Final Senate Bills List for 2010

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22 Dec 2010
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Bills and related material may be accessed at http://www.aph.gov.au/bills/index.htm

As at cob 22 December 2010

(2010 Final Edition)

Abbreviations

AD Australian Democrats [Dem]

AG Australian Greens

ALP Australian Labor Party [Govt]

CLP Country Liberal Party [Opp]

FFP Family First Party

Ind Independent

LP Liberal Party of Australia [Opp]

Nats The Nationals [Opp]

CID Consideration in detail stage (House of Representatives)

L Lapsed bill*

PM Private member—€™s bill

PS Private senator—€™s bill

R Restored to Notice Paper

S Senate bill

SBC Senate Selection of Bills Committee

SC House of Representatives Selection Committee

PS A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Improved Access to Baby Bonus)
L Amendment Bill 2008

(Introduced by Senator Stott Despoja —€“ AD)

Amends the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to abolish the age restriction to enable all adoptive parents access to the baby bonus scheme.

Senate: Intro. 20/3/08; 2nd reading adjourned 20/3/08

SBC report 4/08 (tabled and adopted 14/5/08): No reference

[Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament]

L Access to Justice (Family Court Restructure and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Amends: the Family Law Act 1975 to restructure the Family Court of Australia by creating the Appellate and Superior Division and the General Division; the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 to: remove family law from the jurisdiction of the court; and transfer a number of procedural processes from the court to the General Division of the Family Court; 16 Acts consequent on the restructure of the Family Court; and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 to enable regulations to be made to impose fees on certain agencies to be imposed at any stage in proceedings. Also makes transitional arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report due 21/9/10; report presented 23/7/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament]

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 in relation to: notification of minor product variations of registered agvet products; limiting and clarifying the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority—€™s label assessment role; removing the requirement to notify the authorisation of an approved person; trade issues when considering label approvals; and the disclosure of confidential commercial information.

Reps: Intro. 17/3/10; Passed 23/6/10

CID amendments: 30 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 5/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): No reference

Assent: 14/7/10; Act No. 113, 2010

PM Airport Development Ombudsman Bill 2010

L (Introduced by Ms Jackson —€“ ALP)

The bill: establishes and provides for the functions and powers of an Airport Development Ombudsman; and amends the Airports Act 1996, Air Services Act 1995, Civil Aviation Act 1988 and Ombudsman Act 1976 to make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 15/3/10; Read a 1st time 15/3/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

[Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament]

L Airports Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Airports Act 1996 to: require additional criteria to be included in airport master plans; require any proposed significant development to follow certain processes; prohibit certain developments which are incompatible with the operation of an airport site as an airport; include airport environment strategies in airport master plans; and make technical and consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; report presented 24/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament]

Airports Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Airports Act 1996 to: require additional criteria to be included in airport master plans; require any proposed significant development to follow certain processes; prohibit certain developments which are incompatible with the operation of an airport site as an airport; include airport environment strategies in airport master plans; and make technical and consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 25/10/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 26/10/10; Passed 26/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Rural Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; extensions of time to report 16/11/10, 17/11/10; report tabled 18/11/10

Committee amendments: 33 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 29/11/10]

Assent: 17/12/10; Act No. 149, 2010

Airports (On-Airport Activities Administration) Validation Bill 2010

Validates all actions performed and powers exercised under the Airports (Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations 1997, until this legislation commences, to the extent that those actions or powers were performed or exercised by persons not validly authorised or appointed.

Reps: Intro. 12/5/10; Passed 2/6/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): No reference

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 80, 2010

PS Alcohol Toll Reduction Bill 2007 [2008]

L (Introduced by Senator Fielding —€“ FFP)

Amends the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005, Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 to: establish the Responsible Advertising of Alcohol Division within the Australian Communications and Media Authority to monitor the advertising of alcohol; limit the times at which alcohol products are advertised on radio and television and impose a penalty for breaches; and provide for labelling standards for alcohol products.

