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  • 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

  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    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; providing for a cap on compensation payable in respect of loss or damage in the WPA; and validating any declaration or past act under the regulations; and Defence Force Regulations 1952 to update terminology in relation to compensation for acquisition of property. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989
    to: prohibit the developing, manufacturing, selling, advertising or importing into Australia of cosmetics, or ingredients in cosmetics, which have been tested on live animals; amend the long title of the Act; and make consequential amendments. 

    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

  • Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    The bill: addresses implications arising from the Federal Court’s decision in
    Tarkine National Coalition Incorporated v Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
    [2013] FCA 694 by ensuring the validity of specified decisions made prior to 31 December 2013 that require the minister to have regard to any relevant approved conservation advice; and amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    and
    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
    to provide additional protection for dugong and turtle populations from the threats of poaching, illegal trade and illegal transportation. 

    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

  • 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 Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to: enable commercial fishing activities to be declared commercial fishing activities on an interim basis or for a period of no longer than 24 months; require written submissions of declaration affected persons to be considered before making final declarations; create penalties and offences for engaging in declared commercial fishing activities; provide for an expert panel to be established to conduct an assessment of the potential environmental impacts of declared commercial fishing activities; and require the expert panel to publish its assessments and table them in Parliament. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to biannually index fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill amends the:
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to index the rate of excise applying to fuels, including gaseous fuels, in line with changes in the consumer price index; and
    Excise Tariff Amendment (Taxation of Alternative Fuels) Act 2011
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Trade (Australian Standards) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Requires trade agreements to include a binding requirement that goods sold comply with all applicable product standards that apply in the purchaser’s country or that the selling company or entity selling the products ensures that the goods are improved to Australian product standards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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