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  • Date
    23 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: amend the definition of a 'grandfathered student' to include students undertaking an honours course related to a course of study they commenced before 1 January 2021; enable the minister to make rules prescribing matters of a transitional nature; and enable the waiver of indexation on HELP debts for certain health practitioners’ while they are completing eligible work in rural or remote areas. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: enable carriers and carriage service providers to use and disclose information for purposes connected to the prevention of a serious threat to the life or health of a person; authorise the use and disclosure of unlisted numbers and associated addresses for the purposes of dealing with matters raised by a call to an emergency service number; confer civil immunities on telecommunications companies for the provision of reasonably necessary assistance to the Commonwealth, states or territories to respond during emergencies if a national emergency declaration is in force; and amend record-keeping requirements to require more detailed records of information to be recorded for authorised disclosures; and
    Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021
    and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Oct 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: provide for applications for renewals of an existing community broadcasting licence to be considered by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) as a current service and not a proposed new service; enable the ACMA to grant community broadcasting licences and temporary community broadcasting licences with effect from a specified future date; amend the criteria for new temporary community broadcasting licences; enable the ACMA to limit the number of temporary community broadcasting licences that can share a particular frequency; provide for deadlines for late applications for the renewal of a community licence; and provide for expedited timelines for the ACMA to commence a process to allocate new community broadcasting licences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Oct 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Australians 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986
    to: amend the title of the Act to the
    Aboriginal Land and Waters (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986
    ; exempt certain leases granted by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council from the application of the
    Residential Tenancies Act 1997
    (ACT); increase the payment amount at which the council is required to seek approval from the minister before entering into a contract; amend the council's governance structure and decision making powers to align more closely with other corporate Commonwealth entities; remove the requirement for the council to enter into an agreement to lease with the Director of National Parks before land in the Booderee National Park can be declared as Aboriginal land; clarify that the functions of the council relate only to registered members and eligible children; and update the wording of the term 'physical or mental incapacity'; and eight Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Animal Health Council (Live-stock Industries) Funding Act 1996
    to: facilitate the funding of emergency responses under emergency biosecurity response deeds other than the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement, including the proposed Emergency Response Deed for Aquatic Animal Diseases; provide for the Governor-General to make regulations prescribing certain matters; and remove redundant provisions that relate to honey, as honey-related levies are no longer paid to Animal Health Australia;
    Plant Health Australia (Plant Industries) Funding Act 2002
    to: broaden the scope of permissible uses for Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) levies to include the promotion or maintenance of the health of an EPPR plant; provide for the secretary to determine by notifiable instrument a body that is a relevant plant industry member; and remove redundant provisions that provide for the redirection of excess levies to research and development purposes; and
    Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000
    and
    Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Reform (Closing the Hole in the Ozone Layer) Bill 2022 and Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2022, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995
    to: remove the cap on the rate that levies can be set at and provide for the rate of levy to be prescribed by regulations; remove the levy on the import of equipment that operates using ozone depleting substances; enable the minister to delegate the power to exempt a person from paying the levy; and make other minor amendments, including to update the drafting style. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Reform (Closing the Hole in the Ozone Layer) Bill 2022 and Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2022, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Act 1995
    to: remove the cap on the rate that levies can be set at and provide for the rate of levy to be prescribed by regulations; enable the minister to delegate the power to exempt a person from paying the levy; and make other minor amendments, including to update the drafting style. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2022 and Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2022, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989
    in relation to the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Program by: imposing controls that are currently imposed through licence conditions, such as the ban on import of bulk gas in non-refillable containers; clarifying licence and exemptions requirements; increasing the time allowed for submitting reports and payment levies; adopting the standard provisions of the
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    , including certain minor modifications; updating the offence and civil penalty provisions; introducing information gathering powers including the ability to issue a notice to produce; providing the option of licence suspension as an alternative to immediate cancellation of financial penalties; providing for an internal review mechanism for reviewable decisions; and allowing the use or disclosure of certain information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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