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  • Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: clarify the limitations or prohibitions on valid applications by persons who have been refused a visa or who held a visa that was cancelled; ensure that a bridging visa application is not an impediment to removal; apply debt recovery provisions to all convicted people smugglers and illegal foreign fishers; clarify the obligation of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal to provide documents to an authorised recipient; clarify the role of an authorised recipient and the extent of the obligation to notify an authorised recipient of direct communications made with the person who authorised them; clarify the procedural fairness provisions relating to giving of certain information to a visa applicant; and remove redundant references; and
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide access to, and use of, material and information obtained under certain search warrants. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance Amendment (GP Services) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to clarify that private health insurers may not enter into agreements or arrangements with primary care providers that provide preferential treatment to their members. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Dental Benefits Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Dental Benefits Act 2008
    and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to apply the Professional Services Review Scheme to dental services provided under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule;
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to require the Chief Executive Medicare (CEM) to waive certain debts incurred by dentists in relation to the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS); and
    Dental Benefits Act 2008
    to: enable the CEM or their delegate to obtain certain documents from dentists to substantiate the payments of benefits under the CDBS; delegate ministerial functions and powers; amend the definition of ‘dental practitioner’; enable the disclosure of certain protected information; and make a technical amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Save Our Sharks Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: voids the exemption granted on 10 January 2014 in relation to 72 baited drum lines deployed to catch sharks in Western Australia; and prevents the minister from granting further exemptions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Privacy Act 1988
    to establish a framework for the mandatory notification by regulated entities of serious data breaches to the Australian Information Commissioner and to affected individuals. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Repeal) (No. 1) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012
    ; and provides for transitional arrangements, including the transfer of matters and the reporting obligations of the agency which succeeds the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (Streamlining of Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: remove the seventh step (the “catch all”) from the steps an advice provider may take in order to satisfy best interest obligations; enable clients and providers to agree on the scope of advice to be provided; remove the renewal notice obligations for fee recipients; remove the requirement to provide yearly fee disclosure statements to certain clients; extend the time period within which fee disclosure statements must be provided to a client; provide for a general advice exemption to exempt benefits that relate to general advice from the ban on conflicted remuneration in certain circumstances; provide additional disclosure and information in the statement of advice in relation to existing rights of the client and obligation of the advice provider; ensure that any instructions for further or varied advice from clients are documented in writing, signed by the client, and acknowledged by the providing entity; require the statement of advice to be signed by both the advice provider and the client; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to: enable commercial fishing activities to be declared commercial fishing activities on an interim basis or for a period of no longer than 24 months; require written submissions of declaration affected persons to be considered before making final declarations; create penalties and offences for engaging in declared commercial fishing activities; provide for an expert panel to be established to conduct an assessment of the potential environmental impacts of declared commercial fishing activities; and require the expert panel to publish its assessments and table them in Parliament. 

    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

  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends: two Acts administered in the Agriculture portfolio to update and remove obsolete references; 10 Acts administered in the Communications portfolio in relation to: access arrangements, investigations, the Advanced Mobile Phone System, standard agreements, protected carrier information, protection schemes for residential customers, the Universal Service Regime, consultation requirements and variation of instruments, completed reviews, publication requirements, the National Relay Service, and notification and account keeping requirements; the
    Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952
    to make amendments consequential on a repeal; six Acts administered in the Environment portfolio in relation to: sea installations, licensing, reporting and administrative obligations of licensees, and water studies in the Murray-Darling Basin; two Acts administered in the Industry portfolio to make amendments consequential on repeals; the
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    in relation to reporting requirements; two Acts administered in the Social Services portfolio in relation to the certification of residential aged care services; and six Acts administered in the Treasury portfolio in relation to: the Education Expenses Tax Offset, the Sugar Industry Reform Program, the Financial Services Reform roll-over, and the Superannuation Safety Reform roll-over. Also repeals 43 Acts administered in nine portfolios. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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