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  • Fair Work Amendment (Prohibiting Discrimination Based On Location) Bill 2015

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    Date
    19 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to make it unlawful for an employer to take adverse action against an employee or potential employee based upon where they live. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Criminal Code Amendment (Private Sexual Material) Bill 2015

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    Date
    12 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to insert new offences in relation to the use of a carriage service for private sexual material (image-based sexual exploitation, or ‘revenge porn’). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work Amendment (Recovery of Unpaid Amounts for Franchisee Employees) Bill 2015

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    Date
    12 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to provide for employees employed by a franchisee to recover unpaid remuneration from the franchisor. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • High Speed Rail Planning Authority Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Oct 2015 
    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; and enables the minister to make rules prescribing matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Mandatory Reporting) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to require the reporting of child abuse in onshore and offshore immigration detention facilities. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration and Maritime Powers Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: provide that when an unlawful non-citizen is in the process of being removed to another country and before they enter that country the person is returned to Australia, then that person has a lawful basis to return to Australia without a visa; ensure that when that person is returned to Australia, bars on the person making a valid visa application for certain visas will continue to apply as if they had never left Australia; make technical and consequential amendments arising out of the enactment of the
    Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Act 2014
    ; clarify that a person who has previously been refused a protection visa application that was made on their behalf cannot make a further protection visa application; ensure that fast track applicants can apply to the Administrative Review Tribunal for review of certain decisions; correct a referencing error in relation to maritime crew visas; and ensure that visa ceasing provisions operate as intended; and the
    Maritime Powers Act 2013
    to clarify that powers are able to be exercised in the course of passage through or above waters of another country in a manner consistent with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: extend and simplify the ordinary waiting period for all working age payments; extend youth allowance (other) to 22 to 24 year olds in lieu of newstart allowance and sickness allowance; and provide for a four-week waiting period for certain persons aged under 25 years applying for youth allowance (other) or special benefit and require these job seekers to complete certain pre-benefit activities; and the
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade Marks Amendment (Iconic Symbols of National Identity) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to prohibit the registration of trade marks which consist of a sign which is of national significance or iconic value to the people of Australia; and provide that any trade marks that currently purport to restrict the use of a sign of national significance must be removed from the register of trade marks. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    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 the
    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

  • Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to provide that parents entitled to receive employer-provided primary carer leave payments (or other like payments) in excess of the total amount of parental leave pay will not receive parental leave pay under the Paid Parental Leave scheme; and 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

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