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  • Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010 [2013]

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    Date
    24 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
    to: implement a national interest test to be applied against proposed foreign acquisitions of agricultural land; require any interest in agricultural land greater than five hectares to be notified to the Treasurer; require online publication of information about foreign acquisitions of interest in agricultural land; and impose penalties for not notifying the Treasurer of a proposed acquisition. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014

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    Date
    02 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to provide for: the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to have sole jurisdiction for external merits review of freedom of information (FOI) decisions; the Attorney-General to be responsible for FOI guidelines, collection of FOI statistics and the annual report on the operation of the Act; and the Ombudsman to have sole responsibility for the investigation of FOI complaints;
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to provide for an Australian Privacy Comissioner as an independent statutory officer holder within the Australian Human Rights Commission; repeals the
    Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010
    to abolish the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner; and makes consequential amendments to 22 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Freedom to Marry Bill 2014

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    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

  • Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to biannually index fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill amends the:
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    to provide that the same indexed rate is used for determining the amount of excise or excise-equivalent customs duty payable on the fuel and the amount of the fuel tax credit; proposed
    Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account Act 2014
    to make amendments consequential on the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
    ; and
    COAG Reform Fund Act 2008
    ,
    Excise Act 1901
    and Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Regulations 2004 to make other consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to biannually index fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill establishes the Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account to make grants of financial assistance to the states and territories for expenditure in relation to road infrastructure investment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

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    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

  • Great Barrier Reef Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to prohibit certain developments impacting on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area; and
    Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981
    to prohibit the dumping of dredged material within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Guardian for Unaccompanied Children Bill 2014

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    Date
    16 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Office of the Guardian for Unaccompanied Non-citizen Children; provides for the appointment, functions and powers of the guardian; provides for staff, consultants and reporting requirements; and amends the
    Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges (Amendment) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014, the bill amends the:
    Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Act 1995
    to enable the recovery of past home care costs under the compensation payment reduction scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Funding for Certain Types of Abortion) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to provide that Medicare benefits are not payable for medically induced terminations carried out on the basis of gender. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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