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  • Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Australian Workers) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: clarify the application of the Act to migrants; require Fair Work Information Statements to contain certain information; provide additional protection from adverse action in certain circumstances; introduce a ‘reasonable person’ test in determining whether an employer has engaged in sham contracting; enable the court to make orders requiring directors of phoenix companies to pay amounts owed by failed companies and orders disqualifying certain persons from managing corporations; increase maximum penalties for certain breaches of the Act; and introduce new offences for serious contraventions of the Act that involve the use of coercion or threats; and the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Diabetes Support) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to establish a health care card to provide people diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 with access to medication and peripheral devices; and the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable the Parliament to appropriate funds to support these payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: reduce the disclosure threshold to $1000; require certain persons making gifts at or above the threshold to furnish a return within eight weeks after polling day; ensure that for the purposes of the disclosure threshold and the disclosure of gifts, related political parties are treated as one entity; prohibit the receipt of a gift of foreign property and all anonymous gifts by registered political parties, candidates and members of a Senate group; extend existing recovery powers; and introduce new offences and penalties and increase penalties for existing offences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Free the Children) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide that the minister must determine that a detained minor is to reside at a specified place within the community rather than being held in a detention facility; and ensure that the minister can only designate a country as a regional processing country if the minister is satisfied that the country complies with relevant international laws, meets relevant human rights standards, is a safe and appropriate place for minors to reside and will release any detained person subsequently identified as a minor from detention. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Registration of Deaths Abroad Amendment Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs and Trade 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Registration of Deaths Abroad Act 1984
    to: enable the minister to appoint any state or territory registrar as the Registrar of Deaths Abroad (the registrar); validate the prior appointment of the ACT Registrar-General as the registrar and validate any previous registrations of deaths; enable the registrar to register death that could have been registered under the law of a state or territory, where the state or territory concerned has provided notice that it will not register a death; and ensure that only the registrar can register deaths. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 15 Acts to remove current provisions providing for regulatory regimes and to apply the standard provisions of the
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    ; the
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    in relation to: the ability to secure evidence of a contravention when exercising monitoring powers; the age of photographs for identity cards; the time period for the making of a civil penalty order; and the cap on the amount to be stated in an infringement notice; and the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to make amendments consequential on the commencement of the proposed
    Fairer Paid Parental Leave Act 2016

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Restoring Territory Rights (Dying with Dignity) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988
    and
    Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978
    to remove the prohibition on legalising voluntary euthanasia; and repeals the
    Euthanasia Laws Act 1997

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    to ensure that the goods and services tax (GST) is applied consistently to all supplies of digital products and other imported services to Australian consumers; and relieve non-resident suppliers of the obligation to account for GST on certain supplies;
    A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to increase the maximum amount that can be held in farm management deposits (FMDs) by a primary producer to $800 000; and enable certain primary producers experiencing severe drought conditions to withdraw an amount that has been held in an FMD for less than 12 months,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable FMDs to be used to offset loans or other debts; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make a technical amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Crime Commission (National Policing Information Charges) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Crime Commission Amendment (National Policing Information) Bill 2015, the bill enables the Australian Crime Commission to impose charges for applications for, and the provision of, national policing information services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Crime Commission Amendment (National Policing Information) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Crime Commission (National Policing Information Charges) Bill 2015, the bill merges the functions of the CrimTrac Agency into the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) by amending the
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    to enable the ACC to perform CrimTrac’s functions, including providing national coordinated criminal history checks; and the
    Crimes Act 1914
    ,
    Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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