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  • 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

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

    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

  • Date
    30 May 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Defence 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Naval Nuclear Power Safety Bill 2023, the bill enables certain licences issued by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency to be treated as Australian naval nuclear power safety licences for the purposes of the
    Australian Naval Nuclear Power Safety Act 2023

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Naval Nuclear Power Safety (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2023, the bill establishes a framework to regulate the nuclear safety aspects of Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine enterprise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 May 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    in relation to: new requirements for the ‘fit and proper’ provider test; giving certain information to registered providers; management of provider applications; registration requirements; automatic cancellation of a provider’s registration in certain circumstances; ministerial powers to determine enrolment limits on overseas students; and automatic suspension and cancellation of specified courses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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