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  • Screen Australia (Transfer of Assets) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Arts 
    Summary
    The bill: amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    ,
    National Film and Sound Archive Act 2008
    and
    Screen Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2008
    to enable the name change of the National Film and Sound Archive to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSAA); and transfers part of Screen Australia’s film library and associated assets and liabilities to the NFSAA; and provides for the transfer of certain Screen Australia staff to the NFSAA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Supporting Australian Victims of Terrorism Overseas) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to establish a framework to provide financial assistance for Australians and close family members of Australians who are injured or killed overseas as a result of an overseas terrorist incident; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: amends 36 Acts to correct technical and other errors and modernise language; repeals eight redundant Acts; amends 76 Acts to provide that Commonwealth ministers are mentioned by reference to the administration of identified legislation; amends 53 Acts to provide that specific departments are mentioned by reference to the minister administering legislation; and amends 103 Acts to update administrative references. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    in response to recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 2008 report
    Effectiveness of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 in eliminating discrimination and promoting gender equality
    , to: extend protections from discrimination on the grounds of family responsibilities to both women and men in all areas of work; provide improved protection from sexual harassment for students and workers; ensure protections from sex discrimination apply equally to women and men; and establish breastfeeding as a separate ground of discrimination;
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    to establish an Age Discrimination Commissioner in the Human Rights Commission; and
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    ,
    Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999
    and
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Service and Execution of Process Amendment (Interstate Fine Enforcement) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Service and Execution of Process Act 1992
    to enable states and territories to enforce interstate fines according to the laws of their own jurisdiction; and
    Service and Execution of Process Act 1992
    and
    Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    In response to recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 2008 report
    Effectiveness of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 in eliminating discrimination and promoting gender equality
    , the bill amends the:
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to: extend protections from discrimination on the grounds of family responsibilities to both women and men in all areas of work; provide improved protection from sexual harassment for students and workers; ensure protections from sex discrimination apply equally to women and men; and establish breastfeeding as a separate ground of discrimination; and
    Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Service and Execution of Process Amendment (Interstate Fine Enforcement) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Service and Execution of Process Act 1992
    to enable states and territories to enforce interstate fines according to the laws of their own jurisdiction; and
    Service and Execution of Process Act 1992
    and
    Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: amends 54 Acts to correct clerical and drafting errors; repeals 5 obsolete Acts; amends the
    Tradesmen’s Rights Regulation Act 1946
    to replace gender-specific language with gender-neutral language; amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to ensure the consistent use of the expression ‘ballot paper’; and amends 75 Acts to ensure the consistency of language used to describe the internet and internet-related technology. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—General Law Reform) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends 68 Acts to: extend the meaning of ‘de facto partner’, ‘child’ and ‘parent’ to include same-sex relationships; introduce a tracing rule to identify family relationships; and provide for transitional arrangements, including empowering the Governor-General to make regulations of a transitional nature. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends 14 Acts in relation to Commonwealth civilian and military (defined benefit) superannuation schemes, parliamentary, judicial and statutory legal officer pension schemes and the Governor-General’s pension scheme to ensure that same-sex partners and their children are able to access reversionary superannuation benefits upon the death of a scheme member and in related taxation treatment of superannuation benefits. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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