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  • Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Run-off Cover Support Payment) Bill 2009, the bill establishes the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme to provide indemnity insurance to eligible privately practising midwives. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Midwife Professional Indemnity (Run-off Cover Support Payment) Bill 2010

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    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Bill 2009, the bill imposes the run-off cover support payment as a levy on insurers’ premium income for providing insurance cover to eligible midwives. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Abolishing Detention Debt) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: remove the liability for immigration detention and related costs for certain persons and liable parties and extinguish all outstanding immigration detention debts; and ensure regulations can no longer prescribe sponsorship undertakings or obligations that include payments to the Commonwealth in relation to the cost of a person’s immigration detention. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Protection of Identifying Information) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: ensure all personal identifiers obtained by the department are subject to part 4A of the Act; and provide that personal information must only be disclosed to the extent necessary in order to obtain help from an individual to identify, authenticate the identity of, or locate the subject, in connection with the administration of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Notification Review) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to clarify and provide certainty to certain notification procedures to minimise errors and ensure that visa applicants and holders are effectively notified of matters relating to their dealings with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Military Memorials of National Significance Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Recognises the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial in Ballarat as a Military Memorial of National Significance and provides that other memorials which meet specified criteria will be similarly recognised. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    08 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Transport and Regional Services 
    Summary
    Repeals the
    Maritime College Act 1978
    to facilitate the integration of the Australian Maritime College with the University of Tasmania including the transfer of all assets and liabilities from the College to the University and makes transitional arrangements. Amendments consequential to the repeal are made to the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    ,
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    ,
    Public Works Committee Act 1969
    and
    Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973
    . Amendments to the
    Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990
    enable the Authority to disclose certain maritime information to States and Territories. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Sponsorship Obligations) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: introduce a regime of obligations for employers who are approved sponsors in relation to a person for a visa, including civil penalties for breaches; provide for inspectors to monitor an employer’s compliance with their sponsorship obligations; and amends the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to allow the Tax Office to disclose certain information to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration (Sponsorship Fees) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Validates the collection of sponsorship fees for certain temporary entry visa applications under regulation 5.38 of the Migration Regulations 1994, made on or after 1 May 1997 and before 24 May 2007. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Statutory Agency) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    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
    Migration Act 1958
    to constitute the Refugee Review Tribunal and the Migration Review Tribunal as a single statutory agency under the
    Public Service Act 1999

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum