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  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs and Trade 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Trade Commission Act 1985
    and
    Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
    to: increase the maximum grant to $200,000; add two claimable expense categories to the range of eligible expenses; expand the range of bodies able to access the scheme; lift the maximum turnover limit to $50 million; reduce the minimum threshold of expenditure to a $10,000 minimum; extend the limit on the number of annual grants to eight; remove the distinction between internal and external services to provide that all non-tourism services are eligible products; and introduce a performance measure for applicants claiming their third and subsequent grants. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists' Privilege) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to: include education to overseas students on Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands; facilitate course delivery across state boundaries; require international education providers to have written agreements with all overseas students; and remove the penalty for late payment of the annual Assurance Fund contribution. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Electoral (Greater Fairness of Electoral Processes) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MURRAY, Andrew 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    in relation to: accountability; political advertising; and electoral funding and disclosure; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    in relation to: voting by prisoners; closure of the electoral roll; nomination deposits; use of Commonwealth facilities; and conduct of state referenda and ballots. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Electoral and Referendum Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Nov 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    in relation to: trials of electronically assisted voting for sight-impaired people and remote electronic voting for defence members and civilians serving outside Australia; registration of certain persons as general postal voters; the deadline for postal vote applications; delivery arrangements for postal voting material; receipt of postal votes; establishment of pre-poll voting centres; proof of identity for enrolment from outside Australia; and defamation of electoral candidates and false statements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (2006 Measures No. 2) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Sep 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to implement certain recommendations of the 3-year review of the Act, including clarifying provisions relating to providers’ consumer protection and reporting obligations; and makes technical amendments in relation to the administration of the Act. Also makes a consequential amendment to the
    Migration Act 1958

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment Bill 2006 [2007]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Aug 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs and Trade 
    Summary
    Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders (the Uhrig Review), the bill amends the
    Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991
    to implement changes to the board management structure of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (2006 Measures No. 1) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    31 May 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to implement recommendations of the 3-year review of the Act, particularly in relation to: application of the “fit and proper” test; clarification of obligations in relation to receipt of course money and provision of refunds; automatic suspension for failure to pay the Annual Registration Charge; removal of a suspension on payment of outstanding amounts; and access to student information by Tuition Assurance Schemes; and
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to require a provider to pay an initial registration charge before registration. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Further to the
    Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) Act 2005
    , the bill amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) Act 2005
    and
    Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999
    to: replace, amend or repeal terminology and provisions to clarify the policy intent of certain Welfare to Work measures, including the new income support payment compliance framework; allow parenting payment partnered recipients who have a temporary incapacity exemption to have access to pharmaceutical allowance; allow the continuation for 14 weeks of the same rate of Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance for single principal carer parents following the death of a child; and extend access to an Employment Entry Payment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    08 Dec 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    ,
    Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2004
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    in relation to: closure of the electoral rolls; proof of identity for enrolment and provisional voting; financial disclosure requirements in non-election periods; access to the electoral roll and its use; political party registration; paid electoral advertising on the Internet; candidate nomination deposits; prisoner voting entitlements; location of Divisional Offices; abolition of broadcasters and publishers returns; and the disclosure of political donations; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to increase the tax deductibility value of contributions and gifts to political parties, independent candidates and members; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    . Also provides for the automatic de-registration and requirement for re-registration of certain political parties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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