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  • 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

  • Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015

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    Date
    24 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Interactive Gambling Act 2001
    to: require gambling services to provide prescribed training to certain employees; enable the Federal Circuit Court of Australia to grant injunctions for the purposes of transaction blocking; place restrictions on the conduct of restricted wagering services in relation to sports betting and provide for offences and civil penalties if they are contravened; place restrictions on the broadcasting of restricted wagering service advertisements and provide for offences and civil penalties if they are contravened; provide for the compliance and enforcement of the new offences and civil penalty provisions; require the Interactive Gambling Regulator to keep a register of individuals who wish to self-exclude from restricted wagering services and provide for the administration of, and the protection of information in, the register; and provide for the appointment of the Interactive Gambling Regulator and the functions of the position; and the
    Privacy Act 1988
    to provide that Australian Privacy Principle 7 (direct marketing) does not apply to the extent that restricted wagering services provisions of the
    Interactive Gambling Act 2001
    apply. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015

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    Date
    12 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: enable the receipt of funds from terrorist organisations for legal assistance in certain circumstances; enable control orders to be imposed on persons from 14 years of age; impose an obligation on a person subject to a requirement to wear a tracking device to maintain the tracking device in good operational order; remove the authority of the Family Court of Australia to issue control orders and preventative detention orders (PDOs); clarify the meaning of ‘imminence’ for the purposes of obtaining a PDO; and create a new offence prohibiting conduct advocating genocide;
    Crimes Act 1914
    ,
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to establish regimes to monitor the compliance of individuals subject to a control order through search warrants, surveillance device warrants and telecommunications interception warrants;
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to enable the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation to furnish security assessments directly to states and territories;
    Classification (Publication, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    to broaden the range of conduct that may be considered as advocating the doing of a terrorist act;
    Crimes Act 1914
    to clarify the threshold requirements for the issue of a delayed notification search warrant;
    National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004
    to: broaden protections for national security information in control order proceedings; enable a court to make an order that is inconsistent with regulations made under the Act if the Attorney-General has applied for the order; and enable the regulations to continue to apply to the extent they provide for ways of dealing with national security information in criminal and civil proceedings;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable the disclosure of certain information; and
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    and
    Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2015) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends: four Acts in the Agriculture and Water Resources portfolio to abolish the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) Advisory Board and the Fishing Industry Policy Council, limit the information that the APVMA is required to provide to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, and remove obsolete provisions; four Acts in the Communications and the Arts portfolio in relation to re-transmission of programs, and consultation and publication requirements; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to make an amendment consequential on a repeal; two Acts in the Environment portfolio to make technical amendments and clarify regulatory arrangements; four Acts in the Health portfolio to abolish the Medical Training Review Panel, remove requirements for redundant reviews of Medicare provider number legislation, simplify approved provider obligations in areas of aged care, and make consequential amendments; 20 Acts in the Infrastructure and Regional Development portfolio and the A.C.T. Self-Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations to make amendments consequential on the establishment of the Australian Capital Territory as a self-governing territory; the
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    to make amendments consequential on a repeal; three Acts in the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio to make minor amendments and remove certain provisions; seven Acts in the Social Services portfolio in relation to use or disclosure of personal information and removal of spent social security and family assistance payments; seven Acts in the Treasury portfolio to make amendments consequential on repeals; the
    Insurance Act 1973
    to remove a redundant standing appropriation; and five Acts in the Veterans’ Affairs portfolio to remove spent veterans’ affairs and military rehabilitation and compensation payments. Also repeals 28 Acts administered in eight portfolios. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Cessation of Visa Labels) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Repeals the
    Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge Act 2012
    ; and amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to remove inoperative provisions relating to the issuing of visa labels; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Expanded Gold Card Access) Bill 2015

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    Date
    11 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide that all veterans, including former members of the Defence Force and members of a peacekeeping force, who have served in war or war-like operations, are eligible for medical treatment, regardless of whether the condition or injury was caused by war or contracted during war or war-like operations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment (Securing the Automotive Component Industry) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Automotive Transformation Scheme Act 2009
    to broaden the objects of the Act; and apply principles to encourage investment in manufacturing sustainable transport options; and the Automotive Transformation Scheme Regulations 2010 to broaden the eligibility for Australian motor vehicle and automotive component manufacturers for assistance under the Automotive Transformation Scheme (ATS); and enable the minister to grant permission to certain persons to apply for registration under the ATS. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Safety Net) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to introduce a new medicare safety net on 1 January 2016 to replace the Extended Medicare Safety Net, the Original Medicare Safety Net and the Greatest Permissible Gap. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Criminology Research) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Merges the functions of the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) into the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) by amending the
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    to enable the ACC to perform the AIC’s functions, including carrying out criminology research, sharing and publishing that research and carrying out commissioned research; and repealing the
    Criminology Research Act 1971
    to abolish the AIC as a statutory agency. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to amend the statutory framework in relation to the determination process for persons seeking protection on complementary protection grounds; and make technical amendments in relation to protection visas. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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