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  • Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014, the bill responds to the Federal Court’s decision in
    Nojin v Commonwealth of Australia
    [2012] FCAFC 192 by establishing a payment scheme for supported employees with intellectual impairment in Australian Disability Enterprises who previously had their wages assessed under the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Stronger Penalties for Serious Failures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that: jobseekers who incur an eight week non-payment penalty for refusing suitable work will no longer be able to have the penalty waived; and jobseekers who persistently fail to comply with participation obligations will only be able to have the penalty waived once while in receipt of an activity tested income support payment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Textile, Clothing and Footwear Investment and Innovation Programs Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Textile, Clothing and Footwear Investment and Innovation Programs Act 1999
    to close the Clothing and Household Textile (Building Innovative Capability) Scheme and the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Small Business Program on 30 June 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Australian National Preventive Health Agency Act 2010
    to abolish the Australian National Preventive Health Agency; and provides for transitional arrangements, including the transfer of certain matters to the Department of Health. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Energy Efficiency Opportunities (Repeal) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Repeals the
    Energy Efficiency Opportunities Act 2006
    to terminate the Energy Efficiency Opportunities program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Health Workforce Australia Act 2009
    to abolish Health Workforce Australia; and provides for transitional arrangements, including the transfer of assets, liabilities, interests in land, records and instruments to the Commonwealth, and the transfer of functions and programs to the Department of Health. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and provide that these marriages are recognised under the laws of Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    in relation to bilateral agreements by providing that: states and territories can be accredited for approval decisions on large coal mining and coal seam gas developments likely to have a significant impact on a water resource; all states and territories can be declared under the Act for the purposes of requesting advice from the Independent Expert Scientific Committee (IESC); states and territories undertake to seek and take advice form the IESC for approval bilateral agreements which may have a significant impact on a water resource; the IESC provide advice to the Commonwealth about the operation of a bilateral agreement in relation to large coal mining and coal seam gas developments likely to have a significant impact on a water resource; an approval process can be completed when an approval bilateral agreement is suspended, cancelled or ceases to apply to a particular action; state and territory processes that meet the appropriate standards can be accredited for bilateral agreements; a relevant bilateral agreement continues to apply to an accredited state or territory management arrangement or authorisation process despite minor amendments to the arrangement or authorisation process; and proponents do not need to make referrals to the Commonwealth for actions that are covered by an approval bilateral agreement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Alpine Grazing) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 May 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to deem that the minister has: received from the Victorian Government a referral of its proposal to trial cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park; and decided that the trial of alpine grazing is unacceptable. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Control Act 1982
    to prohibit the export of live-stock for slaughter. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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