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  • Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 15 Acts to remove current provisions providing for regulatory regimes and to apply the standard provisions of the
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    ; the
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    in relation to: the ability to secure evidence of a contravention when exercising monitoring powers; the age of photographs for identity cards; the time period for the making of a civil penalty order; and the cap on the amount to be stated in an infringement notice; and the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to make amendments consequential on the commencement of the proposed
    Fairer Paid Parental Leave Act 2016

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Family Law Act 1975
    to: amend the financial agreement regime to remove existing uncertainties around requirements for entering, interpreting and enforcing agreements, make changes to the coverage of spousal maintenance matters in agreements, provide for a statement of principles to outline their binding nature, and to reinforce the binding nature of the agreements; strengthen protections from violence in certain procedural matters; strengthen Australia’s response to international parental child abduction; update the arrest powers of the family court; assist the operation of the family law courts; and make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Registration of Deaths Abroad Amendment Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs and Trade 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Registration of Deaths Abroad Act 1984
    to: enable the minister to appoint any state or territory registrar as the Registrar of Deaths Abroad (the registrar); validate the prior appointment of the ACT Registrar-General as the registrar and validate any previous registrations of deaths; enable the registrar to register death that could have been registered under the law of a state or territory, where the state or territory concerned has provided notice that it will not register a death; and ensure that only the registrar can register deaths. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: create new income support payment and compliance arrangements for individuals living in remote Australia who are eligible for activity tested income support payments including newstart, youth allowance, parenting payment, disability support pension and special benefit; and remove spent provisions in relation to the Northern Territory Community CDEP Transition Payment and the Community Development Employment Project Scheme; and the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Act 2015
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to provide for a mandatory minimum sentence and increased maximum penalties for the offences of trafficking firearms or firearms parts within Australia, and into and out of Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme Savings Fund Special Account Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Establishes the National Disability Insurance Scheme Savings Fund Special Account to assist the Commonwealth to meet its funding obligations in relation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Act 2002
    to: amend the short title of the Act to
    Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002
    ; impose certain limits on access to the parliamentary retirement travel entitlement; reduce the number of trips available under the entitlement; remove the ability of spouses or de facto partners (other than those of a former prime minister) to access the entitlement; reduce the entitlement of spouses or de facto partners of a former prime minister; and require that all travel under the entitlement be subject to a public benefit test; and the
    Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990
    to: apply a 25 per cent loading to any adjustment to a prescribed travel benefit; limit the domestic travel entitlement of dependent children of senior officers to those under 18 years of age; and enable the recovery of payments made which are beyond the entitlement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: establish a framework to facilitate crowd-sourced funding offers by small unlisted public companies; provide new public companies that are eligible to crowd fund with temporary relief from reporting and corporate governance requirements that would usually apply; and enable the minister to provide that certain financial market and clearing and settlement facility operators are exempt from specified parts of the Australian Market Licence and clearing and settlement facility licencing regimes; and the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Australian Workers) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: clarify the application of the Act to migrants; require Fair Work Information Statements to contain certain information; provide additional protection from adverse action in certain circumstances; introduce a ‘reasonable person’ test in determining whether an employer has engaged in sham contracting; enable the court to make orders requiring directors of phoenix companies to pay amounts owed by failed companies and orders disqualifying certain persons from managing corporations; increase maximum penalties for certain breaches of the Act; and introduce new offences for serious contraventions of the Act that involve the use of coercion or threats; and the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Diabetes Support) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to establish a health care card to provide people diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 with access to medication and peripheral devices; and the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable the Parliament to appropriate funds to support these payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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