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  • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2015

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    Date
    30 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s (PJCIS)
    Report of the Inquiry into Potential Reforms of Australia’s National Security Legislation
    by amending the:
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: require telecommunications service providers to retain and to secure for two years telecommunications data (not content); require service providers to protect retained data through encryption and preventing unauthorised interference and access; require the PJCIS to review the mandatory data retention scheme no more than three years after the end of the implementation phase; limit the range of agencies that are able to access telecommunications data and stored communications; establish a journalist information warrants regime; restrict the agencies who can access this data; require the minister to refer to the PJCIS any legislative proposal to amend which agencies can access the data; provide for record-keeping and reporting the use of, and access to, telecommunications data; and enable the Commonwealth Ombudsman to assess agency compliance;
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to provide that certain matters relating to data retention be included in the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s (ASIO) annual report;
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to enable the PJCIS to inquire into operational matters relating to the use of telecommunications data by ASIO and the Australian Federal Police, in relation to counter-terrorism functions;
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to prohibit civil litigants from being able to access certain telecommunications data; and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014

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    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012
    to provide that the imposition of the industry levy will continue to operate under the
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    following the repeal of the
    Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014

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    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014, the bill: amends the
    Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012
    to remove the requirement for the minister to prepare a statement of estimate of overall levy target amount; repeals the
    Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012
    to abolish the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency (TUSMA); repeals the
    Telecommunications (Universal Service Levy) Act 1997
    to remove the redundant universal service levy; transfers TUSMA’s functions and contractual responsibilities to the Department of Communications; amends the
Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
,
Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
and
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
to make amendments consequential on the regulation of the supply of telephone sex services via a standard telephone service being removed from the
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
;
Do Not Call Register Act 2006
to enable an indefinite registration period for numbers on the register;
Telecommunications Act 1997
to: remove the arrangements for the Australian Communications and Media Authority to register e-marketing industry codes; and reduce obligations on telecommunications providers to provide pre-selection; and
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
to: remove gazettal publishing requirements; and reduce requirements on carriage service providers in relation to customer service guarantees; and makes consequential amendments to six Acts. 

Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014

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    Date
    25 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: clarify the responsibilities of asylum seekers to provide and substantiate claims in relation to protection visas; enable the Refugee Review Tribunal to draw an unfavourable inference about the credibility of claims or evidence raised by a protection visa applicant for the first time at the review stage; create grounds to refuse a protection visa application when an applicant refuses or fails to establish their identity, nationality or citizenship; provide that a protection visa will not be granted to a family applicant unless the visa was applied for before the family visa holder was granted their visa; define the risk threshold for assessing Australia’s non-refoulement obligations under certain treaties; amend the framework in relation to unauthorised maritime arrivals and transitory persons who can make a valid application for a visa; provide for changes to the processes and administration of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal; and clarify when a review of a decision in relation to an application is ‘finally determined’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of eight bills to reform the legal and governance framework for Norfolk Island, the bill amends the
    A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999
    to make amendments consequential on the repeal of the Medicare levy exemptions that currently apply to residents. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aged Care (Accommodation Payment Security) Levy Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure 
    Summary
    Part of a package of eight bills to reform the legal and governance framework for Norfolk Island, the bill amends the
    Aged Care (Accommodation Payment Security) Levy Act 2006
    to extend the levies in relation to certain obligations on approved providers to refund accommodation payment balances to Norfolk Island. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015

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    Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1968
    to enable copyright owners to apply to the Federal Court of Australia for an order requiring a carriage service provider to block access to an online location operated outside Australia that has the primary purpose of infringing copyright or facilitating the infringement of copyright. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Legislation (Enhancement of Military Justice) Bill 2015

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    Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
    to: clarify the character and status of service convictions for Commonwealth purposes; remove provisions in respect of the trial of offences under the law prior to the Act; create services offences of ‘assault occasioning actual bodily harm’ and ‘unauthorised use of a Commonwealth credit card’; clarify the elements of the service offence of ‘commanding or ordering a service offence to be committed’; replace the power to issue recognisance release orders with a system of fixing non-parole periods; replace dollar amounts as maximum fines with a penalty units system; and make technical amendments;
    Defence Act 1903
    and
    Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
    to recognise the office of the Director of Defence Counsel Services; and
    Military Justice (Interim Measures) Act (No. 1) 2009
    to extend the appointment, remuneration and entitlement arrangements of the current Chief Judge Advocate and the full-time Judge Advocate. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure 
    Summary
    Part of a package of eight bills to reform the legal and governance framework for Norfolk Island, the bill amends the
    Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Act 1995
    to ensure that Medicare benefits, nursing home benefits or residential care subsidies are recoverable from persons on Norfolk Island who receive compensation or damages through a judgment or settlement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure 
    Summary
    Part of a package of eight bills to reform the legal and governance framework for Norfolk Island, the bill amends the
    Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Act 2000
    to ensure that the tax on the grant of an approval of a specimen collection centre applies to residents. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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