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  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Savings and Other Measures) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: remove the HECS-HELP up-front payment discount for units of study with a census date on or after 1 January 2014; remove the HELP voluntary repayment bonus for repayments made on or after 1 January 2014; apply an efficiency dividend of 2 per cent in 2014 and 1.25 per cent in 2015 to Commonwealth contribution amounts under the Commonwealth Grant Scheme; and reflect the name change of the University of Ballarat to the Federation University Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Repeal Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010
    ; and provides for transitional arrangements, including the transfer of records and final reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Infrastructure Australia Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    The bill: amends the
    Infrastructure Australia Act 2008
    to: re-establish Infrastructure Australia as an entity under the
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
    and provide for its functions, powers, board, Chief Executive Officer, staff and consultants, planning and reporting, and finance; and amend the long title of the Act; and provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Patents Act 1990
    to: implement the Protocol amending the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property to enable Australian pharmaceutical manufacturers to supply developing countries with generic versions of patented medicines; and make technical amendments;
    Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
    to enable the owners of plant breeder’s rights in a plant variety with the option to take action in the Federal Circuit Court against alleged infringers;
    Designs Act 2003
    ,
    Patents Act 1990
    ,
    Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to provide for a single trans-Tasman patent attorney regime and single patent application and examination processes for Australia and New Zealand; and
    Designs Act 2003
    ,
    Patents Act 1990
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to remove document retention requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [2013]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Prohibits corporations from offering certain gambling services and amends the:
    Interactive Gambling Act 2001
    to: provide that customers may request a financial transaction provider to suspend or cancel an interactive gambling payment; and prohibit inducements to gamble;
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to require the Australian Communications and Media Authority to enforce certain conditions in relation to the advertising of betting venues, online gambling sites and betting odds by commercial broadcasters; and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to create an offence and impose a penalty for match-fixing. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Nation Building Program (National Land Transport) Act 2009
    to: amend the short title of the Act; enable the Roads to Recovery Programme to continue past June 2014; combine provisions of the Act relating to national projects and off-network projects; enable funding of research and investigations of transport development and innovation projects funded under the Act; and enable certain partnership and non-corporate Commonwealth entities to be eligible for funding; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Telstra Corporation Act 1991
    to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
    Australian Land Transport Development Act 1988
    ,
    Railway Standardization (New South Wales and Victoria) Agreement Act 1958
    and
    Roads to Recovery Act 2000

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Control Act 1982
    to prohibit the export of live-stock for slaughter. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Live Animal Export Prohibition (Ending Cruelty) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    to: prohibit the export of live-stock for slaughter on or after 1 July 2017; and provide that export licence holders ensure all live-stock are treated satisfactorily prior to slaughter; and
    Export Control Act 1982
    to: prohibit the export of live-stock for slaughter unless the secretary is satisfied that the live-stock will be treated satisfactorily prior to slaughter; and prohibit the export of live-stock for slaughter on or after 1 July 2017. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: define marriage as a union of two people; clarify that ministers of religion are not bound to solemnise marriage by any other law; remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and include a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Meteorology Amendment (Online Advertising) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Meteorology Act 1955
    to: confirm the powers of the Director of Meteorology to include advertising in connection with the Bureau of Meteorology’s services; require the Director to develop and publish guidelines relating to advertising; clarify that the Bureau can charge for its services; validate past advertising on the Bureau’s services; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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