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  • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s (PJCIS) report
    Report of the Inquiry into Potential Reforms of Australia’s National Security Legislation
    by amending the:
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: require telecommunications service providers to retain for two years telecommunications data (not content) prescribed by regulations; provide for a review by the PJCIS of the mandatory data retention scheme no more than three years after the end of its implementation phase; limit the range of agencies that are able to access telecommunications data and stored communications; provide for record-keeping and reporting the use of, and access to, telecommunications data; and require the Commonwealth Ombudsman to inspect and oversight these records for compliance; and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: enable the Australian Federal Police to request, and an issuing court to make, a control order in relation to those who ‘enable’ and those who ‘recruit’; reduce the information required to be provided to the Attorney-General when seeking consent to request an interim control order; extend the time before the material provided to an issuing court must be provided to the Attorney-General where a request for an urgent interim control order has been made to an issuing court; require the Attorney-General to advise the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security before amending a regulation that lists a terrorist organisation and to allow the committee to review any proposed change during the disallowance period; and
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to: provide that it is a function of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) to provide assistance to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in support of military operations and to cooperate with the ADF on intelligence matters; and remedy limitations in the arrangements for emergency ministerial authorisations which apply to ASIS, the Australian Signals Directorate and the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Amendment (Giving the Community Rights on Phone Towers) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: require owners and occupiers of land to be notified of a proposal to either build or modify a telecommunications tower within 500 metres of their property; provide that notified owners and occupiers have 30 days in which to respond to the proposed development; provide that new telecommunications towers cannot be declared to be low impact; limit the size and capacity of telecommunications towers; provide that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) can issue installation permits for high impact facilities only in extraordinary circumstances; disallow ACMA from considering commercial interests when determining the importance of a facility in a telecommunications network; require ACMA, when considering developments near community sensitive sites, to be satisfied that all alternative sites are unfeasible; and enable local communities to appeal a facility installation permit being granted with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amend the:
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    to: amend the short title of the Act to the
    Legislation Act 2003
    to reflect the consolidation of the legislative frameworks of the publication of Commonwealth Acts and the registration of Commonwealth instruments; clarify the definition of ‘legislative instrument’ and ‘legislative character’; provide that certain instruments are notifiable instruments which are registrable but not subject to parliamentary scrutiny or sunsetting; establish the Federal Register of Legislation; and allow the First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial changes to Acts and instruments in the Register;
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    to: clarify references to ministers, departments and other government authorities; and confirm the continued validity of the exercise of powers, functions and duties under Commonwealth agreements following machinery of government changes. Also consequentially repeals four Acts and amends 51 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: remove certain requirements that related to the initial planning of services in the broadcasting services bands spectrum; remove the requirement for reports made by certain subscription television licensees and channel providers under the New Eligible Drama Expenditure Scheme to be independently audited; remove the requirement for codes of practice to be periodically reviewed; remove the requirement for certain licensees to provide an annual list of their directors and captioning obligations; clarify the calculation of media diversity points in overlapping licence areas; provide for grandfathering arrangements for certain broadcasting licensees; and make technical amendments for references to legislative instruments;
    Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
    ,
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to remove redundant licensing and planning provisions that regulated the digital switchover and restack processes; and
    Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
    ,
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    and
    Datacasting Charge (Imposition) Act 1998
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010
    to: allow building owners who receive unsolicited offers for the sale or lease of their office space and transactions between wholly-owned subsidiaries to be excluded from energy efficiency disclosure obligations; enable certain auditing authorities to directly provide or approve ratings used in Building Energy Efficiency Certificates (BEEC); enable businesses to nominate a commencement date for a BEEC which is later than the date of issue; remove the need for new owners and lessors to reapply or pay the application fee for fresh exemptions if there is an existing one in place for a building; and remove the standard energy efficiency guidance from each BEEC. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: provide that a general meeting of a company must only be arranged if members with at least five per cent of voting shares make the request; reduce the remuneration reporting requirements; clarify the circumstances in which a financial year may be determined to be less than 12 months; and exempt certain companies limited by guarantee from the need to appoint or retain an auditor; and
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to: enable members of the Takeovers Panel to perform duties while in Australia and overseas; and provide that the Remuneration Tribunal is responsible for setting the terms and conditions of Chairs and members of the Financial Reporting Council, the Australian Accounting Standards Board and the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012
    to provide that the imposition of the industry levy will continue to operate under the
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    following the repeal of the
    Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014, the bill: amends the
    Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012
    to remove the requirement for the minister to prepare a statement of estimate of overall levy target amount; repeals the
    Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012
    to abolish the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency (TUSMA); repeals the
    Telecommunications (Universal Service Levy) Act 1997
    to remove the redundant universal service levy; transfers TUSMA’s functions and contractual responsibilities to the Department of Communications; amends the
Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
,
Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
and
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
to make amendments consequential on the regulation of the supply of telephone sex services via a standard telephone service being removed from the
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
;
Do Not Call Register Act 2006
to enable an indefinite registration period for numbers on the register;
Telecommunications Act 1997
to: remove the arrangements for the Australian Communications and Media Authority to register e-marketing industry codes; and reduce obligations on telecommunications providers to provide pre-selection;
Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
and
Telecommunications Act 1997
to remove certain record-keeping and reporting requirements; and
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
to: remove gazettal publishing requirements; and reduce requirements on carriage service providers in relation to customer service guarantees; and makes consequential amendments to six Acts. 

Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to remove the payslip reporting requirements; 16 Acts to consolidate and repeal tax provisions; the
    Financial Sector (Shareholdings) Act 1998
    to remove the deemed shareholding applied to an associate where the associate has no direct control interest in the company; and 12 Acts to define ‘Australia’ for income tax purposes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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