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  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Act 1903
    to establish a framework for the administration of access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) by: enabling the minister to make the Woomera Prohibited Area Rules prescribe certain matters, including defining the WPA and the zones to be demarcated within that area; creating a permit system for access and use by non-defence users; introducing offences and penalties for entering the WPA without permission and for failing to comply with a condition of a permit; providing for compensation for any acquisition of property from a person otherwise than on just terms; and providing for a cap on compensation payable to a person for loss or damage suffered in the WPA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Patents Act 1990
    to: modify the operation of the Crown use provisions; implement the Protocol amending the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property to enable Australian pharmaceutical manufacturers to supply developing countries with generic versions of patented medicines; and make technical amendments;
    Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
    to enable the owners of plant breeder’s rights in a plant variety with the option to take action in the Federal Circuit Court against alleged infringers;
    Designs Act 2003
    ,
    Patents Act 1990
    ,
    Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to provide for a single trans-Tasman patent attorney regime and single patent application and examination processes for Australia and New Zealand; and
    Designs Act 2003
    ,
    Patents Act 1990
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to remove document retention requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Constitution Alteration (Local Government) 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the Constitution to make specific provision in relation to the granting of financial assistance by the Commonwealth to local government bodies. [
    The bill has been passed by an absolute majority of each House of the Parliament - see section 128 of the Constitution
    .] 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Privacy Act 1988
    to establish a framework for the mandatory notification by regulated entities of serious data breaches to the Australian Information Commissioner and to affected individuals. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Public Housing Tenants’ Support) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to establish the Housing Payment Deduction Scheme to provide for rent and household utilities to be compulsorily deducted from specified welfare payments to public housing tenants who are in significant rental arrears that could lead to eviction or housing abandonment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Imported Food Warning Labels Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: requires all imported food to carry an imported food warning label; and creates offences and penalties for failure to comply. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Infrastructure (Priority Funding) Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Infrastructure Australia Act 2008
    to prioritise Commonwealth funding of rail projects identified by Infrastructure Australia over any infrastructure project that relates to roads, with the exception of road projects designed to address an urgent or significant road safety issue or on which construction has already begun. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Live Animal Export Restriction and Prohibition Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    to: prohibit the export of live-stock for slaughter on or after 1 July 2017; and provide that export licence holders ensure all live-stock are treated satisfactorily prior to slaughter; and
    Export Control Act 1982
    to: prohibit the export of live-stock for slaughter unless the secretary is satisfied that the live-stock will be treated satisfactorily prior to slaughter; and prohibit the export of live-stock for slaughter on or after 1 July 2017. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Office of Animal Welfare as an independent statutory authority with responsibility for advising on the protection of animal welfare in Commonwealth regulated activities; provides for the functions, appointment, and terms and conditions of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); provides for staff and consultants; establishes the Office of Animal Welfare Advisory Committee to advise the CEO; and provides for reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 May 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: create specific requirements for country of origin labelling for food; extend country of origin labelling to all packaged and unpackaged food for retail sale; restrict the range of labelling to three kinds of claim; and create penalties and defences; and
    Imported Food Control Act 1992
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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