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  • National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010, the bill amends: the
    Crimes Act 1914
    and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    in relation to treason and sedition (urging violence) offences; the
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: clarify when an organisation advocates the doing of a terrorist act; extend to three years the period of a regulation that lists a terrorist organisation; and update the terrorist organisation listing; the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to update definitions; the
    Crimes Act 1914
    in relation to: investigation of Commonwealth offences; powers to search premises in relation to terrorism offences; re-entry of premises in emergency situations; and bail for terrorism and national security offences; the
    Charter of the United Nations Act 1945
    in relation to: the standard for listing a person, entity, assets or class of assets; and listing reviews; the
    National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004
    in relation to the protection and disclosure of national security information in criminal and civil proceedings; the
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    to enable the Prime Minister to request the Inspector-General to inquire into an intelligence or security matter relating to any Commonwealth department or agency; and five Acts to make amendments consequent on the establishment of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Resources, Energy and Tourism 
    Summary
    The bill: enables a site to be nominated as the location to establish a facility to manage radioactive waste arising from medical, industrial and research uses of radioactive material; repeals the
    Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act 2005
    ; and makes a consequential amendment to the
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to: recognise certain variations to the scope of the amendment power which some states make in referral legislation; and enable a state to adopt the national credit legislation and refer an agreed amendment power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Security Amendment (Background Checking) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    In response to a recommendation of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee report on the AusCheck Amendment Bill 2009, the bill amends the
    National Health Security Act 2007
    to enable the minister to require background checks of individuals who handle or dispose of security sensitive biological agents to be conducted by AusCheck. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    and
    Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
    to establish a merit-based appointment process for ABC and SBS non-executive directors for their respective boards; and
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    to re-establish the position of staff-elected director to the ABC Board. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Native Title Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Native Title Act 1993
    to: provide that representative Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander bodies and certain native title claimants may comment or request to be consulted about proposed housing and other services for indigenous communities which may effect native title; apply the principle of non-extinguishment to the proposals; provide for compensation for any acquisition of property; and provide for a 10 year sunset period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Consumer Credit Protection (Fees) Bill 2009

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    Date
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to implement a national consumer credit regime, the bill imposes fees, for chargeable matters, collected by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to implement a national consumer credit regime, the bill: provides for matters resulting from the transition to the new regime including the treatment of credit contracts, mortgages, guarantees, consumer leases, court proceedings and orders, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) role to bring or continue appeal, review or enforcement proceedings; and requires persons currently engaged in credit activities to register with ASIC prior to applying for an Australian Credit Licence. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Act 2001

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Consumer Credit Protection Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to implement a national consumer credit regime, the bill: establishes a licensing regime for persons who engage in credit activities through an Australian Credit Licence to be administered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; applies conduct obligations on licensees; establishes a civil penalty and consumer remedy framework; and provides consumer access to a three-tiered dispute resolution process for credit issues. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Security Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Security Act 2007
    to: enable the minister to suspend certain existing regulatory requirements and specify new conditions to ensure adequate controls are maintained in the event of a security sensitive biological agent (SSBA) outbreak; establish controls relating to the handling of biological agents suspected of being SSBAs; provide for additional search and seizure powers; require registered entities to report certain existing reportable events to state or territory police; require registered entities to lodge nil annual and biannual reports; enable the secretary to cancel registration of an entity no longer handling SSBAs; and amend the definition of ‘biological agent’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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