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  • Parliamentary Expenses Amendment (Transparency and Accountability) Bill 2015

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    Date
    13 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990
    to require an explanatory statement to be provided with certain types of travel entitlement claims by members, parliamentary office-holders and ministers; and provide for penalties if claims are made in excess of entitlement; and the
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    to expand the powers of the Commonwealth Ombudsman to include the scrutiny of parliamentary entitlements claims. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    10 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to change the membership, powers and functions of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS); and the
    Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010
    and
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    in relation to the provision of certain reports to the PJCIS. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Government Boards (Gender Balanced Representation) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Requires Government boards to comprise of at least 40 per cent men and 40 per cent women; and provides for annual reporting requirements in relation to the gender composition of Government boards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015

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    Date
    23 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Establishes the Office of Animal Welfare as an independent statutory authority with responsibility for advising on the protection of animal welfare in Commonwealth regulated activities; provides for the functions, appointment and terms and conditions of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and for staff and consultants; establishes the Office of Animal Welfare Advisory Committee to advise the CEO; and provides for reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Requests and Reasons) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 May 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to require agencies and ministers to publish the exact wording of freedom of information requests and a statement of reasons concerning the decision to allow or refuse the release of requested documents. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015

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    Date
    18 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends: five Acts in the Agriculture portfolio to abolish the Australian Landcare Council, and make amendments consequential on seven Acts being repealed; two Acts in the Environment portfolio to abolish the Natural Heritage Trust Advisory Committee and the Biological Diversity Advisory Committee, and remove spent provisions; the
    Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995
    to remove certain administrative requirements for compensation payers and claimants; the
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Reserves and Committee Self-management) Act 1978
    to make amendments consequential on two Acts being repealed; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance)(Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to enable the release of information collected under the Acts in an aggregated form which does not disclose information about a particular person; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to remove spent indexation provisions, and make consequential amendments; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to remove spent provisions relating to the Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme and the Retirement Assistance for Sugarcane Farmers Scheme; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to remove spent savings, transitional and application provisions, and make technical amendments; three Acts in the Treasury portfolio to remove spent provisions; and the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to remove spent provisions relating to the Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme and the Retirement Assistance for Sugarcane Farmers Scheme. Also repeals 14 Acts administered in three portfolios. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment (Intergenerational Report) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to require the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) to prepare an intergenerational report for the Treasurer every five years; and enable the PBO to request a Commonwealth body to provide information that is relevant to the preparation of that report; and the
    Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Requires any use of official development or humanitarian assistance to have regard to reducing gender inequality, and the minister to present an annual report setting out how the Commonwealth used international aid to promote general equality in recipient countries. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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 the
    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

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