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  • Migration Amendment (Humanitarian Visa Intake) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: prevent the preclusion of processing or granting a visa at any time in a financial year when fewer than 20 000 humanitarian visas have been granted; and require the minister to present to Parliament quarterly reports setting out the number of each class of humanitarian visas granted during the previous quarter. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013

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    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

  • 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

  • Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Implements amendments to the Protocol of 1996 to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims by amending the
    Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Act 1989
    to increase the liability limits for ship owners and salvors for maritime claims relating to ship-sourced damage. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: provides that Australian landholders have the right to refuse the undertaking of gas and coal mining activities by corporations on their land without prior written authorisation; sets out the requirements of a prior written authorisation; provides for relief which a court may grant a land owner when prior written authorisation is not provided; prohibits hydraulic fracturing for coal seam gas, shale gas and tight gas by corporations; and provides for civil penalties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Judiciary Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Judiciary Act 1903
    to: consolidate the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) into the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD); and repeal provisions relating to AGS’s former role as a statutory corporation; and
    Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983
    and
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to make consequential amendments. Also makes transitional arrangements in relation to AGS being consolidated into the AGD. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Requires: any use of official development or humanitarian assistance to have regard to reducing gender inequality; and the minister to present an annual report setting out how the Commonwealth used international aid to promote general equality in recipient countries. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [2013]

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    Date
    20 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Prohibits corporations from offering certain gambling services and amends the:
    Interactive Gambling Act 2001
    to: provide that customers may request a financial transaction provider to suspend or cancel an interactive gambling payment; and prohibit inducements to gamble;
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to require the Australian Communications and Media Authority to enforce certain conditions in relation to the advertising of betting venues, online gambling sites and betting odds by commercial broadcasters; and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to create an offence and impose a penalty for match-fixing. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Infrastructure Australia Amendment (Cost Benefit Analysis and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Infrastructure Australia Act 2008
    to: clarify the definition of ‘proposal’; include the requirement that Infrastructure Australia undertake evaluations of infrastructure proposals that involve Commonwealth funding of at least $100 million and provide for indexation of this amount; move incorrectly placed provisions in relation to cost benefit analyses of proposals; and provide that a proposal must not be included in an Infrastructure Priority List unless a cost benefit analysis has been prepared in accordance with the approved method. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Improved Oversight and Resourcing) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010
    to: enable the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor to review proposed counter-terrorism and national security legislation; require the monitor to consider whether counter-terrorism and national security legislation is a proportionate response to the national security threat faced; enable Legal and Constitutional Affairs Senate committees and the Human Rights Commission to refer matters to the monitor for inquiry; require for all reports of the monitor to be tabled and the government to respond to any recommendations within six months; ensure that the position of monitor is a full time position; establish the Office of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor as a statutory agency and a listed entity; and provide for staff; and
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    to provide that it is a function of the Human Rights Commission to refer matters to the monitor for inquiry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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