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 9 - 12 December 2013
Legislative Instruments received 23 November 2013 - 31 January 2014
Second Report of the 44th Parliament

11 February 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-74229-943-3

View the report as a single document - (PDF 17131KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 42KB)
Functions of the Committee
Abbreviations (PDF 30KB)
Executive Summary (PDF 312KB)
Part 1 - Bills introduced 9 -12 December 2013
Bills requiring further information to determine human rights compatibility
Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 (PDF 590KB)
Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 (PDF 590KB)
Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013 (PDF 459KB)
Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013 (PDF 417KB)
Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013 (PDF 456KB)
Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Bill 2013 (PDF 537KB)
Migration Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 512KB)
Tax Bonus for Working Australians Repeal Bill 2013 (PDF 422KB)
Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013 (PDF 459KB)
Bills unlikely to raise human rights concerns (PDF 353KB)
High Speed Rail Planning Authority Bill 2013
Landholders' Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2013
Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013
Migration Amendment (Visa Maximum Numbers Determinations) Bill 2013
Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
Veterans Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2013
Part 2 - Legislative Instruments received 23 November 2013 - 31 January 2014
The committee has sought further comment in relation to the following instruments
Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Education) 2013 (PDF 445KB)
Customs Amendment (Record Keeping Requirements and Other Measures) Regulation 2013 (PDF 434KB)
Determination of Granting of Protection Class XA Visas in 2013/2014 Financial Year – IMMI 13/156 (PDF 442KB)
Higher Education (Maximum Amounts for Other Grants) Determination 2013 (PDF 439KB)
Migration Amendment (Bridging Visas—Code of Behaviour) Regulation 2013 (PDF 506KB)
Migration Amendment (Disclosure of Information) Regulation 2013 (PDF 457KB)
Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrival) Regulation 2013 (PDF 473KB)
MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (No. MRCC 44/2013) (PDF 419KB)
Native Title (Assistance from Attorney-General) Amendment Guideline 2013 (PDF 428KB)
Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (No. R43/2013) (PDF 418KB)
Treatment Principles (Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests) 2006 (PDF 420KB)
The committee has deferred its consideration of the following legislative instruments
Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Delegation) Regulation 2013 (PDF 429KB)
Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Amendment List 2013 (PDF 423KB)
Social Security (Administration) (Recognised State/Territory Authority – Qld Family Responsibilities Commission Determination 2013 (PDF 421KB)
Part 3 - Responses to committee's comments on bills and legislative instruments
Consideration of responses
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1) (PDF 1105KB)
Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 2330KB)
Responses requiring no further comment  
Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Commissioner Transfer) Bill 2013 (PDF 558KB)
Infrastructure Australia Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 615KB)
Migration Regulations 1994 - Revocation under paragraph 5.36(1A)(a) - Instrument of Revocation - May 2013
Migration Regulations 1994 - Revocation under paragraph 5.36(1A)(a) and 5.36(1)(b) - Instrument of Revocation - May 2013
(PDF 664KB)
Therapeutic Goods Order No. 88 - Standards for donor selection, testing, and minimising infectious disease transmission via therapeutic goods that are human blood and blood components, human tissues and human cellular therapy products (PDF 1322KB)
Appendix 1: Full list of Legislative Instruments received by the committee between 23 November 2013 and 31 January 2014 (PDF 543KB)

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Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600


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