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  • Date
    30 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    RICE, Sen Janet 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Antipoverty Commission as a statutory authority to provide independent advice on poverty in Australia, the causes of poverty in Australia, approaches to reducing poverty in Australia and minimum levels for social security payments; and establishes a Parliamentary Joint Committee on combatting poverty in Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    BRAGG, Sen Andrew 
    Summary
    Implements certain recommendations of the final report of the Senate Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre by: providing for a framework for digital asset exchanges, digital asset custody services and the issuing of stablecoins; requiring authorised deposit-taking institutions to comply with certain reporting requirements in relation to designated central bank digital currency; and providing for additional duties of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services in relation to the regulation of activities relating to digital assets and designated central bank digital currency. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    POCOCK, Sen Barbara 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: prevent employers from contacting employees outside of work hours; and provide that employees are not required to monitor, read or respond to work communications from their employer outside of work hours. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    CASH, Sen Michaelia 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to prohibit a person from knowingly, and without reasonable excuse, displaying a Nazi symbol. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    DUNIAM, Sen Jonathon 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Productivity Commission Act 1998
    to: require the Productivity Commission to prepare quarterly reports on retail electricity prices and energy sources for electricity generation; and require the minister to table these reports within 30 days after the end of the quarterly period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    RICE, Sen Janet 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Regional Forest Agreements Act 2002
    ; and amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to: make consequential amendments; and provide for annual statements from the minister and the Threatened Species Commissioner on the impact of native forest logging. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON, Sen Pauline 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods (Poisons Standard—February 2023) Instrument 2023
    to amend the regulatory framework for medicinal cannabis by: re-scheduling medicinal cannabis, thereby allowing prescription by any medical practitioner; adopting a definition for cannabis as a regulated product that allows a higher level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); and allowing whole plant cannabis products with certain limits of THC and cannabidiol to be sold over the counter at a chemist or veterinary clinic to persons over 18 years of age. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    06 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    SHOEBRIDGE, Sen David 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Governor-General Act 1974
    to cease the payment of allowances to a former Governor-General, or a spouse of a former Governor-General, where they have engaged in serious misconduct. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Feb 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    ANTIC, Sen Alex 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to introduce three new offences relating to the incitement of trespass, property damage or theft and unlawful obstruction of traffic in central business districts and other centres of significant business or cultural activity in Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Feb 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    STEELE-JOHN, Sen Jordon 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to: lower the minimum voting age in Australian federal elections and referenda from 18 to 16 years; provide for 16 and 17 year olds to be included in the certified list of voters (but not to be given a penalty notice if they do not vote); and provide that an eligible voter, who is not yet on the electoral roll or enrolled at their correct address, is able to cast a provisional vote on election day. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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