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  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Savings and Other Measures) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: remove the HECS-HELP up-front payment discount for units of study with a census date on or after 1 January 2014; remove the HELP voluntary repayment bonus for repayments made on or after 1 January 2014; apply an efficiency dividend of 2 per cent in 2014 and 1.25 per cent in 2015 to Commonwealth contribution amounts under the Commonwealth Grant Scheme; and reflect the name change of the University of Ballarat to the Federation University Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: remove the criterion for the grant of a protection visa on the basis of complementary protection grounds; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Reserve Bank Act 1959
    to: establish the Australian Reconstruction and Development Board as the third Board within the Reserve Bank of Australia; and provide for the functions, membership, meetings and other administrative arrangements of the board, including resolving any policy differences between the three boards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Migration Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Addresses recent court and tribunal decisions by amending the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: clarify that a decision on review, or a visa refusal, cancellation or revocation decision made by the minister or his delegate, is taken to be made on the day and at the time when a record of it is made; clarify that a person in the migration zone who has previously been refused a protection visa, or who held a protection visa that was cancelled, is prohibited from applying for a further protection visa; and make it a criterion for the grant of a protection visa that the applicant is not assessed by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation to be a risk to security. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Bonus for Working Australians Repeal Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Tax Bonus for Working Australians Act (No. 2) 2009
    to provide that no further tax bonus payments ($900 stimulus cheques) are made; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

    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

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