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  • Date
    22 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    in relation to: case management powers and procedural reforms; and appeal proceedings;
    Family Law Act 1975
    ,
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    and
    Federal Magistrates Act 1999
    in relation to the powers of the Chief Justices of the Federal Court and the Family Court and the Chief Federal Magistrate; and
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    to exclude certain decisions of the head of court from judicial review. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    AusCheck Act 2007
    to enable AusCheck to: undertake background checks for national security purposes; authorise and protect biometric information about an individual; and provide an online verification service. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Establishes a regulatory framework for the conduct of background criminal and security assessments by the Attorney-General’s Department for applicants for the Aviation Security Identity Card, Maritime Security Identity Card, and any subsequent schemes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    to: provide exemptions for certain Commonwealth Acts and regulations following expiry on 23 June 2006 of the temporary exemption which provided an exemption for all Commonwealth Acts and regulations for 2 years; provide exemptions for certain other legislative instruments, schemes and programs; clarify the application of some existing exemptions; and repeal an exemption for certain regulations no longer in force. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    In response to recommendations of the former Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD (now the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security), the bill amends the
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to: extend the existing sunset clause and prior joint committee review period by 10 years to 22 July 2016 and 22 January 2016, respectively; clarify the operation of the warrant regime in relation to warrants for questioning and warrants for questioning and detention; and clarify rights of persons questioned or detained under the warrant regime. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Crimes Act 1914
    ,
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    ,
    Foreign Evidence Act 1994
    and
    Intelligence Services Act 2001

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to strengthen its counter-terrorism powers, in particular by: enabling the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to seek a warrant to detain and question persons over 14 years of age for the purposes of investigating terrorism offences; and provides for safeguards in relation to these new powers, and penalties for officials’ failure to comply with provisions; and
    Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979
    in relation to the authorisation of communication of intelligence by persons other than ASIO officers. Also provides for review of the operation of the legislation 3 years after its commencement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Aug 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends 59 Acts to abolish the compulsory retirement age limits for statutory office holders and remove any age restrictions on their reappointment. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Oct 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Responds to the High Court decision in
    Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs v Teoh
    by providing the necessary statutory indication to ensure that entry into a treaty by the Australian Government does not give rise to a legitimate expectation in administrative law that the Government will act in accordance with the treaty, which could form the basis for challenge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Jun 1997 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Cabinet Secretary 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Bill 2010, the bill: establishes and provides for the appointments and staffing of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner; provides for the appointment, functions and powers of the two new statutory positions of Australian Information Commissioner and Freedom of Information Commissioner, and the Privacy Commissioner; establishes the Information Advisory Committee; imposes a penalty for unauthorised disclosure of information; requires the Australian Information Commissioner to prepare an annual report; and provides for a review of the operation of the Act after a two-year period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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