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  • Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
    (PGPA Act) to: remove ambiguities in relation to governance arrangements; support the administration of goods and services tax obligations by non-corporate Commonwealth entities; clarify provisions in relation to reporting periods and the description of corporate plans; and streamline the administration of the transfer of functions between non-corporate Commonwealth entities; the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014
    to further clarify arrangements in relation to the implementation of the resource management framework under the PGPA Act; the
    Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011
    and
    Climate Change Authority Act 2011
    to: provide that the Clean Energy Regulator and the Climate Change Authority are not bodies corporate and do not have a separate legal identity from the Commonwealth; and list the relevant roles, membership, functions and powers of each entity for the purposes of the PGPA Act; 22 Acts to make consequential amendments; and nine Acts in relation to various Commonwealth entities to clarify obligations, roles and responsibilities, and financial arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Border Force Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Bill 2015, the bill: establishes the statutory office and role of the Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner; provides for the exercise of powers of the commissioner and the ABF employees; provides for the issue of binding written directions in relation to the administration and control of the ABF and the department respectively, and the performance of functions or exercise of powers; provides the ability to require immigration and border protection workers to undergo alcohol and prohibited drug screening tests; establishes secrecy and disclosure provisions; and provides for the management of serious misconduct by employees. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Bill 2015

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    Date
    25 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Border Force Bill 2015, the bill: repeals the
    Customs Administration Act 1985
    to abolish the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the statutory office of the Chief Executive Officer of Customs; amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to enable the Australian Border Force Commissioner to exercise certain powers; amends the
    Work Health and Safety Act 2011
    to enable the commissioner to make a declaration that restricts or modifies the application of specified provisions; and makes consequential amendments to 58 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: provide a framework for the use of reasonable force in specified circumstances by authorised officers within immigration detention facilities; and establish a complaints mechanism relating to the exercise of power to use reasonable force. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Education and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
    to: insert or clarify definitions for ministerial council, registered training organisation, registration code, quality standards and vocational education and training (VET) information; extend the operation of penalty provisions to trading corporations; prohibit a person from advertising or offering VET courses without including the name and registration code of the responsible registered training organisation; extend to 7 years the period of registration able to be granted by the National VET Regulator (NVR); provide that the minister may make quality standards; provide that it is a condition of registration that an NVR registered training organisation must satisfy the quality standards; specify to whom, and for what purpose, the regulator may disclose VET information; streamline the processes required for the issuing of a written direction by the regulator; and clarify that a person employed in a court of a state or territory may issue a search warrant if authorised to do so. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian River Co. Limited Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    The bill: provides for the transfer of assets and liabilities of Australian River Co. Limited (ARCo) to the Commonwealth in preparation for its voluntary deregistration; provides for the Commonwealth to become ARCo’s successor at law in relation to existing contracts or certain instruments; and ensures that ongoing issues in relation to ARCo can be managed by the Commonwealth as they arise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015, the bill amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to: reduce deadlines for submissions to the Anti-Dumping Commission in response to dumping and subsidisation investigations; require anti-dumping notices to be published electronically; consolidate lodgement provisions for anti-dumping applications and submissions; clarify the length of the investigation period in anti-dumping matters, cumulative assessment of injury, normal value provisions, the calculation of the dumping margin, material injury determinations, effective notice periods, and the definition of a subsidy; provide that the minister is not required to have regard to the lesser duty rule where a country has not submitted a notification of its subsidies; introduce a fee and raise procedural and legal thresholds for applications to review anti-dumping decisions; streamline merits review processes of the Anti-Dumping Review Panel; and abolish the International Trade Remedies Forum. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Act 1975
    to: require anti-dumping notices to be published electronically; provide that the minister is not required to have regard to the lesser duty rule where a country has not submitted a notification of its subsidies; and clarify that the minister may grant exemptions from dumping duty with limited retrospective effect. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Trade Controls Act 2012
    in relation to: providing an additional 12 month implementation period before offence provisions and record-keeping requirements commence; removing controls on the supply of Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) technology; extending the exception to the offence of supplying DSGL technology without a permit; narrowing the scope of publication and brokering offences; establishing offences for brokering dual-use DSGL goods or technology; including additional exceptions to the brokering offence; prohibiting the brokering of military or dual-use DSGL technology where the supply would prejudice Australia’s defence, security or international relations; directing a person to seek a permit for brokering dual-use DSGL goods or technology; requiring the minister to consider prescribed criteria when deciding whether an activity would prejudice Australia’s security, defence or international relations; and providing for reviews of the operation of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Implements amendments to the Protocol of 1996 to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims by amending the
    Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Act 1989
    to increase the liability limits for ship owners and salvors for maritime claims relating to ship-sourced damage. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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