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Executive Summary

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 and delegated instruments introduced into the Parliament during the period 10 to 14 September 2012.

Part 1 — Bills introduced 10–14 September 2012

The committee has commented on the following bills

Corporations Legislation Amendment (Derivative Transactions) Bill 2012

3

Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2012

6

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Declared Fishing Activities) Bill 2012

8

The following bill was introduced without a statement of compatibility

International Fund for Agricultural Development Amendment Bill 2012

13

The committee has no comment on the following bills which are considered unlikely to raise any human rights concerns

Banking Amendment (Banking Code of Conduct) Bill 2012

14

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Making Marine Parks Accountable) Bill 2012

15

Higher Education Support Amendment (Maximum  Payment Amounts and Other Measures) Bill 2012

15

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment Bill 2012

17

Livestock Export (Animal Welfare Conditions) Bill 2012

18

Marriage Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2012

19

Migration Amendment (Health Care for Asylum Seekers)  Bill 2012

20

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Amendment  (Protecting Revenue) Bill 2012

20


The committee acknowledges the following responses to comments made on bills in the First Report of 2012

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Public Interest Test) Bill 2012

22

Electoral and Referendum Amendment

 

(Improving Electoral Procedure) Bill 2012

22

Part 2 — Legislative Instruments introduced 10–14 September 2012

The committee has sought further information in relation to the following instrument

Customs Act 1901 - CEO Directions No. 1 of 2012

28

Appendices

Appendix 1 — Responses to comments made in the First Report of 2012

31

 

 

Appendix 2 — Full list of Legislative Instruments introduced 10–14 September 2012

43

 

 

Appendix 3 — Practice Note 1

49

 

Mr Harry Jenkins MP
Chair

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