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  • 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
    29 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: provide that a breach of the
    Migration Act 1958
    does not affect the validity of a contract of employment or contract for services for the purposes of the Act; enable employees to take up to 100 days of flexible unpaid parental leave (UPL); enable employees to commence UPL at any time in the 24 months following the birth or placement of their child; enable employee couples to take UPL at the same time; allow pregnant employees to access flexible UPL in the 6 weeks prior to the expected birth of their child; enable parents to request an extension to their period of UPL regardless of the amount of leave the other parent has taken; insert an entitlement to superannuation in the National Employment Standards; clarify the operation of workplace determinations and enterprise agreements; expand the circumstances in which employees can authorise employers to make valid deduction from payments; and make minor technical amendments; and
    Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Administration Act 1992
    and
    Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Payroll Levy Collection Act 1992
    in relation to the accrual, reporting and payment of long service leave entitlements for casual employees working in the black coal mining industry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 May 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that child care subsidy debts for absences before a child’s first attendance or after a child’s last attendance are the responsibility of the approved provider, except for any withholding component paid to an individual in respect of the session of care which remains an individual debt. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Family Law Amendment Bill 2023, the bill gives effect to the National Strategic Framework for Information Sharing between the Family Law and Family Violence and Child Protection Systems by amending the
    Family Law Act 1975
    to expand the information sharing framework for information relating to family violence, child abuse and neglect risks in parenting proceedings before the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, and the Family Court of Western Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Family Law Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2023, the bill amends the:
    Family Law Act 1975
    to: amend the parenting order framework by refining the list of ‘best interests’ factors, removing the presumption of equal shared parental responsibility and related equal time and substantial and significant time provision, and clarifying the circumstances in which a court can vary an existing parenting order; redraft provisions relating to compliance with, and enforcement of, parenting orders; amend definitions relating to the concept of ‘family’ to be more inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and traditions; permit the appointment of independent children’s lawyers (ICLs) in matters brought under the Hague Convention and require ICLs to meet with a child and give them an opportunity to express a view; clarify restrictions on communicating identifiable information arising in family proceedings; and enable standards and requirements to be prescribed for professionals who prepare family reports;
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    and
    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021
    to make consequential amendments;
    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021
    to: allow registrars of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) to be delegated the power to impose a make-up time parent order in contravention proceedings; bring forward the review of the Act by 2 years; and provide that a judge of the Family Court of Western Australia can be dually appointed as a judge of Division 1 of the FCFCOA; and
    Family Law Act 1975
    and
    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021
    to introduce ‘harmful proceedings orders’ and extend the ‘overarching purpose of family law practice and procedure’ and the accompanying duty to all proceedings instituted under the
    Family Law Act 1975

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    31 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to: establish the Commonwealth Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to exercise the routine administrative regulatory functions currently undertaken by the Commonwealth in relation to the Act and other Commonwealth legislation relating to the environment and undertake certain functions relating to communities; establish an Office of Monitoring, Compliance, Enforcement and Assurance within the EPA; and establish the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Environment and Energy; and
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    and
    Water Act 2007
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Financial Accountability Regime Bill 2023, Treasury Laws Amendment (Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort) Bill 2023, Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy Bill 2023 and Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy (Collection) Bill 2023, the bill amends: 12 Acts to make amendments consequential on the new financial accountability regime; and the
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    and
    Banking Act 1959
    to make amendments consequential on the end of the banking executive accountability regime. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Financial Accountability Regime (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2023, Treasury Laws Amendment (Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort) Bill 2023, Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy Bill 2023 and Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy (Collection) Bill 2023, the bill establishes a financial accountability regime to impose accountability, key personnel, deferred remuneration and notification obligations on directors and senior executives of financial entities in the banking, insurance and superannuation industries. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Financial Accountability Regime Bill 2023, Financial Accountability Regime (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2023, Treasury Laws Amendment (Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort) Bill 2023 and Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy Bill 2023, the bill provides for the collection and administration of the levies imposed by the
    Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy Act 2023

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Financial Accountability Regime Bill 2023, Financial Accountability Regime (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2023, Treasury Laws Amendment (Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort) Bill 2023 and Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy (Collection) Bill 2023, the bill imposes levies on certain industry entities to recover the cost of the compensation scheme of last resort. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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