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  • Date
    13 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Establishes a commission of inquiry, with the same powers as a royal commission, to inquire into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin water resources and related matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Families and Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013
    to establish a database for nationally consistent worker screening for people who provide NDIS supports and services through a registered NDIS provider. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010
    to expedite the mandated review of the operation, effectiveness and implications of the
    Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018
    , by requiring that it be conducted before the end of the 18 month period beginning on the day the Act received Royal Assent; and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to extend the definition of 'interception agency' to include the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, the Independent Commission Against Corruption of New South Wales, the New South Wales Crime Commission, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission of New South Wales, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission of Victoria, the Crime and Corruption Commission of Queensland, the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (SA) and the Corruption and Crime Commission (WA). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    GRIFF, Sen Stirling 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to require voice calls communicating an electoral matter to a person must identify the use of any actors at the beginning of the call;
    Do Not Call Register Act 2006
    to enable consumers who register on the Do Not Call Register to opt out of receiving phone calls from charities;
    Spam Act 2003
    to require political parties to provide an unsubscribe function for all unsolicited electronic communications containing political content; and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    PRATT, Sen Louise 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Water Act 2007
    to remove the statutory limit of 1500 gigalitres on Commonwealth purchases of surface water across the Murray-Darling Basin. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON, Sen Pauline 
    Summary
    Enforces the separation of retail commercial banking activities involving the holding of deposits from wholesale and investment banking activities, such as financial advice, wealth management, stock broking and insurance. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    STEELE-JOHN, Sen Jordon 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: require national broadcasters, commercial television broadcasting licensees and subscription television licensees to provide a minimum number of hours of television audio description per week; and provides for the Australian Communications and Media Authority to enforce and review the new requirement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to make it an offence to supply or offer commercial goods to a consumer that include Indigenous cultural expression unless supplied by, or in accordance with a transparent arrangement with, an Indigenous artist or relevant Indigenous community. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    PATRICK, Sen Rex 
    Summary
    Requires the Prime Minister to direct the Director-General of Security to provide a report on matters relating to security arising from examination of the personal background and circumstances of all current and future ministers of state. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Dec 2018 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006
    to: make a number of changes in relation to corporations recognised under the Act (CATSI corporations) regarding: classification of CATSI corporations; the making of constitutions; review of financial reports; subsidiaries and other entities; meeting and reporting obligations; members and membership; key management personnel; related party transactions; special administration; voluntary deregistration; investigation and enforcement; publication of notices; independent directors; qualified privilege for auditors; resolutions; unanimous requests for special administration; insolvency; and conflicting duties under state or territory legislation; and make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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