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  • Date
    26 Oct 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Australians 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986
    to: amend the title of the Act to the
    Aboriginal Land and Waters (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986
    ; exempt certain leases granted by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council from the application of the
    Residential Tenancies Act 1997
    (ACT); increase the payment amount at which the council is required to seek approval from the minister before entering into a contract; amend the council's governance structure and decision making powers to align more closely with other corporate Commonwealth entities; remove the requirement for the council to enter into an agreement to lease with the Director of National Parks before land in the Booderee National Park can be declared as Aboriginal land; clarify that the functions of the council relate only to registered members and eligible children; and update the wording of the term 'physical or mental incapacity'; and eight Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to: require approved providers of residential care and certain kinds of flexible care to ensure a registered nurse is onsite and on duty at all times at each residential facility operated by them; enable the capping of prices that approved providers of home care can charge care recipients and remove the home care providers' ability to charge exit amounts; and require the secretary to publish information in relation to aged care services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to enable the introduction of the Australian National Aged Care Classification to replace the Aged Care Funding Instrument as the residential aged care subsidy calculation model from 1 October 2022; the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to: require the secretary to publish information in the form of a star rating system in relation to the quality of aged care provided by residential aged care services and the performance of approved providers of those services in relation to responsibilities and standards; allow the Quality of Care Principles to make provision for the giving of informed consent to the use of restrictive practices in circumstances where a care recipient does not have capacity to consent themselves; and provide immunity from civil or criminal liability in relation to the use of a restrictive practice in certain circumstances; the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018
    to: require compliance with a code of conduct by approved providers and their aged care workers and governing persons; extend the Serious Incident Response Scheme to home and flexible care delivered in a home or community care setting from 1 December 2022; introduce new governance and reporting responsibilities for approved providers of Commonwealth-funded aged care; enable the secretary or commissioner to request information or documents from a provider or borrower relating to the use of a loan made with a refundable deposit or accommodation bond and create an offence for a borrower who does not comply with this request; and extend the period of liability for the existing offences for the misuse of refundable accommodation deposits prior to an insolvency event for both providers and key personnel of providers; five Acts to enable information sharing between certain Commonwealth bodies; the
    National Health Reform Act 2011
    and
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to expand the functions of a renamed Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority and establish new governance arrangements and appointments processes; and the
    National Health Reform Act 2011
    ,
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018
    to enable the use and disclosure of information required for the authority to perform its new functions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Animal Health Council (Live-stock Industries) Funding Act 1996
    to: facilitate the funding of emergency responses under emergency biosecurity response deeds other than the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement, including the proposed Emergency Response Deed for Aquatic Animal Diseases; provide for the Governor-General to make regulations prescribing certain matters; and remove redundant provisions that relate to honey, as honey-related levies are no longer paid to Animal Health Australia;
    Plant Health Australia (Plant Industries) Funding Act 2002
    to: broaden the scope of permissible uses for Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) levies to include the promotion or maintenance of the health of an EPPR plant; provide for the secretary to determine by notifiable instrument a body that is a relevant plant industry member; and remove redundant provisions that provide for the redirection of excess levies to research and development purposes; and
    Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000
    and
    Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations of the
    Respect@Work: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces
    by amending: the
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to: prohibit conduct that subjects another person to a workplace environment that is hostile on the ground of sex; introduce a positive duty on employers to take reasonable and proportionate measures to eliminate unlawful sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, as far as possible; state that an object of the Act is to achieve substantive equality between men and women; and amend the definition of harassment on the ground of sex to remove the reference to conduct of a 'seriously' demeaning nature; the
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    to: enable the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to monitor and assess compliance with the positive duty; provide the AHRC with a function to inquire into systemic unlawful discrimination; enable a representative body to progress a complaint on behalf of one or more affected persons from conciliation at the AHRC to application to the court; insert a cost protection provision; and amend one of the discretionary grounds on which a complaint may be terminated by the President of the AHRC; the
    Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012
    to require Commonwealth public sector organisations to report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency on their gender equality indicators; five Acts to clarify that victimising conduct can form the basis of a civil action for unlawful discrimination in addition to a criminal complaint; and the
    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021
    ,
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    and
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Oct 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 May 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 May 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments, in addition to appropriations provided for by the
    Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2022-2023
    ,
    Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 2) 2022-2023
    and
    Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2022-2023

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Oct 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 May 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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