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  • Military Court of Australia Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Jun 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Military Court of Australia (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012, the bill establishes the Military Court of Australia and provides for the court’s management, jurisdiction, administration within the infrastructure of the Federal Court of Australia, and practice and procedure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Access to Justice (Family Court Restructure and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Family Law Act 1975
    to restructure the Family Court of Australia by creating the Appellate and Superior Division and the General Division; the
    Federal Magistrates Act 1999
    to: remove family law from the jurisdiction of the court; and transfer a number of procedural processes from the court to the General Division of the Family Court; 16 Acts consequent on the restructure of the Family Court; and the
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    to enable regulations to be made to impose fees on certain agencies to be imposed at any stage in proceedings. Also makes transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Military Court of Australia Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Establishes the Military Court of Australia and provides for the court’s: management; jurisdiction; administration within the infrastructure of the Federal Court of Australia; and general practices and procedures. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    In response to recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 2008 report
    Effectiveness of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 in eliminating discrimination and promoting gender equality
    , the bill amends the:
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to: extend protections from discrimination on the grounds of family responsibilities to both women and men in all areas of work; provide improved protection from sexual harassment for students and workers; ensure protections from sex discrimination apply equally to women and men; and establish breastfeeding as a separate ground of discrimination; and
    Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: enable the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to provide technical assistance to law enforcement agencies in relation to telecommunications interception warrants; require carriers and certain carriage service providers to inform the Communications Access Co-ordinator of proposed changes to telecommunications services, networks, systems or devices that could adversely affect the ability to conduct interception; enable authorised police officers to disclose telecommunications data when trying to locate missing persons; enable enforcement agencies to apply for a stored communications warrant to access stored communications of a victim of a serious contravention, without the person’s consent; permit notification of an interception warrant to be made to a representative of a carrier; and make minor and technical amendments; and
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    ,
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to enable ASIO, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, the Defence Signals Directorate and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation to work cooperatively. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: requires civil litigants to file a genuine steps statement before legal proceedings are instituted in the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court; sets out the powers of court in relation to the genuine steps requirements and awarding costs; and provides that certain categories of legal proceedings are excluded proceedings. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Service and Execution of Process Amendment (Interstate Fine Enforcement) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Service and Execution of Process Act 1992
    to enable states and territories to enforce interstate fines according to the laws of their own jurisdiction; and
    Service and Execution of Process Act 1992
    and
    Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010, the bill amends the:
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    to: include the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission as an ex officio member of the Administrative Review Council (ARC); and increase the quorum of the ARC from four to five members; and
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    to require explanatory statements for disallowable legislative instruments to contain a statement of compatibility. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010, the bill: establishes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; provides for the powers, proceedings and functions of the committee; introduces a requirement for statements of compatibility to be prepared for all bills and disallowable legislative instruments; and contains a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010, the bill amends: the
    Crimes Act 1914
    and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    in relation to treason and sedition (urging violence) offences; the
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: clarify when an organisation advocates the doing of a terrorist act; extend to three years the period of a regulation that lists a terrorist organisation; and update the terrorist organisation listing; the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to update definitions; the
    Crimes Act 1914
    in relation to: investigation of Commonwealth offences; powers to search premises in relation to terrorism offences; re-entry of premises in emergency situations; and bail for terrorism and national security offences; the
    Charter of the United Nations Act 1945
    in relation to: the standard for listing a person, entity, assets or class of assets; and listing reviews; the
    National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004
    in relation to the protection and disclosure of national security information in criminal and civil proceedings; the
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    to enable the Prime Minister to request the Inspector-General to inquire into an intelligence or security matter relating to any Commonwealth department or agency; and five Acts to make amendments consequent on the establishment of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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