Senate: Intro. 19/9/07; 2nd reading adjourned 19/9/07

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 13/2/08

SBC report 1/08 (tabled and adopted 14/2/08): Referred to Community Affairs Committee; report tabled 18/6/08

[Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament]

PS Alcohol Toll Reduction Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Fielding —€“ FFP)

Amends the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005, Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 to: establish the Responsible Advertising of Alcohol Division within the Australian Communications and Media Authority to monitor the advertising of alcohol; limit the times at which alcohol products are advertised on radio and television and impose a penalty for breaches; and provide for labelling standards for alcohol products.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

L Amendments Incorporation Amendment Bill 2008

Amends the Amendments Incorporation Act 1905 to provide for the publication of Acts in electronic form.

Reps: Intro. 12/2/08; Read a 1st time 12/2/08; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

[Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament]

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980 to implement Australia—€™s international obligations arising from revisions made to Annex II to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (the Madrid Protocol), which relates to native flora and fauna.

Reps: Intro. 10/2/10; Passed 10/3/10

Senate: Intro. 11/3/10; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): No reference

Committee amendments: 4 AG/negatived

Assent: 25/3/10; Act No. 23, 2010

Anti-People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2010

Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 and Migration Act 1958 to create and harmonise offences and penalties in relation to people smuggling; Migration Act 1958, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Surveillance Devices Act 2004 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to make consequential amendments; Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 to enable the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation to carry out its intelligence functions in relation to border security issues; and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: enable foreign intelligence to be collected in certain circumstances; and clarify that only the Minister for Defence and the Minister for Foreign Affairs can advise the Attorney-General on the need to issue a warrant for the collection of foreign intelligence.

Reps: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 17/3/10

Senate: Intro. 18/3/10; Passed 13/5/10

SBC report 3/10 (tabled and adopted 25/2/10): No reference

SBC report 4/10 (tabled and adopted 11/3/10): Order varied: Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report presented 4/5/10 and tabled 11/5/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Assent: 31/5/10; Act No. 50, 2010

PS Anti-Terrorism Laws Reform Bill 2009

L (Introduced by Senator Ludlam —€“ AG)

Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: insert a new definition of —€˜terrorist act—€™; remove the offences of —€˜reckless possession of a thing—€™, sedition, and associating with a terrorist organisation; amend the reference to —€˜fostering the doing of—€™ a terrorist act in the definition of —€˜terrorist organisation—€™; provide for terrorist organisations to be prescribed in regulations; and amend the —€˜supporting—€™ offence; Crimes Act 1914 to: remove —€˜investigative dead time—€™ from the calculation of dead time; and remove the presumption against bail for certain offences; and Australian Security Information Organisation Act 1979 in relation to the questioning and detention of terrorism suspects. Also repeals the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004.

Senate: Intro. 23/6/09; 2nd reading adjourned 23/6/09

SBC report 10/09 (tabled and adopted 25/6/09): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 28/10/09

[Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament]

PS Anti-Terrorism Laws Reform Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Ludlam —€“ AG)

Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: insert a new definition of —€˜terrorist act—€™; remove the offences of —€˜reckless possession of a thing—€™, sedition, and associating with a terrorist organisation; amend the reference to —€˜fostering the doing of—€™ a terrorist act in the definition of —€˜terrorist organisation—€™; provide for terrorist organisations to be prescribed in regulations; and amend the —€˜supporting—€™ offence; Crimes Act 1914 to: remove —€˜investigative dead time—€™ from the calculation of dead time; and remove the presumption against bail for certain offences; and Australian Security Information Organisation Act 1979 in relation to the questioning and detention of terrorism suspects. Also repeals the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2009-2010

Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2009-2010.

Reps: Intro. 26/11/09; Passed 24/2/10

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 18/3/10

Assent: 25/3/10; Act No. 24, 2010

Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2009-2010

Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2009-2010.

