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  • Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: create a criminal offence for a person over 18 years of age to intentionally misrepresent their age in online communications to a person they reasonably believe to be under 18 years of age for the purposes of encouraging a physical meeting, or with the intention of committing an offence; and impose penalties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    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

  • Small Business Commissioner Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Office of the Small Business Commissioner; provides for the appointment, functions and powers of the commissioner; and includes an annual reporting requirement and a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    07 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: increase the single rates of Newstart and Youth Allowance by $50 a week; and standardise the indexation arrangements for certain pensions and allowances; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that these payments are made from monies appropriated by the Parliament. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Nov 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Inspector-General of Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013], the bill responds to the Nairn and Beale reviews by providing for a modern 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 World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations and Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, and the Convention on Biological Diversity. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Inspector-General of Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Nov 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013], the bill establishes the Inspector-General of Biosecurity as a statutory body to review and report on: the performance of functions and the exercise of powers by the Director of Biosecurity, biosecurity officers and biosecurity enforcement officers; and the process for conducting biosecurity import risk analyses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to prevent the Commonwealth from delegating the approval of proposed actions covered by bilateral agreements to a state or territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    to: make it a civil offence for a reporting unit not to lodge a compliant full or concise report with Fair Work Australia; impose penalties on officers of registered organisations who do not act in good faith, or misuse their position or information obtained; increase pecuniary penalty orders that the Federal Court may make; and make it a criminal offence for a registered organisation, or officers of a registered organisation, to not comply with applicable orders of a state or Federal Court. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water Amendment (Save the Murray-Darling Basin) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Water Act 2007
    in relation to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan to: require climate change to be taken into account; not allow ground water extraction to occur unless certain conditions have been met; specify environmental outcomes; require Murray-Darling Basin Authority water recovery indicator targets to be met as far as possible; and require all modelling and analysis to be published. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Restoring Territory Rights (Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Nov 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978
    ,
    Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988
    and
    Norfolk Island Act 1979
    to remove the prohibition on legalising voluntary euthanasia. Also repeals the
    Euthanasia Laws Act 1997

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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