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  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to: adjust the required GWh of renewable source electricity in each year from 2016 to 2030 with a GWh target of 33000 GWH in 2020; and replace the current partial exemption for electricity used in emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities with a full exemption;
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    and
    Climate Change Authority Act 2011
    to remove the requirement for the Climate Change Authority to undertake biennial reviews on the operation of the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    and subordinate regulations; and Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 to reinstate native forest wood waste as an eligible source of renewable energy. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes a Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis to be responsible for formulating rules and monitoring compliance with those rules for licensing the production, manufacture, supply, use, experimental use and import and export of medicinal cannabis; and provides for a national system to regulate the cultivation, production and use of medicinal cannabis products, and related activities such as research. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and provide that these marriages are recognised under the laws of Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    to amend section 18C (which makes unlawful certain offensive acts that are done because of race, colour or national or ethnic origin) to remove the words ‘offend’ and ‘insult’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Service Amendment (Payments in Special Circumstances) Bill 2011 [2013]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Public Service Act 1999
    to enable agencies to make a discretionary payment in special circumstances (for example, for compensation) in excess of $100 000. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill provides for the imposition of an annual supervisory levy (from the 2016-17 financial year) on bodies registered as private health insurers to recover the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s costs incurred in regulating that industry. 

    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

  • Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill amends the
    Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Act 2003
    to provide that the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority determines and administers the risk equalisation levy imposed on bodies registered as private health insurers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill: transfers the prudential supervisory functions from the Private Health Insurance Administration Council to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA); provides for the registration of private health insurers and prohibits unregistered entities from carrying on a health related business; requires private health insurers to have health benefit funds; provides that APRA approves restructures, mergers, acquisitions and terminations of health benefit funds; empowers APRA to appoint an external manager of a health benefit fund; outlines duties and liabilities of directors; enables APRA to establish prudential standards and to exercise powers under the standards; outlines obligations of private health insurers; provides for the monitoring and investigation of private health insurers; provides that APRA can obtain an enforceable undertaking from a person in connection with a matter in relation to which APRA has a power or function; provides that APRA may seek remedies for a contravention of an enforceable obligation; provides for the Administrative Review Tribunal to review decisions made by APRA; and sets out matters in relation to approvals, determinations and rules. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill amends: the
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    to establish a new special account to administer the collapsed insurer levy; the
    Financial Institutions Supervisory Levies Collection Act 1998
    to provide for the collection of the private health insurer supervisory levy and the collapsed insurer levy; the
    Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001
    to provide for the collection of data from private health insurers by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA); the
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    ,
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    and
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to provide for matters relating to the secrecy and sharing of information concerning private health insurers; and five Acts to make consequential amendments. Also: repeals the
    Private Health Insurance (Council Administration Levy) Act 2003
    ; and provides for transitional arrangements, including the transfer of the Private Health Insurance Administration Council’s staff, assets, liabilities and records to APRA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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