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  • Financial Assistance Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Federal Financial Relations Act 2009
    to increase the general drawing rights limit for the 2008-09 financial year to $1,250,000,000 to enable the Commonwealth to provide general purpose financial assistance to the states; and
    Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995
    to enable the minister to permit a state to receive an entitlement to financial assistance before the end of the financial year to which that assistance relates. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    (other than Schedules relating to registered organisations and transitionally registered associations) and renames it the
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    ; provides for the application of the National Employment Standards and minimum wages to all national system employees from 1 January 2010; ensures no reduction in employees’ take home pay results from the transition to a modern award; establishes rules in relation to the treatment of existing instruments; introduces transitional bargaining and agreement-making rules; abolishes the office of Workplace Ombudsman (WO); provides for the limited, continued operation of the Australian Fair Pay Commission, WO, Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) and the Australian Industrial Registry and appoints existing full-time AIRC members to Fair Work Australia (FWA); provides that existing investigations and compliance proceedings by the WO will be dealt with by the Fair Work Ombudsman and allows Fair Work Inspectors to exercise new compliance powers in relation to breaches occurring before or after 1 July 2009; gives FWA power to make representation orders in response to union demarcation disputes; establishes rules to enable state-registered organisations to participate in the new federal workplace relations system; and amends the
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    and
    Federal Magistrates Act 1999
    to create Fair Work Divisions within those courts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Supervision and Enforcement) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    to establish a prudential regulation regime for non-operating holding companies of life insurance companies to be administered by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA); 19 other Acts to make consequential amendments; and the
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    ,
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    and
    First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008
    to provide APRA with power to seek court injunctions against breaches of conditions or directions issued under those Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2009 
    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
    to remove the tax system option for delivery of family tax benefit payments;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable people subject to the Northern Territory income management regime to access the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and Administrative Appeals Tribunal appeal mechanisms; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: provide new Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) participants, commencing on or after 1 July 2009, with access to the CDEP program while receiving income support payments; and provide that existing CDEP participants receive CDEP wages from CDEP providers and, in certain circumstances, the CDEP Scheme Participant Supplement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fuel Quality Standards Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment, Heritage and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000
    to: provide the minister with a wider range of conditions that can apply to approvals to vary fuel standards; simplify procedures when an urgent approval is required to avoid a fuel supply shortfall; provide for civil penalties, infringement notices and enforceable undertakings; enable the minister to consider how fuel is to be supplied when determining a standard; extend information sharing powers; and extend the types of courts that have jurisdiction for various matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Federal Financial Relations (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Federal Financial Relations Bill 2009, the bill makes amendments and repeals parts of five Acts consequent on the proposed
    Federal Financial Relations Act 2009
    . Also repeals the
    Health Care (Appropriation) Act 1998

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Federal Financial Relations Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Federal Financial Relations (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2009, the bill appropriates funds to provide financial assistance to the states by implementing COAG’s Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations through general revenue assistance (including GST payments), National Specific Purpose Payments and National Partnership payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

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