Reps: Intro. 26/11/09; Passed 24/2/10

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 18/3/10

Assent: 25/3/10; Act No. 25, 2010

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2010-2011

Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/10; Passed 21/6/10

Senate: Intro. 22/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Committee requests for amendments: 2 FFP/negatived

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 60, 2010

Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2010-2011

Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/10; Passed 21/6/10

Senate: Intro. 22/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 61, 2010

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2010-2011

Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/10; Passed 21/6/10

Senate: Intro. 22/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 62, 2010

PM Assisting the Victims of International Terrorism Bill 2009

L (Introduced by Mr Abbott —€“ LP)

Establishes a framework to provide financial assistance to persons or their next of kin who are injured or killed as a result of an international terrorist act.

Reps (Main Committee): Intro. 16/11/09; 2nd reading adjourned 23/11/09

[Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament]

PS Assisting Victims of Overseas Terrorism Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Brandis —€“ LP)

Establishes a framework to provide financial assistance to persons or their next of kin who are injured or killed as a result of an international terrorist act.

Senate: Intro. 26/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 26/11/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): No reference

PS ATMs and Cash Facilities in Licensed Venues Bill 2008

L (Introduced by Senator Xenophon —€“ Ind)

Imposes civil penalties on financial institutions, corporations, body corporates and persons who install, own or operate automatic teller machines or other cash facilities in licensed venues.

Senate: Intro. 4/9/08; 2nd reading adjourned 4/9/08

SBC report 10/08 (tabled and adopted 4/9/08): Referred to Community Affairs Committee; report tabled 10/11/08

[Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament]

Australian Astronomical Observatory Bill 2009

(Act citation: Australian Astronomical Observatory Act 2010)

Introduced with the Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2009, the bill provides for the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board to be dissolved and re-established as the Australian Astronomical Observatory within the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 24/2/10

Senate: Intro. 25/2/10; Passed 25/2/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

Assent: 11/3/10; Act No. 11, 2010

Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transitional Provisions) Act 2010)

Introduced with the Australian Astronomical Observatory Bill 2009, the bill provides for transitional arrangements required to establish the Australian Astronomical Observatory within the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Also repeals the Anglo-Australian Telescope Agreement Act 1970.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 24/2/10

Senate: Intro. 25/2/10; Passed 25/2/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

Assent: 11/3/10; Act No. 12, 2010

L Australian Capital Territory and Other Legislation Amendment (Water Management) Bill 2009

Amends the: Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988, Water Act 2007 and Canberra Water Supply (Googong Dam) Act 1974 to transfer the planning and management of all water extraction in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) from the Commonwealth to the ACT Government; Water Act 2007 to: provide that Commonwealth use of water in the Murray-Darling Basin, particularly water used at defence facilities, is taken account of through the Basin Plan; provide that the Basin Plan and water resource plans prepared by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority may adopt or incorporate matters contained in an instrument or other writing as it is in force from time to time; and clarify the definition of —€˜referring State—€™; Water Amendment Act 2008 to clarify that the Chief Executive Officer of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority is appointed for four years from 15 December 2008; and Trade Practices Act 1974 to clarify the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission—€™s powers of delegation for its functions under rules made under the Water Act 2007.

Reps: Intro. 19/11/09; 2nd reading adjourned 19/11/09

Senate:

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

[Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament]

PS Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment (Disallowance and
L Amendment Power of the Commonwealth) Bill 2009

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown —€“ AG)

Amends the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 to repeal the provision which enables the Governor-General to disallow and recommend amendments to any Act made by the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.

Senate: Intro. 26/11/09; 2nd reading adjourned 26/11/09

SBC report 19/09 (tabled and adopted 30/11/09): No reference

[Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament]

PS Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment (Disallowance and Amendment Power of the Commonwealth) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown —€“ AG)

Amends the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 to repeal the provision which enables the Governor-General to disallow and recommend amendments to any Act made by the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Australian Centre for Renewable Energy Bill 2009

(Act citation: Australian Centre for Renewable Energy Act 2010)

Establishes the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy Board (ACRE) and the position of the Chief Executive Officer of ACRE to advise on the development of funding and promotion strategies for renewable energy development, commercialisation and use.

