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  • Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998
    to: adjust the licensing regime by enabling the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) to regulate remediation activities involving contaminated legacy sites, issue time limited licences, and issue single licences for multiple activities; clarify the application of the Act to contractors and others working with Commonwealth entities; provide ARPANSA with increased capacity to respond to emergencies and with increased compliance monitoring and enforcement powers; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Gene Technology Act 2000
    to: discontinue quarterly reporting to the minister; clarify which dealings may be authorised by inadvertent dealings licences; update advertising requirements for public consultations; remove the requirement that the Gene Technology Regulator maintain a record of genetically modified product approvals made by other agencies; amend licence variation requirements; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to implement the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Access and Sustainability package by: applying a one-off five per cent statutory price reduction for single brand medicines; changing price disclosure arrangements for multiple-brand medicines; applying flow-on price disclosure reductions from component drugs to multiple-brand combination medicines; changing membership arrangements for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee; enabling approved pharmacists to discount patient co-payments by a maximum of $1 for each PBS supply on a prescription; extending safety net early supply rules; and extending the pharmacy location rules and the role of the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority to 30 June 2020. Also makes technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Act 2009
    to: enable the National Joint Replacement Register (NJRR) levy to be imposed on the recording on the NJRR of the provision of a joint replacement prosthesis, rather than for being a sponsor of a joint replacement prosthesis; set a cap of $5000 on the amount of NJRR levy payable for a financial year by a sponsor; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to: replace references to the former Australia and New Zealand Regulation Ministerial Council with references to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    in relation to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme by: increasing the concessional patient co-payment by 80 cents from 1 January 2015; increasing the general patient co-payment by $5.00 from 1 January 2015; increasing the concessional safety net threshold by two prescriptions each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018; and increasing the general patient safety net threshold by 10 per cent each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    to provide explicit powers for the cessation of Australian citizenship in specified circumstances where a dual citizen engages in terrorism-related conduct. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Regional Processing Arrangements) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide statutory authority for the Commonwealth to provide assistance to other countries to carry into effect arrangements for the processing and management of unauthorised maritime arrivals who have been taken to regional processing countries, including the expenditure of Commonwealth money on these arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to re-introduce the biannual indexation of fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill amends the:
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to: increase the rate of excise-equivalent customs duty applying to imported fuels, including gaseous fuels, in line with Consumer Price Index movements; index excise-equivalent customs duty on imported fuel ethanol; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Australian Trusted Trader Programme) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Customs Act 1901
    to establish the Australian Trusted Trader Programme which will introduce a differentiated trust-based regulatory framework at the border for those entities that meet or exceed international supply chain security and trade compliance standards; and
    Australian Border Force Act 2015
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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