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  • Date
    10 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the job seeker compliance framework by: strengthening and aligning financial penalties for failure to enter into an Employment Pathway Plan; suspending participation payments and applying financial penalties for failure to behave in an appropriate manner at an appointment; enabling more immediate application of financial penalties for failure to participate in activities or job interviews; suspending participation payments for inadequate job search; removing waivers for serious financial penalties incurred for refusing or failing to accept a suitable job; renaming all failures resulting in short-term financial penalties as ‘no show no pay’ failures; and removing redundant provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    (EPBC Act) to provide that only aggrieved persons (as defined by section 5 of the
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    ) may make an application for judicial review of decisions made under the EPBC Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Provides for a national plebiscite to be conducted at the next general election on the question of whether two people should be able to marry, regardless of gender. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: define marriage as a union of two people; clarify that ministers of religion or chaplains are not bound to solemnise marriage by any other law; and remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to make a consequential amendment. Also includes a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to provide that parents entitled to receive employer-provided primary carer leave payments (or other like payments) in excess of the total amount of parental leave pay will not receive parental leave pay under the Paid Parental Leave scheme; and remove the requirement for employers to provide paid parental leave to eligible employees, unless an employer chooses to manage the payment to employees and the employees agree for the employer to pay them. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012
    to: rename the Act as the
    Coastal Shipping Act 2015
    ; replace the existing three tiered licensing system with a single permit system, available to Australian and foreign vessels, which will provide access to the Australian coast for a period of 12 months; and establish a framework of entitlements for seafarers on foreign vessels engaging or intending to engage in coastal shipping for more than 183 days; the
    Shipping Registration Act 1981
    to allow vessels to be registered on the Australian International Shipping Register when they engage in international shipping for 90 days or more; and four Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
    Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Requires Government boards to comprise of at least 40 per cent men and 40 per cent women; and provides for annual reporting requirements in relation to the gender composition of Government boards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to enable certain New Zealand citizens who are Special Category Visa holders to be eligible for HELP assistance from 1 January 2016. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that consumer leases are excluded goods for the purposes of the income management regime. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    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), and for staff and consultants; establishes the Office of Animal Welfare Advisory Committee to advise the CEO; and provides for reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum