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  • Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [2011]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    in relation to: the registration process for approved providers; financial penalties; and the publication of certain information;
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    to enable the Ombudsman to: provide an independent complaints body for overseas students of private registered providers; provide advice and training to private registered providers to facilitate best practice complaint handling; and review and investigate complaint handling and report on systemic issues; and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to enable the Australian Information Commissioner to transfer certain complaints to the Overseas Students Ombudsman. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Evidence Act 1995
    to extend protection to confidential communications between journalists and their sources by: presuming the communication is not subject to disclosure unless established as necessary or that public interest concerns outweigh the disclosure; and extending this privilege to all professional confidential relationships and to all prosecutions for Commonwealth offences heard in all Australian courts; and
    Family Law Act 1975
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to increase the excise duty rate applying to aviation fuel to 3.556 cents per litre from 1 July 2010. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (How-to-Vote Cards and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to provide for: specific authorisation requirements for how-to-vote cards; and penalties for contravening the requirements; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    in relation to misleading or deceptive electronic advertising publications. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    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: publishing enrolment and election-related forms and information about places to vote; electronic certified lists of voters; mobile polling; postal voting; eligibility for early voting; and technical amendments; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    in relation to: evidence of identity for enrolment; the age of provisional enrolment; roll information provided electronically to parliamentarians; electronically copying the roll; purposes for which the roll may be used; and enrolment for people experiencing homelessness. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    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: pre-poll votes cast in an elector’s home division can be cast and counted as ordinary votes; the Australian Electoral Commission may process enrolment transactions outside the division for which the person is enrolling; and electors can update their enrolment details electronically; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to restrict the number of candidates that can be endorsed by a political party in each division. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Trade 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
    to: extend the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme to 2015-16; reduce the maximum grant to $150 000; reduce the maximum number of grants available for an individual recipient to seven; cap intellectual property registration expenses at $50 000; increase the minimum expenses threshold to $20 000; increase the income limit for members of approved joint ventures/consortia to $50 million; remove approved trading houses as an eligible special approval applicant category; reinstate disqualifying convictions; enable Austrade to impose conditions on the accreditation of EMDG consultants; and make changes in relation to applications submitted by accredited EMDG consultants. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2010, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to increase the excise duty rate applying to tobacco products by 25 per cent from 30 April 2010. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Recreational Fishing for Mako and Porbeagle Sharks) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment, Heritage and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to provide that it is not an offence to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move longfin mako, shortfin mako and porbeagle sharks in or from Commonwealth waters when that action is taken during recreational fishing. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    and
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to: require all institutions currently registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students to re-register by 31 December 2010; introduce two new registration criteria; require providers to maintain and publish a list of persons/agents who represent them; provide the minister with a discretion to enable a suspended provider to accept monies in certain circumstances; enable national alignment of regulatory actions; and provide for regulations to be made in relation to: providers’ agents, and criteria to be applied when consideration is given to whether a course is a suitable alternative course. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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