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  • Federal Court of Australia Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Trade Practices Amendment (Cartel Conduct and Other Measures) Bill 2008, the bill amends the
    Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983
    ,
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    and
    Judiciary Act 1903
    to enable the Federal Court to apply uniform indictable criminal procedure across Australia to deal with serious cartel offences. Also makes consequential and other amendments to five other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Federal Justice System Amendment (Efficiency Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    to: allow the Federal Court to refer all or part of a proceeding to a referee for report; and allow a single Federal Court judge to make interlocutory orders in proceedings that would otherwise be heard and determined by a Full Court;
    International Arbitration Act 1974
    to give the Federal Court concurrent jurisdiction with State and Territory Supreme Courts to enforce foreign arbitral awards;
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    ,
    Family Law Act 1975
    ,
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    and
    Native Title Act 1993
    to remove restrictions on Chief Justices and Presidents acquiring an interest in land for the purposes of the
    Lands Acquisition Act 1989
    ;
    Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971
    to allow authorised, non-judicial officers of the Federal Court power to make orders specifying that certain premises are ‘court premises’; and
    Family Law Act 1975
    to respond to the Full Family Court of Australia decision in
    Black v Black
    relating to the satisfaction of technical requirements for binding financial and termination agreements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Evidence Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Foreign Evidence Act 1994
    to: streamline the process for adducing foreign material that appears to consist of a business record; and make amendments in relation to: testimony obtained from foreign countries; non-conviction based proceeds of crime matters; court discretion when using foreign evidence; and the Attorney-General’s certification of foreign material. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Certificates and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    ,
    Archives Act 1983
    ,
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    and
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    to: remove the power to issue conclusive certificates; revoke existing conclusive certificates if a new access request is received; implement measures to protect sensitive information in proceedings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work Bill 2009

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    Date
    25 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Implements a workplace relations system which provides for: the establishment of National Employment Standards, modern awards and national minimum wage orders; the establishment of the statutory offices of Fair Work Australia to administer the system and the Fair Work Ombudsman to promote compliance; fair work instruments; and the creation of Fair Work Divisions in the Federal Court and Federal Magistrate’s Court to hear workplace relations matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable: Centrelink to make oral submissions to Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) hearings; SSAT to give oral reasons on ‘affirmed’ cases; and SSAT members to be appointed for a term of up to five years;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to repeal redundant references to disability wage supplement and rehabilitation allowance; and
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005
    ,
    Native Title Amendment (Technical Amendments) Act 2007
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Claims Scheme (ADIs) Levy Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Oct 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Financial Claims Scheme (General Insurers) Levy Bill 2008 and Financial System Legislation Amendment (Financial Claims Scheme and Other Measures) Bill 2008, the bill provides for regulations to be made to impose a levy on authorised deposit-taking institutions in the event that liquidation funds are not sufficient to recover the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s costs of the Financial Claims Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Claims Scheme (General Insurers) Levy Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Oct 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Financial Claims Scheme (ADIs) Levy Bill 2008 and Financial System Legislation Amendment (Financial Claims Scheme and Other Measures) Bill 2008, the bill provides for regulations to be made to impose a levy on general insurers in the event that liquidation funds are not sufficient to recover the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s costs of the Financial Claims Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial System Legislation Amendment (Financial Claims Scheme and Other Measures) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Oct 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Financial Claims Scheme (ADIs) Levy Bill 2008 and Financial Claims Scheme (General Insurers) Levy Bill 2008, the bill amends the:
    Banking Act 1959
    to establish the Early Access Facility for Depositors (EAFD) to provide access to deposit funds in a failed authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI);
    Insurance Act 1973
    to establish the Policyholder Compensation Facility (PCF) to provide access to funds from insurance claims when a general insurer fails;
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    to provide the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority with administration of the Financial Claims Scheme (comprising the EAFD and PCF);
    Banking Act 1959
    to expand the duties, powers and functions of ADI statutory managers;
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    to provide for judicial management and recapitalisation of general and life insurers; and
    Financial Sector (Business Transfer and Group Restructure) Act 1999
    to facilitate the transfer of assets and liabilities between institutions. Also makes consequential amendments to six Acts to provide for the usage of tax file numbers for the Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further 2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the maternity immunisation allowance to: restructure payment of the allowance; extend eligibility to certain adopted children; and modify the rules for determining entitlement;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to the partner service pension to: cease eligibility for partners who are separated but not divorced from their veteran spouse and who have not reached pension age; and set the eligibility age for partners of veterans in receipt of certain pensions; and
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    and
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    to amend the child support formula in relation to percentage of care, Social Security Appeals Tribunal decisions, departure from assessments, terminating events, minimum annual rates, overseas liabilities and crediting prescribed payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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