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  • Date
    25 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: amend the character test by providing grounds to consider visa cancellation or refusal where a non-citizen has been convicted of offences involving violence against a person, weapons, breaching of an apprehended violence order (or similar) or non-consensual sexual acts; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Implements certain recommendations of the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce by amending the
    Corporations Act 2001
    ,
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    and
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    to: introduce a stronger penalty framework for corporate and financial sector misconduct; and make miscellaneous technical and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    MCGOWAN, Cathy, MP 
    Summary
    Provides for the posthumous promotion of the late General Sir John Monash to rank of Australian Field Marshal in the Australian Regular Army on 1 January 1931, the date of his return to the Active Duty List. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP
    BANDT, Adam, MP
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to require the temporary transfer of children and their families from offshore detention to Australia for the purpose of medical or psychiatric assessment or treatment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    MCGOWAN, Cathy, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to: impose a cap on the total payments that can be made under a consumer lease (known as rent-to-buy schemes); require small amount credit contracts (SACCs) (known as payday loans) to have equal repayments and payment intervals; remove the ability for SACC providers to charge monthly fees in respect of the residual term of a loan where a consumer fully repays the loan early; prevent lessors and credit assistance providers from undertaking door-to-door selling of leases at residential homes; introduce anti-avoidance protections; and increase penalties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
    to require the publication of the quarterly report of estimates of Australia's greenhouse gas inventory within five months of the end of each quarter. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
    in relation to: approval and registration for prescribed active constituents, chemical products or labels; information to be taken into account by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) in determining applications; limits on use of information; computerised decision-making by the APVMA; notification and publication of voluntary recalls; obligations on holders and applicants to inform the APVMA of new information where it relates to the safety criteria; the definition of ‘registered chemical product’; suspension or cancellation of approval or registration for provision of false or misleading information; supply of registered chemical products with unapproved label; variation of approval of registration during suspension; safety, efficacy, trade and labelling criteria; notice requirements for notices provided to Food Standards Australia New Zealand by the APVMA; and amendment of an incorrect reference in the Agvet Code;
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
    and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
    to: enable the APVMA to prescribe an accreditation scheme for third party assessment providers; and make minor and machinery changes including the removal of unnecessary and redundant provisions;
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
    to remove the requirement for the APVMA to prepare an annual operational plan; and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013
    to align the timing of reviews of agvet legislation. Also repeals the
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Removing Re-approval and Re-registration) Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1968
    to amend the scope of the online copyright infringement scheme by: amending the threshold for capturing overseas online locations to those with the primary purpose or effect of infringing copyright; including a rebuttable presumption that the online location is outside Australia, to reduce the evidentiary burden on copyright owners; enabling copyright owners to seek injunctions requiring online search engine providers to take such steps as the Federal Court considers reasonable so as not to provide search results that refer users to online locations blocked under the scheme; clarifying that the Federal Court may make blocking orders which follow copyright infringing activity where operators of an overseas online location attempt to avoid the application of an injunction by creating new pathways to online locations; and enabling the minister to declare that particular online search engine providers be exempt from the scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Act 2018
    to: establish the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Special Account to provide loans to the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) to support its function of providing loans to registered community housing providers under the Affordable Housing Bond Aggregator; provide that members of the NHFIC Board collectively have particular qualifications, skills or experience in specified fields; and require a review of the operation of the Act as soon as possible after 30 June 2020. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    STORER, Sen Tim 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    to insert additional requirements in relation to the process for appointing non-executive directors to the board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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