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  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Material of Local Significance) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Act Services Act 1992
    to include regional South Australia in the areas to which regional aggregated commercial television broadcasting licences apply so that specific local content requirements are met. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Citizen Initiated Referendum Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Enables Australian citizens to initiate legislation that provides for the holding of a referendum to alter the Constitution by: setting out the process to be followed and the requirements to be met; providing for rules applicable to the holding of a citizen initiated referendum; setting the first referendum year as 2016 and every fourth year after that; and providing for related miscellaneous matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Reinstatement of Temporary Protection Visas) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to create two visa subclasses: temporary protection (offshore entry) visas and temporary protection (secondary movement offshore entry) visas, for persons who have arrived in Australia illegally or at an excised offshore place and are found to have engaged Australia’s protection obligations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Pharmaceutical Transparency) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to: create offences related to the provision of payments, services or certain other inducements to medical practitioners by pharmaceutical companies; and provide for: penalties for making such inducements; and reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: create a criminal offence for a person over 18 years of age to intentionally misrepresent their age in online communications to a person they reasonably believe to be under 18 years of age for the purposes of encouraging a physical meeting, or with the intention of committing an offence; and impose penalties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: define marriage as a union of two people; clarify that ministers of religion are not bound to solemnise marriage by any other law; remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and include a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Small Business Commissioner Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Office of the Small Business Commissioner; provides for the appointment, functions and powers of the commissioner; and includes an annual reporting requirement and a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Trade 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
    in relation to the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme to: increase the maximum number of grants to eight; provide that certain applicants claiming grants only receive support for expenses incurred to promote exports to markets other than the USA, Canada and the European Union member states; enable the minister to make a determination to specify a percentage of the scheme’s appropriation to fund administration for a financial year; prevent further approval of joint ventures after 30 June 2013; remove event promoters from the scheme; prevent the payment of grants to applicants engaging an EMDG consultant assessed to not be a fit and proper person; provide that if an amount grant is determined before 1 July following the ‘balance distribution date’, the grant becomes payable; and require applicants to acquit claims by paying for claimed expenses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aviation Laws Amendment (Australian Ownership and Operation) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Air Navigation Act 1920
    and
    Civil Aviation Act 1988
    to provide that Australian international and domestic air services are Australian owned and operated, that is, at least 51 per cent owned by Australian citizens or residents, at least 80 per cent of the operator’s aircraft maintenance is carried out in Australia, and with aircrews comprised only of persons domiciled in Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Dairy Industry (Drinking Milk) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Provides for: the registration of dairy regional representative bodies; Fair Work Australia to determine a modern award for dairy farmers (including the objective of providing a fair minimum return to dairy farmers for producing drinking milk); dairy farmers and processors to establish enterprise agreements; and collective negotiations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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