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  • Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Consequential on the
    Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015
    , the bill amends: 201 Acts to make technical amendments; the
    Legislation Act 2003
    (or the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    ) to clarify that rules of court are not legislative instruments; the
    Family Law Act 1975
    to clarify that provisions which set out the application of the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    to rules of the Family Court apply to those rules whether they are made under the
    Family Law Act 1975
    or another Act; and the
    Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015
    ,
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    and
    Legislation Act 2003
    to: clarify the application of their requirements to administrative forms; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Amending Acts 1980 to 1989 Repeal Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Repeals 870 amending and repeal Acts enacted from 1980 to 1989. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 19 Acts and the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Flight Crew Licensing) Regulation 2014 to amend errors, remove redundant provisions, and renumber text; 37 Acts to: clarify on the face of Acts that the Crown in right of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory is bound; and modernise the provisions about whether the Crown is liable to be prosecuted for an offence; 31 Acts to amend provisions which rely on the Consumer Price Index to refer to the ‘index reference period’ rather than the ‘reference base’; the
    Parliamentary Presiding Officers Act 1965
    and
    Public Works Committee Act 1969
    to remove gender-specific language; and the
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    and
    Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990
    to: remove spent provisions; and make amendments consequential on their removal. Also repeals six Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Defence Force Cover Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish new superannuation arrangements for people joining the Australian Defence Force (ADF) on or after 1 July 2016, the bill establishes the Australian Defence Force Cover Scheme (ADF Cover) to provide ADF members with death and invalidity cover consistent with the benefits provided to members of the current Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Defence Force Superannuation Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish new superannuation arrangements for people joining the Australian Defence Force (ADF) on or after 1 July 2016, the bill: establishes the Australian Defence Force Superannuation Scheme (ADF Super) as an accumulation (or defined contribution) scheme available to either permanent ADF members or reservists on continuous full-time service; and enables ADF members to choose which superannuation scheme they belong to and give those members the ability to transfer their accumulated ADF Super benefits to a fund of their choice when they leave the ADF. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Superannuation and ADF Cover) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish new superannuation arrangements for people joining the Australian Defence Force (ADF) on or after 1 July 2016, the bill amends: 10 Acts to make consequential amendments; the
    Air Force Act 1923
    ,
    Defence Act 1903
    ,
    Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973
    and
    Naval Defence Act 1910
    to remove the need for permanent ADF members to take part-time leave without pay if they wish to render flexible service; and the proposed
    Australian Defence Force Superannuation Act 2015
    to make amendments consequential on the
    Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015

    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

  • Water Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Water Act 2007
    to impose a duty on the Commonwealth not to exceed the 1500 gigalitre limit on surface water purchases in the Murray-Darling Basin at the time of entering into a water purchase contract; and Basin Plan 2012 to provide flexibility in the recovery of 450 gigalitres of water for the environment through efficiency measures funded under the Water for the Environment Special Account. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Medical Research Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Medical Research Future Fund Bill 2015 to establish the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to support medical research and medical innovation from 1 August 2015, the bill amends: the
    COAF Reform Fund Act 2008
    to enable grants to the states and territories through the COAG Reform Fund; the
    DisabilityCare Australia Fund Act 2013
    ,
    Future Fund Act 2006
    and
    Nation-building Funds Act 2008
    to allow for amounts to be transferred between the MRFF and the Future Fund to allow for proper apportioning of common expenses incurred by the Future Fund Board in managing the MRFF, the Future Fund, the Nation-building Funds and the DisabilityCare Australia Fund Special Account; the
    Future Fund Act 2006
    to extend the Future Fund Board’s duties to manage the MRFF; the
    Nation-building Funds Act 2008
    to abolish and Health and Hospitals Fund (HHF); five Acts to make amendments consequential on the abolition of the HHF; and the proposed
    Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015
    to make amendments consequent on the
    Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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