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  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to: require approved providers of residential care and certain kinds of flexible care to ensure a registered nurse is onsite and on duty at all times at each residential facility operated by them; enable the capping of prices that approved providers of home care can charge care recipients and remove the home care providers' ability to charge exit amounts; and require the secretary to publish information in relation to aged care services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to enable the introduction of the Australian National Aged Care Classification to replace the Aged Care Funding Instrument as the residential aged care subsidy calculation model from 1 October 2022; the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to: require the secretary to publish information in the form of a star rating system in relation to the quality of aged care provided by residential aged care services and the performance of approved providers of those services in relation to responsibilities and standards; allow the Quality of Care Principles to make provision for the giving of informed consent to the use of restrictive practices in circumstances where a care recipient does not have capacity to consent themselves; and provide immunity from civil or criminal liability in relation to the use of a restrictive practice in certain circumstances; the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018
    to: require compliance with a code of conduct by approved providers and their aged care workers and governing persons; extend the Serious Incident Response Scheme to home and flexible care delivered in a home or community care setting from 1 December 2022; introduce new governance and reporting responsibilities for approved providers of Commonwealth-funded aged care; enable the secretary or commissioner to request information or documents from a provider or borrower relating to the use of a loan made with a refundable deposit or accommodation bond and create an offence for a borrower who does not comply with this request; and extend the period of liability for the existing offences for the misuse of refundable accommodation deposits prior to an insolvency event for both providers and key personnel of providers; five Acts to enable information sharing between certain Commonwealth bodies; the
    National Health Reform Act 2011
    and
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to expand the functions of a renamed Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority and establish new governance arrangements and appointments processes; and the
    National Health Reform Act 2011
    ,
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018
    to enable the use and disclosure of information required for the authority to perform its new functions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations of the
    Respect@Work: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces
    by amending: the
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to: prohibit conduct that subjects another person to a workplace environment that is hostile on the ground of sex; introduce a positive duty on employers to take reasonable and proportionate measures to eliminate unlawful sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, as far as possible; state that an object of the Act is to achieve substantive equality between men and women; and amend the definition of harassment on the ground of sex to remove the reference to conduct of a 'seriously' demeaning nature; the
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    to: enable the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to monitor and assess compliance with the positive duty; provide the AHRC with a function to inquire into systemic unlawful discrimination; enable a representative body to progress a complaint on behalf of one or more affected persons from conciliation at the AHRC to application to the court; insert a cost protection provision; and amend one of the discretionary grounds on which a complaint may be terminated by the President of the AHRC; the
    Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012
    to require Commonwealth public sector organisations to report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency on their gender equality indicators; five Acts to clarify that victimising conduct can form the basis of a civil action for unlawful discrimination in addition to a criminal complaint; and the
    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021
    ,
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    and
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Oct 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Oct 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Oct 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science and Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Atomic Energy Act 1953
    to enable the minister to: grant a new rehabilitation authority to the mine operator of the Ranger Uranium Mine for the purpose of authorising rehabilitation, remediation and monitoring operations; vary the existing authority, including to extend the period in which it is in force for the purposes of the rehabilitation of the site; and declare that the relevant authority is no longer in force for areas of the site where rehabilitation requirements have been satisfied. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Oct 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    to: amend the drafting process and relevant definitions for determinations made by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) board to authorise special ACIC operations and special ACIC investigations; and
    Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Act 2010
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    ,
    Australian Human Right Commission Act 1986
    ,
    Disability Discrimination Act 1992
    ,
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    and
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to: establish a merit based and publicly advertised appointment process for members of the Australian Human Rights Commission (including the President); and provide that the total term of appointment, including any reappointments, for members of the commission must not exceed seven years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Climate Change Bill 2022, the bill makes consequential amendments to 14 Acts to incorporate Australia's greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets under the Paris Agreement into legislation for relevant Commonwealth entities and schemes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.