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  • Date
    13 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON, Sen Pauline 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973
    to require photographic identification on all Medicare cards to reduce fraudulent usage of Medicare cards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jul 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    BERNARDI, Sen Cory 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011
    to: include a definition of 'Australian freedoms'; require the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights to explicitly consider 'Australian freedoms' in its examinations of legislation; and require statements of compatibility for bills and disallowable legislative instruments to provide certain information in relation to 'Australian freedoms'. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Sep 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    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 imposes the HELP tuition protection levy, specifies the amounts that are payable by providers, and prescribes the levy components and the manner in which, and by whom, they will be determined each year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Oct 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    National Health Act 1953
    and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: enable information held by the Chief Executive Medicare (CEM) to be subject to data-matching for the purposes of ensuring the integrity of medicare programs including the Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; and enable the CEM to authorise a Commonwealth entity to carry out data matching for the same purposes on the CEM’s behalf; four Acts to make consequential amendments; and the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    and
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to enable services involving a professional attendance provided under certain laws administered by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs to be considered for a prescribed pattern of services, but not unacceptable conduct, for the purposes of the Professional Services Review scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Jul 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    The bill: prohibits mining activities, including prospecting or exploring for minerals or other geological material, in the Great Australian Bight marine area; establishes civil penalties for mining in the Bight; and requires the minister to submit the Great Australian Bight for consideration as a World Heritage Site. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    SIEWERT, Sen Rachel 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Governor-General Act 1974
    to cease the payment of allowances to a former Governor-General, or a spouse of the former Governor-General, where they have engaged in serious misconduct. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Aug 2018 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    PATRICK, Sen Rex 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Archives Act 1983
    to require the reporting of external legal expenses incurred by the National Archives of Australia;
    Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010
    to: ensure that the Information Commissioner holds specified qualifications; and require the separate appointment of the Australian Information Commissioner, the Privacy Commissioner and the Freedom of Information (FOI) Commissioner; and
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to: enable the transfer of Information Commissioner reviewable decisions to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT); require the consistent application of exemptions by decision makers in the context of a review by the Information Commissioner; prevent the Information Commissioner from making FOI decisions if he or she does not hold specified qualifications; prevent agencies from publishing FOI information until at least 10 days after the applicant has received his or her copy of the information; and require the reporting of external legal expenses for each Information Commission or AAT FOI matter that has concluded. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Oct 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures) Bill 2019, the bill amends the
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Act 2015
    to impose reconciliation fees on developers who sell a near-new dwelling to a foreign person under a near-new dwelling exemption certificate. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Gives effect to certain recommendations of the Financial Services Royal Commission by amending the:
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    (ASIC Act) and
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to: relocate the existing search warrant powers of the Australian and Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) from across ASIC administered legislation into the ASIC Act; and enhance ASIC's existing search warrant powers by reference to the search warrant powers in the
    Crimes Act 1914
    ;
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to allow ASIC to receive and use interception information for its own investigations and prosecutions of serious offences;
    Corporations Act 2001
    to replace the requirement for obtaining an Australian financial services licence (AFS licence) that a person be of 'good fame and character' with the requirement that they be a 'fit and proper person';
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    and
    National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2009
    to: enable ASIC to cancel an AFS licence if the licensee does not start to provide the relevant financial services within six months after the licence is granted; clarify ASIC's power to suspend or cancel an Australian credit licence if the person does not engage, or ceases to engage, in credit activities; require licensees to notify ASIC if they do not start to provide the financial services or engage in the credit activities covered by the licence within six months of it being granted;
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to strengthen and broadly align provisions relating to false or misleading statements; and
    Corporations Act 2001
    ,
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    and
    National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2009
    to: expand the grounds on which ASIC can make a banning order against a person; and enable ASIC to make additional types of banning orders to prohibit a person from controlling or performing any or particular functions in relation to a financial services or credit business. Also amends seven Acts to make consequential amendments and provide for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Gives effect to certain recommendations of the Financial Services Royal Commission by amending the:
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    (ASIC Act) and
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    (IC Act) to enable the unfair contract terms regime under the ASIC Act to apply to insurance contracts covered by the IC Act; ASIC Act and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to specify that the consumer protection provisions of the ASIC Act apply to funeral expenses policies;
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    and
    National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2009
    to: require mortgage brokers to act in the best interests of consumers and give priority to consumers in certain circumstances where there is a conflict of interest; provide that mortgage brokers and mortgage intermediaries must not accept conflicted remuneration; prohibit employers, credit providers and mortgage intermediaries from giving conflicted remuneration to mortgage brokers or mortgage intermediaries; and enable the circumstances in which the prohibition on conflicted remuneration applies to be prescribed by regulation; and
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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