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  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Trade and Investment 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    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

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

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    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

  • High Speed Rail Planning Authority Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Establishes the High Speed Rail Planning Authority and provides for its functions, appointment and terms and conditions of appointment of members, staff and consultants, conduct of meetings, and reporting and information requirements. Also enables the minister to make rules prescribing matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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: 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

  • Labor 2013-14 Budget Savings (Measures No. 1) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Act 2011
    to maintain the tax-free threshold and second personal marginal tax rate; and
    Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Act 2011
    to maintain the maximum value, withdrawal rate and threshold rate for the low-income tax offset. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to enable a visa to be cancelled or refused for certain non-citizens by: broadening the power to refuse to grant or to cancel a visa on character grounds; allowing the minister to require a state or territory agency to disclose personal information relevant to the character test; providing for lower thresholds for cancelling temporary visas; strengthening ministerial decision making powers in relation to general visa cancellation provisions; and introducing a mandatory visa cancellation for certain non-citizens who do not pass the character test. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Ending the Nation’s Shame) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to afford specific rights to asylum seekers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Maritime Powers Act 2013
    to: provide clarity and consistency in relation to powers to detain and move vessels and people; clarify the relationship between the Act and other laws; and provide for the minister to give directions about the exercise of maritime powers;
    Migration Act 1958
    to: introduce temporary protection for those who engage Australia’s non-refoulement obligations and who arrive in Australia illegally; create the authority to make deeming regulations; create the Safe Haven Enterprise Visa class; introduce a fast track assessment process and remove access to the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT); establish the Immigration Assessment Authority within the RRT to consider fast track reviewable decisions; clarify the availability of removal powers independent of assessments of Australia’s non-refoulement obligations; codify Australia’s interpretation of its protection obligations under the Refugees Convention; clarify the legal status of children of unauthorised maritime arrivals and transitory persons; and enable the minister to place a statutory limit on the number of protection visas granted; and
    Maritime Powers Act 2013
    ,
    Migration Act 1958
    ,
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1997
    ,
    Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946
    and Migration Regulations 1994 to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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