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  • Live Animal Export Prohibition (Ending Cruelty) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Feb 2014 
    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

  • Public Service Amendment (Employment for all of us) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Public Service Act 1999
    to require the Australian Public Service Commissioner to issue a direction requiring the number of persons with a disability or from a non-English speaking background employed in the Australian Public Service be doubled by 1 July 2019. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: provides that Australian landholders have the right to refuse the undertaking of gas and coal mining activities by corporations on food producing land without prior written authorisation; sets out the requirements of a prior written authorisation; and provides for relief which a court may grant a land owner when prior written authorisation is not provided. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Copyright Legislation Amendment (Fair Go for Fair Use) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1968
    to: provide that digital locks or technical protection measures that restrict accessibility for the visually impaired and disabled are removed; provide legal protection to universities, libraries, schools, cultural institutions, content service providers and internet service providers from being sued when other persons have accessed certain online content; remove geocodes from the use of overseas content; and provide for a fair use exception. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Guardian for Unaccompanied Children Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Office of the Guardian for Unaccompanied Non-citizen Children; provides for the appointment, functions and powers of the guardian; provides for staff, consultants and reporting requirements; and amends the
    Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marine Engineers Qualifications Bill 2013 (No. 2)

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    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

  • Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Reserve Bank Act 1959
    to: establish the Australian Reconstruction and Development Board as the third Board within the Reserve Bank of Australia; and provide for the functions, membership, meetings and other administrative arrangements of the board, including resolving any policy differences between the three boards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Overseas Aid (Millennium Development Goals) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes United Nations targets for official development assistance; requires the minister to prepare and present to Parliament an annual statement outlining Australia’s annual official development assistance; establishes an Independent Commissioner on Aid Effectiveness; provides for the appointment, functions and powers of the commissioner; and provides for staff, consulting and an annual reporting requirement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Leaders’ Debate Commission) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: establish a Leaders’ Debate Commission to implement a system to convene three or more debates between the leaders of each registered political party prior to a federal election; provide for the appointment, functions and powers of a commissioner and seven deputy commissioners; and include a reporting requirement and a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Renewable Fuel Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000
    to: provide for the regulation of renewable fuel content in fuel supplied for use in motor vehicles; provide that the ethanol volume percentage be mandated at a minimum of 5 per cent from 1 July 2017 and a minimum of 10 per cent from 1 July 2020; establish an office of Renewable Fuel Program Administrator and provide for the appointment and functions of the administrator; and include record keeping and reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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