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  • Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Provides financial assistance to the States and Territories for government and non-government schools for 2005-2008 by providing for: integration of Catholic system schools in the socioeconomic status (SES) funding model for non-government schools; a funding guarantee to independent non-government schools that would otherwise be disadvantaged from updating the SES scores for 2005-2008; additional funding for the Capital Grants Program for constructions and refurbishments in non-government schools in isolated locations in the Northern Territory; establishment of the Literacy, Numeracy and Special Learning Needs Program for disadvantaged students; additional funding for capital infrastructure for schools; funding for non-government rural student hostels; and extension of the national testing and Statements of Learning to include information and communications technology. Also contains transitional provisions and a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Sex Discrimination Amendment (Teaching Profession) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to permit the provision of teaching scholarships to persons of one sex, in order to address the imbalance in the number of male and female teachers in schools. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Legislation Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000
    to: appropriate additional funding for the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies and Projects Programme for the Tutorial Credits Initiative in 2004; and correct a technical defect in the socioeconomic status funding phasing-in arrangements for non-government schools. Also repeals the
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 1992
    and
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 1996

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Surveillance Devices Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes procedures for federal, State and Territory law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants, emergency authorisations and authorisations for the installation and use of surveillance devices in Australia and overseas in relation to criminal investigations and child recovery orders; and regulates the use, communication, publication, storage, destruction and making of records in connection with surveillance device operations. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    ,
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    ,
    Customs Act 1901
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    ; and contains transitional and savings provisions and a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Senate Voters' Choice (Preference Allocation) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to enable voters at Senate elections to determine the order of their party preferences in above-the-line voting. 

    Bill

  • Spyware Bill 2005

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2005 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    GREIG, Brian 
    Summary
    Regulates the unauthorised installation of computer software; and provides for disclosure to computer users of software features that may pose a threat to user privacy. 

    Bill

  • Same-Sex Marriages Bill 2006 [2008]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Jun 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    STOTT DESPOJA, Natasha;BARTLETT, Andrew 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to ensure that same-sex marriages are given equal status to heterosexual marriages, including repealing the definition of ‘marriage’ as the union between a man and a woman and repealing provisions which prevent same-sex marriages entered into under the law of another country from being recognised in Australia. 

    Bill

  • Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Amendment Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Jun 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HULL, Kay, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 1997
    in the event that the Snowy Hydro Company is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in relation to: limits on individual, corporate and foreign ownership; and corporate and operational provisions to be included in the company constitution. 

    Bill

  • Social Security (Helping Pensioners Hit by the Skills Shortage) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Sep 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    EVANS, Sen Chris 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide a discretion to extend the period in which sale proceeds from a pensioner’s principal home are not included in the assets test for pensioners whose new principal home construction has been unavoidably delayed. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Nov 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    to ensure the financial viability of the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme, by amending the definitions of ‘disease’ and ‘injury’ and making changes to improve the administration and provision of benefits; and makes amendments consequential on the commencement of the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    ; and the
    Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991
    to: prohibit the operation of major hazard facilities without a licence; and extend its civil penalty regime to breaches of regulations. Also increases the maximum funeral benefits payable and makes a similar amendment to the
    Military Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2004

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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