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  • Foreign Death Penalty Offences (Preventing Information Disclosure) Bill 2015

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    Date
    01 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Prevents the disclosure of information by public officials in circumstances that may lead to the imposition of the death penalty in foreign countries. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Iron Ore Supply and Demand (Commission of Inquiry) Bill 2015

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    Date
    01 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Establishes a full judicial commission of inquiry into iron ore supply and demand, specifically the increases in production by certain iron ore producing companies, and provides for its functions, powers and operations, and creates offences. The commission is required to submit its report to the Presiding Officers within three months for tabling in both chambers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Amendment (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015

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    Date
    01 Jun 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 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

  • Water Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Water Act 2007
    to impose a duty on the Commonwealth not to exceed the 1500 gigalitre limit on surface water purchases in the Murray-Darling Basin at the time of entering into a water purchase contract; and Basin Plan 2012 to provide flexibility in the recovery of 450 gigalitres of water for the environment through efficiency measures funded under the Water for the Environment Special Account. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Medical Research Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Medical Research Future Fund Bill 2015 to establish the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to support medical research and medical innovation from 1 August 2015, the bill amends: the
    COAF Reform Fund Act 2008
    to enable grants to the states and territories through the COAG Reform Fund; the
    DisabilityCare Australia Fund Act 2013
    ,
    Future Fund Act 2006
    and
    Nation-building Funds Act 2008
    to allow for amounts to be transferred between the MRFF and the Future Fund to allow for proper apportioning of common expenses incurred by the Future Fund Board in managing the MRFF, the Future Fund, the Nation-building Funds and the DisabilityCare Australia Fund Special Account; the
    Future Fund Act 2006
    to extend the Future Fund Board’s duties to manage the MRFF; the
    Nation-building Funds Act 2008
    to abolish and Health and Hospitals Fund (HHF); five Acts to make amendments consequential on the abolition of the HHF; and the proposed
    Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015
    to make amendments consequent on the
    Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Medical Research Future Fund Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Medical Research Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2015 to establish the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to support medical research and medical innovation from 1 August 2015, the bill provides for: initial funding of $1 billion from the uncommitted balance of the Health and Hospitals Fund; and for the MRFF to be managed by the Future Fund Board of Guardians. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment (Regional Australia Statements) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998
    to require the Treasurer to release and table regular regional Australia statements to provide information to allow assessment of the impact of government policy decisions on regional Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2015

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    Date
    19 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: make recklessness the fault element for attempted serious drug offences and remove the intent to manufacture element from offences relating to the importation of border controlled precursors; clarify that proof of an intention to influence a particular foreign official is not required to establish the offence; clarify the scope and application of the war crime offence of outrages upon personal dignity in a non-international armed conflict; expand the definition of forced marriage to apply when a person is incapable of understanding the nature and effect of a marriage ceremony; insert the concept of ‘knowingly concerned’ in the commission of an offence as an additional form of secondary criminal liability; and introduce a mandatory sentence of five years imprisonment for firearm trafficking; the
    Crimes Act 1914
    and
    Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970
    to make amendments in relation to the sentencing, imprisonment and release of federal offenders; the
    Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983
    to enable the interstate transfer of federal prisoners to occur at a location other than a prison for federal prisoners approved for transfer; the
    Crimes Act 1914
    to: enable the Attorney-General’s Department to share information about federal offenders with relevant third party agencies; and clarify the operation of controlled operations provisions; the
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to address enforceability issues and operational constraints identified by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre; the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 to amend the powers and functions of the commissioner; and remove the time limits on the secondment of officers to the commission; the
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    to make technical amendments in relation to the special operations and investigations of the commission; the
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to increase penalties for failing to comply with a production order or with a notice to a financial institution in proceeds of crime investigations; the
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    ,
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    ,
    Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    to make technical amendments in relation to proceeds of crime; ten Acts to enable the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption of South Australia to access information from certain Commonwealth agencies, rely on defences for certain Commonwealth telecommunications offences, and apply for certain types of search warrants; and the
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Amending Acts 1980 to 1989 Repeal Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Repeals 870 amending and repeal Acts enacted from 1980 to 1989. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: remove the requirement for reporting a food related death, serious injury or illness to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC); remove the requirement for litigants to obtain ministerial consent to bring an action for a breach of the Act that takes place overseas; enable consumers to seek redress in state and territory courts and tribunals for breaches of the Act; remove the requirement for the ACCC to maintain a register of certain records when they hold conferences for product safety bans; enable the ACCC to share certain notices it receives with specified agencies to protect public safety; clarify the operation of the cooling-off period for unsolicited consumer agreements; permit the ACCC to seek a court order directing a person to comply with a notice to obtain information, documents and evidence; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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