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  • Date
    04 Sep 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    This bill is the result of the Senate dividing the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 (original bill) into two bills. On 7 December 2023 the House of Representatives accepted the Senate’s action in dividing the bill. This page shows the procedural history of the original bill up to the time it was divided, and the title and description of the bill as divided by the Senate (see sheet PU108 of amendments to the original bill). For copies of the explanatory memoranda and amendments circulated to the original bill, see the homepage of the original bill. This bill amends the:
    Fair Work Act 2009
    in relation to: casual employment; enabling multiple franchisees to access the single-enterprise stream; transitioning from multi-enterprise agreements; model terms; intractable bargaining workplace determinations; workplace delegates’ rights; sham contracting; exemptions to waive entry requirements for suspected underpayment and increasing maximum penalties for underpayments; compliance notices; the definition of employment; minimum standards and increased dispute resolution for employee-like workers performing digital platform work and regulated road transport industry contractors; and removal of a sunsetted clause relating to applications to vary modern awards;
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    to remove provisions relating to the withdrawal of parts of amalgamated organisations; and
    Independent Contractors Act 2006
    to provide that the Act applies to independent contractors performing work remunerated at an amount exceeding the new contractor high income threshold; and
    Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Administration Act 1992
    in relation to the appointment of certain directors to the Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Corporation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Mar 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Proposes an alteration to the Constitution to recognise First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to make representations to the Parliament and the Executive Government of the Commonwealth on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. [
    The bill was passed by an absolute majority of each House of the Parliament. The proposal was not approved at the subsequent referendum on 14 October 2023
    .] 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Feb 2024 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    THORPE, Sen Lidia 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: provide that the consent of the Attorney-General will not be required for proceedings relating to genocide and related atrocity crimes; and remove the restrictions on review of decisions of the Attorney-General to give or refuse consent to institute proceedings for such offences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Feb 2024 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997
    to remove certain limiting words from section 32B (which confers power on the Commonwealth to make, vary or administer an arrangement or grant) and section 39B (which confers power on the Commonwealth to form a company, participate in the formation of a company, acquire shares in a company or become a member of a company). Also makes consequential amendments to 7 Acts and contingent amendments to 2 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to: provide that goods covered by the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the European Space Agency for a Co-operative Space Vehicle Tracking Program are eligible for a free rate of customs duty; extend for a further year the free rate of customs duty for certain goods that are the produce or manufacture of Ukraine; provide a free rate of customs duty for certain goods that are imported for use in connection with an international sporting event; and extend for a further 2 years the increase in customs duties for imported goods that are the produce or manufacture of Russia or Belarus. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Digital ID Bill 2023, the bill makes consequential amendments to 6 Acts; and provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Digital ID (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2023, the bill: establishes an accreditation scheme for entities providing digital ID services; expands the Australian Government Digital ID System; and provides for privacy safeguards and a range of governance arrangements, including establishing the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission as the Digital ID Regulator and expanding the role of the Information Commissioner to regulate privacy protections for digital IDs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Modern Slavery Act 2018
    to establish the Australian Anti-Slavery Commissioner as an independent statutory office holder within the Attorney-General’s portfolio to provide an independent mechanism for victims and survivors, business and civil society to engage on issues and strategies to address modern slavery. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to: amend the object of the act in relation to the role and mission of the Australian Research Council (ARC); establish the Australian Research Council Board; amend the current funding arrangements; specify new requirements for the ARC annual report; and enable the minister to make transitional rules. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister and Cabinet 
    Summary
    Amends the
    COAG Reform Fund Act 2008
    and 23 other Acts to update references to COAG and Ministerial Councils to reflect the cessation of the Council of Australian Governments and changes to intergovernmental architecture. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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