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 18 - 21 March 2013

Legislative Instruments registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments 16 February - 19 April 2013

Sixth Report of 2013

15 May 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-826-9

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Membership of the committee (PDF 179KB)
Functions of the committee
Abbreviations (PDF 166KB)
Executive Summary (PDF 303KB)
Part 1 – Bills Introduced 18 – 21 March 2013
Bills requiring further information to determine human rights compatibility
Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Bill 2013 (PDF 389KB)
Australia Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 (PDF 312KB)
Corporations Amendment (Simple Corporate Bonds and Other Measures) Bill 2013 (PDF 324KB)
Corporations and Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 457KB)
Court Security Bill 2013
Court Security (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013
(PDF 353KB)
Customs Amendment (Prohibition of Certain Coal Exports) Bill 2013 (PDF 419KB)
Customs and AusCheck Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2013 (PDF 506KB)
Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Funding for Certain Types of Abortion) Bill 2013 (PDF 315KB)
Military Justice (Interim Measures) Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 436KB)
Native Title Amendment Bill 2012 (PDF 464KB)
Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013 (PDF 350KB)
Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013 (PDF 464KB)
Student Identifiers Bill 2013 (PDF 348KB)
Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Bill 2013 (PDF 491KB)
Tax Laws Amendment (Disclosure of MRRT Information) Bill 2013 (PDF 302KB)
Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013 (PDF 429KB)
Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013 (PDF 333KB)
Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013 (PDF 335KB)
Bills unlikely to raise human rights incompatibility
Aboriginal Land Rights and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 439KB)
Australia Council Bill 2013 (PDF 327KB)
Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Inbound Cargo Security Enhancement) Bill 2013 (PDF 308KB)
Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposals) Bill 2013 (PDF 296KB)
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Great Barrier Reef) Bill 2013 (PDF 315KB)
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (New Mandate and Other Measures) Bill 2013 (PDF 311KB)
Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 326KB)
Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 328KB)
Marine Engineers Qualifications Bill 2013 (PDF 294KB)
Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill 2013
Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) Bill 2013
(PDF 322KB)
National Measurement Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 310KB)
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Compliance Measures No. 2) Bill 2013 (PDF 332KB)
Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 321KB)
Social Security Legislation Amendment (Disaster Recovery Allowance) Bill 2013 (PDF 299KB)
Statute Law Revision Bill 2013 (PDF 291KB)
Part 2 - Legislative instruments registered with FRLI 16 February – 19 April 2013
Consideration of legislative instruments (PDF 393KB)
The committee has sought further information in relation to the following legislative instruments
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1) (PDF 429KB)
Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2013 (PDF 426KB)
Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Zimbabwe) Amendment List 2013 (PDF 315KB)
Crimes Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1) (PDF 294KB)
Customs (Drug and Alcohol Testing) Regulation 2013 (PDF 359KB)
Defence (Personnel) Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1) (PDF 304KB)
Extradition (Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism) Regulation 2012
Extradition (Cybercrime) Regulation 2013
Extradition (Piracy against Ships in Asia) Regulation 2013
(PDF 501KB)
Fees Rules 2013 (PDF 300KB)
Medical Leave Rules 2013 (PDF 320KB)
Migration Legislation Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1) (PDF 437KB)
Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Cybercrime) Regulation 2013 (PDF 447KB)
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1) (PDF 302KB)
The committee has deferred its consideration of the following legislative instruments
Social Security (Administration) (Declared income management areas - Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Laverton Determination 2013 (PDF 292KB)
Stronger Futures in he Northern Territory (Alcohol Management Plans) Rule 2013 (PDF 308KB)
Part 3 - Responses to the committee's comments on bills and legislative instruments (PDF only) (PDF 603KB)
Biosecurity Bill 2012
Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Convergence Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013 (PDF 1173KB)
Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Dividend) Bill 2012 (PDF 1063KB)
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012 (PDF 2208KB)
Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Commission) Bill 2013 (PDF 1042KB)
Customs Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2012 (PDF 966KB)
Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 4610KB)
Fair Work Amendment (Small Business – Penalty Rates Exemption) Bill 2012 (PDF 871KB)
Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 745KB)
Higher Education Support Amendment (Asian Century) Bill 2013 (PDF 763KB)
Higher Education Support Amendment (Further Streamlining and Other Measures) Bill 2013 (PDF 720KB)
International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 2471KB)
International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill 2012 (PDF 1060KB)
Marine Order 95 (Marine Pollution Prevention – Garbage) 2013 (PDF 795KB)
Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 686KB)
Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 3) (PDF 1881KB)
Migration Amendment (Reinstatement of Temporary Protection Visas) Bill 2013 (PDF 921KB)
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme (Portability Adjustments) Determination 2012 (PDF 799KB)
Veterans' Entitlements (Veterans' Children Education Scheme – Portability Adjustments) Instrument 2012
Military Superannuation and Benefits (Eligible Member) Declaration 2012 (PDF 790KB)
National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012 (PDF 1271KB)
National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Determination 2012 (No. 1) (PDF 621KB)
Native Title (Assistance from Attorney-General) Guideline 2012 (PDF 1151KB)
Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2012 (PDF 2464KB)
Small Business Commissioner Bill 2013 (PDF 352KB)
Social Security (Actuarial Certificate – Life Expectancy Income Stream Guidelines) Determine 2012 (PDF 941KB)
Social Security (Actuarial Certificate – Lifetime Income Stream Guidelines) Determine 2012
Social Security Legislation Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2013 (PDF 1100KB)
Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 1) (PDF 704KB)
Superannuation Legislation Amendment (New Zealand Arrangement) Bill 2012 (PDF 1176KB)
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) (Requirements for Authorisations, Notifications and Revocations) Amendment Determination 2012 (PDF 1292KB)
Appendix 1 (PDF 614KB)
Full list of Legislative Instruments registered with FRLI 16 February – 19 April 2013

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Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights
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