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  • Date
    04 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to extend the operation of the declared areas provisions for a further 3 years and the control order regime and the preventative detention orders (PDO) regime for a further 15 months;
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to provide that the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security may review the operation, effectiveness and proportionality of the declared areas provisions prior to their sunset date;
    Crimes Act 1914
    to extend the operation of the stop, search and seizure powers for a further 15 months; and
    Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010
    to extend the reporting date for the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor’s review of continuing detention orders for high risk terrorist offenders to as soon as practicable after 7 December 2021. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Implements certain recommendations of the Australian Human Rights Commission report,
    Respect@Work: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces
    by amending the:
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    to amend the definition of 'unlawful discrimination'; and extend the period of time between an alleged incident and the lodging of a complaint in relation to the President's discretion to terminate a complaint;
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: provide that a worker who is sexually harassed at work may apply for a Fair Work Commission (FWC) order to stop the sexual harassment; provide that the FWC can make an order to stop sexual harassment following a single instance of sexual harassment; provide that sexual harassment in connection with an employee’s employment can be a valid reason for dismissal; and extend the minimum entitlement for compassionate leave in relation to miscarriage; and
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to: prohibit discrimination involving harassment on the ground of sex; extend the application of the Act to members of parliament, members of the ACT and Northern Territory legislative assemblies and their staff, judges, staff and consultants employed under the
    Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984
    , state employees, including independent contractors; and the public authority of a state; and include definitions of 'worker' and 'persons conducting a business or undertaking' to extend the protection from sexual harassment to all paid and unpaid workers, including volunteers, interns and the self-employed. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Sport 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014
    to: prevent the unauthorised commercial use of certain indicia and images associated with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Women's World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023 and the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022; and remove the Schedule relating to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games; and
    Sport Integrity Australia Act 2020
    to correct an erroneous reference to an article of the World Anti-Doping Code in the definition of 'ineligibility'. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to provide that the legislative instrument establishing the Continence Aids Payment Scheme may provide that applications may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of decisions made under the instrument. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Mar 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to exclude a right of access to documents provided to, or created by, the Independent Review into the workplaces of Parliamentarians and their staff conducted under the
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner; and
    Archives Act 1983
    to provide that these documents would not come into the open access period until 99 years after the year the documents came into existence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Mar 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Water and the Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Biosecurity Act 2015
    to clarify the validity of certain determinations that specify that certain classes of goods are conditionally non-prohibited goods which must not be brought or imported into Australian territory unless they are covered by an import permit or unless alternative conditions specified in the determination are complied with. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Mar 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Royal Commissions Act 1902
    to: apply limitations on the use and disclosure of certain information provided by individuals to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability outside of a private session, where the commission indicated that it would be treated as confidential; enable certain members of a Royal Commission to make non-publication directions; and enable a Commonwealth Royal Commission, during the course of inquiring into a matter, to communicate information and evidence to a Royal Commission, or commission of inquiry, of a state or territory; and
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to exempt certain information given to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability from the operation of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Feb 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Special Recreational Vessels Act 2019
    to extend the operation of the Act from 30 June 2021 to 30 June 2023. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Feb 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industrial Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Work Health and Safety Act 2011
    to clarify the operation of the Act in relation to the Commonwealth's undertakings on Norfolk Island. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Feb 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science and Technology 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Industry Research and Development Act 1986
    to rename Industry and Innovation Australia to Industry Innovation and Science Australia; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Pooled Development Funds Act 1992
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Venture Capital Act 2002
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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