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  • Date
    24 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Implements certain recommendations of the Australian Human Rights Commission report,
    Respect@Work: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces
    by amending the:
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    to amend the definition of 'unlawful discrimination'; and extend the period of time between an alleged incident and the lodging of a complaint in relation to the President's discretion to terminate a complaint;
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: provide that a worker who is sexually harassed at work may apply for a Fair Work Commission (FWC) order to stop the sexual harassment; provide that the FWC can make an order to stop sexual harassment following a single instance of sexual harassment; provide that sexual harassment in connection with an employee’s employment can be a valid reason for dismissal; and extend the minimum entitlement for compassionate leave in relation to miscarriage; and
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to: prohibit discrimination involving harassment on the ground of sex; extend the application of the Act to members of parliament, members of the ACT and Northern Territory legislative assemblies and their staff, judges, staff and consultants employed under the
    Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984
    , state employees, including independent contractors; and the public authority of a state; and include definitions of 'worker' and 'persons conducting a business or undertaking' to extend the protection from sexual harassment to all paid and unpaid workers, including volunteers, interns and the self-employed. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposals) Bill 2021 to implement changes resulting from the sixth review of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding, the bill amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to amend the definition of 'tobacco products' to include a reference to a new tariff subheading that applies to tobacco products designed for inhalation without combustion, commonly known as e-cigarettes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Amendment (2022 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2021 to implement changes resulting from the sixth review of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to: insert new subheading classifications for emerging technologies and product categories, such as 3D printers and edible insects, respectively; remove subheading classifications for products that are no longer traded in significant volume such as answering machines; insert new subheading classifications to improve monitoring of trade for goods of concern such as synthetic diamonds, chemicals that are controlled under the Montreal Protocol and the Chemical Weapons Convention, and environmental goods such as electronic waste; create specific classifications for flat panel displays, semiconductor-based transducers and electronic waste; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Act 2008
    to abolish the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Board and establish an advisory board and expert advisory committees to provide advice to the Chief Executive Officer on certain matters including organ or tissue donation and transplantation matters, and for the Authority to make grants relating to organ and tissue donation and transplantation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to: extend the free rate of customs duty for certain medical and hygiene products from 31 December 2020 to 30 June 2021; and provide for a free rate of customs duty for goods for use in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Program and for prescribed motor vehicles and motor vehicle components for research and development activities by automotive service providers previously registered under the Automotive Transformation Scheme and where the time for working out duty is between 1 April 2021 and 30 June 2025. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to provide that the legislative instrument establishing the Continence Aids Payment Scheme may provide that applications may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of decisions made under the instrument. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 May 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science, Energy and Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Titles Administration and Other Measures) Bill 2021, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003
    to: ensure that if a person who is subject to a remedial direction submits an environment plan or a well operations management plan, that person is required to pay environment plan levy or well activity levy respectively; and provide for payment of safety case levies for safety cases that deal with activities carried out to comply with a remedial direction. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 May 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science, Energy and Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2021, the bill amends the:
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to: provide for oversight and scrutiny of transactions involving a change of control of a petroleum or greenhouse gas titleholder, through a merger or takeover; expand existing powers to 'call back' previous titleholders to decommission infrastructure and remediate the marine environment in the title area where the current or immediate former titleholder is unable to do so (known as 'trailing liability'); provide for specific decision-making criteria and expanded information-gathering powers; and make minor and technical amendments in relation to the operation of the Act, including enabling electronic lodgement of applications. Also repeals 23 obsolete Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Mar 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Royal Commissions Act 1902
    to: apply limitations on the use and disclosure of certain information provided by individuals to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability outside of a private session, where the commission indicated that it would be treated as confidential; enable certain members of a Royal Commission to make non-publication directions; and enable a Commonwealth Royal Commission, during the course of inquiring into a matter, to communicate information and evidence to a Royal Commission, or commission of inquiry, of a state or territory; and
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to exempt certain information given to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability from the operation of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Mar 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to require a fund, authority or institution to be a registered charity or an Australian government agency, or be operated by a registered charity or an Australian government agency, to be entitled to a deductible gift recipient endorsement;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to remove the concessional tax treatment for offshore banking units (OBU); and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to: remove the ability of the minister to issue determinations or declarations that a person or entity is an OBU; and remove the withholding tax exemption for OBUs for interest (including interest consisting of gold) paid on or after 1 January 2024. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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