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  • Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
    and
    Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993
    to clarify that the Seacare scheme is not intended to apply to certain employees engaged on ships undertaking intrastate trade or commerce; and
    Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
    to ensure that where an employee’s employment is not covered by the Seacare scheme, their employer will not be liable for a levy in respect of that employee. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Defence Act 1903
    to provide for parliamentary approval of overseas service by members of the Australian Defence Force; and
    Air Force Act 1923
    and
    Naval Defence Act 1910
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: provides that Australian landholders have the right to refuse the undertaking of gas and coal mining activities by corporations on their land without prior written authorisation; sets out the requirements of a prior written authorisation; provides for relief which a court may grant a land owner when prior written authorisation is not provided; prohibits hydraulic fracturing for coal seam gas, shale gas and tight gas by corporations; and provides for civil penalties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Requires: any use of official development or humanitarian assistance to have regard to reducing gender inequality; and the minister to present an annual report setting out how the Commonwealth used international aid to promote general equality in recipient countries. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment (Intergenerational Report) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to: require the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) to prepare an intergenerational report for the Treasurer every five years; and enable the PBO to request a Commonwealth body to provide information that is relevant to the preparation of that report; and
    Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012
    to extend the period during which the Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate can apply to a nominated Administrative Appeals Tribunal presidential member for an examination notice by a further two years (until 1 June 2017). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Food Standards Amendment (Fish Labelling) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to require Food Standards Australia New Zealand to develop and approve within 12 months, a labelling standard to prescribe how the food services sector must identify the country of origin of fish offered for immediate consumption in Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Judiciary Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Judiciary Act 1903
    to: consolidate the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) into the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD); and repeal provisions relating to AGS’s former role as a statutory corporation; and
    Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983
    and
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to make consequential amendments. Also makes transitional arrangements in relation to AGS being consolidated into the AGD. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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