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  • Migration and Maritime Powers Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Migration Act 1958
    to: provide that when an unlawful non-citizen is in the process of being removed to another country and before they enter that country the person is returned to Australia, then that person has a lawful basis to return to Australia without a visa; ensure that when that person is returned to Australia, bars on the person making a valid visa application for certain visas will continue to apply as if they had never left Australia; make technical and consequential amendments arising out of the enactment of the
    Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Act 2014
    ; clarify that a person who has previously been refused a protection visa application that was made on their behalf cannot make a further protection visa application; ensure that fast track applicants can apply to the Administrative Review Tribunal for review of certain decisions; correct a referencing error in relation to maritime crew visas; and ensure that visa ceasing provisions operate as intended; and
    Maritime Powers Act 2013
    to clarify that powers are able to be exercised in the course of passage through or above waters of another country in a manner consistent with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: extend and simplify the ordinary waiting period for all working age payments; extend youth allowance (other) to 22 to 24 year olds in lieu of newstart allowance and sickness allowance; provide for a four-week waiting period for certain persons aged under 25 years applying for youth allowance (other) or special benefit and require these job seekers to complete certain pre-benefit activities; and
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Governance) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to: require trustees of registrable superannuation entity licensees to have a minimum of one-third independent directors and an independent Chair on their boards; and make consequential amendments; and
    Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Act 2011
    to restructure the board of the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation by reducing the number of directors from eleven to nine and providing for the majority of the directors to be independent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade Marks Amendment (Iconic Symbols of National Identity) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to: prohibit the registration of trade marks which consist of a sign which is of national significance or iconic value to the people of Australia; and provide that any trade marks that currently purport to restrict the use of a sign of national significance must be removed from the register of trade marks. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the job seeker compliance framework by: strengthening and aligning financial penalties for failure to enter into an Employment Pathway Plan; suspending participation payments and applying financial penalties for failure to behave in an appropriate manner at an appointment; enabling more immediate application of financial penalties for failure to participate in activities or job interviews; suspending participation payments for inadequate job search; removing waivers for serious financial penalties incurred for refusing or failing to accept a suitable job; renaming all failures resulting in short-term financial penalties as ‘no show no pay’ failures; and removing redundant provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    (EPBC Act) to provide that only aggrieved persons (as defined by section 5 of the
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    ) may make an application for judicial review of decisions made under the EPBC Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework, the bill imposes fees in relation to certain applications and actions that are made under the proposed
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Act 2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Equality Plebiscite Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Provides for a national plebiscite to be conducted at the next general election on the question of whether two people should be able to marry, regardless of gender. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: define marriage as a union of two people; clarify that ministers of religion or chaplains are not bound to solemnise marriage by any other law; and remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to make a consequential amendment. Also includes a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work Amendment (Penalty Rates Exemption for Small Businesses) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to remove the requirement that certain small businesses pay penalty rates unless the work is performed on a weekend and is in addition to 38 hours of work over a seven day period, is in addition to ten hours of work in a 24 hour period, or is performed on a public holiday. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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