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AS AT 12 FEBRUARY 2002

 

(2001 Final Edition)

 

 

This is a list of all bills before the Parliament for the 2001 calendar year to date.

 

 

 

Abbreviations

 

 

S Senate bill

PS Private Senator’s Bill

PM Private Member’s Bill

R Restored to Notice Paper

 

CID Consideration in Detail stage (House of Representatives)

SBC Selection of Bills Committee

 

 

AD Australian Democrats [Dem]

AG Australian Greens

ALP Australian Labor Party [Opp]

GWA The Greens (WA)

Ind Independent

LP Liberal Party [Govt]

NPA National Party of Au stralia [Govt]

PHON Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

 

 

 

PS ABC Amendment (Online and Multichannelling Services) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Senator Bourne - AD)

Amends the: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 in relation to the provision of online and multichannelling services; and Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to enable the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service Corporation to provide unrestricted multichannelling services.

Senate: Intro. 3/4/01; 2nd reading adjourned 3/4/01

SBC report 7/01 (tabled and adopted 23/5/01): No reference

Abolition of Compulsory Age Retirement (Statutory Officeholders) Bill 2001

Amends 59 Acts to abolish the compulsory retirement age limits for statutory office holders and remove any age restrictions on their reappointment. Also contains application provisions.

Reps: Intro. 29/8/01; Passed 26/9/01

Main committee: Referred 25/9/01

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): No reference

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 159, 2001

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Bill 2000

(Act citation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Act 2001)

Amends the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 to: rename the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commercial Development Corporation to Indigenous Business Australia (IBA); allow the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission to outsource its commercial functions; and provide the option of appointing a full-time chairperson to IBA.

Reps: Intro. 29/11/00; Passed 7/12/00

Main committee: Referred 6/12/00

Senate: Intro. 6/2/01; Passed 1/3/01

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): No reference

Assent: 20/3/01; Act No. 4, 2001

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Bill 1998

Provides for the preservation and protection from injury or desecration of certain indigenous areas and objects of particular significance and provide for the accreditation of heritage protection regimes in force in States and Territories. Repeals the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 and makes related savings and transitional provisions; and amends the Archives Act 1983 , Freedom of Information Act 1982 and Hindmarsh Island Bridge Act 1997 in relation to disclosure of confidential indigenous information.

Reps: Intro. 12/11/98; Passed 11/2/99

Senate: Intro. 15/2/99; Passed 26/11/99

SBC report 13/98 (tabled 9/12/98; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 9/12/98): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 9/12/98; extensions of time to report 8/3/99, 22/3/99; report tabled 31/3/99

Committee amendments: 1 Govt/passed; 172 Opp-Dem/passed; 6 clauses negatived; 2 Govt/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 4 to 6, 43, 45, 47, 50, 55, 61, 62, 89, 102, 106, 114, 121, 125, 126, 160, 173 and 178, disagreed to amendments nos 1 to 3, 7 to 42, 44, 46, 48, 49, 51 to 54, 56, 60, 63 to 88, 90 to 101, 103 to 105, 107 to 113, 115 to 120, 122 to 124, 127 to 159, 161 to 172, 174 to 177 and 179 and agreed to 2 Govt amendments 9/12/99; Senate reported message 9/12/99]

Administrative Decisions (Effect of International Instruments) Bill 1999

Responds to the High Court decision in Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs v Teoh by providing the necessary statutory indication to ensure that entry into a treaty by the Australian Government does not give rise to a legitimate expectation in administrative law that the Government will act in accordance with the treaty, which could form the basis for challenge.

Reps: Intro. 13/10/99; Passed 11/5/00

CID amendments: 5 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 5/6/00; 2nd reading adjourned 5/6/00, 2/4/01, 4/4/01, 5/4/01

SBC report 18/99 (tabled and adopted 20/10/99): No reference

 

Administrative Review Tribunal Bill 2000

Establishes the Administrative Review Tribunal which will replace the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal. Also establishes the Administrative Review Council.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/00; Passed 8/12/00 a.m.

CID amendments: 14 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 6/2/01; Negatived at 2nd reading 26/2/01

SBC report 10/00 (tabled and adopted 28/6/00): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 28/6/00; extensions of time to report 7/9/00, 6/2/01; report: presented 14/2/01; tabled 26/2/01

Administrative Review Tribunal (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2000

Further to the Administrative Review Tribunal Bill 2000, the bill: abolishes the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), Social Security Appeals Tribunal, Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal; repeals the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 ; amends: 182 Acts to replace references to the AAT with references to the Administrative Review Tribunal (ART); 138 Acts to replace references to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 with references to the proposed Administrative Review Tribunal Act 2000 ; 5 Acts to provide procedures to be followed by the ART in reviewing certain decisions; Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 to enable certain interlocutory and procedural matters to be dealt with by a single judge; and makes consequential amendments to 125 Acts. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 12/10/00; Passed 8/12/00 a.m.

