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  • Date
    03 Dec 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Meat and Livestock Industry Act 1997
    ,
    Export Control Act 1982
    and proposed
    Export Control Act 1918
    to restrict the long haul export of live sheep and lambs during the northern summer months of July, August or September in a five year transitional period, or at any time after that period, where the voyage is by ship and of duration exceeding ten days and where a place in that voyage, regardless of whether that place is the final destination, is either the Persian Gulf or the Red Sea. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    PHELPS, Kerryn, MP
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP
    BANDT, Adam, MP
    BANKS, Julia, MP
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: require the temporary transfer to Australia of transitory persons on Manus Island or Nauru, and their families, if they are assessed by two or more treating doctors as requiring medical treatment; and require the temporary transfer of all children and their families from offshore detention to Australia for the purpose of medical or psychiatric assessment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    MCGOWAN, Cathy, MP 
    Summary
    The bill: provides for statutory codes of conduct for the members of each house of parliament and their staff; creates a statutory basis for parliamentarians’ registers of interests; establishes a Parliamentary Integrity Advisor to provide independent, confidential advice and guidance to Members and their staff in relation to the applicable codes of conduct; and establishes a Parliamentary Standards Commissioner to assist in the assessment, investigation and resolution of alleged breaches of the applicable codes of conduct. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    SHORTEN, Bill, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to remove the capacity of bodies established for religious purposes that provide education to directly discriminate against students on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Nov 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: make completion of a qualification checklist compulsory in relation to candidate nominations; enable candidates to lodge their nominations and certain other documents electronically; and allow a senior Australian Electoral Commission staff member rather than a senior Divisional Returning Officer to be on the Redistribution Committee for the Australian Capital Territory; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to amend various aspects of voting and scrutiny processes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Nov 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: enable the minister to specify groups of applicants who are required to provide one or more personal identifiers to have a valid visa application; render a visa application invalid if the applicant is required to provide one or more personal identifiers but does not provide them; and enable personal identifiers to be provided either by way of an identification test, or by another way specified by the minister. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Nov 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Families and Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: establish new means test rules to accommodate the development of new innovative income streams; amend the current rules for lifetime income streams; increase the Work Bonus from $250 to $300 per fortnight and extend its application to income earned from remunerative work that involves personal exertion, including self-employment and work undertaken by contractors or consultants; and expand the Pension Loans Scheme to increase the access of certain classes of persons to the scheme; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    to: remove the requirement that a person be sentenced to 6 or more years of imprisonment for a relevant terrorism offence to be eligible to lose their Australian citizenship; and replace the current requirement that a person is a national or citizen of a country other than Australia at the time the minister makes a determination that the person ceases to be an Australian citizen with the requirement that, if the minister were to determine that the person ceases to be an Australian citizen, the minister is satisfied the person will not become a person who is not a national or citizen of any country. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Future Drought Fund Bill 2018, the bill makes consequential amendments to eight Acts to: support the operation of the Future Drought Fund; and provide for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Future Drought Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018, the bill uses uncommitted funds from the Building Australia Fund to establish the Future Drought Fund (comprised of the Future Drought Fund Special Account and the investments of the Future Drought Fund) as a dedicated investment vehicle to provide a secure revenue stream to be used for drought resilience, preparedness and response. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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