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  • Freedom to Marry Bill 2014

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    Date
    26 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to provide that: people may marry regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity; registered marriage celebrants are not able to discriminate; religious and non-religious private sector celebrants have freedom of conscience not to solemnise marriages; and chaplains in the defence force may exercise a freedom of conscience while maintaining a positive duty to try to ensure that all couples who seek their services are able to marry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014

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    Date
    26 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to provide that: the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (AFP), or a Deputy Commissioner or a senior executive AFP employee nominated by the Parliamentary Presiding Officers be a member of the Security Management Board; and a function of the board is the operation of security measures. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Local Content) Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    to include requirements for the production and dissemination of local content in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Charter. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Biosecurity (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    ), the bill: repeals the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    and
    Quarantine Charges (Collection) Act 2014
    ; makes consequential amendments to 20 Acts to update references to managing biosecurity risk under the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014
    , and substitute references to
    Quarantine Act 1908
    with the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014
    ; and makes transitional arrangements in relation to the management of biosecurity risks from the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    to the new biosecurity framework under the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Biosecurity Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the Quarantine Act 1908) to: manage biosecurity risks, the risk of contagion of a listed human disease, the risk of listed human diseases entering Australian territory, risks related to ballast water, biosecurity emergencies and human biosecurity emergencies; and give effect to Australia’s international rights and obligations, including the International Health Regulations 2005, the World Health Organization Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, and the Convention on Biological Diversity 1992. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work Amendment (Bargaining Processes) Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: provide for an additional approval requirement for enterprise agreements that are not greenfields agreements; require the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to have regard to a range of non-exhaustive factors to guide its assessment of whether an applicant for a protected action ballot order is genuinely trying to reach an agreement; and provide that the FWC must not make a protected action ballot order when it is satisfied that the claims of an applicant are manifestly excessive or would have a significant adverse impact on workplace productivity. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Customs) Amendment Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    ), the bill amends the
    Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Customs) Act 2014
    to: amend the short title of the Act to
    Biosecurity Charges Imposition (Customs) Act 2014
    ; and continue recovery of costs for biosecurity services, as duties of customs, for prescribed matters associated with the administration of the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Excise) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    ), the bill amends the
    Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Excise) Act 2014
    to: amend the short title of the Act to
    Biosecurity Charges Imposition (Excise) Act 2014
    ; and continue recovery of costs for biosecurity services, as duties of excise, for prescribed matters associated with the administration of the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    ), the bill amends the
    Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Act 2014
    to: amend the short title of the Act to
    Biosecurity Charges Imposition (General) Act 2014
    ; and continue recovery of costs for biosecurity services, so far as those charges are neither duties of customs nor duties of excise, for prescribed matters associated with the administration of the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes a Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis to be responsible for formulating rules and monitoring compliance with those rules for licensing the production, manufacture, supply, use, experimental use and import and export of medicinal cannabis; and provides for a national system to regulate the cultivation, production and use of medicinal cannabis products, and related activities such as research. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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