CID amendments: 37 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 6/2/01; Negatived at 2nd reading 26/2/01

SBC report 17/00 (tabled and adopted 12/10/00): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 12/10/00; extension of time to report 6/2/01; report: presented 14/2/01; tabled 26/2/01

S Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

As a consequence of the High Court’s decision in R v Hughes , the bill amends the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994 to clarify the powers, functions and duties of Commonwealth officials and authorities within the National Registration Scheme for agricultural and veterinary chemicals, including the conferral of duties, functions and powers on the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and on inspectors and analysts.

Senate: Intro. 3/4/01; Passed 24/5/01

SBC report 7/01 (tabled and adopted 23/5/01): No reference

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 28/6/01

Main committee: Referred 5/6/01

Assent: 11/7/01; Act No. 83, 2001

 

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

Makes consequential amendments to 20 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Reps: Intro. 27/6/01; Passed 23/8/01

Main committee: Referred 21/8/01

Senate: Intro. 27/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

SBC report 11/01 (tabled and adopted 8/8/01): No reference

Assent: 18/9/01; Act No. 115, 2001

PS Air Navigation Amendment (Extension of Curfew and Limitation of Aircraft

R Movements) Bill 1995 [1998]

(Introduced by Senator Bourne - AD)

Amends the Air Navigation Act 1920 and the Air Navigation (Aerodrome Curfew) Regulations to extend the Kingsford-Smith Airport curfew and to freeze the rate of aircraft movement while a Commission of Inquiry is conducted under the Environment Protection (Impact of Proposals) Act 1974.

Senate: Intro. 27/3/95; 2nd reading adjourned 27/3/95

SBC report 11/95 (tabled and adopted 15/11/95): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 1/5/96, 23/11/98

Air Passenger Ticket Levy (Collection) Bill 2001

Introduced with the Air Passenger Ticket Levy (Imposition) Bill 2001 to fund a Special Employees’ Entitlements Scheme for Ansett group employees, the bill provides for the collection of a levy on all tickets issued to board flights originating in Australia and purchased on or after 1 October 2001. Also provides for a regulation-making power.

Reps: Intro. 20/9/01; Passed 25/9/01

CID amendments: 20 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Ind (Harradine)/negatived

Committee amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Assent: 27/9/01; Act No. 132, 2001

Air Passenger Ticket Levy (Imposition) Bill 2001

Introduced with the Air Passenger Ticket Levy (Collection) Bill 2001 to fund a Special Employees’ Entitlements Scheme for Ansett group employees, the bill imposes an air passenger ticket levy at a rate of $10 per ticket. Also provides for a regulation-making power.

Reps: Intro. 20/9/01; Passed 25/9/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendment: 1 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Ind (Harradine)/negatived

Assent: 27/9/01; Act No. 133, 2001

 

Aircraft Noise Levy Collection Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Aircraft Noise Levy Collection Act 1995 to deem Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport to have been declared a leviable airport, for the period 1 July 1996 to 21 February 2001.

Reps: Intro. 1/3/01; Passed 7/3/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 7/3/01; Passed 8/3/01

SBC report 3/01 (tabled and adopted 7/3/01): Deferred

Assent: 30/3/01; Act No. 17, 2001

Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Account Bill 2001

Establishes the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Account and the ministerial arrangements for disbursing funding to the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation or replacement bodies as appropriate.

Reps: Intro. 20/6/01; Passed 26/6/01

Senate: Intro. 27/6/01; Passed 23/8/01

SBC report 10/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): Referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee 28/6/01; report tabled 9/8/01; additional information tabled 22/8/01

Committee amendments: 3 Opp/negatived

Committee requests: 1 Dem/passed; 1 Opp/negatived

[Reps made Senate request for an amendment 23/8/01]

Assent: 4/9/01; Act No. 103, 2001

PS Anti-Genocide Bill 1999

(Introduced by Senator Greig - AD)

Amends the Genocide Convention Act 1949 to implement Australia’s obligations under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, to ensure that genocide is unlawful in Australia.

