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  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Above the Line Voting) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: remove group voting tickets; and provide for an optional preferential system for voting above and below the line for Senate elections. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donations Reform) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to prohibit political donations from certain industries and from industry representative organisations whose majority members are prohibited donors. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Reducing Barriers for Minor Parties) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to decrease to $500 and $1000, respectively, the nomination deposit that must be paid by or on behalf of candidates for the House of Representatives and the Senate. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
    to: increase the restriction of no more than five minutes per hour of advertising to 10 minutes of advertising in any hour of broadcasting on the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS); and clarify SBS’s ability to earn revenue through the broadcast of programs containing product placement; and
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    and
    Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
    to: provide consistency between the Acts; repeal redundant provisions; and add a reference to digital media services. Also repeals 26 Acts and repeals redundant provisions in four Acts in the Communications portfolio. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: create specific requirements for country of origin labelling for food; extend country of origin labelling to all packaged and unpackaged food for retail sale; restrict the range of labelling to three kinds of claim; and create penalties and defences; and
    Imported Food Control Act 1992
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: remove the requirement for reporting a food related death, serious injury or illness to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC); remove the requirement for litigants to obtain ministerial consent to bring an action for a breach of the Act that takes place overseas; enable consumers to seek redress in state and territory courts and tribunals for breaches of the Act; remove the requirement for the ACCC to maintain a register of certain records when they hold conferences for product safety bans; enable the ACCC to share certain notices it receives with specified agencies to protect public safety; clarify the operation of the cooling-off period for unsolicited consumer agreements; permit the ACCC to seek a court order directing a person to comply with a notice to obtain information, documents and evidence; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to enable the Federal Court of Australia to require a corporation to reduce its market share or power within two years where the corporation is found to have misused that market share or power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012
    to extend the period during which the Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate can apply to a nominated Administrative Appeals Tribunal presidential member for an examination notice by a further two years (until 1 June 2017). 

    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

  • Corporations Amendment (Financial Advice) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to provide that the term ‘advice’ can only be used when financial advice takes account of a client’s personal financial situation by: replacing references to ‘general advice’ with references to ‘general information’; and requiring that when ‘general information’ is provided to a client, the client is warned that the information is not advice. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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