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  • Parliamentary Service Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Officer) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to: establish the Parliamentary Budget Office and the position of Parliamentary Budget Officer to provide independent and non-partisan analysis of the budget cycle, fiscal policy and the financial implications of proposals; and provide for the functions and governance of the Office;
    Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998
    to provide that parties with at least five members in Parliament may request election costings from the Departments of Treasury and Finance;
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to list the Office as an exempt agency; and
    Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976
    and
    Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Budget Office Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HOCKEY, Joe, MP 
    Summary
    Establishes the office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer as an independent officer of the Parliament to provide advice and analysis to Parliament on the annual Commonwealth budget and any revisions of budgetary estimates or outcomes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Oil Transfers) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Transport 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
    to implement amendments to Annex I to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships to prevent marine pollution during ship-to-ship oil transfer operations between certain oil tankers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Personal Property Securities (Corporations and Other Amendments) Bill 2011

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    Date
    23 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Corporations Act 2001
    in relation to: registrable charges; the liability of receivers and voluntary administrators for certain transactions; enforcement of liens and pledges; vesting of security interests; and appointment of an administrator under a transitional security agreement;
    Personal Property Securities Act 2009
    in relation to: taking certain personal property free of security interests; harmonising the definition of ‘security interest’ with New Zealand legislation; Clearing House Electronic Subregister System securities; access to third party data; the registrar’s powers to conduct investigations; security interests in authorised deposit-taking institutions; and state referral powers; and
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    Personal Property Securities Act 2009
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Patent Amendment (Human Genes and Biological Materials) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    DUTTON, Peter, MP;OAKESHOTT, Rob, MP;FORREST, John, MP;TURNBULL, Malcolm, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Patents Act 1990
    to prevent the patenting of biological materials which are identical or substantially identical to materials as they exist in nature. 

    Bill

  • Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010

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    Date
    15 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BILLSON, Bruce, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to provide that the Family Assistance Office continues to administer the paid parental leave scheme after 1 July 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010, the bill: establishes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (by renaming and extending the functions of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission); provides for the powers, proceedings and functions of the committee; and gives the committee responsibility for oversighting the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Protection of the Sea Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Transport 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
    to implement the revised Annex VI to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships to provide for the stepped reduction in the sulphur level in fuel oil used in ships; and
    Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) Act 2008
    to create responder immunity to protect persons and organisations from liability who act reasonably and in good faith when providing assistance following a spill of fuel oil. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999
    to increase the cap on the research and development component of the laying chickens levy from 10 cents to 30 cents per laying chicken. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Paid Parental Leave (Consequential Amendments) 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 11 Acts to make amendments consequential on the Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010 and provide for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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