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

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    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

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

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    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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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    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

  • Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2015

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    Date
    25 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to: provide that parents entitled to receive employer-provided primary carer leave payments (or other like payments) in excess of the total amount of parental leave pay will not receive parental leave pay under the Paid Parental Leave scheme; and remove the requirement for employers to provide paid parental leave to eligible employees, unless an employer chooses to manage the payment to employees and the employees agree for the employer to pay them. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    25 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012
    to: rename the Act as the
    Coastal Shipping Act 2015
    ; replace the existing three tiered licensing system with a single permit system, available to Australian and foreign vessels, which will provide access to the Australian coast for a period of 12 months; and establish a framework of entitlements for seafarers on foreign vessels engaging or intending to engage in coastal shipping for more than 183 days; the
    Shipping Registration Act 1981
    to allow vessels to be registered on the Australian International Shipping Register when they engage in international shipping for 90 days or more; and four Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
    Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    to: enable the Executive Director of Township Leasing, on behalf of the Commonwealth, to hold a sublease of Aboriginal land; enable the transfer of the sublease between the executive director and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation; provide for the Aboriginals Benefit Account to be used for payments in relation to the acquisition and administration of the sublease by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation or the executive director; and add parcels of land in the Wickham River area and in the Simpson Desert to be granted as Aboriginal land to the relevant Aboriginal Land Trusts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    to provide explicit powers for the cessation of Australian citizenship in specified circumstances where a dual citizen engages in terrorism-related conduct. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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