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  • Date
    03 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Clarifies that consequential amendments made by the
    Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2011
    to ten Acts will not apply until the national business names registration system commences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Banking Act 1959
    to: require banks to offer basic transaction accounts and to limit other fees to cost recovery; provide that transactions at a bank’s own-branded ATMs are free of charge; cap charges for the use of a bank’s ATMs by customers of another authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI); require ADIs to offer a fixed interest gap mortgage; cap mortgage exit fees at cost recovery; and require uniform identification of exit fees in advertising and mortgage contracts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    FIELDING, Sen Steve 
    Summary
    The bill: requires the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to identify and contact a person’s next of kin when that person is in a foreign country and believed to be missing; provides for the department and its agencies to offer assistance in such circumstances; and requires the minister to report annually on the development and implementation of international agreements relating to Australian citizens believed to be missing overseas. 

    Bill

  • Date
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    FIELDING, Sen Steve 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Banking Act 1959
    to enable the Treasurer to determine that the Financial Claims Scheme no longer apply to a bank which either withholds an interest rate cut or increases its variable standard rate in response to an official interest rate reduction. 

    Bill

  • Date
    24 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: implement a staggered, region-by-region digital switch-over television timetable (to be completed by 31 December 2013); and specify the dates of two statutory reviews. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to: extend the deadline for commercial broadcasters to commence digital radio services in the mainland state capital cities to 1 July 2009; remove the requirement for digital radio services to commence in Hobart by the extended deadline; and retain the option for community radio stations to take up shares in joint venture companies that own digital radio transmission infrastructure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Aug 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SIEWERT, Sen Rachel 
    Summary
    Repeals the
    Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005
    and
    Building and Construction Industry Improvement (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2005

    Bill

  • Date
    06 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    and
    Payment Systems and Netting Act 1998
    to provide for the recovery of superannuation contributions made with the intention to defeat creditors; and
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    and
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to: provide for certain rural support grants to be exempt from the property available to pay the bankrupt’s creditors; and make minor technical amendments in relation to the operation of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Sep 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006, the bill amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to reform the digital television and commercial television broadcasting regime, particularly in relation to: regulation of digital television; broadcasting of sports on the anti-siphoning list on new digital channels; commercial television licensing arrangements; allocation of channels for new digital services; the access regime for channel B datacasting transmitter licences and access undertakings; and industry codes and standards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: increase flexibility in the operation of the 10 per cent requirement for new spending on drama on subscription television; and allow the Australian Communications and Media Authority to approve the transfer of a community broadcasting licence to another person who represents the same community interest. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum