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  • Date
    12 Sep 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    RICE, Sen Janet 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Regional Forest Agreements Act 2002
    ; and amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to: make consequential amendments; and provide for annual statements from the minister and the Threatened Species Commissioner on the impact of native forest logging. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Sep 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON, Sen Pauline 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to require petroleum production licensees to enter into a domestic reserve agreement with the Commonwealth. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Sep 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    WATERS, Sen Larissa 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to prohibit political donations being made by corporations or close associates of the corporation in certain circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Aug 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    SHOEBRIDGE, Sen David 
    Summary
    Establishes the Cannabis Australia National Agency as a statutory agency to register cannabis strains and regulate activities relating to cannabis including: growing and possessing cannabis plants; manufacturing and selling cannabis products; operating cannabis cafes; and importing and exporting cannabis products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Aug 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    COX, Sen Dorinda 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    in relation to prescribing consultation requirements with traditional owners, knowledge holders and other relevant persons when preparing environment plans;
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009
    in relation to: meaning of relevant person; and protection of cultural heritage; and
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Aug 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    POCOCK, Sen David 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Climate Change Act 2022
    to: require decision-makers to consider the health and wellbeing of children in Australia when making significant decisions; and require decision-makers not to make significant decisions in relation to the exploration or extraction of coal, oil or natural gas if the decision poses a material risk of harm to the health and wellbeing of children in Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Aug 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    POCOCK, Sen David 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1968
    to remove restrictions limiting the Copyright Tribunal from: determining the amount payable to copyright owners, in respect of published sound recordings, to one per cent of the commercial broadcaster’s gross earnings; and determining the amount payable by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from to copyright owners, in respect of published sound recordings, to an amount not exceeding 0.5 cents per head of the Australian population. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Aug 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    BABET, Sen Ralph 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
    to provide that indemnities cannot be granted to manufacturers of vaccines in relation to the use of a vaccine. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Jun 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    SMITH, Sen Dean 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: require persons entering Australia to respond to specified questions in relation to organ transplants outside Australia; provide for annual reporting requirements in relation to this information; and enable the minister to refuse to grant, or to cancel, a person’s visa if the minister reasonably suspects the person has been involved in conduct constituting an offence involving trafficking in human organs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Jun 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    FARUQI, Sen Mehreen
    MCKIM, Sen Nick 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Federal Financial Relations Act 2009
    to: provide for additional designated housing agreements to include model tenancy standards; and create an instrument-making power allowing the minister to make additional payments to the states on the basis that the states agree to adopt the model tenancy standards, which would include implementing controls on rents and a ban on no-grounds eviction; and
    Reserve Bank Act 1959
    to: insert an object stating that, in relation to differences of opinion between the Reserve Bank and the Government on questions of policy, the Government is ultimately responsible for monetary and banking policy; and provide that orders made to determine monetary policy can include freezing interest rates for a specified period of time. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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