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  • Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amend the:
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    to: amend the short title of the Act to the
    Legislation Act 2003
    to reflect the consolidation of the legislative frameworks of the publication of Commonwealth Acts and the registration of Commonwealth instruments; clarify the definition of ‘legislative instrument’ and ‘legislative character’; provide that certain instruments are notifiable instruments which are registrable but not subject to parliamentary scrutiny or sunsetting; establish the Federal Register of Legislation; and allow the First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial changes to Acts and instruments in the Register;
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    to: clarify references to ministers, departments and other government authorities; and confirm the continued validity of the exercise of powers, functions and duties under Commonwealth agreements following machinery of government changes. Also consequentially repeals four Acts and amends 51 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Bill 2014

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    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Repeals 656 amending and repeal Acts enacted from 1970 to 1979. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Amendment Bill 2014

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    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010
    to: allow building owners who receive unsolicited offers for the sale or lease of their office space and transactions between wholly-owned subsidiaries to be excluded from energy efficiency disclosure obligations; enable certain auditing authorities to directly provide or approve ratings used in Building Energy Efficiency Certificates (BEEC); enable businesses to nominate a commencement date for a BEEC which is later than the date of issue; remove the need for new owners and lessors to reapply or pay the application fee for fresh exemptions if there is an existing one in place for a building; and remove the standard energy efficiency guidance from each BEEC. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014

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    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: provide that a general meeting of a company must only be arranged if members with at least five per cent of voting shares make the request; reduce the remuneration reporting requirements; clarify the circumstances in which a financial year may be determined to be less than 12 months; and exempt certain companies limited by guarantee from the need to appoint or retain an auditor; and
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to: enable members of the Takeovers Panel to perform duties while in Australia and overseas; and provide that the Remuneration Tribunal is responsible for setting the terms and conditions of Chairs and members of the Financial Reporting Council, the Australian Accounting Standards Board and the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Trade and Investment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991
    to: expand the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation’s (EFIC) powers to enable direct lending for export transactions involving all goods (not just capital goods); and require EFIC to pay a debt neutrality charge or guarantee fee, and a tax equivalent payment, in relation to all its operations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 35 Acts to correct technical errors; 49 Acts to replace references to ‘servants’ with references to ‘employees’; the
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    and
    Defence Act 1903
    to remove gender-specific language; the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to make technical amendments; the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    ,
    Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990
    ,
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to repeal spent and obsolete provisions; and the
    Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Limited Sale Act 1993
    to make an amendment consequential on a repeal. Also repeals the
    Conciliation and Arbitration (Electricity Industry) Act 1985
    ,
    Immigration (Education) Charge Act 1992
    and
    Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Act 1970

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012
    to provide that the imposition of the industry levy will continue to operate under the
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    following the repeal of the
    Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014, the bill: amends the
    Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012
    to remove the requirement for the minister to prepare a statement of estimate of overall levy target amount; repeals the
    Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012
    to abolish the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency (TUSMA); repeals the
    Telecommunications (Universal Service Levy) Act 1997
    to remove the redundant universal service levy; transfers TUSMA’s functions and contractual responsibilities to the Department of Communications; amends the
Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
,
Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
and
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
to make amendments consequential on the regulation of the supply of telephone sex services via a standard telephone service being removed from the
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
;
Do Not Call Register Act 2006
to enable an indefinite registration period for numbers on the register;
Telecommunications Act 1997
to: remove the arrangements for the Australian Communications and Media Authority to register e-marketing industry codes; and reduce obligations on telecommunications providers to provide pre-selection; and
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
to: remove gazettal publishing requirements; and reduce requirements on carriage service providers in relation to customer service guarantees; and makes consequential amendments to six Acts. 

Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to remove the payslip reporting requirements; 16 Acts to consolidate and repeal tax provisions; the
    Financial Sector (Shareholdings) Act 1998
    to remove the deemed shareholding applied to an associate where the associate has no direct control interest in the company; and 12 Acts to define ‘Australia’ for income tax purposes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    to: extend good character requirements; clarify residency requirements and related matters; clarify the circumstances in which a person’s approval as an Australian citizen may or must be cancelled; clarify the circumstances in which the minister may defer a person making the pledge of commitment to become an Australian citizen; clarify the circumstances in which a person’s Australian citizenship may be revoked; enable the minister to specify certain matters in a legislative instrument; enable the use and disclosure of personal information obtained under the
    Migration Act 1958
    or the migration regulations; and make technical amendments; and
    Migration Act 1958
    to enable the use and disclosure of personal information obtained under the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    or the citizenship regulations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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