Amendment Bill 2003

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    Date
    05 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Migration Legislation Amendment (Contributory Parents Migration Scheme) Bill 2002, the bill amends the
    Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997
    to provide for: a visa application charge limit of $26 745 in relation to certain visa applications made during the 2002-2003 financial year; and indexation of the new visa application charge limit. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Contributory Parents Migration Scheme) Bill 2003

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    Date
    05 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Migration (Visa Application) Charge Amendment Bill 2002, the bill amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to make minor technical amendments in relation to the visa application charge limit; and Migration Regulations 1994 to: establish new parent visa classes and subclasses, both offshore and onshore; increase the assurance of support bond and period of effect in relation to applicants for the new parent visa classes; and offset the health costs of parent entry by requiring applicants for the new visa classes to pay an additional application charge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Transport and Regional Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Act 1981
    and
    Protection of the Sea (Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Act 1993
    to increase the monetary liability and compensation for pollution damage resulting from the escape or discharge of “persistent oil” (heavy oils which do not evaporate readily) from oil tankers;
    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
    to prohibit the disposal from a ship into the sea of incinerator ashes from plastic products which may contain toxic or heavy metal residues; allow garbage disposal placards to be written in Spanish (rather than English or French); and convert penalties from monetary amounts to penalty units.
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to clarify that stevedoring operators are not permitted to collude in setting charges for stevedoring services. Also repeals the
    Bass Strait Sea Passenger Service Agreement Act 1984

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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