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  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015

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    Date
    18 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends: five Acts in the Agriculture portfolio to: abolish the Australian Landcare Council; and make amendments consequential on seven Acts being repealed; two Acts in the Environment portfolio to: abolish the Natural Heritage Trust Advisory Committee and the Biological Diversity Advisory Committee; and remove spent provisions; the
    Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995
    to remove certain administrative requirements for compensation payers and claimants; the
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Reserves and Committee Self-management) Act 1978
    to make amendments consequential on two Acts being repealed; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance)(Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to enable the release of information collected under the Acts in an aggregated form which does not disclose information about a particular person; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: remove spent indexation provisions; and make consequential amendments; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to remove spent provisions relating to the Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme and the Retirement Assistance for Sugarcane Farmers Scheme; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: remove spent savings, transitional and application provisions; and make technical amendments; three Acts in the Treasury portfolio to remove spent provisions; and the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to remove spent provisions relating to the Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme and the Retirement Assistance for Sugarcane Farmers Scheme. Also repeals 14 Acts administered in three portfolios. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    17 Aug 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 or chaplains are not bound to solemnise marriage by any other law; and remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to make a consequential amendment. Also includes a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts. 

    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

  • Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Amendment (Inter-State Voyages) Bill 2015

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    Date
    12 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003
    to provide that Australian ships that are used solely for inter-state voyages will no longer be regulated under the Act. 

    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

  • 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

  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework, the bill amends the:
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
    to: provide a statutory basis for the requirements that apply to foreign government investors; enable the transfer to the Australian Taxation Office of responsibility for administering certain aspects of regulating foreign investment, including residential real estate; introduce civil and criminal penalties; enable the lowering of screening thresholds for investments in the agricultural sector; provide for fees to be payable for foreign investment applications; amend the long title of the Act; and make amendments consequential on the
    Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015
    ; and
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework, the bill imposes fees in relation to certain applications and actions that are made under the proposed
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Act 2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    18 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to: replace references to the former Australia and New Zealand Regulation Ministerial Council with references to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2014

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    Date
    25 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to maintain the child care benefit income thresholds at the amounts applicable as at 30 June 2014 for three years from 1 July 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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