Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 Bills introduced 18–29 June 2012

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Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 Bills introduced 18–29 June 2012

First Report of 2012

22 August 2012

© Commonwealth of Australia 2012
ISBN 978-1-74229-678-4

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Membership of the committee (PDF 11KB)
 
Report on bills introduced 18 June–29 June 2012 (PDF 14KB)

1.1 This report provides the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights' view on the compatibility with human rights as defined in the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 for bills introduced into the Parliament during the period 18 June 2012 to 29 June 2012.

The following bills engage human rights as defined in the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011:

Commonwealth Government Securities Legislation Amendment (Retail Trading) Bill 2012

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Improving Electoral Procedure) Bill 2012

Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

Health Insurance Amendment (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Bill 2012

Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 4) Bill 2012

Transport Safety Investigation Amendment Bill 2012

Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

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The following bills do not engage human rights as defined in the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011:

Corporations Legislation Amendment (Financial Reporting Panel) Bill 2012

Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 3) 2012

Customs Tariff Amendment (2012 Measures No.1) Bill 2012

Statute Stocktake (Appropriations) Bill (No. 1) 2012

Tax Laws Amendment (Investment Manager Regime) Bill 2012

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The statements of compatibility for the following bills claim that the bills do not engage human rights as defined in the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011. In each case, the committee has sought clarification of this claim from the proponent of the bill:

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Public Interest Test) Bill 2012

Customs Amendment (Smuggled Tobacco) Bill 2012

Protecting Local Jobs (Regulating Enterprise Migration Agreements) Bill 2012

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012

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For further information contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone:

+61 2 6277 3823

Fax:

+61 2 6277 5767

Email:

human.rights@aph.gov.au

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