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  • Date
    18 Sep 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to implement a tuition protection model for students participating in the VET Student Loans program and for higher education students accessing FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP assistance at a private education provider or TAFE, the bill amends the:
    VET Student Loans Act 2016
    and
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: provide for the administration of each sector by a Tuition Protection Director with specific functions; provide for each sector to be supported by a separate Tuition Protection Fund Advisory Board; require non-exempt providers to contribute annual levies, commensurate with their size and risk; establish two special accounts (the VET Student Loans Tuition Protection Fund and the HELP Tuition Protection Fund); provide assistance to students who may complete their studies with another provider or may have their loan balance re-credited for units of study commenced but not completed due to the provider’s default; and impose certain obligations on default providers and replacement providers;
    VET Student Loans Act 2016
    to enable the secretary to refuse to revoke an approval on request if certain compliance action is being taken; and
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Sep 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Emergency Response Fund Bill 2019, the bill: makes consequential amendments to six Acts to support the establishment of the Emergency Response Fund; provides for transitional arrangements; and repeals the
    Nation-building funds Act 2008
    to abolish the Education Investment Fund. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Sep 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Emergency Response Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019, the bill uses uncommitted funds from the Education Investment Fund to establish the Emergency Response Fund (comprised of the Emergency Response Fund Special Account and the investments of the Emergency Response Fund) as a dedicated investment vehicle to provide an additional funding source for future emergency response and natural disaster recovery. Also establishes the Home Affairs Emergency Response Fund Special Account. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Jul 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to grant National Heritage status to the Great Australian Bight. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Export Charges (Imposition—Excise) Amendment Bill 2019 and Export Charges (Imposition—General) Amendment Bill 2019, the bill amends the
    Export Charges (Imposition—Customs) Act 2015
    to make amendments consequential on the enactment of the Export Control Bill 2019 and the proposed repeal of the
    Export Charges (Collection) Act 2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Export Charges (Imposition—Customs) Amendment Bill 2019 and Export Charges (Imposition—General) Amendment Bill 2019, the bill amends the
    Export Charges (Imposition—Excise) Act 2015
    to make amendments consequential on the enactment of the Export Control Bill 2019 and the proposed repeal of the
    Export Charges (Collection) Act 2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Export Charges (Imposition—Customs) Amendment Bill 2019 and Export Charges (Imposition—Excise) Amendment Bill 2019, the bill amends the
    Export Charges (Imposition—General) Act 2015
    to make amendments consequential on the enactment of the Export Control Bill 2019 and the proposed repeal of the
    Export Charges (Collection) Act 2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Export Control Bill 2019 to create a new framework for regulating the export of goods, including agricultural products and food, from Australian territory, the bill: repeals 19 Acts; makes consequential amendments to nine Acts; and provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Export Control (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019, the bill streamlines and consolidates existing legislation to create a new framework for regulating the export of goods, including agricultural products and food, from Australian territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industrial Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    to: include certain serious criminal offences as a new category of 'prescribed offence' for the purposes of the automatic disqualification regime for registered organisations; establish an offence for a disqualified person to continue to act as an official or in a way that influences the affairs of an organisation; allow the Federal Court to disqualify officials from holding office in certain circumstances or if they are otherwise not a fit and proper person; allow the Federal Court to cancel the registration of an organisation and make alternative orders on a range of grounds; expand the grounds on which the Federal Court may order remedial action to deal with governance issues in an organisation; expressly provide that the Federal Court may appoint an administrator to an organisation or part of an organisation as part of a remedial scheme; introduce a public interest test for amalgamations of registered organisations where the Fair Work Commissioner has determined the test should apply; provide that the commissioner must prioritise matters that raise serious or systemic concerns in carrying out his or her functions; provide that the minister must cause an independent review of the amendments made by the bill as soon as practicable after the end of two years after the amendments commence; and make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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