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  • Date
    07 Feb 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MCKIM, Sen Nick 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: require the minister to provide an offer of transfer to Australia to all persons in the offshore cohort in Papua New Guinea or the Republic of Nauru who have not had an adverse security assessment made against them by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation; and provide that transferred persons will be placed in community detention while they pursue a durable solution, being resettlement in a third country which is a state party to the 1951 Refugee Convention or the 1967 Refugee Protocol. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Feb 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    NAMPIJINPA PRICE, Sen Jacinta 
    Summary
    Reinstates measures that previously applied under the
    Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012
    which were aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm to vulnerable communities in the Northern Territory. 

    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
    30 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    CANAVAN, Sen Matthew
    ANTIC, Sen Alex
    BABET, Sen Ralph 
    Summary
    The bill: clarifies that children born alive are persons; requires health practitioners to provide medical care, treatment and statistics on children born alive as a result of terminations; and provides that the mother of a child born alive is not liable to prosecution for an offence in respect of that child. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON, Sen Pauline 
    Summary
    Prohibits discrimination based on a person's COVID-19 vaccination status by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments, statutory authorities, local governments, and private enterprises. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    WATERS, Sen Larissa 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: prohibit political donations from the fossil fuel industry, property developers, the tobacco industry, the banking industry, liquor and gambling businesses, pharmaceutical companies and representative organisations for these industries; impose a cumulative limit on political donations from any source of $3,000 per election term; and extend the definition of 'gift' to include subscription and membership fees, as well as attendance at fundraising events. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    STEELE-JOHN, Sen Jordon 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to prohibit the importation into Australia of goods that are produced in whole or in part by forced labour. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Biosecurity Act 2015
    to: enable the minister to determine certain biosecurity measures and requirements for individuals or classes of individuals who are entering Australian territory for the purposes of preventing a disease or pest that is considered to pose an unacceptable biosecurity threat, and establish civil penalty provisions for noncompliance; expand pre-arrival reporting requirements for aircraft and vessels; strengthen penalties for non-compliance with negative pratique requirements; provide for the use and disclosure of certain information, including protected information; increase civil and criminal penalties for contraventions of certain requirements in relation to goods and conveyances; amend the process for making certain determinations specifying prohibited, conditionally non-prohibited and suspended goods or granting permits based on risk assessments; provide legislative authority for expenditure for biosecurity-related programs and activities and provide for additional annual reporting; and amend provisions relating to approved arrangements, administration, auditing and consideration of compensation claims. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    CANAVAN, Sen Matthew
    ANTIC, Sen Alex
    CADELL, Sen Ross
    COLBECK, Sen Richard
    FAWCETT, Sen David
    PRICE, Sen Jacinta Nampijinpa
    O'SULLIVAN, Sen Matt
    RENNICK, Sen Gerard
    VAN, Sen David 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998
    to remove the prohibition on the construction or operation of certain nuclear installations; and
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to remove the prohibition on the Minister for Environment and Water declaring, approving or considering actions relating to the construction or operation of certain nuclear installations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Implements Australia's obligations under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships by amending the:
    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
    to: introduce controls for discharges of residues of noxious liquid substances known as 'persistent floaters' in northern European waters; and ban the use of heavy fuel oil by ships in Arctic waters;
    Protection of the Sea (Harmful Anti-fouling Systems) Act 2006
    to extend controls on ship harmful anti-fouling systems to include the chemical biocide, cybutryne; and
    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
    and
    Protection of the Sea (Harmful Anti-fouling Systems) Act 2006
    to make minor technical and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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