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  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Requests and Reasons) Bill 2015

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    Date
    13 May 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to require agencies and ministers to publish the exact wording of freedom of information requests and a statement of reasons concerning the decision to allow or refuse the release of requested documents. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2015-2016

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    Date
    12 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2014-2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2015-2016

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    Date
    12 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2015-2016

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    Date
    12 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2014-2015

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    Date
    12 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2014-2015
    and
    Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2014-2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2014-2015

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    Date
    12 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2014-2015
    and
    Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2014-2015

    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
    Passed Both Houses 
    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
    Passed Both Houses 
    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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

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