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  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Removing Re-approval and Re-registration) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
    to: prevent the expiry of active constituent approvals and prevent the application of dates after which a registration cannot be renewed; remove the requirement for applications to be made to re-approve active constituents or re-register chemical products; enable the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to require information to be provided about substances supplied as a chemical product; simplify how variations to approvals and registrations are processed by APVMA; and enable APVMA to charge a fee when it provides copies of documents in its possession; and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
    ,
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994
    ,
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013
    and
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to make consequential amendments. 

    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 House of Representatives 
    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; provide for a general advice exemption to exempt benefits that relate to general advice from the ban on conflicted remuneration in certain circumstances; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Unexplained Wealth and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to respond to eight of the recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement report
    Inquiry into Commonwealth unexplained wealth legislation and arrangements
    by: including a statement in the objects about undermining the profitability of criminal enterprise; ensuring that evidence relevant to unexplained wealth proceedings can be seized under a search warrant; addressing duplication in affidavit requirements; allowing the time limit for serving notice of a preliminary unexplained wealth order to be extended by a court in certain circumstances; harmonising provisions relating to the payment of legal expenses for unexplained wealth cases; allowing charges to be created over restrained property to secure payment of an unexplained wealth order; removing a court’s discretion to make unexplained wealth restraining orders, preliminary unexplained wealth orders and unexplained wealth orders once relevant criteria are satisfied; and expanding the parliamentary joint committee’s oversight of unexplained wealth investigations and litigation. Also amends the
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to: make amendments consequential on the unexplained wealth changes; expand information sharing arrangements with state, territory and foreign authorities; and to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013

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    Date
    11 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to extend provisions that make it an offence to murder, commit manslaughter or intentionally or recklessly cause serious harm to an Australian citizen or resident outside Australia to conduct that occurred before 1 October 2002. 

    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

  • Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to certain export services, the bill amends the:
    Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Act 1985
    to make amendments consequential on the definitional changes made to the
    Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985
    by the proposed
    Export Legislation Amendment Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to certain export services, the bill amends the:
    Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Act 1985
    to make amendments consequential on the definitional changes made to the
    Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985
    by the proposed
    Export Legislation Amendment Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Inspection (Service Charge) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to certain export services, the bill amends the:
    Export Inspection (Service Charge) Act 1985
    to make amendments consequential on the definitional changes made to the
    Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985
    by the proposed
    Export Legislation Amendment Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to certain export services, the bill amends the:
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    to enable the recovery of costs relating to certain services, such as issuing quota certificates, for export quota administered by other countries;
    Export Control Act 1982
    to expedite warrants granted by telephone or other electronic means;
    Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985
    to: remove the definitions of all prescribed commodities and to replace the definition of “prescribed commodity” with “prescribed good” to provide for consistency with the
    Export Control Act 1982
    ; require returns to be made for each month in which permits are granted or export inspection services are conducted; and remove references to the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service; and
    Imported Food Control Act 1992
    to remove references to the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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