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  • Customs Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to: provide that authorisations apply to offices or positions which come into existence after the authorisation to a class of offices is given; extend customs control to goods on board a ship or aircraft arriving at non-proclaimed areas of the Australian coastline; provide different reporting timeframes for the arrival of certain ships or aircraft and the details of their stores and any prohibited goods; standardise the application process for permissions to load and unload ships’ and aircraft’s stores, permissions to transfer goods between certain vessels, and applications for a Certificate of Clearance; extend customs powers of examination to the baggage of domestic passengers on international flights and voyages, and to domestic cargo that is carried on an international flight or voyage; and correct a technical error relating to the interaction of the Infringement Notice Scheme with the claims process when dealing with prohibited imports. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • 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

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: introduce an offence for importing all substances that have a psychoactive effect; introduce an offence for importing a substance which is similar to a serious drug; introduce international firearms trafficking offences and mandatory minimum sentences; extend existing cross-border disposal or acquisition firearms offences; and clarify that certain slavery offences have universal jurisdiction;
    Customs Act 1901
    to: ensure that Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers have appropriate powers in relation to the new offences; and create a procedure for dealing with claims for the return of seized psychoactive substances;
    International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997
    in relation to the international transfer of prisoners regime within Australia; and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    ,
    Customs Act 1901
    ,
    Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
    and
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    to make minor and technical amendments. Also validates access by the AFP to certain investigatory powers in designated state airports from 19 March until 17 May 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill: repeals the
    Clean Energy Finance Corporation Act 2012
    to abolish the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC); amends the
    Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011
    and
    Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011
    to make amendments consequent on the repeal; abolishes the CEFC Transitional Special Account established as a temporary measure; and provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Aligns Australia’s anti-doping legislation with the revised World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards that come into force on 1 January 2015 by amending the
    Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006
    in relation to: an additional prohibited association anti-doping rule violation (ADRV); extending the period to 10 years in which action can be commenced on a possible ADRV; expanding the membership of the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee; information management; a requirement for the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) to maintain a public record of ADRVs and sanctions; public disclosure of information by ASADA; removal of the requirement for the ADRV Panel to maintain a Register of Findings; and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment (Restoring Merits Review) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Education Amendment (School Funding Guarantee) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Education Act 2013
    to require the minister to be satisfied that a state or territory will not reduce or has not reduced its education budget before making a determination of Commonwealth school funding to that state or territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    to provide access to citizenship for children adopted by Australian citizens through bilateral arrangements made by Australia with specific countries who are not parties to the Hague Convention on Protection and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption. 

    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

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