Reps: Intro. 18/11/09; Passed 25/11/09

Senate: Intro. 26/11/09; Passed 10/3/10

SBC report 17/09 (tabled and adopted 19/11/09): No reference

Committee amendments: 2 AG/negatived

Assent: 24/3/10; Act No. 18, 2010

L Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010

Establishes the Australian Civilian Corps (to work in crisis environments overseas for specified periods) and provides for the employment and management of Corps employees.

Reps: Intro. 23/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled 24/6/10; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 24/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; report due 24/8/10; report presented 20/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament]

Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010

Establishes the Australian Civilian Corps (to work in crisis environments overseas for specified periods) and provides for the employment and management of Corps employees.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 28/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 15/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 15/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; report tabled 17/11/10

L Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2010

Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS), the bill establishes the Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority as an independent statutory body to administer the CPRS, the Renewable Energy Target and the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System. Also contains a regulation making power.

Reps: Intro. 2/2/10; Passed 11/2/10

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament]

Australian Information Commissioner Bill 2010

(Previous title: Information Commissioner Bill 2009)

Introduced with the Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Bill 2010, the bill: establishes and provides for the appointments and staffing of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner; provides for the appointment, functions and powers of the two new statutory positions of Australian Information Commissioner and Freedom of Information Commissioner, and the Privacy Commissioner; establishes the Information Advisory Committee; imposes a penalty for unauthorised disclosure of information; requires the Australian Information Commissioner to prepare an annual report; and provides for a review of the operation of the Act after a two-year period.

Reps: Intro. 26/11/09; Passed 12/5/10

CID amendments: 21 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 13/5/10; Passed 13/5/10

SBC report 19/09 (tabled and adopted 30/11/09): Provisions of bill referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; report tabled 16/3/10

Assent: 31/5/10; Act No. 52, 2010

L Australian National Preventive Health Agency Bill 2009

Establishes the Australian National Preventive Health Agency as a statutory body and provides for: the terms and conditions of employment, functions and powers of the Chief Executive Officer; staff and consultants; committees; strategic and annual operational plans; finance and reporting requirements; and grants by the agency. Also establishes the Australian National Preventive Health Agency Advisory Council and provides for: the terms and conditions of appointment of members to the Council; and meeting procedures.

Reps: Intro. 10/9/09; Passed 26/10/09

Senate: Intro. 27/10/09; 2nd reading adjourned 27/10/09, 28/10/09

SBC report 14/09 (tabled and adopted 17/9/09): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/pending

[Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament]

Australian National Preventive Health Agency Bill 2010

Establishes the Australian National Preventive Health Agency as a statutory body and provides for: the terms and conditions of employment, functions and powers of the Chief Executive Officer; staff and consultants; committees; strategic and annual operational plans; finance and reporting requirements; and grants by the agency. Also establishes the Australian National Preventive Health Agency Advisory Council and provides for: the terms and conditions of appointment of members to the Council; and meeting procedures.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 27/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

CID amendments: 2 Opp/passed; 4 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 15/11/10; Passed 17/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Committee amendments: 1 Ind (Xenophon) (as amended)/passed; 2 Opp/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendment 17/11/10]

Assent: 24/11/10; Act No. 134, 2010

Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Australian Research Council Act 2001 to: provide funding for the Research in Bionic Vision Science and Technology Initiative, the Super Science Fellowships scheme and National ICT Australia; apply indexation for existing schemes; and create an additional out year.

Reps: Intro. 4/2/10; Passed 17/3/10

Senate: Intro. 18/3/10; Passed 13/5/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): No reference

Assent: 31/5/10; Act No. 49, 2010

Australian Research Council Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2010

Amends the Australian Research Council Act 2001 to: apply indexation adjustments for existing schemes for the financial years starting 1 July 2010, 2011 and 2012; and set an additional funding cap for the financial year starting 1 July 2013.

