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  • Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Native Title Act 1993
    to: enable the Federal Court to determine whether the court, the National Native Title Tribunal, or another individual/body should mediate native title claims; specify the manner in which mediations are conducted; change powers of the court in relation to agreed statements of fact and consent orders; enable native title proceedings to rely on new evidence rules; vary the operation of representative bodies, including their recognition and removal of transitional arrangements; and make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Native Title Act 1993
    to: introduce a new regime for representative Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bodies; implement recommendations made by an independent review into the native title claims resolution process, particularly in relation to increased powers and functions of the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) and improved coordination and communication between the Federal Court and the NNTT; and implement changes to the prescribed bodies corporate governance regime and the native title non-claimants financial assistance program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Native Title Act 1993
    to: provide that representative Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander bodies and certain native title claimants may comment or request to be consulted about proposed housing and other services for indigenous communities which may effect native title; apply the principle of non-extinguishment to the proposals; provide for compensation for any acquisition of property; and provide for a 10 year sunset period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Native Title Act 1993
    to: provide that representative Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander bodies and certain native title claimants may comment or request to be consulted about proposed housing and other services for indigenous communities which may affect native title; apply the principle of non-extinguishment to the proposals; provide for compensation for any acquisition of property; and provide for a 10-year sunset period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Native Title Act 1993
    ,
    Native Title Amendment Act 1998
    and
    Native Title Amendment Act 2007
    in relation to: processes for native title litigation and negotiation; representative Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bodies; operation of prescribed bodies corporate; and makes amendments consequential to the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Sep 1996 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Establishes the National Water Commission as an independent statutory body to: assess the implementation and promotion of the objectives and outcomes of the National Water Initiative Intergovernmental Agreement; and advise the Commonwealth on financial assistance to be provided under the Australian Water Fund. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Water Commission Act 2004
    to: continue the National Water Commission (NWC) beyond its current sunset date of 30 June 2012; revise the functions and operations of the NWC; close the Australian Water Fund (AWF) Account and remove the NWC’s ability to administer any AWF funds; reduce the number of NWC commissioners to five; provide for a review of the NWC’s performance by the end of 2017, with further reviews every five years; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2010 [2011], the bill establishes the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator as an independent statutory body to regulate the vocational education and training sector and provides for: registration of training organisations; accreditation of courses; powers to issue and cancel qualifications; investigative powers; enforcement; Commonwealth-State arrangements; terms and conditions of employment, functions and powers of the regulator and two commissioners; staff and consultants; offences and civil penalties; reporting requirements; strategic and annual reporting plans; and the establishment of the Australian Quality Training Framework to provide for national standards for registered training organisations by legislative instrument. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    In response to issues raised by the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills and recommendations made by the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee, the bill amends the
    National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
    to: add an objects clause; clarify which laws of the states and territories apply to registered training organisations; clarify the circumstances when the Regulator can amend an accredited course without an application being made by the course owner; ensure that a person is aware of the cancellation of the qualification or statement of attainment before being liable for a civil penalty; limit the use of force; require authorised officers to possess certain experience, training and qualifications; enable information sharing with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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