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  • Date
    18 Oct 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Bill 2023, Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Bill 2023, Primary Industries (Services) Levies Bill 2023, Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Bill 2023 and Primary Industries (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2023 to establish a new framework for the agricultural levy system, the bill provides for payments to recipient bodies, Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia and for crediting to the National Residue Survey Special Account of amounts connected with various levies and charges imposed on behalf of Australia’s primary industries. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Jun 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: extend for a further 3 years the declared areas offence that is scheduled to sunset on 7 September 2024; and provide that the provisions under which the Minister for Foreign Affairs can declare an area for the purpose of the declared areas offence also cease to have effect on 7 September 2024; and
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to remove an obsolete provision which provides for the Parliamentary Joint committee on Intelligence and Security to review the declared areas provisions before 7 January 2024. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Crimes Act 1914
    ,
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    , and
    National Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2022
    to clarify certain aspects of the framework relating to the seizure of digital assets;
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to provide that information gathering powers and freezing orders apply to digital currency exchanges;
    Crimes Act 1914
    to increase the Commonwealth penalty unit from $313 to $330;
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to clarify the functions of the Communications Access Coordinator in the Attorney-General’s Department and create the position of Communications Security Coordinator in the Department of Home Affairs; and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    in relation to information sharing between integrity agencies and oversight bodies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to increase penalties for causing harm, or threatening to cause harm, to a Commonwealth public official who is also a Commonwealth frontline worker. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Feb 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Crimes Act 1914
    to implement certain recommendations of the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in relation to protections for vulnerable persons involved in Commonwealth criminal proceedings. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    to insert a modified ‘equal access’ cost protection provision in relation to federal unlawful discrimination court proceedings; and
    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021
    and
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Jun 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    and
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to: expand the jurisdictions of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) to include the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, the Australian Federal Police and the Department of Home Affairs; provide that the PJCIS may review proposed counter-terrorism and national security legislation, and all such expiring legislation; enable the PJCIS to request the IGIS to conduct an inquiry into certain operational activities of the agencies within the IGIS’s jurisdiction; clarify the legislation which enables the PJCIS to request a briefing from the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor; clarify the IGIS’s complaints jurisdiction; and make technical amendments;
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    and
    Office of National Intelligence Act 2018
    to require the IGIS and the Office of National Intelligence to provide annual briefings to the PJCIS;
    Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Act 2010
    to require the IGIS to provide annual briefings to the committee;
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    to amend the review and access of ACIC criminal intelligence assessment records; and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to include an exemption from civil and criminal liability for defence officials and others for certain computer-related conduct. Also makes consequential amendments to 15 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Proposes an alteration to the Constitution to recognise First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to make representations to the Parliament and the Executive Government of the Commonwealth on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. [
    The bill was passed by an absolute majority of each House of the Parliament. The proposal was not approved at the subsequent referendum on 14 October 2023
    .] 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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