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  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Defence Act 1903
    to provide for parliamentary approval of overseas service by members of the Australian Defence Force; and
    Air Force Act 1923
    and
    Naval Defence Act 1910
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: provides that Australian landholders have the right to refuse the undertaking of gas and coal mining activities by corporations on their land without prior written authorisation; sets out the requirements of a prior written authorisation; provides for relief which a court may grant a land owner when prior written authorisation is not provided; prohibits hydraulic fracturing for coal seam gas, shale gas and tight gas by corporations; and provides for civil penalties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Imported Food Warning Labels Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: requires all imported food and produce to carry a prominently displayed warning label advising consumers that the food has not been grown or processed under Australian health and hygiene standards and may be injurious to human health; and creates offences and imposes penalties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian River Co. Limited Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    The bill: provides for the transfer of assets and liabilities of Australian River Co. Limited (ARCo) to the Commonwealth in preparation for its voluntary deregistration; provides for the Commonwealth to become ARCo’s successor at law in relation to existing contracts or certain instruments; and ensures that ongoing issues in relation to ARCo can be managed by the Commonwealth as they arise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015, the bill amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to: reduce deadlines for submissions to the Anti-Dumping Commission in response to dumping and subsidisation investigations; require anti-dumping notices to be published electronically; consolidate lodgement provisions for anti-dumping applications and submissions; clarify the length of the investigation period in anti-dumping matters, cumulative assessment of injury, normal value provisions, the calculation of the dumping margin, material injury determinations, effective notice periods, and the definition of a subsidy; provide that the minister is not required to have regard to the lesser duty rule where a country has not submitted a notification of its subsidies; introduce a fee and raise procedural and legal thresholds for applications to review anti-dumping decisions; streamline merits review processes of the Anti-Dumping Review Panel; and abolish the International Trade Remedies Forum. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Act 1975
    to: require anti-dumping notices to be published electronically; provide that the minister is not required to have regard to the lesser duty rule where a country has not submitted a notification of its subsidies; and clarify that the minister may grant exemptions from dumping duty with limited retrospective effect. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Trade Controls Act 2012
    in relation to: providing an additional 12 month implementation period before offence provisions and record-keeping requirements commence; removing controls on the supply of Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) technology; extending the exception to the offence of supplying DSGL technology without a permit; narrowing the scope of publication and brokering offences; establishing offences for brokering dual-use DSGL goods or technology; including additional exceptions to the brokering offence; prohibiting the brokering of military or dual-use DSGL technology where the supply would prejudice Australia’s defence, security or international relations; directing a person to seek a permit for brokering dual-use DSGL goods or technology; requiring the minister to consider prescribed criteria when deciding whether an activity would prejudice Australia’s security, defence or international relations; and providing for reviews of the operation of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Implements amendments to the Protocol of 1996 to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims by amending the
    Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Act 1989
    to increase the liability limits for ship owners and salvors for maritime claims relating to ship-sourced damage. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Industry and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003
    to: enable the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator to collect an annual titles administration levy in relation to boundary-change petroleum exploration permits; and replace references to ‘OHS inspectors’ with ‘NOPSEMA inspectors’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Industry and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to: automatically grant or extend the coverage of offshore petroleum titles over blocks moving from state or Northern Territory coastal waters into Commonwealth jurisdiction as a result of a change to the boundary; provide arrangements for the granting of renewals of Commonwealth titles over blocks remaining in Commonwealth waters, where part of that title has moved into state or Northern Territory coastal waters as a result of a change to the boundary; separate the requirements for conferral of petroleum and greenhouse gas functions on the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA); enable the recovery of costs for regulatory operations undertaken by NOPSEMA in waters landward of the territorial sea baseline; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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