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  • Surveillance Devices Bill (No. 2) 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes procedures for federal, State and Territory law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants, emergency authorisations and authorisations for the installation and use of surveillance devices in Australia and overseas in relation to criminal investigations and child recovery orders; and regulates the use, communication, publication, storage, destruction and making of records in connection with surveillance device operations. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    ,
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    ,
    Customs Act 1901
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    ; and contains transitional and savings provisions and a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: define marriage as a union of a man and a woman; and clarify that same-sex marriages entered into under the law of another country will not be recognised in Australia; and
    Family Law Act 1975
    to prevent intercountry adoptions by same sex couples under multilateral or bilateral agreements or arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Security Information (Criminal Proceedings) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Security Information (Criminal Proceedings) Bill 2004, the bill amends the
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    to limit a court’s jurisdiction to determine a defendant’s application for review of a certificate decision by the Attorney-General; and to exclude a person from requesting a written statement of reasons for a certificate decision from the Attorney-General; and
    Judiciary Act 1903
    to give the relevant Supreme Court jurisdiction in respect of applications for writs of mandamus or prohibition, or injunctions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Security Information (Criminal Proceedings) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Security Information (Criminal Proceedings) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2004, the bill provides for the issue of an Attorney-General’s certificate to protect information from disclosure in federal criminal proceedings where the disclosure is likely to prejudice national security. Also contains an application provision and a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment (Stored Communications) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979
    to exclude access to stored communications from the current prohibition against interception of communications. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Law Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Apr 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Family Law Act 1975
    in relation to: interaction of bankruptcy and family law; enforcement of court orders; replacement of certain outdated terms (including introduction of the term “divorce”); recovery of child maintenance paid by a person found not to be a parent; the court’s power in relation to vexatious litigants; clarification of the rule-making power of the Family Court; and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Surveillance Devices Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes procedures for obtaining warrants, emergency authorisations and authorisations for the installation and use of surveillance devices in Australia and overseas in relation to criminal investigations and child recovery orders; and regulates the use, communication, publication, storage, destruction and making of records in connection with surveillance device operations. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    ,
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    ,
    Customs Act 1901
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    ; and contains transitional and savings provisions and a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Sex Discrimination Amendment (Teaching Profession) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to permit the provision of teaching scholarships to persons of one sex, in order to address the imbalance in the number of male and female teachers in schools. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Disability Discrimination Amendment Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Disability Discrimination Act 1992
    to remove the prohibition on disability discrimination on the ground of a person’s addiction to a prohibited drug; and
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to include a cross-reference to the new provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Provides for the restructure of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (including abolition of the positions of Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Race Discrimination Commissioner and Sex Discrimination Commissioner) and the Commission’s renaming as the Australian Human Rights Commission. Also provides for: greater focus on education, dissemination of information on human rights and assistance to business and the community; prior approval of, or notification to, the Attorney-General of proposed interventions in court proceedings by the Commission; removal of power to recommend payment of damages or compensation in certain circumstances; appointment of part-time complaints commissioners; abolition of the Community Relations Council and advisory councils; removal of powers of delegation from the
    Disability Discrimination Act 1992
    ,
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    and
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    and consolidation into one delegation provision; and includes application and transitional provisions. Amends five Acts including the
    Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986
    and makes consequential amendments to 13 other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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