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  • Credit Repayment (Protecting Vulnerable Borrowers) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Provides that financial institutions with credit agreements to which a security over Australian land applies: must provide to defaulting borrowers notification of their claim of default and register the notification with an authorised government instrumentality; are prohibited from enforcing a right to re-possess or sell the land for a period of two years after default; are prohibited from imposing additional charges on the borrower that were not in place before the default arose; and require the borrower to continue to make interest payments on the credit amount. Also prevents confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Privacy Amendment (Protecting Children from Paparazzi) Bill 2015

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    Date
    23 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Privacy Act 1988
    to provide for a new criminal offence for those who harass the children of celebrities or any other person due to that person’s vocation or occupation, through their attempt to photograph or record the child’s image or voice, whether by following or lying in wait for the child. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015

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    Date
    24 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Interactive Gambling Act 2001
    to: require gambling services to provide prescribed training to certain employees; enable the Federal Circuit Court of Australia to grant injunctions for the purposes of transaction blocking; place restrictions on the conduct of restricted wagering services in relation to sports betting and provide for offences and civil penalties if they are contravened; place restrictions on the broadcasting of restricted wagering service advertisements and provide for offences and civil penalties if they are contravened; provide for the compliance and enforcement of the new offences and civil penalty provisions; require the Interactive Gambling Regulator to keep a register of individuals who wish to self-exclude from restricted wagering services and provide for the administration of, and the protection of information in, the register; and provide for the appointment of the Interactive Gambling Regulator and the functions of the position; and the
    Privacy Act 1988
    to provide that Australian Privacy Principle 7 (direct marketing) does not apply to the extent that restricted wagering services provisions of the
    Interactive Gambling Act 2001
    apply. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to: deem that a transfer of places between providers has been approved unless the secretary vetoes the transfer; increase the provisional allocation period to four years; and limit the amount of extensions available for the allocation of provisionally allocated places to two 12 month periods with further extensions available only in exceptional circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015

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    Date
    25 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Family Law Act 1975
    to: amend the financial agreement regime to remove existing uncertainties around requirements for entering, interpreting and enforcing agreements, make changes to the coverage of spousal maintenance matters in agreements, provide for a statement of principles to outline their binding nature, and to reinforce the binding nature of the agreements; strengthen protections from violence in certain procedural matters; strengthen Australia’s response to international parental child abduction; update the arrest powers of the family court; assist the operation of the family law courts; and make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to clarify the operation of the non-conviction based proceeds of crime regime in response to two recent court decisions;
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to create two new offences of false dealing with accounting documents; and amend the serious drug offences to clarify the definitions of ‘drug analogue’ and ‘manufacture’ and to ensure that they capture all relevant substances and processes;
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to expand the ability of designated officials and agencies to share information under the Act; and to allow the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption of South Australia to access AUSTRAC information; and
    AusCheck Act 2007
    to clarify and extend the circumstances under which AusCheck can disclose AusCheck background check information to the Commonwealth and to certain state and territory government agencies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Strategic Assets) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
    to prevent foreign persons or entities from acquiring a 10 per cent or greater interest in Australian land, water or other assets that are of strategic economic or strategic defensive importance to Australia 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015

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    Date
    01 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    to: amend the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Charter in relation to the delivery of services to rural and regional Australia in each state and territory; impose certain requirements on the ABC and the ABC Board; and provide for the establishment, functions and membership of the Rural and Regional Advisory Council. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2015

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    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to: remove the restricted datacasting licence category; remove the requirement for the digital radio moratorium period; remove spent provisions; and make consequential amendments;
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to remove the minister’s role in the setting of the digital radio start-up day in regional licence areas; and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to amend the definition of ‘non-foundation digital radio multiplex transmitter licence’ to exclude category 3 multiplex licences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

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    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Bill 2015, the bill amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: amend account keeping and licence fee administration arrangements for commercial broadcasters and datacasting transmitter licensees; remove duplicative requirements for licensees, publishers and controllers to notify the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) of certain changes in control of regulated media assets; and provide a consistent classification arrangement for all television programs, including films;
    Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
    and
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to clarify the complaints handling and information gathering functions of the ACMA;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to remove the ability of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to issue tariff filing directions to certain carriers and carriage service providers;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to amend the statutory information collection powers of the ACMA and the ACCC;
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    ,
    Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
    and
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    to make technical amendments; and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    to enable the development of an industry-based scheme for the management of telephone numbering resources. Also repeals 53 Acts and removes redundant provisions in four Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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