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  • Date
    01 Dec 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Medical Device and Human Tissue Product List and Cost Recovery) Bill 2022 and Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Amendment (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022, the bill amends the
    Private Health Insurance (Prostheses Application and Listing Fees) Act 2007
    to: amend the long title of the Act; provide for a cost recovery levy on each kind of medical device and human tissue product on the Prescribed List of Benefits for Medical Devices and Human Tissue Products; allow regulations and rules to provide for matters in relation to the levy; and rename the legislative instrument for medical devices and human tissue products that may be made under the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Dec 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses Application and Listing Fees) Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2022 and Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Amendment (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022, the bill amends the
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to: align relevant definitions of medical devices and human tissue products with the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    ; rename the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Rules (No. 3) 2022 as the Private Health Insurance (Medical Devices and Human Tissue Products) Rules; and enable the minister to establish fee for service cost recovery arrangements. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Private Health Insurance (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2007

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Dec 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to: require mandatory reporting of adverse events involving medical devices; provide a marketing approval pathway for biologicals that are for export only; remove merits review rights for a decision by the secretary to require a person to provide information or documents under the Act; enable the secretary to extend the period for a person to pay the amount stated in an infringement notice, and require a person to provide information or documents that are relevant to a contravention of the Act; extend the period for which seized goods can be held; provide that therapeutic goods advertising is excluded from advertising restrictions for certain health professionals or to persons purchasing goods on behalf of governments, registered charities or health facilities; enable the secretary to withdraw approval for the use of a restricted representation in an advertisement about therapeutic goods; enable the secretary to approve the importation or supply of substitute overseas prescription medicine that has been previously approved within Australia; provide that the secretary is not required to observe any requirements of the natural justice hearing rule when releasing therapeutic goods information; provide that sponsors of reportable medicines that are in shortage must provide updated information to the secretary; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Feb 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Responds to the decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in
    Pearson v Minister for Home Affairs
    [2022] FCAFC 203 by amending the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide a clear basis for aggregate sentences (that is, one sentence imposed in respect of more than one offence) to be taken into account in a consistent manner for all relevant purposes under the Act and the
    Migration Regulations 1994

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Customs Act 1901
    to establish a framework to facilitate time-limited trials of trade and customs practices and technologies, with approved entities, in a controlled regulatory environment;
    Australian Border Force Act 2015
    to provide that the Comptroller-General of Customs' powers to make rules in relation to controlled trials cannot be delegated; and
    Customs Act 1901
    ,
    Customs Regulations 2015
    and
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to make technical amendments to customs legislation, including to provide that Notices of Intention to Propose Customs Tariff Alterations will not be subject to disallowance under the
    Legislation Act 2003

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Oct 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Australians 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986
    to: amend the title of the Act to the
    Aboriginal Land and Waters (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986
    ; exempt certain leases granted by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council from the application of the
    Residential Tenancies Act 1997
    (ACT); increase the payment amount at which the council is required to seek approval from the minister before entering into a contract; amend the council's governance structure and decision making powers to align more closely with other corporate Commonwealth entities; remove the requirement for the council to enter into an agreement to lease with the Director of National Parks before land in the Booderee National Park can be declared as Aboriginal land; clarify that the functions of the council relate only to registered members and eligible children; and update the wording of the term 'physical or mental incapacity'; and eight Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science and Resources 
    Summary
    Establishes the National Reconstruction Fund Corporation as a corporate Commonwealth entity to invest in projects in priority areas of the Australian economy through the provision of financial accommodation and the acquisition of equity interests. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: enable carriers and carriage service providers to use and disclose information for purposes connected to the prevention of a serious threat to the life or health of a person; authorise the use and disclosure of unlisted numbers and associated addresses for the purposes of dealing with matters raised by a call to an emergency service number; confer civil immunities on telecommunications companies for the provision of reasonably necessary assistance to the Commonwealth, states or territories where a national emergency declaration is in force; and require more detailed records of information to be recorded for authorised disclosures; and
    Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021
    and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to remove a duplicate definition. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to: extend paid parental leave (PPL) pay from 18 weeks to 20 weeks from 1 July 2023, with two weeks reserved on a 'use it or lose' basis for each claimant; remove the notion of primary, secondary and tertiary claimants and the requirement that the primary claimants of parental leave pay must be the birth parent; make paid parental leave consist only of flexible PPL days and remove the requirement to not return to work in order to be eligible; introduce a $350,000 family income limit under which families can be assessed if they do not meet the individual income test; and allow an eligible father or partner to receive parental leave pay regardless of whether the birth parent meets the income test, residency requirements or is serving a newly arrived resident's waiting period. Also makes consequential amendments to eight Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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