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  • Date
    20 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Act 2005
    to increase funding for 2008 and 2009 and provide for additional funding for 2010 and 2011, enabling the establishment of a further three Australian Technical Colleges. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisations Act 1987
    to: allow the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to condition, manage and store radioactive material and radioactive waste other than that which may arise directly from ANSTO’s activities; ensure that ANSTO is able to provide assistance to State and Territory jurisdictions in the event of an incident, including a terrorist or criminal incident, involving radiological material; clarify ANSTO’s authority to accept and manage radioactive waste arising from overseas reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel from ANSTO’s research reactor; and allow ANSTO to fully participate in the establishment and operation of the Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Facility in the Northern Territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders (the Uhrig Review), the bill amends the
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to: retire the Board of the Australian Research Council (ARC) and transfer the majority of the Board’s functions and responsibilities to the CEO of the ARC; establish other new governance arrangements; and update annual funding caps to reflect revised forward estimates and the transfer of the Commercialisation Training Scheme to the Department of Education, Science and Training. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Nov 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Anglo-Australian Telescope Agreement Act 1970
    to incorporate a Supplementary Agreement to the Anglo-Australian Telescope Agreement, as agreed to by the governments of Australia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Supplementary Agreement will: modify arrangements for the operation of the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) and associated facilities; and provide for the eventual termination of both the original and supplementary agreements on 30 June 2010, with the transfer of ownership and control of the AAT and associated facilities to Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Sep 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Training and Youth Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Research Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2000, the bill establishes: the Australian Research Council (ARC) as an independent agency within the Education, Training and Youth Affairs portfolio to provide advice and recommendations on funding to the Minister; and a funding regime for competitive research grants for the higher education system (the National Competitive Grants Program) which will be administered by the ARC. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Nov 1998 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Training and Youth Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Provides public holiday entitlements for certain workers in Sydney on the APEC public holiday to be held on 7 September 2007. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Oct 2005 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984
    to: give certainty to international cultural loan arrangements by providing that a certificate of exemption issued under the
    Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986
    allowing the return of loaned cultural heritage objects cannot be overridden by a declaration under the Act; repeal Part IIA and other Victoria-specific provisions to enable the Victorian Government to administer Aboriginal heritage protection in Victoria directly through its own legislation; and make technical amendments as a consequence of the commencement of the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    ; and
    Aboriginal Land (Lake Condah and Framlingham Forest) Act 1987
    to make amendments consequential on the repeal of Part IIA of the
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Dec 2000 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Heritage Council Bill 2000, the bill: repeals the
    Australian Heritage Commission Act 1975
    ; amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to remove a reference to the
    Australian Heritage Commission Act 1975
    ; and provides for transitional arrangements for the transition from the Australian Heritage Commission to the Australian Heritage Council. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Dec 2000 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Heritage Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2000 and in conjunction with the Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000, the bill: replaces the Australian Heritage Commission by establishing the Australian Heritage Council which will provide advice on the identification, conservation and protection of places on the National Heritage List and the Commonwealth Heritage List; and provides for the functions, composition and conduct of meetings of the Australian Heritage Council. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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