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  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Patents Act 1990
    to: modify the operation of the Crown use provisions; implement the Protocol amending the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property to enable Australian pharmaceutical manufacturers to supply developing countries with generic versions of patented medicines; and make technical amendments;
    Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
    to enable the owners of plant breeder’s rights in a plant variety with the option to take action in the Federal Circuit Court against alleged infringers;
    Designs Act 2003
    ,
    Patents Act 1990
    ,
    Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to provide for a single trans-Tasman patent attorney regime and single patent application and examination processes for Australia and New Zealand; and
    Designs Act 2003
    ,
    Patents Act 1990
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to remove document retention requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Small Business 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to remove the requirement for employers to provide paid parental leave to eligible employees, unless an employer chooses to manage the payment to employees and the employees agree for the employer to pay them. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Personal Property Securities Amendment (Deregulatory Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Personal Property Securities Act 2009
    to provide that leases of serial numbered goods of 90 days or more will not be deemed to be leases for the purposes of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    and
    Work Health and Safety Act 2011
    to: remove the requirement for a ministerial declaration for a corporation to be eligible to be granted a licence for self-insurance; enable certain corporations to apply to join the Comcare scheme; allow a former Commonwealth authority to apply to be a self-insurer in the Comcare scheme and be granted a group licence if it meets the national employer test; enable group licences to be granted to related corporations; and extend coverage to corporations that are licenced to self-insure;
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    to exclude access to workers’ compensation when injuries occur during recess breaks away from an employer’s premises or a person engages in serious and wilful misconduct; and
    Work Health and Safety Act 2011
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australia Fund Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes a Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australia Fund to: investigate the establishment of an Australian Fund to provide support and reconstruction for rural and manufacturing industries in times of crisis; and review bankruptcy and insolvency laws in relation to businesses in times of crisis; provides for the functions, powers and procedures of the committee; sets the timing for the committee’s report to be tabled; and provides that the committee ceases to exist after it presents its final report. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: increase the single rates of Newstart and Youth Allowance by $50 a week; and standardise the indexation arrangements for certain pensions and allowances; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that these payments are made from monies appropriated by the Parliament. 

    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

  • Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    in relation to: requests for extended periods of unpaid parental leave; the payment of annual leave upon termination of employment; taking or accruing leave while receiving workers’ compensation; the requirements for flexibility terms in modern awards and enterprise agreements and individual flexibility arrangements made under those terms; the negotiation of single-enterprise greenfields agreements; the transfer of business rules; application for a protected action ballot order; right of entry framework; the Fair Work Commission not having to hold a conference or hearing to dismiss an unfair dismissal application; and interest payments on unclaimed monies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Green Army Programme) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: specify that persons receiving a green army allowance under the Green Army Programme (GAP) cannot also receive a social security benefit or pension; provide that certain participants in the GAP are not considered workers or employees for the purposes of various laws; and specify the income testing arrangements to apply to a social security pensioner if their partner is receiving a green army allowance; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Live Animal Export Prohibition (Ending Cruelty) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    to: prohibit the export of live-stock for slaughter on or after 1 July 2017; and provide that export licence holders ensure all live-stock are treated satisfactorily prior to slaughter; and
    Export Control Act 1982
    to: prohibit the export of live-stock for slaughter unless the secretary is satisfied that the live-stock will be treated satisfactorily prior to slaughter; and prohibit the export of live-stock for slaughter on or after 1 July 2017. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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