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  • Date
    30 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Control Act 2020
    to: provide for the use and disclosure of certain information, including protected information; enable the secretary to impose or vary conditions at the same time as approving a variation to an approved arrangement, accredited property, registered establishment or export licence; require fit and proper person assessments to take into consideration certain information received under the
    Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991
    ; and make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    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
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Biosecurity Act 2015
    to: enable the minister to determine certain biosecurity measures and requirements for individuals or classes of individuals who are entering Australian territory for the purposes of preventing a disease or pest that is considered to pose an unacceptable biosecurity threat, and establish civil penalty provisions for noncompliance; expand pre-arrival reporting requirements for aircraft and vessels; strengthen penalties for non-compliance with negative pratique requirements; provide for the use and disclosure of certain information, including protected information; increase civil and criminal penalties for contraventions of certain requirements in relation to goods and conveyances; amend the process for making certain determinations specifying prohibited, conditionally non-prohibited and suspended goods or granting permits based on risk assessments; provide legislative authority for expenditure for biosecurity-related programs and activities and provide for additional annual reporting; and amend provisions relating to approved arrangements, administration, auditing and consideration of compensation claims. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    to: enhance the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security's (IGIS) oversight functions and powers; prevent the head or deputy head of an agency within the IGIS's jurisdiction, immediately after serving in that position, being appointed as the Inspector General; allow the IGIS to consider employment-related grievances for staff employed under the
    Office of National Intelligence Act 2018
    ; streamline reporting and information sharing procedures; and make technical amendments to clarify and modernise drafting expressions and remove redundant provisions; 14 Acts to make consequential amendments; and the
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    ,
    National Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2022
    and
    Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006
    to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the National Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2022. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013
    to: provide that 'personal work-related conduct' does not fall within the public interest disclosure (PID) scheme; amend the process for authorised officers' handling and allocation of disclosures, and principal officers' investigation of disclosures; expand the scope of protections for disclosers and availability of civil remedies for reprisal action taken against a person who has made, or may make, a PID; remove the general secrecy offence; clarify the roles of the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security in receiving and investigating complaints about the handling of a disclosure by an agency; establish a procedure for handling disclosures where there is a machinery of government change; amend the definitions of 'agencies', 'public officials' and 'principal officers'; exclude grant recipients from the application of the Act; provide for a review of the Act five years after the commencement of the amendments in the bill; and make minor amendments; and
    National Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2022
    ,
    National Anti-Corruption Commission (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2022
    and
    Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013
    to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the National Anti-Corruption Commission legislation enacted in November 2022. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
    to create safeguard mechanism credit units (SMCs) and provide for related registration, transfer and compliance arrangements consistent with the treatment of Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs);
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide that SMCs receive the same tax treatment as other specified units;
    Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011
    to: provide ownership and transfer arrangements for SMCs; require the publication of information about holdings and cancellations of SMCs; and provide for the making of legislative rules to increase transparency of information on unit holdings or allow for the voluntary surrender of units;
    Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Act 2011
    ,
    Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011
    and
    National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
    to: provide that protected information includes all information held by the Clean Energy Regulator regardless of when it was obtained; and make consequential amendments; and
    Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011
    to: enable legislative rules to prevent the regulator from entering into carbon abatement contracts that reduce covered emissions of facilities covered by the safeguard mechanism; require the regulator to consider the safeguard mechanism when assessing the regulatory additionality of proposed offsets projects; and make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Reform (Closing the Hole in the Ozone Layer) Bill 2022 and Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2022, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995
    to: remove the cap on the rate that levies can be set at and provide for the rate of levy to be prescribed by regulations; remove the levy on the import of equipment that operates using ozone depleting substances; enable the minister to delegate the power to exempt a person from paying the levy; and make other minor amendments, including to update the drafting style. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Reform (Closing the Hole in the Ozone Layer) Bill 2022 and Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2022, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Act 1995
    to: remove the cap on the rate that levies can be set at and provide for the rate of levy to be prescribed by regulations; enable the minister to delegate the power to exempt a person from paying the levy; and make other minor amendments, including to update the drafting style. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2022 and Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2022, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989
    in relation to the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Program by: imposing controls that are currently imposed through licence conditions, such as the ban on import of bulk gas in non-refillable containers; clarifying licence and exemptions requirements; increasing the time allowed for submitting reports and payment levies; adopting the standard provisions of the
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    , including certain minor modifications; updating the offence and civil penalty provisions; introducing information gathering powers including the ability to issue a notice to produce; providing the option of licence suspension as an alternative to immediate cancellation of financial penalties; providing for an internal review mechanism for reviewable decisions; and allowing the use or disclosure of certain information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Dec 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: allow the minister to make grants to support arrangements to increase industry-led study and postgraduate research, and to assist higher education providers to undertake research that progresses to a state of commercial readiness the development of technologies and services in sectors aligned with areas of national priority (the Australia's Economic Accelerator (AEA) program); establish a governance framework to support the delivery of the AEA program; and provide for the protection, disclosure and use of AEA program information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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