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The bill proposes to amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act) to provide the court with the power to give directions to order a corporation to reduce its market share, where the corporation has been found to have contravened subsections 46(1) or 46(1AA) of the Act.
The bill amends the Corporations Act 2001 and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001. The intention of the bill is to reduce regulation, clarify existing regulatory obligations, and enhance the efficient operation of certain Government bodies.
An inquiry into the Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board) Bill 2013.
An inquiry into affordable housing.
The structure and development of forestry managed investment schemes (MIS).
The future sustainability of Australia’s strategically vital naval shipbuilding industry.
The need for a national approach to retail leasing arrangements to create a fairer system and reduce the burden on small to medium businesses with associated benefits to landlords.
An inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment (Bargaining Processes) Bill 2014.
An inquiry into the operation, regulation and funding of private vocational education and training providers in Australia.
In undertaking this inquiry, the Committee should consider: the importance of local content in Australia, and the role the ABC should play in the provision of such content; the recent efficiency savings imposed on the Corporation by the Government; the centralisation of the Corporation's operations to Sydney; and any related matters.
The reasons for the referral are that the removal of auditing requirements for Australian content has the potential to significantly impact the amount of Australian content in the local broadcast media landscape. In addition, there are significant concerns over the legislation's changes to captioning requirements. Both have the potential to significantly impact the viewing experience of Australian television content for local audiences.
This is the first legislation of this kind proposed in the Parliament.
Allow for public consultation, including with industry, community groups and education providers; enable public input into the impact of technological developments on this new area of law; and scrutiny of the practical issues surrounding the implementation of the scheme.
The reason for referral is that these bills contain a number of legislative changes which have the potential to significantly change the operation of the telecommunications industry. Especially concerning is Schedule 5, which will remove a requirement for telcos to divulge the number of warrantless metadata requests they receive from law enforcement agencies. In order to ensure regulatory stability in the telecommunications industry and transparency of warrantless requests, the industry and consumers must be able to provide feedback on these bills in detail.
The Abbott Government's attacks on Australia's environment, and their effects on our natural heritage and future prosperity.
The adequacy of arrangements to prevent the entry and establishment of invasive species likely to harm Australia's natural environment, including recent biosecurity performance and Australia's state of preparedness for new environmental incursions.
How electricity network companies have calculated and presented costings and infrastructure changes and the effects on energy users, including anomalies, possible rorting or discrimination.
The history, effectiveness, performance and future of the National Landcare Program
An inquiry into the Defence Legislation Amendment (Military Justice Enhancements–Inspector-General ADF) Bill to provide an opportunity to canvass the proposal and the benefits it brings to the
Australian Defence Force in efficiency, transparency and accountability.
During the 24 month transition period for the Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011, the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee is conducting a six-monthly examination of progress of the implementation of the provisions of the bill and report to the Senate.
An inquiry into the delivery and effectiveness of Australia's aid program in Papua New Guinea.
This inquiry will look into the potential use by the Australian Defence Force of unmanned air, maritime and land platforms.
An inquiry into the Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013.
An inquiry into the Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013.
An inquiry into the Guardian for Unaccompanied Children Bill 2014
An inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Protecting Babies Born in Australia) Bill 2014.
An inquiry into the comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.
An inquiry into airport and aviation security.
An inquiry into aspects of road safety in Australia.
An inquiry into Australia's transport energy resilience and sustainability.
An inquiry into the current arrangements for the marketing of Australian sugar.
On 30 September 2014 the Senate resolved to establish the Select Committee on Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration related to Commonwealth Government Affairs.
This Select Committee was established to inquire into the effect of cuts or changes in the Commonwealth budget.
This Select Committee was established to inquire into and report on health policy, administration and expenditure.
In the context of an inquiry by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee into aviation accident investigations.
In relation to the use of closed circuit television footage by officers of the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) for internal investigations involving DPS staff.
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