Senate: Intro. 13/10/99; 2nd reading adjourned 13/10/99, 5/4/01

Reference: Bill and related matters referred to Legal and Constitutional References Committee 14/10/99; report due 30/6/00; report tabled 29/6/00; errata: presented 3/7/00; tabled 14/8/00

Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2000-2001

Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, additional to the sum appropriated by Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2000-2001 , for the service of the year ending on 30 June 2001.

Reps: Intro. 29/11/00; Passed 7/3/01

Main committee: Referred 5/3/01; 2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 26/3/01; Passed 2/4/01

Assent: 6/4/01; Act No. 20, 2001

 

Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2000-2001

Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, additional to the sum appropriated by Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2000-2001 , for certain expenditure in respect of the year ending on 30 June 2001.

Reps: Intro. 29/11/00; Passed 7/3/01

Main committee: Referred 5/3/01

Senate: Intro. 26/3/01; Passed 2/4/01

Assent: 6/4/01; Act No. 21, 2001

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2001-2002

Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for service of the year ending on 30 June 2002.

Reps: Intro. 22/5/01; Passed 21/6/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Main committee: Referred 6/6/01

Senate: Intro. 25/6/01; Passed 27/6/01

Assent: 29/6/01; Act No. 64, 2001

Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2001-2002

Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure in respect of the year ending on 30 June 2002.

Reps: Intro. 22/5/01; Passed 21/6/01

Main committee: Referred 6/6/01

Senate: Intro. 25/6/01; Passed 27/6/01

Assent: 29/6/01; Act No. 65, 2001

Appropriation (HIH Assistance) Bill 2001

Provides for an appropriation out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to fund a scheme to pay financial assistance to certain persons with a claim upon a policy of insurance issued by the HIH Insurance Group.

Reps: Intro. 7/6/01; Passed 21/6/01

CID amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 25/6/01; Passed 27/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Assent: 30/6/01; Act No. 74, 2001

 

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2000-2001

Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, additional to the sum appropriated by Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2000-2001 , for certain expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments in respect of the year ending on 30 June 2001.

Reps: Intro. 29/11/00; Passed 7/3/01

Main committee: Referred 5/3/01

Senate: Intro. 26/3/01; Passed 2/4/01

Assent: 6/4/01; Act No. 19, 2001

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2001-2002

Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments in respect of the year ending on 30 June 2002.

Reps: Intro. 22/5/01; Passed 21/6/01

Main committee: Referred 6/6/01

Senate: Intro. 25/6/01; Passed 27/6/01

Assent: 29/6/01; Act No. 66, 2001

PM Auditor of Parliamentary Allowances and Entitlements Bill 2000

(Introduced by Mr Beazley - ALP)

Establishes the office of Auditor of Parliamentary Allowances and Entitlements as an independent officer of the Parliament. Also makes consequential amendments to the Auditor-General Act 1997 and Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951 .

Reps: Intro. 27/11/00; Read a 1st time 27/11/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 6/8/01

PS Auditor of Parliamentary Allowances and Entitlements Bill 2000 [No. 2]

(Introduced by Senator Faulkner - ALP)

Establishes the office of Auditor of Parliamentary Allowances and Entitlements as an independent officer of the Parliament. Also makes consequential amendments to the Auditor-General Act 1997 and Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951 .

Senate: Intro. 1/11/00; 2nd reading adjourned 1/11/00, 9/11/00

SBC report 20/00 (tabled and adopted 29/11/00): No reference

Reference: Referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 5/12/00; extensions of time to report 23/5/01, 19/9/01; report due 28/2/02

 

S Australia New Zealand Food Authority Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Australia New Zealand Food Authority Act 1991 to implement a new food regulatory system as agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments, including the establishment of a new authority, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, and a new Ministerial Council. Also makes a technical correction to the Australia New Zealand Food Authority Amendment Act (No. 2) 1997 and consequential amendments to 5 other Acts.

Senate: Intro. 8/2/01; Passed 23/5/01

SBC report 2/01 (tabled and adopted 28/2/01): Referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee 28/2/01; extension of time to report 27/3/01; report tabled 3/4/01

Committee amendments: 36 Opp/passed; 6 Dem (3 amended by 6 Opp)/passed; 2 Dem/negatived; 2 AG/negatived; 2 Govt to Dem/negatived; 1 AG to Dem/negatived; 1 PHON to Opp/negatived

[Amendment to motion that report from committee be adopted 23/5/01: 1 AG/negatived]

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 28/6/01

CID amendments: 29 Govt/passed

[Senate agreed to Reps amendments 29/6/01 a.m.]

