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  • 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

  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (New Mandate and Other Measures) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Trade and Competitiveness 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991
    to: provide for the circumstances in which the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) can provide insurance or another financial service or product on its commercial account; enable EFIC to guarantee loans for foreign based subsidiaries of certain Australian based companies; exclude public service personnel from the EFIC board; and apply competitive neutrality principles to EFIC’s commercial account operations; and
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill 2013, the bill: imposes an annual celebrant registration charge with a statutory limit of $600 for the 2013-14 financial year; and provides for indexation of the statutory limit in later financial years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) Bill 2013, the bill amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: provide for a celebrant registration charge to be imposed from 1 July 2013 on Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants who are authorised under the Marriage Celebrants Program to perform marriages; provide for the deregistration of celebrants who do not pay the celebrant registration charge or obtain an exemption; enable the imposition of a registration application fee for prospective celebrants seeking registration; provide for exemptions and the imposition of processing fees for applications for exemptions; remove the requirement for performance reviews every five years of marriage celebrants; and make minor amendments to the Marriage Celebrants Program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Student Identifiers Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 
    Summary
    Establishes a framework for the introduction of a student identifier for individuals undertaking nationally recognised vocational education and training from 1 January 2014 by: providing for how the student identifier may be assigned, collected, used and disclosed; providing for the creation of an authenticated transcript of an individual’s record of nationally recognised training undertaken; establishing the Student Identifiers Agency to administer the scheme; and providing for the functions, powers, appointment and terms and conditions of the Chief Executive Officer of the agency. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to: enable the minister to specify products that are taken not to be therapeutic goods; enable the secretary to remove products that are not therapeutic goods from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods; clarify the secretary’s powers to approve product information for medicines accepted for registration in the register; and make amendments in relation to: compliance with advertising requirements; obtaining information and documents; use of restricted and prohibited representations in advertisements; conditions of registration or listing in the register; presentation of registered or listed goods; consent to the import, supply or export of goods; review of decisions; a package and its contents to constitute a kit; criminal offences and civil penalties for false or misleading statements in relation to variation requests; minimum notice period for cancellation of registration or listing in the register; secretary’s discretion to publish certain information on the department’s website; clarification of the merits review process; public notification and/or recall of registered or listed therapeutic goods, biologicals and medical devices; failure to comply with requirements to provide information; and specified information required for certain applications and requests. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Prohibition of Certain Coal Exports) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to: prohibit the export of coal mined in the water catchment valleys and district of the Wyong Shire Council; and enable the minister to prohibit the export of coal mined in other areas. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marine Engineers Qualifications Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Requires that any marine regulations be amended by the issuing authority so that they comply with and give effect to the existing Australian standards for marine engineering and electro-technical competencies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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