Reps: Intro. 17/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 17/11/10

SC report no. 7 (tabled 17/11/10): No reference

Senate:

SBC report 14/10 (tabled and adopted 18/11/10): No reference

PS Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Fair Bank and Credit Card
L Fees) Amendment Bill 2008

(Introduced by Senator Fielding —€“ FFP)

Amends the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 to: limit banking and credit card penalty fees by ensuring fees are for cost recovery only; prevent fees being charged for third party dishonoured cheques; and enhance the powers of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to monitor penalty fees and investigate customer complaints.

Senate: Intro. 14/2/08; 2nd reading adjourned 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): Referred to Economics Committee; report tabled 16/9/08

[Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament]

Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Amendment Bill 2009

(Act citation: Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Amendment Act 2010)

Amends the: Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980 and Trade Marks Act 1995 to bring the Australia—€“European Community Agreement on Trade in Wine into force; and Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980 in relation to: the Label Integrity Program; compliance; and penalty units.

Reps: Intro. 22/6/09; Passed 25/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 10/09 (tabled and adopted 25/6/09): No reference

Assent: 6/7/10; Act No. 98, 2010

L Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010

Modelled on the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945, the bill provides a framework for Australia to implement autonomous sanctions which may be applied to specific governments, individuals or entities, or specific goods and services that are responsible for, or involved with, a situation of international concern.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; 2nd reading adjourned 26/5/10, 24/6/10

Senate:

Reference (see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee 26/5/10; extension of time to report 15/6/10; report due 26/8/10; report presented 20/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament]

Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010

Modelled on the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945, the bill provides a framework for Australia to implement autonomous sanctions which may be applied to specific governments, individuals or entities, or specific goods and services that are responsible for, or involved with, a situation of international concern.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 27/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 28/10/10; 2nd reading adjourned 28/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 16/11/10; report due last day of second sitting week in February 2011 (3/3/11)

L Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991 to: create three offences and penalties; and increase penalties for a number of existing offences; and Australian Federal Police Act 1979 and Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970 in relation to the powers of Australian Federal Police members to investigate offences committed at certain airports.

Reps: Intro. 23/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled 24/6/10; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 24/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report due 24/8/10; report presented 23/7/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament]

S Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991 to: create three offences and penalties; and increase penalties for a number of existing offences; and Australian Federal Police Act 1979 and Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970 in relation to the powers of Australian Federal Police members to investigate offences committed at certain airports.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 18/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 16/11/10

Reps: Intro. 22/11/10; Read a 1st time 22/11/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

SC report no. 9 (tabled 25/11/10): No reference

Aviation Transport Security Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Aviation Transport Security Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Act 2010)

Amends the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 to: designate categories of security controlled airports according to their risk profiles; allow unannounced inspections of businesses involved in air cargo; allow the secretary to enter into enforceable undertakings with aviation industry participants; and expand the scope of compliance control directions to include security controlled airports, screening authorities and screening officers.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/09; Passed 9/9/09

Senate: Intro. 9/9/09; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 11/09 (tabled and adopted 12/8/09): No reference

Assent: 14/4/10; Act No. 41, 2010

Aviation Transport Security Amendment (2009 Measures No. 2) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Aviation Transport Security Amendment (2009 Measures No. 2) Act 2010)

Amends the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 to enable cargo to be certified for security purposes earlier in the supply chain by: expanding the definitions of —€˜cargo—€™ and —€˜certified—€™; aligning certification processes with examinations to allow certification of cargo by air cargo agents and aircraft operators; enabling the secretary to issue a notice prescribing the circumstances in which cargo may be certified; and providing for transitional arrangements for transport security programs.

Reps: Intro. 29/10/09; Passed 25/11/09

Senate: Intro. 26/11/09; Passed 25/2/10

SBC report 17/09 (tabled and adopted 19/11/09): No reference

Assent: 11/3/10; Act No. 14, 2010

PS Banking Amendment (Controls on Variable Interest Rate Changes) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown —€“ AG)

Amends the Banking Act 1959 to require authorised deposit-taking institutions for a 24-month period to: not increase variable interest rate loans and mortgages by more than the Reserve Bank interest rate increases; and not decrease variable interest rate loans and mortgages by less than the Reserve Bank interest rate decreases.

