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  • Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Amendment (Inter-State Voyages) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003
    to provide that Australian ships that are used solely for inter-state voyages will no longer be regulated under the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aged Care Amendment (Independent Complaints Arrangements) Bill 2015

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    Date
    13 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to: transfer responsibility for the management and resolution of aged care complaints from the Secretary of the Department of Social Services to the Aged Care Commissioner; rename the Aged Care Commissioner to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner; and make consequential amendments; and
    Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2015

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    Date
    13 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Facilitates Australia’s membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) by: providing authority and an appropriation for the payment of Australia’s capital contribution to the AIIB; enabling the minister to issue promissory notes to the AIIB; and enabling regulations to confer certain privileges and immunities. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Banking Laws Amendment (Unclaimed Money) Bill 2015

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    Date
    13 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Banking Act 1959
    and
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    to: extend to seven years the period before funds held by authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADI) and life insurance providers are treated as unclaimed moneys; and provide only authorised access to information on unclaimed moneys;
    Banking Act 1959
    to: exempt ADI accounts created for children and those that are held in a foreign currency from the unclaimed money provisions; remove the requirement for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission to publish details of unclaimed moneys in the Unclaimed Moneys Gazette; and expand the circumstances in which account holders can keep their ADI accounts active; and
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work Amendment (Penalty Rates Exemption for Small Businesses) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to remove the requirement that certain small businesses pay penalty rates unless the work is performed on a weekend and is in addition to 38 hours of work over a seven day period, is in addition to ten hours of work in a 24 hour period, or is performed on a public holiday. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Expenses Amendment (Transparency and Accountability) Bill 2015

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    Date
    13 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990
    to: require an explanatory statement to be provided with certain types of travel entitlement claims by members, parliamentary office-holders and ministers; and provide for penalties if claims are made in excess of entitlement; and
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    to expand the powers of the Commonwealth Ombudsman to include the scrutiny of parliamentary entitlements claims. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    17 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: define marriage as a union of two people; clarify that ministers of religion or chaplains are not bound to solemnise marriage by any other law; and remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to make a consequential amendment. Also includes a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Primary Television Broadcasting Service) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: enable commercial and national free-to-air broadcasters to provide their primary television broadcasting services in standard definition or high definition; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Equality Plebiscite Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Provides for a national plebiscite to be conducted at the next general election on the question of whether two people should be able to marry, regardless of gender. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable a trial of cashless welfare arrangements by disbursing 80 per cent of certain social security payments to a restricted bank account, accessed by a debit card which does not allow cash withdrawals; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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