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  • Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Aug 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister's portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Plant Health Australia (Plant Industries) Funding Bill 2002

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    Date
    26 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    The bill: enables monies up to the amounts received through certain levies and charges to be appropriated out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund and paid to Plant Health Australia Limited (PHA) to fulfil PHA plant industry members’ yearly contribution obligations; and provides a mechanism for monies collected in excess of a plant industry’s liability to PHA to be appropriated for research and development activities. Also includes a regulation-making power and makes consequential amendments to the
    Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000
    and
    Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations from a national review of legislation governing exploration and development of offshore petroleum resources and its compliance with competition policy principles by amending the
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967
    to: impose a limit on renewals of exploration permits; and reduce compliance costs for the petroleum industry by reducing the number of reviews required, of the commerciality of a discovery held under a retention lease. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002, the bill amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to insert new money laundering offences;
    Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979
    to update cross references;
    International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995
    in relation to enforcement of foreign restraining and forfeiture orders;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    to: reflect provisions of the new proceeds regime; and relocate provisions which relate to foreign orders and offences;
    Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
    to relocate record retention provisions;
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    to ensure that bankruptcy is not used to thwart confiscation of proceeds of crime;
    Family Law Act 1975
    to ensure that property settlements and spousal maintenance cannot be used to defeat confiscation of proceeds of crime;
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1997
    so that it does not apply to certain decisions of the Director of Public Prosecutions or an approved examiner;
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    and
    Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983
    in relation to the functions of the AFP and the DPP respectively;
    Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979
    and
    National Crime Authority Act 1984
    to include forfeiture proceedings within the meaning of relevant proceedings;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    in relation to access to taxation information; and
    Proceeds of Crime Act 1987
    to repeal relocated and redundant provisions, including provisions relating to existing money laundering offences. Also makes consequential amendments to 8 other Acts and contains transitional and application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002

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    Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Gives effect to Australia’s obligations under the Council of Europe Money-Laundering Convention and other international instruments concerning the confiscation of proceeds of crime by providing for a civil forfeiture scheme, which will operate in parallel with the existing conviction-based confiscation regime, to confiscate unlawfully acquired property without first requiring a conviction. Also: enables freezing and confiscation of property used in, intended to be used in or derived from terrorism offences; strengthens provisions in relation to conviction-based confiscation; and provides for the confiscation of literary proceeds derived from the exploitation of criminal notoriety for commercial purposes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Feb 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Transport and Regional Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
    to correct unintended effects of amendments made by the
    International Maritime Convention Legislation Amendment Act 2001
    , by providing offence provisions in relation to escape or discharge of pollutants in the Exclusive Economic Zone. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Plant Breeder's Rights Amendment Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2002 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
    to: clarify the rights of plant breeders in certain circumstances where restrictions are imposed; enhance the access of breeders to the Plant Breeder’s Rights scheme; and improve the administration of the Act and the scheme. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2001

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Aug 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
     

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Amendment Bill 2001

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Jun 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Administration portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2001

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 May 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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