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  • Date
    10 May 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    FAWCETT, Sen David 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Defence Capability Assurance Agency as an statutory authority to conduct capability assurance of defence materiel programs and establish a qualified workforce to conduct test and evaluation and risk assessments for defence materiel programs; establishes the Inspector-General of Defence Capability Assurance to provide oversight of the Defence Department, the Defence Force and the Defence Capability Assurance Agency; and establishes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Defence to provide oversight of the performance of the Defence Capability Assurance Agency and the Inspector-General and review and report on matters relating to the defence of Australia and defence agencies. 

    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
    30 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    FARUQI, Sen Mehreen 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    ,
    Trade Support Loans Act 2014
    and
    VET Student Loans Act 2016
    to remove indexation on certain education and training loans; and
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to: define 'median wage'; and raise the minimum repayment income and amend the percentage of income a person is liable to repay the Commonwealth for certain education and training loans. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 May 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    in relation to: new requirements for the ‘fit and proper’ provider test; giving certain information to registered providers; management of provider applications; registration requirements; automatic cancellation of a provider’s registration in certain circumstances; ministerial powers to determine enrolment limits on overseas students; and automatic suspension and cancellation of specified courses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    CHANEY, Kate, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    in relation to: lowering the disclosure threshold to $1,000; real-time disclosure of donations; prohibiting misleading or deceptive electoral or referendum matter; broadening the definition of gift; funding disclosure requirements; introduction of a major-donor donation cap; prohibiting certain political donations; limiting pre-election government advertising; and postal vote processes; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Do Not Call Register Act 2006
    to provide that registered independent candidates are treated the same as political parties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    POCOCK, Sen David
    LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui
    THORPE, Sen Lidia
    WATERS, Sen Larissa 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    in relation to: lowering the disclosure threshold to $1,000; real-time disclosure of donations; prohibiting misleading or deceptive electoral or referendum matter; broadening the definition of gift; funding disclosure requirements; introduction of a major-donor donation cap; prohibiting certain political donations; limiting pre-election government advertising; postal vote processes; and increasing Senate representation for the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Do Not Call Register Act 2006
    to provide that registered independent candidates are treated the same as political parties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Sep 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    WATERS, Sen Larissa 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to prohibit political donations being made by corporations or close associates of the corporation in certain circumstances. 

    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

  • Date
    16 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    RICE, Sen Janet 
    Summary
    The bill: requires the Minister for Energy and Emission Reduction to table in each House of Parliament an annual statement outlining Australia's strategy on electric vehicles; and provides for the reference of matters to the Productivity Commission, including Australia’s support for the manufacture, purchase and use of electric vehicles. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Sep 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    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

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