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  • Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Improved Oversight and Resourcing) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010
    to: enable the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor to review proposed counter-terrorism and national security legislation; require the monitor to consider whether counter-terrorism and national security legislation is a proportionate response to the national security threat faced; enable Legal and Constitutional Affairs Senate committees and the Human Rights Commission to refer matters to the monitor for inquiry; require for all reports of the monitor to be tabled and the government to respond to any recommendations within six months; ensure that the position of monitor is a full time position; establish the Office of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor as a statutory agency and a listed entity; and provide for staff; and
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    to provide that it is a function of the Human Rights Commission to refer matters to the monitor for inquiry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Local Content) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    to include requirements for the production and dissemination of local content in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Charter. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes a Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis to be responsible for formulating rules and monitoring compliance with those rules for licensing the production, manufacture, supply, use, experimental use and import and export of medicinal cannabis; and provides for a national system to regulate the cultivation, production and use of medicinal cannabis products, and related activities such as research. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Freedom to Marry Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to provide that: people may marry regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity; registered marriage celebrants are not able to discriminate; religious and non-religious private sector celebrants have freedom of conscience not to solemnise marriages; and chaplains in the defence force may exercise a freedom of conscience while maintaining a positive duty to try to ensure that all couples who seek their services are able to marry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to enable single parents to access the parenting payment (single) until their youngest child has turned 16 years of age;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for payments under this Act; and
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to provide for an enforceable right to request flexible work arrangements for people with caring responsibilities, including single parents. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: require Australian companies involved in extractive industries to disclose any payments made to foreign countries over $100 000 on a country-by-country and project-by-project basis; and require the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to publish the Publish What You Pay reports on their website within 28 days of their receipt. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Humanitarian Visa Intake) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: prevent the preclusion of processing or granting a visa at any time in a financial year when fewer than 20 000 humanitarian visas have been granted; and require the minister to present to Parliament quarterly reports setting out the number of each class of humanitarian visas granted during the previous quarter. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    to amend section 18C (which makes unlawful certain offensive acts that are done because of race, colour or national or ethnic origin) to remove the words ‘offend’ and ‘insult’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Stop Dumping on the Great Barrier Reef Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981
    to: prohibit offshore dumping of dredge spoil within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area; and provide that dumping which has been approved after 9 December 2013 cannot proceed. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (Financial Advice) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to provide that the term ‘advice’ can only be used when financial advice takes account of a client’s personal financial situation by: replacing references to ‘general advice’ with references to ‘general information’; and requiring that when ‘general information’ is provided to a client, the client is warned that the information is not advice. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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