Assent: 10/7/01; Act No. 81, 2001

PM Australian Bill of Rights Bill 2001

(Introduced by Dr Theophanous - Ind)

Seeks to give effect to certain provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and certain other international treaties, to ensure the protection of all Australians against infringements of their civil and political rights and freedoms.

Reps: Intro. 2/4/01; Read a 1st time 2/4/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

PS Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment Bill 1999

(Introduced by Senator Bourne -AD)

Amends the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 to establish a parliamentary joint committee on the ABC to: approve appointments to the ABC Board; examine the ABC annual report; and review and make recommendations in relation to its annual appropriation.

Senate: Intro. 25/3/99; 2nd reading adjourned 25/3/99

SBC report 5/99 (tabled and adopted 31/3/99): No reference

Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Australian Citizenship Act 1948 to update aspects of Australian citizenship law and, in particular, enhances provisions relating to citizenship of children and young adults; and strengthens existing integrity measures, including ‘people smuggling’ provisions.

Reps: Intro. 23/8/01; 2nd reading adjourned 23/8/01

Senate:

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): Deferred

 

PM Australian Coast Guard Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mr Beazley - ALP)

Provides for the establishment of the Australian Coast Guard as a Commonwealth maritime police agency.

Reps: Intro. 24/9/01; Read a 1st time 24/9/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

S Australian Heritage Council Bill 2000 [2001]

Introduced with the Australian Heritage Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2000 and in conjunction with the Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000, the bill: replaces the Australian Heritage Commission by establishing the Australian Heritage Council which will provide advice on the identification, conservation and protection of places on the National Heritage List and the Commonwealth Heritage List; and provides for the functions, composition and conduct of meetings of the Australian Heritage Council.

Senate: Intro. 7/12/00; 2nd reading 22/8/01; Consideration in committee of the whole an order of the day for next sitting

Reference: Referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee 7/12/00; extensions of time to report 27/3/01, 4/4/01; report: presented 8/5/01; tabled 22/5/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/passed

S Australian Heritage Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2000 [2001]

Introduced with the Australian Heritage Council Bill 2000, the bill: repeals the Australian Heritage Commission Act 1975 ; amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to remove a reference to the Australian Heritage Commission Act 1975 ; and provides for transitional arrangements for the transition from the Australian Heritage Commission to the Australian Heritage Council.

Senate: Intro. 7/12/00; 2nd reading 22/8/01; Consideration in committee of the whole an order of the day for next sitting

Reference: Referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee 7/12/00; extensions of time to report 27/3/01, 4/4/01; report: presented 8/5/01; tabled 22/5/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/passed

 

Australian Research Council Bill 2000

(Act citation: Australian Research Council Act 2001)

Introduced with the Australian Research Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2000, the bill establishes: the Australian Research Council (ARC) as an independent agency within the Education, Training and Youth Affairs portfolio to provide advice and recommendations on funding to the Minister; and a funding regime for competitive research grants for the higher education system (the National Competitive Grants Program) which will be administered by the ARC.

Reps: Intro. 7/9/00; Passed 2/11/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed; 3 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 9/11/00; Passed 4/12/00

SBC report 16/00 (tabled and adopted 11/10/00): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 11/10/00; report tabled 28/11/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Committee amendments: 2 Opp/passed; 9 Dem (1 amended by Opp)/passed; 17 Dem/negatived; 1 clause opposed/clause agreed to

[Reps disagreed to Senate amendments 7/12/00; Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 1, 2, 8 and 9, insisted on its amendments nos 3 to 7, 10 and 11 and agreed to 1 Opp amendment in place of its amendment no. 1 and 4 Dem amendments in place of its amendments nos 8 and 9, 8/2/01; Reps insisted on disagreeing to Senate amendments nos 3 to 7, 10 and 11 insisted on by Senate and disagreed to Senate amendments made in place of amendments nos 1, 8 and 9, 5/3/01; Senate again insisted on its original amendments nos 4 to 7, did not insist on its original amendments nos 3, 10 and 11 and agreed to 1 Govt amendment in place of its amendment no. 3, did not insist on its amendments no 1 to 5 made in place of original amendments nos 1, 8 and 9 and agreed to 1 Govt amendment in place of its replacement amendment no. 1, 7/3/01; Reps agreed to original Senate amendments nos 4 to 7 and amendments made in place of original Senate amendment no. 3 and replacement amendment no. 1, 8/3/01]

Assent: 22/3/01; Act No. 8, 2001

 

Australian Research Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2000

(Act citation: Australian Research Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2001)

Consequential on the Australian Research Council Bill 2000, the bill repeals the Employment, Education and Training Act 1988 and provides for transitional arrangements to apply to the management of the Australian Research Council and the programs it administers. Also amends the Higher Education Funding Act 1988 to introduce: performance-based block funding schemes; and a quality assurance framework for higher education research.

