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  • Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Water Act 2007
    in relation to: reviews and reporting requirements for the Basin Plan; accreditation of first generation state water resource plans with further accreditations linked to Basin Plan review outcomes; incorporation of Indigenous expertise and knowledge in the governance of the basin’s water resources; trading by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder; and the redundancy of the Murray-Darling Basin Water Rights Information Service; and technical and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 15 Acts to remove current provisions providing for regulatory regimes and to apply the standard provisions of the
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    ; the
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    in relation to: the ability to secure evidence of a contravention when exercising monitoring powers; the age of photographs for identity cards; the time period for the making of a civil penalty order; and the cap on the amount to be stated in an infringement notice; and the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to make amendments consequential on the commencement of the proposed
    Fairer Paid Parental Leave Act 2016

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 [No. 3]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Apr 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Fair Work Act 2009
    and
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    to: establish the Registered Organisations Commission and provide it with investigation and information gathering powers to monitor and regulate registered organisations; and provide for the appointment, functions and powers of the commissioner (who will assume the investigations, enforcement advice and assistance responsibilities in relation to registered organisations currently undertaken by the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission); and
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    to: amend the requirements on officers’ disclosure of material personal interests and change grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for office; increase financial accounting and disclosure obligations for registered organisations and their officers; and increase civil penalties and introduce criminal offences for serious breaches of officers’ duties and new offences in relation to the conduct of investigations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Road Safety Remuneration Amendment (Protecting Owner Drivers) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Apr 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Suspends the Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016, and any subsequent orders that may be made by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, until 1 January 2017; and enables the minister to make rules dealing with transitional and other matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2016-2017

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2016-2017

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2016-2017

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2016-2017

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Finance 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Supply Bill (No. 1) 2016-2017

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Finance 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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