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  • 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

  • Freedom to Marry Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to provide that: people may marry regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity; registered marriage celebrants are not able to discriminate; religious and non-religious private sector celebrants have freedom of conscience not to solemnise marriages; and chaplains in the defence force may exercise a freedom of conscience while maintaining a positive duty to try to ensure that all couples who seek their services are able to marry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Gambling Harm Reduction (Protecting Problem Gamblers and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Provides a framework for the operation of poker machines by: restricting the operation of poker machines; implementing mandatory precommitment capabilities; restricting ATM withdrawals from within poker machine premises; and providing for a regulator, civil penalties, and minimum uniform national standards and national monitoring network. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Tax Transparency) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Act 2013
    to bring forward to the 2012 13 financial year the requirement for the tax commissioner to publish certain tax information for corporate entities with a total income of $100 million or more. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to enable single parents to access the parenting payment (single) until their youngest child has turned 16 years of age;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for payments under this Act; and
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to provide for an enforceable right to request flexible work arrangements for people with caring responsibilities, including single parents. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    in relation to: the Official Trustee; the Official Receiver; the National Disability Insurance Scheme; the offence of concealment; declarations in statements received electronically; indictable and summary offences; and the location of certain offences in the Act;
    International Arbitration Act 1974
    to clarify the application of the Act to certain international arbitration agreements;
    Family Law Act 1975
    to: make technical amendments; clarify the appeal rights available for court security orders; and create access to the Family Court of Australia for court security orders made by the Family Court of Western Australia;
    Court Security Act 2013
    to: provide for the disposal of unclaimed items seized by or given upon request to court security officers; and clarify the processes by which court security orders can be varied and revoked;
    Evidence Act 1995
    to: reflect changes to the Model Uniform Evidence Bill; remove all references to the Australian Capital Territory; and make technical amendments;
    Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986
    to enable the National Cultural Heritage Committee to continue to function when membership falls below the maximum number; and
    Copyright Act 1968
    to extend the legal deposit scheme to include work published in electronic format. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: require Australian companies involved in extractive industries to disclose any payments made to foreign countries over $100 000 on a country-by-country and project-by-project basis; and require the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to publish the Publish What You Pay reports on their website within 28 days of their receipt. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Amendment (Giving the Community Rights on Phone Towers) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: require owners and occupiers of land to be notified of a proposal to either build or modify a telecommunications tower within 500 metres of their property; provide that notified owners and occupiers have 30 days in which to respond to the proposed development; provide that new telecommunications towers cannot be declared to be low impact; limit the size and capacity of telecommunications towers; provide that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) can issue installation permits for high impact facilities only in extraordinary circumstances; disallow ACMA from considering commercial interests when determining the importance of a facility in a telecommunications network; require ACMA, when considering developments near community sensitive sites, to be satisfied that all alternative sites are unfeasible; and enable local communities to appeal a facility installation permit being granted with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    to: extend good character requirements; clarify residency requirements and related matters; clarify the circumstances in which a person’s approval as an Australian citizen may or must be cancelled; clarify the circumstances in which the minister may defer a person making the pledge of commitment to become an Australian citizen; clarify the circumstances in which a person’s Australian citizenship may be revoked; enable the minister to specify certain matters in a legislative instrument; enable the use and disclosure of personal information obtained under the
    Migration Act 1958
    or the migration regulations; and make technical amendments; and
    Migration Act 1958
    to enable the use and disclosure of personal information obtained under the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    or the citizenship regulations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2014) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends: four Acts in the Agriculture portfolio to: abolish the Fishing Industry Policy Council; and remove obsolete provisions; four Acts in the Communications portfolio in relation to: re-transmission of programs; and consultation and publication requirements; four Acts in the Environment portfolio in relation to: abolition of the Product Stewardship Advisory Group and the Oil Stewardship Advisory Council; fuel quality standards; and hazardous waste; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to make an amendment consequential on a repeal; three Acts administered in the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio to make minor amendments and repeal certain provisions; eight Acts administered in the Social Services portfolio in relation to: approved provider obligations; use or disclosure of personal information; and removal of spent social security and family assistance payments; seven Acts in the Treasury portfolio to make amendments consequential on repeals; the
    Insurance Act 1973
    to remove a redundant standing appropriation; and five Acts in the Veterans’ Affairs portfolio to remove spent veterans’ affairs and military rehabilitation and compensation payments. Also repeals seven Acts administered in four portfolios. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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