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  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2018-2019

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    The bill: provides a general recognition of veterans and their families; sets out the Australian Defence Force Covenant; provides statements that veterans' affairs portfolio legislation will be interpreted with a beneficial intention and that the Commonwealth is committed to working cooperatively with veterans, their families and ex service organisations to address issues facing veterans; and provides that the Commonwealth may issue pins, cards and other artefacts to veterans and their family members. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Implements a number of recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse by amending the:
    Crimes Act 1914
    and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: introduce two new offences, and related defences, court rules and protections, for failure to protect a child at risk of a child sexual abuse offence and failure to report child sexual abuse; and introduce a new offence, and related defences and changes to the definition of 'child pornography material', of possessing a doll or other object that resembles a child or part of a child intended to be used by a person to simulate sexual intercourse;
    Customs Act 1901
    to prohibit the import and export of child-like sex dolls and similar objects;
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    to allow applications for the emergency authorisation for use of a surveillance device to be made in relation to the new offence of possession of child-like sex dolls or other objects;
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to provide that the new offence of possession of child-like sex dolls or other objects is a serious offence for the purposes of that Act;
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: introduce two new offences, and related presumptions and defences, for the possession or control of both 'child pornography material' and 'child abuse material' in the form of data held in a computer or on a data storage device; provide that the existing offence of persistent sexual abuse of a child outside Australia applies to the commission of two or more separate occasions of underlying child sex offences overseas over any period of time; amend the existing definition of 'forced marriage' to explicitly capture all marriages involving children under 16; remove the rebuttable presumption that a person under 16 is presumed to be incapable of understanding the nature and effect of a marriage ceremony; require the Attorney-General's consent to commence proceedings in relation to the offences of causing a person to enter a forced marriage and being a party to a forced marriage; clarify that forced marriage offences involving a child under 16 will automatically attract the aggravated maximum penalty of nine years' imprisonment; and narrow the existing defence to offences involving engaging in sexual intercourse or other sexual activity with a child or young person outside Australia, and procuring or 'grooming' a child for sexual activity outside Australia; and
    Crimes Act 1914
    ,
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    ,
    Customs Act 1901
    and
    Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Act 2019
    to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the
    Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Act 2019

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to empower the Comptroller-General of Customs to cause tobacco products seized as prohibited imports from 1 July 2019 to be dealt with in a manner he or she considers appropriate, including the immediate destruction of the goods. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to allow for beer in containers between eight and 48 litres designed to be connected to pressurised gas or pump delivery systems to be subject to a reduced excise-equivalent customs duty rate. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Governor-General Act 1974
    to increase the salary of the Governor-General from $425 000 to $495 000, calculated by reference to the estimated average salary of the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia over the notional five-year term of the appointment of the Governor-General. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to replace the existing two treatment pathways with a single treatment pathway that enables medical treatment to be accessed and provided through a Department of Veterans' Affairs Health Card; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to: introduce a fee for applications by pharmacists for approval to supply Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme medicines at particular premises; and enable pharmaceutical benefits to continue temporarily to be supplied following bankruptcy or where there is an external administrator in relation to the pharmacy. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Sports Tribunal Bill 2019 to implement certain recommendations of the
    Report of the Review of Australia's Sports Integrity Arrangements
    (the Wood review), the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006
    to support the establishment of the National Sports Tribunal. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Sports Tribunal (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019 to implement certain recommendations of the
    Report of the Review of Australia's Sports Integrity Arrangements
    (the Wood review), the bill provides for the establishment and operation of the National Sports Tribunal as an independent specialist tribunal for the hearing and resolution of sporting disputes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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