Reps: Intro. 7/9/00; Passed 2/11/00

CID amendment: 1 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 9/11/00; Passed 4/12/00

SBC report 16/00 (tabled and adopted 11/10/00): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 11/10/00; report tabled 28/11/00

Committee amendments: 4 Opp/passed; 3 Dem/negatived; 7 items opposed/items agreed to

[Reps disagreed to Senate amendments 7/12/00; Senate insisted on its amendments 8/2/01; Reps insisted on disagreeing to Senate amendments 5/3/01; Senate again insisted on its amendment nos 1 to 3, did not insist on its amendment no. 4 and agreed to 1 Dem amendment in its place 7/3/01; Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 1 to 3 and the amendment made in place of amendment no. 4, 8/3/01]

Assent: 22/3/01; Act No. 9, 2001

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Bill 2001

Part of a package of bills introduced in response to the High Court’s decisions in Re Wakim; ex parte McNally and R v Hughes , the bill replaces the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 1989 and the ASIC Law of the Capital Territory, and corresponding provisions of Corporations Acts of the Northern Territory and certain States to provide for a Commonwealth Act capable of operating throughout Australia. The bill provides for the continued existence of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; Companies and Securities Advisory Committee; Corporations and Securities Panel; Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board; Financial Reporting Council; Australian Accounting Standards Board; and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Securities; and contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 4/4/01; Passed 6/6/01

Main committee: Referred 5/6/01

Senate: Intro. 18/6/01; Passed 18/6/01

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Securities 5/4/01; report: presented 18/5/01; tabled in Senate 22/5/01; tabled in Reps 4/6/01

SBC report 7/01 (tabled and adopted 23/5/01): No reference

Assent: 28/6/01; Act No. 51, 2001

 

Aviation Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2001

(Previous title: Aviation Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000)

Amends the: Civil Aviation Act 1988 to: provide for the simplification and international harmonisation of Australia’s civil aviation regulatory regime; enable the Civil Aviation Authority (CASA) to enter into certain agreements with the national airworthiness authorities of other countries; and enable CASA to accept enforceable voluntary written undertakings from persons in relation to compliance with civil aviation safety legislation; and Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959 to correct a drafting error.

Reps: Intro. 12/4/00; Passed 8/2/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 6 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 26/2/01; 2nd reading adjourned 26/2/01

SBC report 7/00 (tabled and adopted 10/5/00): No reference

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): Revised: Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 7/2/01; extension of time to report 27/3/01; report tabled 5/4/01

Aviation Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001

Amends the: International Air Services Commission Act 1992 to streamline International Air Services Commission processes; Air Navigation Act 1920 (in anticipation of new aviation security regulations) to: introduce a framework for handling aviation security information (including application of the Criminal Code ); reform the regulation of the carriage of munitions and implements of war on civil aircraft; and repeal aviation security provisions. Also repeals the Federal Airports Corporation Act 1986 and provides for the transfer of any remaining contracts, assets and liabilities of the Corporation to the Commonwealth.

Reps: Intro. 5/4/01; 2nd reading adjourned 5/4/01

Senate:

SBC report 13/01 (tabled and adopted 29/8/01): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 29/8/01; report due 23/10/01

PM Aviation Noise Ombudsman Bill 2000

(Introduced by Mr Albanese - ALP)

Provides for the establishment of an Aviation Noise Ombudsman. Also provides for a regulation-making power and makes consequential amendments to the Air Services Act 1995 , Civil Aviation Act 1988 and Ombudsman Act 1976 .

Reps: Intro. 4/9/00; Read a 1st time 4/9/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 2/4/01

PS Award of Victoria Cross for Australia Bill 2001

(Introduced by Senator Schacht - ALP)

Provides for the Minister to make recommendations to the Governor-General that certain persons be awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia in recognition of their bravery and valour.

