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  • Date
    28 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Support Loans Act 2014
    to: enable the secretary to provide for offsetting arrangements where an amount is wrongly paid as an instalment of a trade support loan (TSL); provide the secretary with a discretion to extend the period for notifying a change of address; and align the minimum periods for TSL recipients to notify the secretary of information under the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Mar 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to: align certain device-related definitions with the equivalent definition in the European Union; enable the secretary to provide early scientific advice to a sponsor about the safety, quality or efficacy of a registrable medicine; enable a clinical trial sponsor to request variations to approved clinical trials; introduce a new preliminary assessment procedure for applications for new ingredients for listed and assessed listed medicines; remove a limitation on the circumstances in which medical practitioners may be authorised to supply specified unapproved therapeutic goods to their patients; remove certain offences for persons claiming to be able to arrange supply of therapeutic goods; impose a condition of registration or listing of therapeutic goods; specify the circumstances in which a sponsor may apply for the provisional registration of a medicine, without having to first obtain a provisional determination; introduce a data protection regime for assessed listed medicines; and make minor amendments and corrections; and
    Patents Act 1990
    to remove a reference to therapeutic devices. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
    to: create a new criminal offence of providing or advertising an academic cheating service on a commercial basis; and broaden the role of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency to include the prevention and minimisation of the use and promotion of academic cheating services in courses provided by higher education providers. 

    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 that 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
    05 Mar 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: provide a framework for Australian agencies to obtain independently-authorised international production orders for interception, stored communications and telecommunications data directly to designated communications providers in foreign countries with which Australia has a designated international agreement; make amendments contingent on the commencement of the proposed
    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2020
    ; and remove the ability for nominated Administrative Appeals Tribunal members to issue certain warrants. Also amends: six Acts to make consequential amendments; and the
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    to correct a drafting error. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2019, the bill amends the:
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    in relation to: Layer 2 bitstream services; and statutory infrastructure providers;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and two legislative instruments in relation to local access lines;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    ,
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    in relation to funding of fixed wireless broadband and satellite broadband; and
    National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011
    to require NBN Co to provide certain data about premises connected, or due to be connected, to the NBN. Also repeals four declarations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    KENEALLY, Sen Kristina 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: clarify actions that designated communications providers must not be requested or required to do in technical assistance requests, technical assistance notices or technical capability notices; require the Australian Federal Police Commissioner not to approve technical assistance notices issued by the chief officer of state or territory interception agencies unless satisfied that the requirements of the notice are reasonable and proportionate, and compliance with the notice is practicable and technically feasible; remove the ability of the minister to edit and delete information in relevant reports prepared by the Commonwealth Ombudsman; and insert a judicial authorisation requirement in the approval or varying of technical assistance requests, technical assistance notices or technical capability notices. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019, the bill establishes an ongoing funding arrangement for fixed wireless and satellite infrastructure (the Regional Broadband Scheme) by imposing a monthly charge on carriers, including NBN Co Ltd, in relation to each premises connected to their network that has an active fixed-line superfast broadband service during the month. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Mar 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Makes interim provision to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Mar 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Makes interim provision to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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