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  • Date
    02 Aug 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Housing Supply and Affordability Council Bill 2023 [No. 2] and Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Measures No. 1) Bill 2023 [No. 2], the bill establishes the Housing Australia Future Fund to make grants, and enable Housing Australia to make grants and loans, in relation to acute housing needs, social housing or affordable housing. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Aug 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Housing Australia Future Fund Bill 2023 [No. 2] and Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Measures No. 1) Bill 2023 [No. 2], the bill establishes the National Housing Supply and Affordability Council as an independent advisory body to the Commonwealth Government on matters relating to housing supply and affordability. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Aug 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Housing Australia Future Fund Bill 2023 [No. 2] and National Housing Supply and Affordability Council Bill 2023 [No. 2], the bill amends: the
    National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Act 2018
    to rename the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation to Housing Australia; the renamed
    Housing Australia Act 2018
    to: streamline the functions of Housing Australia; establish an annual review mechanism for the National Housing Infrastructure Facility; and extend the Commonwealth guarantee of the liabilities of Housing Australia to apply to contracts entered into until 30 June 2028; and 10 Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Jun 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    and
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to: expand the jurisdictions of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) to include the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, the Australian Federal Police and the Department of Home Affairs; provide that the PJCIS may review proposed counter-terrorism and national security legislation, and all such expiring legislation; enable the PJCIS to request the IGIS to conduct an inquiry into certain operational activities of the agencies within the IGIS’s jurisdiction; clarify the legislation which enables the PJCIS to request a briefing from the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor; clarify the IGIS’s complaints jurisdiction; and make technical amendments;
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    and
    Office of National Intelligence Act 2018
    to require the IGIS and the Office of National Intelligence to provide annual briefings to the PJCIS;
    Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Act 2010
    to require the IGIS to provide annual briefings to the committee;
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    to amend the review and access of ACIC criminal intelligence assessment records; and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to include an exemption from civil and criminal liability for defence officials and others for certain computer-related conduct. Also makes consequential amendments to 15 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Jun 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    SMITH, Sen Dean 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: require persons entering Australia to respond to specified questions in relation to organ transplants outside Australia; provide for annual reporting requirements in relation to this information; and enable the minister to refuse to grant, or to cancel, a person’s visa if the minister reasonably suspects the person has been involved in conduct constituting an offence involving trafficking in human organs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Jun 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    FARUQI, Sen Mehreen
    MCKIM, Sen Nick 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Federal Financial Relations Act 2009
    to: provide for additional designated housing agreements to include model tenancy standards; and create an instrument-making power allowing the minister to make additional payments to the states on the basis that the states agree to adopt the model tenancy standards, which would include implementing controls on rents and a ban on no-grounds eviction; and
    Reserve Bank Act 1959
    to: insert an object stating that, in relation to differences of opinion between the Reserve Bank and the Government on questions of policy, the Government is ultimately responsible for monetary and banking policy; and provide that orders made to determine monetary policy can include freezing interest rates for a specified period of time. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Jun 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HENDERSON, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to ban gambling advertisements during the broadcast of live sporting events on television, radio and live streaming and for one hour before and after the event. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Jun 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 May 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    FAWCETT, Sen David 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Defence Capability Assurance Agency as an statutory authority to conduct capability assurance of defence materiel programs and establish a qualified workforce to conduct test and evaluation and risk assessments for defence materiel programs; establishes the Inspector-General of Defence Capability Assurance to provide oversight of the Defence Department, the Defence Force and the Defence Capability Assurance Agency; and establishes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Defence to provide oversight of the performance of the Defence Capability Assurance Agency and the Inspector-General and review and report on matters relating to the defence of Australia and defence agencies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Proposes an alteration to the Constitution to recognise First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to make representations to the Parliament and the Executive Government of the Commonwealth on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. [
    The bill was passed by an absolute majority of each House of the Parliament. The proposal was not approved at the subsequent referendum on 14 October 2023
    .] 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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