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  • 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

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Nov 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to prohibit the import of live primates for research purposes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Special Protection Scheme for Afghan Coalition Employees) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Nov 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: create a class of special protection visas for non-citizens who are refugees under Article 1A of the Refugees Convention and who are subject to persecution in their home country because they worked assisting either the International Security Assistance Force, the Australian Embassy or a subcontractor for a Commonwealth defence agency in Afghanistan for at least 12 months; and extend eligibility to family members of a holder of a special protection visa. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Oct 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    to: enable non-citizens eligible for a protection visa to seek a merits review of their security assessment in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT); and create the position of Special Advocate to provide support for these reviews;
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to require the Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to review adverse or qualified security assessments of protection visa persons every six months or on referral from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship; and
    Migration Act 1958
    to require the minister to review a decision to refuse or cancel a protection visa when an adverse security assessment is revoked by an ASIO review or an AAT merits review. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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