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  • Defence Amendment (Fair Pay for Members of the ADF) Bill 2014

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    Date
    02 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Act 1903
    to link annual wage increases for members of the Australian Defence Force to whichever is the higher of increases in parliamentary allowance or the consumer price index. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2015

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    Date
    19 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: make recklessness the fault element for attempted serious drug offences and remove the intent to manufacture element from offences relating to the importation of border controlled precursors; clarify that proof of an intention to influence a particular foreign official is not required to establish the offence; clarify the scope and application of the war crime offence of outrages upon personal dignity in a non-international armed conflict; expand the definition of forced marriage to apply when a person is incapable of understanding the nature and effect of a marriage ceremony; insert the concept of ‘knowingly concerned’ in the commission of an offence as an additional form of secondary criminal liability; and introduce a mandatory sentence of five years imprisonment for firearm trafficking; the
    Crimes Act 1914
    and
    Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970
    to make amendments in relation to the sentencing, imprisonment and release of federal offenders; the
    Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983
    to enable the interstate transfer of federal prisoners to occur at a location other than a prison for federal prisoners approved for transfer; the
    Crimes Act 1914
    to: enable the Attorney-General’s Department to share information about federal offenders with relevant third party agencies; and clarify the operation of controlled operations provisions; the
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to address enforceability issues and operational constraints identified by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre; the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 to amend the powers and functions of the commissioner; and remove the time limits on the secondment of officers to the commission; the
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    to make technical amendments in relation to the special operations and investigations of the commission; the
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to increase penalties for failing to comply with a production order or with a notice to a financial institution in proceeds of crime investigations; the
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    ,
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    ,
    Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    to make technical amendments in relation to proceeds of crime; ten Acts to enable the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption of South Australia to access information from certain Commonwealth agencies, rely on defences for certain Commonwealth telecommunications offences, and apply for certain types of search warrants; and the
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1968
    to enable copyright owners to apply to the Federal Court of Australia for an order requiring a carriage service provider to block access to an online location operated outside Australia that has the primary purpose of infringing copyright or facilitating the infringement of copyright. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2015

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    Date
    18 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: remove the requirement for reporting a food related death, serious injury or illness to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC); remove the requirement for litigants to obtain ministerial consent to bring an action for a breach of the Act that takes place overseas; enable consumers to seek redress in state and territory courts and tribunals for breaches of the Act; remove the requirement for the ACCC to maintain a register of certain records when they hold conferences for product safety bans; enable the ACCC to share certain notices it receives with specified agencies to protect public safety; clarify the operation of the cooling-off period for unsolicited consumer agreements; permit the ACCC to seek a court order directing a person to comply with a notice to obtain information, documents and evidence; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill 2015

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    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
    to: increase the restriction of no more than five minutes per hour of advertising to 10 minutes of advertising in any hour of broadcasting on the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS); and clarify SBS’s ability to earn revenue through the broadcast of programs containing product placement; and
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    and
    Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
    to: provide consistency between the Acts; repeal redundant provisions; and add a reference to digital media services. Also repeals 26 Acts and repeals redundant provisions in four Acts in the Communications portfolio. 

    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

  • Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    in relation to: the Official Trustee; the Official Receiver; the National Disability Insurance Scheme; the offence of concealment; declarations in statements received electronically; indictable and summary offences; and the location of certain offences in the Act;
    International Arbitration Act 1974
    to clarify the application of the Act to certain international arbitration agreements;
    Family Law Act 1975
    to: make technical amendments; clarify the appeal rights available for court security orders; and create access to the Family Court of Australia for court security orders made by the Family Court of Western Australia;
    Court Security Act 2013
    to: provide for the disposal of unclaimed items seized by or given upon request to court security officers; and clarify the processes by which court security orders can be varied and revoked;
    Evidence Act 1995
    to: reflect changes to the Model Uniform Evidence Bill; remove all references to the Australian Capital Territory; and make technical amendments;
    Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986
    to enable the National Cultural Heritage Committee to continue to function when membership falls below the maximum number; and
    Copyright Act 1968
    to extend the legal deposit scheme to include work published in electronic format. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment (Regional Australia Statements) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998
    to require the Treasurer to release and table regular regional Australia statements to provide information to allow assessment of the impact of government policy decisions on regional Australia. 

    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

  • Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014, the bill establishes the Asset Recycling Fund to: enable grants of financial assistance to be made to the states and territories for expenditure incurred under the National Partnership Agreements on Asset Recycling and Land Transport Infrastructure Projects; make infrastructure national partnership grants; and enable the making of infrastructure payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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