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  • Student Assistance Amendment Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to: close the Student Financial Supplement Scheme to new applications from ABSTUDY students from 1 January 2004 and continue loan repayment arrangements for existing loans; and make a minor technical amendment to extend the regulation-making power relating to notifications. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telstra Corporation Act 1991
    in relation to: repeal of provisions which require the Commonwealth to retain 50.1 per cent of the equity in Telstra Corporation Limited; cessation of Ministerial directions and reporting obligations once the Commonwealth’s equity falls below certain percentages; foreign ownership limits; regular independent reviews of regional telecommunications; and sale provisions;
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to permit licence conditions on Telstra to ensure that it maintains a local presence in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia;
    Telstra Corporation Act 1991
    , Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Regulations and Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Regulations to preserve employee entitlements;
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    , Archives Regulations, Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations,
    Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991
    and Ombudsman Regulations to make transitional provisions and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Mutual Recognition with New Zealand and Other Matters) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Transport and Regional Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Civil Aviation Act 1988
    and
    Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959
    to permit the mutual recognition of certain aviation-related safety certification between Australia and New Zealand; and
    Civil Aviation Act 1988
    to: ensure consistent terminology in references to aircraft registered overseas; and ensure that certain conditions for the grant of Air Operator’s Certificates (AOCs) have effect as ongoing conditions on the AOCs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Representation of Territories) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Good Faith Bargaining) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    Robert MCCLELLAND MP 

    Bill

  • Criminal Code Amendment (Hezbollah External Terrorist Organisation) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     

    Bill

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare and Private Health Insurance) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    National Health Act 1953
    and
    Private Health Insurance Incentives Act 1998
    to enable registered private health funds to offer insurance plans to cover all out-of-pocket expenses for out-of-hospital Medicare rebatable services in excess of $1 000 in a calendar year; and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to establish a new safety-net for concession card holders to cover 80 per cent of out-of-pocket expenses for out-of-hospital Medicare rebatable costs which have exceeded $500 in a calendar year; and provide for the introduction of an electronic direct billing option (whereby patients assign their Medicare rebate to their doctor and pay only the gap amount to the doctor), to be available to general practitioners who participate in the General Practice Access Scheme. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • A Better Future for Our Kids Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Office of the National Commissioner for Children and Young People; provides for a national code for the protection of children; and provides for a probity check on all persons undertaking child-related employment or volunteer work. Also includes reporting requirements and a regulation-making power. 

    Bill

  • Kyoto Protocol Ratification Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    Kelvin THOMSON MP 

    Bill

  • Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Provides for the restructure of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (including abolition of the positions of Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Race Discrimination Commissioner and Sex Discrimination Commissioner) and the Commission’s renaming as the Australian Human Rights Commission. Also provides for: greater focus on education, dissemination of information on human rights and assistance to business and the community; prior approval of, or notification to, the Attorney-General of proposed interventions in court proceedings by the Commission; removal of power to recommend payment of damages or compensation in certain circumstances; appointment of part-time complaints commissioners; abolition of the Community Relations Council and advisory councils; removal of powers of delegation from the
    Disability Discrimination Act 1992
    ,
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    and
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    and consolidation into one delegation provision; and includes application and transitional provisions. Amends five Acts including the
    Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986
    and makes consequential amendments to 13 other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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