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  • Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State for the Public Service and Integrity 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    to: recognise expressly the role of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) in assisting the Government to provide the Parliament and the public with assurances that the use of special powers and capabilities by Australian intelligence and security agencies are subject to scrutiny; enable the IGIS to undertake own-motion preliminary inquiries; extend the IGIS capacity to undertake own-motion full inquiries; enable the IGIS to delegate powers of the agency subject to ministerial approval; enable the IGIS to release material to any Royal Commission at the discretion of the government; and make technical amendments; and
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Inspector-General of Taxation Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Sep 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Establishes an independent statutory office of Inspector-General of Taxation to conduct reviews and advise the Minister in relation to tax administration systems. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    and
    National Crime Authority Act 1984

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Insurance and Aviation Liability Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Transport and Regional Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959
    to correct a technical error in relation to the application of the definitions of “Australian citizen” and “Australian person” to charter operators;
    Damage by Aircraft Act 1999
    to exempt passive owners from liability for damage to third parties on the ground; and
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    to allow for the exemption, by regulation, of third party aviation war risk insurance from the cancellation and variation provisions of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    in relation to: duty of utmost good faith; ‘bundled’ workers’ compensation contracts; ‘bundled contracts’; enabling the use of electronic communication for statutory notices and documents; extending the Australian Securities and Investments Commission powers under the Act; disclosure and misrepresentations; remedies for bundled contracts of life insurance; the rights and obligations of third parties; and the division of proceeds from a recovery action. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    to enable regulations to be made to: establish a standard definition of flood for riverine flooding in home building and home contents insurance contracts and contracts held by small businesses and strata titles; and require insurance providers to provide consumers with a key facts sheet for home building and home contents insurance contracts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 [2012]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Patents Act 1990
    in relation to: the thresholds set for the grant of a patent; and exempting patent infringement of research and experimental activities;
    Patents Act 1990
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to: reduce delays in finalising patent and trade mark applications; enable trade marks and patent attorneys to practise through a corporate structure; and extend to trade marks and patent attorneys the same ‘advice’ privilege available to legal professionals;
    Copyright Act 1968
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    in relation to the enforcement regime for counterfeit trade mark and copyright goods; and
    Designs Act 2003
    ,
    Patents Act 1990
    ,
    Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to provide that the intellectual property rights system can adapt to the electronic and global business environments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Patents Act 1990
    ,
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    and
    Designs Act 1906
    to clarify that errors or omission by persons such as independent contractors, employed by the Commissioner of Patents, Registrar of Trade Marks or Registrar of Designs, are encompassed by the existing extension of time provisions;
    Patents Act 1990
    in relation to disclosure of information to the Commissioner of Patents that is relevant to the patentability of an invention;
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to: amend the definition of “employee”; and remove the term “trade marks officer”; and
    Patents Amendment (Innovation Patents) Act 2000
    to correct a drafting error. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Intelligence Services (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2001

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Jun 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Intelligence Services Bill 2001

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Jun 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to: provide a consistent meaning of foreign intelligence and consistent approach to foreign intelligence with the
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    and the
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    ; clarify that a computer access warrant authorises access to data held in the target computer at any time while the warrant is in force; and exclude the communication of information relating to employment within the Australian intelligence community from the operation of security assessment provisions;
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to clarify that the immunity for liability for certain employees for computer-related activities cannot be overridden by other Commonwealth, state or territory laws; and
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to: provide a specific function for the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation to assist the defence force; provide a new ground for granting a ministerial authorisation for producing intelligence on a person; clarify that the immunity for liability for certain employees for computer-related activities cannot be overridden by other Commonwealth, state or territory laws; and move existing exemptions from the Legislative Instruments Regulations 2004 into the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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