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  • Migration Amendment (Visa Maximum Numbers Determinations) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide that determinations made under section 85 (which determine the number of visas that can be granted in a particular subclass in any specified financial year) on or after 2 December 2013 be subject to disallowance by either House of the Parliament. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013

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    Date
    12 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: create a criminal offence for a person over 18 years of age to intentionally misrepresent their age in online communications to a person they reasonably believe to be under 16 years of age for the purposes of encouraging a physical meeting, or with the intention of committing an offence; and impose penalties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Act 1903
    to establish a framework for the administration of access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) by: enabling the minister to make the Woomera Prohibited Area Rules to prescribe certain matters, including defining the WPA and the zones to be demarcated within that area; creating a permit system for access and use by non-defence users; introducing offences and penalties for entering the WPA without permission and for failing to comply with a condition of a permit; providing for compensation for any acquisition of property from a person otherwise than on just terms; and providing for a cap on compensation payable in respect of loss or damage in the WPA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: define marriage as a union of two people; clarify that ministers of religion are not bound to solemnise marriage by any other law; remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and include a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Adelaide Airport Curfew Amendment (Protecting Residents’ Amenity) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Adelaide Airport Curfew Act 2000
    to: prevent the minister from approving international aircraft movements at Adelaide Airport during curfew shoulder periods; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Great Barrier Reef Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to prohibit certain developments impacting on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area; and
    Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981
    to prohibit the dumping of dredged material within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    in relation to: requests for extended periods of unpaid parental leave; the payment of annual leave upon termination of employment; taking or accruing leave while receiving workers’ compensation; the requirements for flexibility terms in modern awards and enterprise agreements and individual flexibility arrangements made under those terms; the negotiation of single-enterprise greenfields agreements; the transfer of business rules; application for a protected action ballot order; right of entry framework; the Fair Work Commission not having to hold a conference or hearing to dismiss an unfair dismissal application; and interest payments on unclaimed monies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Reducing Barriers for Minor Parties) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to decrease to $500 and $1000, respectively, the nomination deposit that must be paid by or on behalf of candidates for the House of Representatives and the Senate. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Native Title Act 1993
    in relation to: the right to negotiate to apply to offshore areas; good faith negotiations; enabling extinguishment to be disregarded; reversal of the burden of proof; the definition of ‘traditional’; and commercial rights and interests. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Unexplained Wealth and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to respond to eight of the recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement report
    Inquiry into Commonwealth unexplained wealth legislation and arrangements
    by: including a statement in the objects about undermining the profitability of criminal enterprise; ensuring that evidence relevant to unexplained wealth proceedings can be seized under a search warrant; addressing duplication in affidavit requirements; allowing the time limit for serving notice of a preliminary unexplained wealth order to be extended by a court in certain circumstances; harmonising provisions relating to the payment of legal expenses for unexplained wealth cases; allowing charges to be created over restrained property to secure payment of an unexplained wealth order; removing a court’s discretion to make unexplained wealth restraining orders, preliminary unexplained wealth orders and unexplained wealth orders once relevant criteria are satisfied; and expanding the parliamentary joint committee’s oversight of unexplained wealth investigations and litigation. Also amends the
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to: make amendments consequential on the unexplained wealth changes; expand information sharing arrangements with state, territory and foreign authorities; and to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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