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  • 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
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    STORER, Sen Tim 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to require that any application to undertake petroleum or greenhouse gas related activity in the Great Australian Bight that is approved by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority must be assessed a second time under the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Nov 2018 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    LEYONHJELM, Sen David 
    Summary
    Repeals 22 Acts and amends five Acts to abolish various taxes and reduce the rates of other taxes. 

    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
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    WATERS, Sen Larissa 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Australian National Integrity Commission as an independent public sector anti-corruption commission for the Commonwealth; provides for the appointment, functions and powers of the National Integrity Commissioner and commissioners; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006
    ,
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    and
    Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Nov 2018 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    WONG, Sen Penny 
    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
    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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