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  • 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
    30 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    RICE, Sen Janet 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Antipoverty Commission as a statutory authority to provide independent advice on poverty in Australia, the causes of poverty in Australia, approaches to reducing poverty in Australia and minimum levels for social security payments; and establishes a Parliamentary Joint Committee on combatting poverty in Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    BRAGG, Sen Andrew 
    Summary
    Implements certain recommendations of the final report of the Senate Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre by: providing for a framework for digital asset exchanges, digital asset custody services and the issuing of stablecoins; requiring authorised deposit-taking institutions to comply with certain reporting requirements in relation to designated central bank digital currency; and providing for additional duties of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services in relation to the regulation of activities relating to digital assets and designated central bank digital currency. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    POCOCK, Sen Barbara 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: prevent employers from contacting employees outside of work hours; and provide that employees are not required to monitor, read or respond to work communications from their employer outside of work hours. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    CASH, Sen Michaelia 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to prohibit a person from knowingly, and without reasonable excuse, displaying a Nazi symbol. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON, Sen Pauline 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods (Poisons Standard—February 2023) Instrument 2023
    to amend the regulatory framework for medicinal cannabis by: re-scheduling medicinal cannabis, thereby allowing prescription by any medical practitioner; adopting a definition for cannabis as a regulated product that allows a higher level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); and allowing whole plant cannabis products with certain limits of THC and cannabidiol to be sold over the counter at a chemist or veterinary clinic to persons over 18 years of age. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    06 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    SHOEBRIDGE, Sen David 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Governor-General Act 1974
    to cease the payment of allowances to a former Governor-General, or a spouse of a former Governor-General, where they have engaged in serious misconduct. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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