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  • Public Service Amendment (Payments in Special Circumstances) Bill 2011 [2013]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Public Service Act 1999
    to enable agencies to make a discretionary payment in special circumstances (for example, for compensation) in excess of $100 000. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010 [2013]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
    to: implement a national interest test to be applied against proposed foreign acquisitions of agricultural land; require any interest in agricultural land greater than five hectares to be notified to the Treasurer; require online publication of information about foreign acquisitions of interest in agricultural land; and impose penalties for not notifying the Treasurer of a proposed acquisition. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015

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    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015, the bill amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to: reduce deadlines for submissions to the Anti-Dumping Commission in response to dumping and subsidisation investigations; require anti-dumping notices to be published electronically; consolidate lodgement provisions for anti-dumping applications and submissions; clarify the length of the investigation period in anti-dumping matters, cumulative assessment of injury, normal value provisions, the calculation of the dumping margin, material injury determinations, effective notice periods, and the definition of a subsidy; provide that the minister is not required to have regard to the lesser duty rule where a country has not submitted a notification of its subsidies; introduce a fee and raise procedural and legal thresholds for applications to review anti-dumping decisions; streamline merits review processes of the Anti-Dumping Review Panel; and abolish the International Trade Remedies Forum. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Act 1975
    to: require anti-dumping notices to be published electronically; provide that the minister is not required to have regard to the lesser duty rule where a country has not submitted a notification of its subsidies; and clarify that the minister may grant exemptions from dumping duty with limited retrospective effect. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
    and
    Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993
    to clarify that the Seacare scheme is not intended to apply to certain employees engaged on ships undertaking intrastate trade or commerce; and
    Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
    to ensure that where an employee’s employment is not covered by the Seacare scheme, their employer will not be liable for a levy in respect of that employee. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Border Force Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Bill 2015, the bill: establishes the statutory office and role of the Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner; provides for the exercise of powers of the commissioner and the ABF employees; provides for the issue of binding written directions in relation to the administration and control of the ABF and the department respectively, and the performance of functions or exercise of powers; provides the ability to require immigration and border protection workers to undergo alcohol and prohibited drug screening tests; establishes secrecy and disclosure provisions; and provides for the management of serious misconduct by employees. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Border Force Bill 2015, the bill: repeals the
    Customs Administration Act 1985
    to abolish the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the statutory office of the Chief Executive Officer of Customs; amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to enable the Australian Border Force Commissioner to exercise certain powers; amends the
    Work Health and Safety Act 2011
    to enable the commissioner to make a declaration that restricts or modifies the application of specified provisions; and makes consequential amendments to 58 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to: abolish the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee; provide for transitional arrangements; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    The bill: amends the
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    and
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to: transfer the functions of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman to the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman from 1 July 2015; provide for references to a base premium (previously intended to be used to calculate the private health insurance rebate) included in the
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to be taken never to have been so included; and validate any overpayment that may have been made to private health insurers by the Commonwealth because of the inclusion of references to base premiums. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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