Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

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Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

Bills introduced 5-28 February 2013

Legislative Instruments registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments 5 January - 15 February 2013

Third Report of 2013

13 March 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-777-4

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Membership of the committee (PDF 74KB)
Functions of the committee
Abbreviations (PDF 66KB)
Executive Summary (PDF 139KB)
Part 1 – Bills introduced 5 – 28 February 2013
Bills requiring further information to determine human rights
Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Dividend) Bill 2013 (PDF 150KB)
Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013 (PDF 113KB)
Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Commission) Bill 2013 (PDF 145KB)
Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 153KB)
Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013 (PDF 140KB)
Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 112KB)
Higher Education Support Amendment (Asian Century) Bill 2013 (PDF 150KB)
Higher Education Support Amendment (Further Streamlining and Other Measures) Bill 2013 (PDF 149KB)
Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 173KB)
Migration Amendment (Reinstatement of Temporary Protection Visas) Bill 2013 (PDF 125KB)
Royal Commissions Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 175KB)
Small Business Commissioner Bill 2013 (PDF 113KB)
Social Security Legislation Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2013 (PDF 112KB)
Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013 (PDF 149KB)
Tax Laws Amendment (Countering Tax Avoidance and Multinational Profit Shifting) Bill 2013 (PDF 149KB)
Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Pharmaceutical Transparency) Bill 2013 (PDF 110KB)
Bills unlikely to raise human rights incompatibility
Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2012-2013
Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2012-2013
(PDF 112KB)
Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 109KB)
Aviation Laws Amendment (Australian Ownership and Operation) Bill 2013 (PDF 138KB)
Completion of Kakadu National Park (Koongarra Project Area Repeal) Bill 2013 (PDF 108KB)
Dairy Industry (Drinking Milk) Bill 2013 (PDF 140KB)
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Moratorium on Aquifer Drilling Connected with Coal Seam Gas Extraction) Bill 2013 (PDF 134KB)
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Finance) Bill 2013 (PDF 138KB)
Fair Work Amendment (Arbitration) Bill 2013 (PDF 132KB)
Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 117KB)
Minerals Resource Rent Tax Amendment (Protecting Revenue) Bill 2013 (PDF 133KB)
Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Reform of Self Managed Superannuation Funds Supervisory Levy Arrangements) Bill 2013 (PDF 105KB)
Part 2 – Legislative instruments registered with FRLI 5 January – 15 February 2013
Consideration of legislative instruments
The committee has sought further information in relation to the following legislative instruments
(PDF 110KB)


Marine Order 95 (Marine pollution prevention – garbage) 2013 (PDF 135KB)
National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Determination 2012 (No. 1) (PDF 136KB)
Native Title (Assistance from Attorney-General) Guideline 2012 (PDF 134KB)
Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 1) (PDF 136KB)
The committee has deferred its consideration of the following legislative instruments
Social Security (Administration) – Queensland Commission (Family Responsibilities Commission) Specification 2012
(PDF 99KB)
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (application to Defence activities and Defence members) Declaration 2012 (PDF 133KB)

Part 3 – Responses to the committee's comments on bills and legislative instruments

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012* (PDF 444KB)
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2012* (PDF 739KB)
Australian Education Bill 2012* (PDF 583KB)
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2013* (PDF 2216KB)
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012* (PDF 1994KB)
Customs Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2012* (PDF 410KB)
Extradition (Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism) Regulation 2012* (PDF 1693KB)
Health Insurance (Dental Services) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 1)* (PDF 1328KB)
Migration Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 5)*
Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification under schedule 4, part 1, Public Interest Criterion 4021 - Class of Passports - November 2012
(PDF 2290KB)
National Gambling Reform Bill 2012* (PDF 2090KB)
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Compliance Measures) Bill 2012* (PDF 1895KB)
Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Bill 2012* (PDF 1481KB)
Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support Bonus) Bill 2012* (PDF 230KB)
Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 4) Bill 2012* (PDF 735KB)
Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 5) Bill 2012* (PDF 829KB)
Treasury Legislation Amendment (Unclaimed Money and Other Measures) Bill 2012* (PDF 1209KB)
Appendix 1
Full list of Legislative Instruments registered with FRLI 5 January – 15 February 2013
(PDF 193KB)

For further information contact:

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


+61 2 6277 3823


+61 2 6277 5767