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  • 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
    Nicola ROXON MP 

    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

  • Trade Practices Amendment (Personal Injuries and Death) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to prevent individuals, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in a representative capacity, from bringing actions for damages for personal injuries or death resulting from contraventions of Division 1 of Part V of the Act, which prohibits unfair practices in trade and commerce, including misleading and deceptive conduct. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Further Border Protection Measures) Bill 2002 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to expand the definition of “excised offshore place” to include the Coral Sea Islands Territory and certain islands that form part of Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Disability Reform) Bill (No. 2) 2002 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: change the qualification criteria for disability support pension (DSP) in relation to work capacity for people who apply for DSP from 1 July 2003; and restrict exemptions from the activity test requirements for newstart allowance and youth allowance recipients. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Employee Protection (Employee Entitlements Guarantee) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    Janice CROSIO MP 

    Bill

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Compliance with Court and Tribunal Orders) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to: require officers and employees of registered organisations to comply with orders and directions of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and the Federal Court; and provide sanctions for failure to comply. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Protecting the Low Paid) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the objects of the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to ensure that the primary focus of the award safety net is to address the needs of the low paid. Also requires the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to recognise this primary focus when performing its functions and exercising its powers in relation to awards. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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