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  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential Modifications of Appropriation Acts (No. 1), (No. 3) and (No. 5)) Bill 2014

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    Date
    24 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends six Acts which appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government to make amendments consequential on the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014

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    Date
    24 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends: 246 Acts to: replace references to the
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    and the
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
    ; rationalise provisions relating to conflicts of interest, termination of appointments, corporate planning and annual reporting requirements; the
    Public Service Act 1999
    and
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to address a recommendation of the Parliamentary Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to reduce potential confusion regarding the duties for public officials and the Australian Public Service Code of Conduct for APS employees and the Parliamentary Service Code of Conduct for parliamentary service employees; and the
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to guarantee that parliamentary departments will have access to their appropriations over the course of the financial year. Also repeals the
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance Amendment (GP Services) Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to clarify that private health insurers may not enter into agreements or arrangements with primary care providers that provide preferential treatment to their members. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2014

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    Date
    20 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Privacy Act 1988
    to establish a framework for the mandatory notification by regulated entities of serious data breaches to the Australian Information Commissioner and to affected individuals. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [2013]

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    Date
    22 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: regulates poker machine use by requiring that poker machines: must not accept banknotes with a denomination greater than $20; must not accept certain additional credits; must not allow a bet in excess of $1 per spin; and must not have a jackpot or a linked-jackpot arrangement greater than $500; and imposes penalties for a contravention of these requirements. Also provides: that the minister takes all reasonable steps to implement uniform national standards for poker machines in relation to harm minimisation, with particular reference to maximum losses, to take effect from 1 January 2015; and for the establishment of a national monitoring network. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Personal Property Securities Amendment (Deregulatory Measures) Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Personal Property Securities Act 2009
    to provide that leases of serial numbered goods of 90 days or more will not be deemed to be leases for the purposes of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2013

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    Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Act 1946
    to prohibit the Joint Committee on the Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from preventing the re broadcasting of parliamentary proceedings for the purposes of satire or ridicule. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australia Fund Bill 2014

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    Date
    17 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes a Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australia Fund to: investigate the establishment of an Australian Fund to provide support and reconstruction for rural and manufacturing industries in times of crisis; and review bankruptcy and insolvency laws in relation to businesses in times of crisis; provides for the functions, powers and procedures of the committee; sets the timing for the committee’s report to be tabled; and provides that the committee ceases to exist after it presents its final report. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Small Business 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to remove the requirement for employers to provide paid parental leave to eligible employees, unless an employer chooses to manage the payment to employees and the employees agree for the employer to pay them. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

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    Date
    23 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Act 1995
    to remove the applicable charge rate from the levy charged on synthetic greenhouse gases and equipment manufactured after 1 July 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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