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  • 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

  • Interactive Gambling Amendment (Virtual Credits) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 May 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Interactive Gambling Act 2001
    to provide that virtual credits, coins, tokens and objects which are purchased are recognised as items of value in relation to a gambling service. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Act Amendment (Recognition of Foreign Marriages for Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 May 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to provide that same-sex marriages validly entered into in foreign countries are recognised under the laws of Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Advertising for Sports Betting) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    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

  • National Health Reform Amendment (Definitions) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Reform Act 2011
    to: amend the definitions of ‘local hospital network’, ‘primary health care organisation’, ‘private hospital’ and ‘public hospital’ to enable the National Health Performance Authority to undertake its performance reporting role; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Do Not Call Register Act 2006
    to clarify which party is responsible for making telemarketing calls and sending marketing faxes where third parties are carrying out the marketing activities;
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: enable industry codes to be varied; extend the application of the reimbursement scheme for developing consumer-related industry codes to varying these codes; and require code developers to publish draft code and draft variations and related public submissions; and
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Services Standards) Act 1999
    to: require the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) scheme to comply with standards determined by the minister; and require independent periodic public reviews of the TIO scheme to be conducted. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (Simple Corporate Bonds and Other Measures) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: require body corporates to issue a two-part simple corporate bonds prospectus when certain bond issuances occur; enable simple corporate bonds to be traded using simple retail corporate bonds depository interests; provide that directors have liability for any misinformation in a disclosure document in certain circumstances; and provide that the use of the terms ‘financial planner’ and ‘financial adviser’ are restricted to those with licences to provide advice on designated financial products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Great Barrier Reef) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to: prohibit developments within and outside existing port areas along the Great Barrier Reef coastline; implement a moratorium from 20 March 2013 on approval of developments impacting on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area until a strategic assessment is completed and deemed adequate by the World Heritage Committee; and prohibit approval of any developments that do not deliver a net benefit to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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