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  • Biosecurity (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    ), the bill: repeals the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    and
    Quarantine Charges (Collection) Act 2014
    ; makes consequential amendments to 20 Acts to update references to managing biosecurity risk under the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014
    , and substitute references to
    Quarantine Act 1908
    with the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014
    ; and makes transitional arrangements in relation to the management of biosecurity risks from the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    to the new biosecurity framework under the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Biosecurity Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the Quarantine Act 1908) to: manage biosecurity risks, the risk of contagion of a listed human disease, the risk of listed human diseases entering Australian territory, risks related to ballast water, biosecurity emergencies and human biosecurity emergencies; and give effect to Australia’s international rights and obligations, including the International Health Regulations 2005, the World Health Organization Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, and the Convention on Biological Diversity 1992. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Customs) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    ), the bill amends the
    Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Customs) Act 2014
    to: amend the short title of the Act to
    Biosecurity Charges Imposition (Customs) Act 2014
    ; and continue recovery of costs for biosecurity services, as duties of customs, for prescribed matters associated with the administration of the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Excise) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    ), the bill amends the
    Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Excise) Act 2014
    to: amend the short title of the Act to
    Biosecurity Charges Imposition (Excise) Act 2014
    ; and continue recovery of costs for biosecurity services, as duties of excise, for prescribed matters associated with the administration of the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    ), the bill amends the
    Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Act 2014
    to: amend the short title of the Act to
    Biosecurity Charges Imposition (General) Act 2014
    ; and continue recovery of costs for biosecurity services, so far as those charges are neither duties of customs nor duties of excise, for prescribed matters associated with the administration of the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013
    ,
    Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989
    and
    Sugar Research and Development Services Act 2013
    to enable the Commonwealth to recover the cost of membership fees to international commodity organisations and regional fisheries management organisations from the matching amounts paid to rural research and development corporations (RDCs);
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    ,
    Dairy Produce Act 1986
    ,
    Forestry Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2007
    and
    Sugar Research and Development Services Act 2013
    to remove the tabling requirements for certain documents; and
    Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989
    to remove the requirement for the minister to organise an annual co-ordination meeting for RDC chairs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tribunals Amalgamation Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 12 Acts, including the
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    , to merge the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal into the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and 31 Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to provide for: the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to have sole jurisdiction for external merits review of freedom of information (FOI) decisions; the Attorney-General to be responsible for FOI guidelines, collection of FOI statistics and the annual report on the operation of the Act; and the Ombudsman to have sole responsibility for the investigation of FOI complaints;
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to provide for an Australian Privacy Comissioner as an independent statutory officer holder within the Australian Human Rights Commission; repeals the
    Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010
    to abolish the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner; and makes consequential amendments to 22 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012
    to provide that the imposition of the industry levy will continue to operate under the
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    following the repeal of the
    Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014, the bill: amends the
    Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012
    to remove the requirement for the minister to prepare a statement of estimate of overall levy target amount; repeals the
    Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012
    to abolish the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency (TUSMA); repeals the
    Telecommunications (Universal Service Levy) Act 1997
    to remove the redundant universal service levy; transfers TUSMA’s functions and contractual responsibilities to the Department of Communications; amends the
Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
,
Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
and
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
to make amendments consequential on the regulation of the supply of telephone sex services via a standard telephone service being removed from the
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
;
Do Not Call Register Act 2006
to enable an indefinite registration period for numbers on the register;
Telecommunications Act 1997
to: remove the arrangements for the Australian Communications and Media Authority to register e-marketing industry codes; and reduce obligations on telecommunications providers to provide pre-selection; and
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
to: remove gazettal publishing requirements; and reduce requirements on carriage service providers in relation to customer service guarantees; and makes consequential amendments to six Acts. 

Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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