The Bill establishes a mandatory product stewardship scheme for manufacturers, importers and distributors of consumer packaging and certain single-use plastics; and prescribes targets, prohibitions, design requirements, labelling requirements, and financial contributions in relation to packaging and products identified under the scheme.
The Bill would prohibit the Commonwealth government or its agencies from funding the refurbishment, building or purchase, or assisting in the transfer of ownership, of a coal-fired power station.
The Bill would amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to make it an offence to supply or offer commercial goods to a consumer that include Indigenous cultural expression unless supplied by, or in accordance with a transparent arrangement with, an Indigenous artist or relevant Indigenous community.
An inquiry into the effects of seismic testing on fisheries and the marine environment.
An inquiry into the adequacy of Commonwealth laws and frameworks
covering the disclosure and reporting of sensitive and classified information.
The bill would introduce explicit powers in the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 (Aviation Act) for aviation security inspectors to conduct covert security systems testing to assess compliance of aviation industry participants with their security obligations under the Aviation Act. The bill would also introduce measures into the Aviation Act and the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 that would require screening officers to have completed relevant training and hold specified qualifications before exercising their powers at security controlled airports and security regulated maritime ports.
The bill would amend the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 to legislate a series of measures to prevent the use of aviation and maritime transport or offshore facilities in connection with serious crime.
The Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019 would make a number of amendments to the Migration Act 1958, which are aimed at streamlining and simplifying regulation of the migration advice industry. The Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2019 would amend the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997 to adjust charges for the provision of immigration assistance otherwise than on a non-commercial basis.
The bill is intended to improve native title claims resolution, agreement‑making, Indigenous decision‑making and dispute resolution processes. It is also intended to confirm the validity of certain agreements made under the Native Title Act 1933 following the Federal Court decision in McGlade v Native Title Registrar & Ors.
An inquiry into nationhood, national identity and democracy.
An inquiry into the Agriculture Legislation Amendment (Streamlining Administration) Bill 2019.
An inquiry into the Federal Government’s response to the drought, and the adequacy and appropriateness of policies and measures to support farmers, regional communities and the Australian economy
The committee will inquire and report on matters relating to the responsibilities for Commonwealth, state and territory governments arising out of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
This inquiry will look at the role of culture, family and community in delivering better education outcomes for students living in remote Australia and in complex environments. The Committee’s work will take into consideration the initiatives in place to meet the unique learning needs of students in these areas and to address barriers that they may face when accessing education.
On 29 July 2019 the Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2019 Federal election and matters related thereto.
The Committee shall examine whether Australia should enact legislation comparable to the United States' Magnitsky Act 2012
An inquiry into the business case for the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the experiences of small businesses.
The Committee will inquire into and report on supporting Australia's exports and attracting investment.
An inquiry into the regulation of auditing in Australia.
This inquiry was referred on 4 July 2019 by the Attorney-General pursuant to subparagraph 29(1)(b)(ia) of the Intelligence Services Act 2001. The inquiry is to report on the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press.
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