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  • Date
    15 Feb 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science and Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to implement the outcomes of the Offshore Oil and Gas Safety Review;
    Navigation Act 1912
    and
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to clarify the validity of vessel safety certificates when a disconnectable facility transitions between the maritime and offshore petroleum regimes;
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to: ensure that an approval of taking actions in accordance with a policy, plan or program remains effective following amendments to environmental regulations; enable the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority to specify the timeframe for a person to comply with a remedial direction; clarify the spatial extent of an eligible greenhouse gas storage formation; and make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    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
    15 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    Corporations Act 2001
    ,
    Judiciary Act 1903
    ,
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to confer jurisdiction on the Federal Court of Australia to hear and determine a range of summary and indictable offences relating to conduct within the remit of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission;
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    to enable the Sheriff of the Federal Court to require a state or territory jury official to prepare and provide a jury panel;
    Marriage Act 1961
    to make technical amendments in relation to the Commonwealth Marriage Celebrants Program and the notice of intended marriage; and
    Family Law Act 1975
    ,
    Native Title Act 1993
    ,
    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021
    and
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    to make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Jun 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister and Cabinet 
    Summary
    Responding to certain recommendations of the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service (the Thodey Review), the bill amends the
    Public Service Act 1999
    to: include a new Australian Public Service (APS) Value of ‘Stewardship’; require the Secretaries Board to prepare an APS Purpose Statement; require agency heads to uphold and promote the APS Purpose Statement; provide that ministers must not direct agency heads on individual employment matters; require agency heads to put in place measures to enable decision-making to occur at the lowest appropriate classification; require regular capability reviews; require the Secretaries Board to request and publish regular long-term insights reports; require agencies to publish annual APS Employee Census results and respond to relevant findings through an action plan; and remove the requirement to seek the APS Commissioner’s consent to delegate powers and functions to Australian Defence Force members. 

    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
    15 May 2024 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    VAN, Sen David 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Act 2022
    to extend the fringe benefits tax exemption for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles until 1 April 2030. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: require non-citizens who are on a removal pathway and have exhausted all avenues to remain in Australia to cooperate with steps taken for the purpose of arranging their lawful removal from Australia; and make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    POCOCK, Sen David
    LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui
    THORPE, Sen Lidia
    WATERS, Sen Larissa 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    in relation to: lowering the disclosure threshold to $1,000; real-time disclosure of donations; prohibiting misleading or deceptive electoral or referendum matter; broadening the definition of gift; funding disclosure requirements; introduction of a major-donor donation cap; prohibiting certain political donations; limiting pre-election government advertising; postal vote processes; and increasing Senate representation for the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Do Not Call Register Act 2006
    to provide that registered independent candidates are treated the same as political parties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to provide a national framework to regulate the importation, domestic manufacture, supply, commercial possession and advertisement of all vapes, irrespective of nicotine content or therapeutic claims. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Customs Act 1901
    ,
    Industrial Chemicals Act 2019
    and
    Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Act 2023

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    MCKIM, Sen Nick 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to enable the Court, following an application by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, to give directions for the purpose of securing a reduction in a corporation’s power in, or share of, the market. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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