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  • Migration Amendment (Duration of Detention) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to clarify that an unlawful non-citizen must be kept in immigration detention unless a court finally determines that the detention is unlawful or that the detainee is not an unlawful non-citizen. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Maritime Legislation Amendment (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Bill 2003

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    Date
    25 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Transport and Regional Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Navigation Act 1912
    and
    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
    to update cross-references and reflect the Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships, set out in Annex IV of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, which will ensure that the level of environmental protection from marine sewage in Australia is consistent with internationally adopted standards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Medical Indemnity (Prudential Supervision and Product Standards) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003

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    Date
    12 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Medical Indemnity (Prudential Supervision and Product Standards) Bill 2002 and further to the package of bills implementing the framework for medical indemnity insurance, the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    ,
    Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    and
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    to: require medical defence organisations (MDOs) to provide data to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority; and prevent MDOs with discretionary liabilities from becoming authorised insurers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

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    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

  • 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

  • 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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

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