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  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    (EPBC Act) to provide that only aggrieved persons (as defined by section 5 of the
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    ) may make an application for judicial review of decisions made under the EPBC Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 3) Bill 2015

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    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Act 2012
    to abolish the seafarer tax offset; and the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to reduce the tax offset rates available under the research and development tax incentive for the first $100 million of eligible expenditure by 1.5 per cent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Improving the Comcare Scheme) Bill 2015

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    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    in relation to: eligibility requirements for compensation; the financial viability of the Comcare scheme; medical expense payments; the requirements for determining compensation payable; household and attendant care services; the suspension of compensation payments for certain citizens absent from Australia; taking or accruing leave while on compensation leave; the calculation of compensation payments; the compulsory redemption threshold; legal costs for proceedings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; compensation for permanent impairment; single employer licences; gradual onset injuries and associated injuries; obligations of mutuality; exception of defence-related claims from certain changes; and definitions;
    Military, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    ,
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    and
    Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
    in relation to the vocational nature of rehabilitation services; and return to work outcomes; and
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    to provide that decisions relating to compensation paid for detriment caused by defective administration are not subject to review. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that certain persons cannot be paid social security payments when they are in psychiatric confinement because they have been charged with a serious offence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015

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    Date
    18 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends: five Acts in the Agriculture portfolio to abolish the Australian Landcare Council, and make amendments consequential on seven Acts being repealed; two Acts in the Environment portfolio to abolish the Natural Heritage Trust Advisory Committee and the Biological Diversity Advisory Committee, and remove spent provisions; the
    Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995
    to remove certain administrative requirements for compensation payers and claimants; the
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Reserves and Committee Self-management) Act 1978
    to make amendments consequential on two Acts being repealed; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance)(Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to enable the release of information collected under the Acts in an aggregated form which does not disclose information about a particular person; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to remove spent indexation provisions, and make consequential amendments; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to remove spent provisions relating to the Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme and the Retirement Assistance for Sugarcane Farmers Scheme; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to remove spent savings, transitional and application provisions, and make technical amendments; three Acts in the Treasury portfolio to remove spent provisions; and the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to remove spent provisions relating to the Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme and the Retirement Assistance for Sugarcane Farmers Scheme. Also repeals 14 Acts administered in three portfolios. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2015

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    Date
    25 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide a framework for the use of reasonable force in specified circumstances by authorised officers within immigration detention facilities; and establish a complaints mechanism relating to the exercise of power to use reasonable force. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) Bill 2014

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    Date
    04 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to abolish the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee; provide for transitional arrangements; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work Amendment (Bargaining Processes) Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: provide for an additional approval requirement for enterprise agreements that are not greenfields agreements; require the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to have regard to a range of non-exhaustive factors to guide its assessment of whether an applicant for a protected action ballot order is genuinely trying to reach an agreement; and provide that the FWC must not make a protected action ballot order when it is satisfied that the claims of an applicant are manifestly excessive or would have a significant adverse impact on workplace productivity. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    to: extend good character requirements; clarify residency requirements and related matters; clarify the circumstances in which a person’s approval as an Australian citizen may or must be cancelled; clarify the circumstances in which the minister may defer a person making the pledge of commitment to become an Australian citizen; clarify the circumstances in which a person’s Australian citizenship may be revoked; enable the minister to specify certain matters in a legislative instrument; enable the use and disclosure of personal information obtained under the
    Migration Act 1958
    or the migration regulations; and make technical amendments; and the
    Migration Act 1958
    to enable the use and disclosure of personal information obtained under the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    or the citizenship regulations. 

    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
    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; and Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 and Privacy Act 1988 to provide for an Australian Privacy Commissioner as an independent statutory officer holder within the Australian Human Rights Commission. Also 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

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