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  • Crimes Amendment (Working With Children—Criminal History) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Crimes Act 1914
    to: enable pardoned, quashed and spent convictions to be disclosed and taken into account by Commonwealth, State and Territory screening agencies in determining whether a person is suitable to work with children; specify the criteria screening units must meet before obtaining and dealing with this information; and require the Minister for Home Affairs to conduct a review of these disclosures no later than 30 June 2011 and table the review report in Parliament within 15 sitting days of receiving the report. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Legislation Amendment (Financial Services Modernisation) Bill 2009

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    Date
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: set a national regulatory regime for margin loans; require that promissory notes valued at $50,000 or over are subject to the same regulatory regime as debentures; require the establishment of a public register of debenture trustees; and provide that Australian Capital Territory courts have jurisdiction for certain offences; and
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to transfer the regulation of trustee companies from the states and territories to the Commonwealth. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Termination Payments) Bill 2009

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    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: lower the threshold at which termination payments to company executives (including senior executives or key management personnel) must be approved by shareholders; specify the types of benefits which are subject to shareholder approval; require unauthorised termination benefits to be repaid immediately; provide that retiree shareholders cannot participate in a vote on their termination benefit (except as a proxy); and increase the penalties applicable to unauthorised termination benefits. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill 2010

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    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    ,
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    and
    Crimes Act 1914
    to introduce a regime for unexplained wealth;
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    ,
    Crimes Act 1914
    , and
    Family Law Act 1975
    to introduce freezing orders to ensure assets are not dispersed;
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to: remove the six-year limit on orders for non-conviction-based restraint and forfeiture of proceeds of crime; provide for non-conviction-based restraint and forfeiture of instruments of serious crime; enable the disclosure of certain information; and enable legal aid commissions to recover certain costs from the Confiscated Assets Account;
    Crimes Act 1914
    and
    Customs Act 1901
    to: harmonise the controlled operations, assumed identities and protection of witness identity regimes across Australia; and make a consequential amendment;
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to extend criminal liability to the joint commission of criminal offences; and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to enable telecommunications interception to be available for certain offences for state and territory law enforcement agencies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [No. 2], the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to: increase the customs duty rate applying to certain alcoholic beverages ('alcopops') from $39.36 to $66.67 per litre of alcohol content; and alter the taxation definitions of 'beer' and 'grape wine product'. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services Bill 2009

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    Date
    27 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    The bill: creates the statutory position of Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services to coordinate the Remote Service Delivery Strategy; and provides for: the functions and general powers of the position; terms and conditions and staffing support; and regular and annual reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Car Dealership Financing Guarantee Appropriation Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the purposes of paying claims under the Australian Government Guarantee to support interim funding to car dealerships. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Validation Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Validation Bill 2009, the bill validates all customs duties demanded or collected before 14 May 2009 to ensure the duties have been lawfully imposed and lawfully demanded or collected. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Legislation Amendment (Name Change) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Administration Act 1985
    to rename the Australian Customs Service as the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Also amends 24 other Acts to reflect the name change. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Civil Aviation Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Transport Safety Investigation Amendment Bill 2009, the bill amends the:
    Civil Aviation Act 1988
    and
    Aviation Transport Security Act 2004
    to: establish a Civil Aviation and Safety Authority Board appointed by the minister; and provide for the board's functions and powers; and
    Civil Aviation Act 1988
    to: create an offence for negligently consigning or carrying dangerous goods on an aircraft; extend the period of Enforceable Voluntary Undertakings from six to 12 months; and clarify certain provisions in relation to: entitlements to certain protections for reporting information, the demerit points scheme, automatic stay, investigative powers, search and seizure procedures, and oversight of foreign aircraft operations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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