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  • Date
    25 Nov 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to: enable the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO) to undertake activities to produce intelligence where there is, or is likely to be, an imminent risk to the safety of an Australian person; enable ASIS, ASD and AGO to seek ministerial authorisation to produce intelligence on a class of Australian persons who are, or are likely to be, involved with a listed terrorist organisation; enable ASD and AGO to seek ministerial authorisation to undertake activities to produce intelligence on an Australian person, or class of persons, where they are assisting the Australian Defence Force in support of military operations; amend the requirement for ASIS, ASD and AGO to obtain ministerial authorisation to produce intelligence on an Australian person to circumstances where the agencies seek to use covert and intrusive methods which include methods for which the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) would require a warrant to conduct inside Australia; clarify the requirement for ASIS, ASD and AGO to seek ministerial authorisation before requesting a foreign partner agency to produce intelligence on an Australian person; remove the geographic limit requiring that ASIS activities undertaken to support ASIO in the performance of its functions be conducted outside Australia; provide that, for the purposes of carrying out its non-intelligence functions, AGO is not required to seek ministerial approval for cooperation with authorities of other countries; clarify the meaning of authorities of other countries; and make technical amendments;
    Office of National Intelligence Act 2018
    to require the Office of National Intelligence to obtain Director-General approval when undertaking cooperation with public international organisations;
    Australian Passports Act 2005
    and
    Foreign Passports (Law Enforcement and Security) Act 2005
    to extend the period for passport suspension and foreign travel document surrender from 14 to 28 days;
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to extend immunity provided to staff of ASIS and AGO for computer-related acts done outside Australia to acts which inadvertently affected a computer or device located outside Australia;
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    ,
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    and
    Office of National Intelligence Act 2018
    in relation to privacy rules of ASIS, ASD, AGO and Defence Intelligence Organisation;
    Crimes Act 1914
    to allow ASD to participate in the assumed identities scheme; and
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: approve a class of persons to exercise the authority conferred by an ASIO warrant; clarify the permissible scope of classes; and introduce certain record-keeping requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    31 Jul 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs 
    Summary
    Consequential on the
    Migration Amendment (New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulation 2019
    , which created two provisional skilled regional visas, the bill amends seven Acts to provide that holders of these provisional skilled regional visas will have the same access to welfare payments and government services as permanent visa holders where eligible. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    KELLY, Craig, MP 
    Summary
    Prohibits: Commonwealth, state and territory governments and other non-government entities from issuing domestic COVID-19 vaccine passports; and discrimination on the basis of whether a person has had a COVID 19 vaccination in the provision of goods, services and facilities; and in relation to employment, education, accommodation and sport. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    KELLY, Craig, MP 
    Summary
    Ensures that Australia complies with Article 6 of the
    Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Nov 2017 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    BERNARDI, Sen Cory 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998
    and
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to remove prohibitions on the construction or operation of certain nuclear installations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science, Energy and Resourses 
    Summary
    Further to the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 and the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Regulatory Levies) Bill 2021, the bill amends the:
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to: extend the operation of the Act to provide that a person commits an offence if a regulated entity interferes with offshore infrastructure activities; clarify the dual role of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) in regulating the Act and the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure framework, including in relation to NOPSEMA's duties, money and annual reporting requirements; and clarify that the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator may also be appointed as the Offshore Infrastructure Registrar; and
    Coral Sea Islands Act 1969
    ,
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    ,
    Sea Installations Act 1987
    and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Sep 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science, Energy and Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 to facilitate and regulate the development of electricity infrastructure in Commonwealth waters, the bill imposes an offshore electricity infrastructure levy on offshore electricity infrastructure licence holders or those engaging in offshore infrastructure activities prescribed by regulations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Sep 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science, Energy and Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Regulatory Levies) Bill 2021 to facilitate and regulate the development of electricity infrastructure in Commonwealth waters, the bill: prohibits offshore renewable energy infrastructure and offshore electricity transmission infrastructure in the Commonwealth offshore area without a licence; provides for the minister to declare specified areas suitable for offshore infrastructure activities and to grant licences allowing proponents to undertake offshore infrastructure activities in specified areas; provides for safety and protection zones to protect offshore electricity infrastructure; establishes the Offshore Infrastructure Registrar to administer the licensing scheme, including maintaining a register of licences and managing the licence application process; identifies the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority as the Offshore Infrastructure Regulator with work health and safety, environmental management, infrastructure integrity and regulatory functions; provides for directions, compliance and enforcement powers; and provides for the protection of worker safety through modified application of the
    Work Health and Safety Act 2011

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Laminaria and Corallina Decommissioning Cost Recovery Levy) Bill 2021, the bill imposes a temporary levy on offshore petroleum production to recover the Commonwealth's costs of decommissioning the Laminaria and Corallina oil fields and associated infrastructure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Dec 2020 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON, Sen Pauline 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to broaden the objects clause of the Act to require the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator and the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority to take into account the benefit to the Australian community when granting new leases or renewing existing leases. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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