Senate: Intro. 18/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 18/11/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): No reference

PM Banking Amendment (Delivering Essential Financial Services) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Mr Bandt —€“ AG)

Amends the Banking Act 1959 to: require banks to offer basic transaction accounts and to limit other fees to cost recovery; provide that transactions at a bank—€™s own-branded ATMs are free of charge; cap charges for the use of a bank—€™s ATMs by customers of another authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI); require ADIs to offer fixed interest gap loans and mortgages; cap mortgage and loan exit fees at cost recovery; and require uniform identification of exit fees in advertising and in mortgage and loan contracts.

Reps: Intro. 15/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 22/11/10

SC report no. 7 (tabled 17/11/10): No reference

PS Banking Amendment (Delivering Essential Financial Services) Bill 2010 (No. 2)

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown —€“ AG)

Amends the Banking Act 1959 to: require banks to offer basic transaction accounts and to limit other fees to cost recovery; provide that transactions at a bank—€™s own-branded ATMs are free of charge; cap charges for the use of a bank—€™s ATMs by customers of another authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI); require ADIs to offer fixed interest gap loans and mortgages; cap mortgage and loan exit fees at cost recovery; and require uniform identification of exit fees in advertising and in mortgage and loan contracts.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): No reference

PS Banking Amendment (Delivering Essential Financial Services for the Community)
L Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown —€“ AG)

Amends the Banking Act 1959 to: require banks to offer basic transaction accounts and to limit other fees to cost recovery; provide that transactions at a bank—€™s own-branded ATMs are free of charge; cap charges for the use of a bank—€™s ATMs by customers of another authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI); require ADIs to offer a fixed interest gap mortgage; cap mortgage exit fees at cost recovery; and require uniform identification of exit fees in advertising and mortgage contracts.

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 15/6/10

SBC report 9/10 (tabled and adopted 23/6/10): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report due 2/9/10; report presented 16/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament]

PS Banking Amendment (Keeping Banks Accountable) Bill 2009

L (Introduced by Senator Fielding —€“ FFP)

Amends the Banking Act 1959 to enable the Treasurer to determine that the Financial Claims Scheme no longer apply to a bank which either withholds an interest rate cut or increases its variable standard rate in response to an official interest rate reduction.

Senate: Intro. 25/6/09; 2nd reading adjourned 25/6/09

SBC report 11/09 (tabled and adopted 12/8/09): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report tabled 24/11/09

[Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament]

Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

(Act citation: Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Act 2010)

Amends the Bankruptcy Act 1966 in relation to: remuneration of registered trustees administering bankrupt estates; civil penalties; Bankruptcy Districts; creditor—€™s petitions; the stay period that follows the filing of a declaration of intent to file a debtor—€™s petition; and the debt, income and assets test thresholds for debt agreements.

Reps: Intro. 28/10/09; Passed 30/11/09

Senate: Intro. 2/12/09; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 16/09 (tabled and adopted 29/10/09): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 2/2/10; report tabled 24/2/10

Committee amendments: 6 Govt/passed; 1 item negatived (Govt)

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 24/6/10]

Assent: 14/7/10; Act No. 106, 2010

PS Britt Lapthorne Bill 2009

L (Introduced by Senator Fielding —€“ FFP)

The bill: requires the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to identify and contact a person—€™s next of kin when that person is in a foreign country and believed to be missing; provides for the department and its agencies to offer assistance in such circumstances; and requires the minister to report annually on the development and implementation of international agreements relating to Australian citizens believed to be missing overseas.

Senate: Intro. 17/9/09; 2nd reading adjourned 17/9/09

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament]

PS Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Anti-Siphoning) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown —€“ AG)

Amends the: Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to provide that a notice to amend the anti-siphoning list does not come into effect until the expiration of six sitting days of each House of Parliament after the notice is tabled in that House; and Broadcasting Services (Events) Notice (No. 1) 2004 to remove the expiry date from the current anti-siphoning list.

Senate: Intro. 23/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned