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  • Australian Ownership Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Limits foreign investment in Australian agribusiness and agricultural land by: requiring the Foreign Investment Review Board to review certain foreign investment proposals and make recommendations to the Treasurer if the proposal is contrary to the national interest; enabling the Treasurer to prohibit a proposed investment and providing for penalties for contravention of the prohibition; and preventing a foreign person or bodies from holding ownership interests of more than 49 per cent in an agribusiness or a parcel of land of more than four hectares. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Advertising for Sports Betting) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: prohibit the advertising of odds for sports betting at any time; restrict advertisements for sports betting on television and radio after 9.00 pm; prohibit the broadcasting of information about sports odds within 30 minutes of a sports broadcast or a sports-related broadcast; and prohibit the promotion of sports betting products and services outside commercial breaks. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • African Development Bank Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Enables Australia to become a member of the African Development Bank Group by authorising the payments required to subscribe to membership shares in the African Development Bank and meet membership and ongoing subscriptions to the African Development Fund. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Capital Territory Water Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988
    to provide that the abstraction of water on National Land and by Commonwealth agencies throughout the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will be managed by the ACT Government;
    Water Act 2007
    to enable the water resources of the Googong Dam Area to be included in a water resource plan area for which the ACT has responsibility; and
    Canberra Water Supply (Googong Dam) Act 1974
    to ensure that the ACT Executive has the appropriate powers to manage the surface waters of the Googong Dam. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

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