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

Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011
Bills introduced 12 November – 5 December 2013
Legislative Instruments received 8 June - 22 November 2013
First Report of the 44th Parliament

10 December 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-930-3

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Membership of the committee (PDF 183KB)
Functions of the committee  
Abbreviations (PDF 180KB)
Executive Summary (PDF 308KB)
   
Part 1 - Bills introduced 12 November - 5 December 2013
Bills requiring further information to determine human rights compatibility
 
Carbon Tax Repeal Package (PDF 504KB)
Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013
True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013
True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013
Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013
Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013
Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013
Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013
Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013
 
Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Commission Transfer) Bill 2013 (PDF 415KB)
Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 455KB)
Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 479KB)
Higher Education Support Amendment (Savings and Other Measures) Bill 2013 (PDF 441KB)
Infrastructure Australia Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 435KB)
Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 (PDF 461KB)
National Integrity Commission Bill 2013 (PDF 458KB)
Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board) Bill 2013 (PDF 419KB)
Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 522KB)
   
Bills unlikely to raise human rights concerns (PDF 489KB)
Australian Capital Territory Water Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
Australian Civilian Corps Amendment Bill 2013
Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2013
Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Above the Line Voting) Bill 2013
Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2013
Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2013
Grape and Wine Legislation Amendment (Australian Grape And Wine Authority) Bill 2013
Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013
Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013
Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 2013
Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013
National Health Amendment (Simplified Price Disclosure) Bill 2013
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Cash Bidding) Bill 2013
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2013
Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2013
Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment Bill 2013
Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment Bill 2013
Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013
Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013
Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Submarine Cable Protection) Bill 2013
Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
   
The committee has deferred its consideration of the following bills (PDF 306KB)
Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013
Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013
 
Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia's Protection Obligations) Bill 2013  
 
Part 2 - Legislative Instruments received 8 June - 22 November 2013
The committee has sought further information in relation to the following instruments
 
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1) (PDF 453KB)
Corporations and Related Legislation Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1) (PDF 415KB)
International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) (International Committee of the Red Cross) Regulation 2013 (PDF 433KB)
Migration Act 1958 - Determination under subsection 262(2) - Daily Maintenance Amounts for Persons in Detention - October 2013 (PDF 432KB)
Migration Amendment (Subclass 050 and Subclass 051 Visas) Regulation 2013 (PDF 460KB)
Migration Amendment (Temporary Protection Visas) Regulation 2013 (PDF 537KB)
Migration Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 4) (PDF 445KB)
Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification under subclauses 8551(2) and 8560(2) - Definition of Chemicals of Security Concern (PDF 428KB)
National Disability Insurance Scheme (Becoming a Participant) Rules 2013 (PDF 428KB)
National Disability Insurance Scheme (Children) Rules 2013 (PDF 439KB)
National Disability Insurance Scheme (Nominees) Rules 2013 (PDF 428KB)
National Disability Insurance Scheme (Plan Management) Rules 2013 (PDF 432KB)
National Disability Insurance Scheme (Protection and Disclosure of Information) Rules 2013 (PDF 438KB)
National Disability Insurance Scheme (Registered Providers of Supports) Rules 2013 (PDF 435KB)
National Disability Insurance Scheme (Supports for Participants – Accounting for Compensation) Rules 2013 (PDF 446KB)
National Disability Insurance Scheme (Supports for Participants) Rules 2013 (PDF 426KB)
Parliamentary Service Determination 2013 (PDF 442KB)
User Rights Amendment (Various Measures) Principle 2013 (PDF 435KB)
Water and Sewerage Fees and Charges (Christmas Island) Determination 2013 (PDF 421KB)
Water and Sewerage Fees and Charges (Cocos (Keeling) Islands) Determination 2013 (PDF 421KB)
   
The committee has deferred its consideration of the following legislative instruments (PDF 477KB)
Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Iran) Amendment List 2013 (No. 1)
Autonomous Sanctions Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1)
 
Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Amendment Regulation 2013 (No 1)  
Extradition (Vietnam) Regulation 2013  
Social Security (Administration) (Recognised State/Territory Authority - NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Tribunal) Determination 2013  
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Regulation 2013  
   
Part 3 - Responses to the committee's comments on bills and legislative instruments
Consideration of responses
 
Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 (PDF 917KB)
Migration Amendment (Permanent Protection Visas) Regulation 2013 (PDF 1228KB)
National Disability Insurance Scheme Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 and DisabilityCare Australia Fund Bill 2013 and eleven related bills (PDF 1526KB)
Social Security Legislation Amendment (Public Housing Tenants' Support) Bill 2013 (PDF 1296KB)
Student Identifiers Bill 2013 (PDF 1324KB)
Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measure No. 2) Bill 2013 (PDF 1455KB)
   
Responses requiring no further comment  
Australian Citizenship Amendment (Special Residence Requirements) Bill 2013 (PDF 2336KB)
Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Zimbabwe) Amendment List 2013
Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Zimbabwe) Amendment List 2013 (No. 2)
Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) Amendment List 2013
Charter of the UN Legislation Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1)
Charter of the UN (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Amendment Declaration 2013 (No. 1)
Charter of the UN (Sanctions – the Taliban) Regulation 2013
(PDF 577KB)
Marine Order 4 (Transitional modifications) 2013 (PDF 813KB)
Superannuation Laws Amendment (MySuper Capital Gains Tax Relief and Other Measures) Bill 2013 (PDF 1006KB)
   
Appendix 1  
Full list of Legislative Instruments received by the committee between 8 June and 22 November 2013 (PDF 815KB)

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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