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  • Date
    25 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 
    Summary
    Prevents Commonwealth, State or Territory authorities from using or providing COVID-19 check in data for law enforcement purposes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    HILL, Julian, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: provide that the cashless debit card regime sunsets on 31 January 2022; require the minister to prepare a local services and jobs plan in conjunction with communities where the cashless debit card regime is in operation; and require the minister to publish the full cost to the Commonwealth of the operation of the cashless debit card regime, all contracts between the Commonwealth and Indue Ltd and all documents relating to the Cashless Debit Card Technology Working Group. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    WEBSTER, Anne, MP 
    Summary
    Enables the minister to set basic expectations of social media service providers regarding the hosting of defamatory material on social media platforms, and ensures that service providers are liable for defamatory material hosted on their platforms which is not removed within a reasonable timeframe. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to require that voice calls communicating an electoral matter to a person must identify the use of any actors at the beginning of the call; and
    Spam Act 2003
    to require political parties to provide an unsubscribe function for all unsolicited electronic communications containing political content. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON, Sen Pauline 
    Summary
    Prohibits discrimination based on a person’s COVID-19 vaccination status by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments, statutory authorities, local governments, and private enterprises. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: broaden the remit of the Professional Services Review (PSR) to make agreements with any person under review who acknowledges inappropriate practice (including bodies corporate); and introduce new sanctions for persons who fail to respond to a notice to produce documents to the Director of the PSR or to a PSR Committee, or fail to appear at hearings;
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    National Health Act 1953
    and
    Dental Benefits Act 2008
    to provide for: the recovery of interest payable on certain debts;, the application of administrative penalties to Shared Debt Recovery Scheme debts; the use of financial information gathering powers in debt recovery, Administrative Appeal Tribunal reviews where one or more garnishee notices are issued in relation to certain debts; and clarification of the Commonwealth's ability to recover debts from a person or the estate of a person. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science, Energy and Resourses 
    Summary
    Further to the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 and the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Regulatory Levies) Bill 2021, the bill amends the:
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to: extend the operation of the Act to provide that a person commits an offence if a regulated entity interferes with offshore infrastructure activities; clarify the dual role of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) in regulating the Act and the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure framework, including in relation to NOPSEMA's duties, money and annual reporting requirements; and clarify that the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator may also be appointed as the Offshore Infrastructure Registrar; and
    Coral Sea Islands Act 1969
    ,
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    ,
    Sea Installations Act 1987
    and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: define Telstra successor companies and designated Telstra successor entities and replace references to Telstra with references to the successor entities; allow the Minister and Australian Communications and Media Authority to make determinations relating to the designated successor entities; and make technical and consequential amendments; Telstra Corporation Act 2001 to extend existing regulations relating to the operation and ownership of Telstra to its successor entities; the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: extend existing regulations relating to the operation and ownership of Telstra to its successor entities; and make consequential amendments; the
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    to: extend the Minister's powers to impose service provider obligations to Telstra's successor entities and retail price controls on each successor entity; and make consequential technical amendments; and amends three regulations, four determinations and a code of access in relation to ownership of Telstra shares, access to telecommunications infrastructure, carrier licence conditions, emergency call persons and services, real estate development exemptions, arbitration and sunsetting. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends: nine Acts to: exempt certain payments, known as the adjusted disability pension, from the social security income test; and remove the Defence Force Income Support Allowance; the
    Veterans' Entitlement Act 1986
    to: remove the disability income rent test; replace references to 'disability pension' with references that clarify the nature of the payment as a compensation payment; and adjust the mechanism for indexation of certain payments; and the
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to establish a non-liability rehabilitation pilot to provide veterans with access to rehabilitation support without the requirement to have lodged a compensation claim. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    PATRICK, Sen Rex 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Australian Federal Integrity Commission as an independent public sector anti-corruption commission for the Commonwealth; provides for the appointment, functions and powers of the Federal Integrity Commissioner, Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner, Whistleblower Protection Commissioner and Assistant Federal Integrity Commissioners; establishes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Federal Integrity Commission; establishes the Parliamentary Inspector of the Australian Federal Integrity Commission and the Whistleblower Protection Special Account; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006
    ,
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    and
    Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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