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  • Date
    29 May 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Nature Positive (Environment Protection Australia) Bill 2024 and Nature Positive (Environment Law Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2024, the bill establishes the statutory position of the Head of Environment Information Australia to provide access to, assess and report on environmental information and data. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 
    Summary
    Australia) Bill 2024, the bill provides for transitional provisions and amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    and 8 other Acts to support the establishment of Environment Protection Australia (EPA) and the Head of Environment Information Australia. Also amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to: confer compliance powers on the EPA; introduce protection orders and audit powers; and provide for the minister and secretary to delegate powers to the Chief Executive Officer of the EPA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Nature Positive (Environment Information Australia) Bill 2024 and Nature Positive (Environment Law Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2024, the bill establishes Environment Protection Australia as a statutory Commonwealth entity to undertake regulatory and implementation functions under a range of environmental Commonwealth laws. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Payment Times Reporting Act 2020
    to implement recommendations of the statutory review of the Act and make other amendments in relation to the operation of the Payment Times Reporting Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to increase the maximum rates of Commonwealth rent assistance by 10 per cent;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to increase jobseeker payment for certain recipients who have an assessed partial capacity to work due to physical, intellectual or psychiatric impairment; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to expand the circumstances in which a carer may temporarily cease providing care without losing eligibility for the carer payment. 

    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

  • Date
    15 May 2024 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    VAN, Sen David 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Act 2022
    to extend the fringe benefits tax exemption for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles until 1 April 2030. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989
    to: enable the disclosure of information and documents to prescribed persons; extend the operation of secondary disclosure provisions; expand the range of permissible circumstances in which a mail article may be opened and examined by Australia Post and border agencies; streamline certain administrative arrangements; and make minor and technical amendments; and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to make consequential amendments. 

    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

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