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TOTAL RESULTS: 38

  • Date
    11 May 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HANSON, Sen Pauline 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    in relation to references to a person or member of the Aboriginal race of Australia or a descendant of an indigenous habitant of Australia or the Torres Strait Islands. 

    Bill

  • Date
    05 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to: require gambling companies to report to the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre if they have reason to suspect a person is paying for gambling services with money obtained illegally; and enable the Federal Court to make compensation orders where gambling companies have provided gambling services to a person who they suspect has paid for the gambling service using money obtained illegally. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    PIKE, Henry, MP 
    Summary
    Declares Australia Day as the national day of Australia to be observed on 26 January every year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Jun 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    CANAVAN, Sen Matthew 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988
    to require the Australian Capital Territory Government to conduct an inquiry into the
    Health Infrastructure Enabling Act 2023
    (ACT) and report by 30 June 2024. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Sep 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    CASH, Sen Michaelia 
    Summary
    Provides that the
    Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Act 2022
    (ACT) has no force or effect as a law of the Australian Capital Territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Jun 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SCAMPS, Sophie, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to prohibit the broadcasting of marketing relating to certain food or drink products on television and radio broadcasting services, and online services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 May 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    DANIEL, Zoe, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: prohibit the broadcasting of gambling advertisements on certain television and radio broadcasting services; and prohibit the provision of gambling advertisements on certain online content services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    to: require the Classification Board to classify computer games which contain 'loot boxes' as either R 18+ or RC; and require a warning to displayed when games contain loot boxes or similar features. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: lower the donation disclosure threshold from $13,800 to $1,000 for individual donations and require aggregation under the threshold; expand the definition of 'gift'; introduce a cap of $50,000 on the total amount of donations a donor can provide during an electoral cycle; require real-time disclosure by gift recipients to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) within two business days of the donation threshold being reached or exceeded; require the AEC to publish donation returns by reporting entities on the Transparency Register as soon as reasonably practicable; introduce an electoral expenditure cap to limit the amount of money that can be spent on federal election campaigns; prohibit political donations from particular industries, including fossil fuel entities, gambling companies, liquor companies and the tobacco industry; and increase certain penalties for corporations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Jun 2018 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    STEELE-JOHN, Sen Jordon 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to: lower the minimum (non-compulsory) voting age in Australian federal elections and referenda from 18 to 16 years; allow 14 and 15 year olds to be added to the electoral roll in preparation for their eligibility to vote at 16 years of age; provide for 16 and 17 year olds to be included in the certified list of voters (but not to be given a penalty notice if they do not vote); and provide that an eligible voter, who is not yet on the electoral roll or enrolled at their correct address, is able to cast a provisional vote on election day. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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