Senate: Intro. 4/4/01; 2nd reading adjourned 4/4/01

SBC report 7/01 (tabled and adopted 23/5/01): No reference

 

Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Act 1997 to: exempt any surplus in a bankrupt estate from the scope of the realisations charge; remove current payment obligations for the interest charge and the realisations charge in certain circumstances; and close some charge-avoidance opportunities. Also contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 7/6/01; Passed 18/9/01

Senate: Intro. 20/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 20/6/01; report tabled 7/8/01

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 158, 2001

Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Bankruptcy Act 1966 to make changes to bankruptcy law and practice aimed at ensuring that the interests of debtors and creditors are better balanced, particularly in relation to: introduction of a mandatory cooling-off period for withdrawal of petitions; early discharge arrangements; effective sanctions on uncooperative bankrupts; and administration of bankruptcies by trustees. Also makes technical and machinery amendments and contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 7/6/01; Passed 18/9/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 10 Govt/passed; 2 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 20/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 20/6/01; report tabled 7/8/01

Committee amendments: 1 Opp/passed; 2 Dem/passed; 1 Opp/negatived

Border Protection Bill 2001

Ensures that Australia is able to direct ships to leave Australia’s territorial waters; and provides officers taking authorised actions with protection from civil or criminal proceedings in respect of those actions, with effect from 9.00 a.m. on 29 August 2001.

Reps: Intro. 29/8/01; Passed 29/8/01

Senate: Intro. 29/8/01; Negatived at 2nd reading 30/8/01 a.m.

Border Protection (Validation and Enforcement Powers) Bill 2001

Part of a package of three bills, the bill: validates recent action taken in relation to vessels carrying persons who were intending to enter Australia unlawfully; and amends the: Customs Act 1901 and Migration Act 1958 to clarify existing, and provide additional, powers in relation to ships and aircraft carrying unauthorised arrivals and the unauthorised arrivals themselves; and Migration Act 1958 to provide for mandatory minimum penalties in relation to people smuggling offences.

Reps: Intro. 18/9/01; Passed 19/9/01

Senate: Intro. 20/9/01; Passed 26/9/01

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Committee amendments: 5 Dem/negatived; 3 AG/negatived

Assent: 27/9/01; Act No. 126, 2001

 

S Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

(Previous title: Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2000)

Amends the: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 and Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 to transfer provisions from the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 giving the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service Corporation the specific function of datacasting; and Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to correct minor errors and repeal certain redundant provisions.

Senate: Intro. 6/12/00; Passed 1/3/01

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Committee amendments: 6 Govt/passed; 1 Opp/passed; 7 Opp/negatived

Instruction to committee of the whole (1/3/01):

Bill divided into 2 bills: this bill and the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Multi-channelling) Bill 2001. The Senate agreed to this bill, consisting of clauses 1 to 3, items 1A, 1B, 1C, 2 to 4, 4A, 4B, 5 and 6 of Schedule 1; and Schedules 2 and 3, the enacting words and the titles of the original bill on 1/3/01. ( For further details, see Journals of the Senate, p. 3956-65 and p.3997-3998 )

Reps: Intro. 5/3/01; Passed 7/3/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 1 Govt/passed; 10 Opp/negatived

[Senate agreed to Reps amendment (Amendment to motion that report from committee be adopted: 1 Opp/passed) 28/3/01]

Assent: 6/4/01; Act No. 23, 2001

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001

Amends the: Broadcasting Services Act 1992 in relation to: “time shifting” High Definition Television (HDTV) broadcasts; content of HDTV advertising; allocation of additional commercial television licences in underserved remote or regional markets; anti-siphoning arrangements; and correction of anomalies created by amendments made by the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Digital Television and Datacasting) Act 2000 ; and Radiocommunications Act 1992 in relation to the issue of apparatus licences.

Reps: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 27/6/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 14 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 28/6/01; Passed 28/6/01

SBC report 7/01 (tabled and adopted 23/5/01): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 23/5/01; report tabled 19/6/01

Assent: 20/7/01; Act No. 92, 2001

 

S Broadcasting Services Amendment (Multi-channelling) Bill 2001

[ This bill is the result of the division by the Senate of the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2001 ]

Amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to remove content restrictions on multi-channelling for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation.

Senate: Motion that the report of the committee of the whole be adopted agreed to 1/3/01; 3rd reading pending - order of day for 6 August 2001

The committee of the whole agreed to this bill, consisting of items 1 and 1A of Schedule 1 of the original bill, as amended, renumbered 1 and 2, respectively, and enacting words and provisions for titles and commencement on 1/3/01. ( For further details, see Journals of the Senate, p.3997-3998 )

PS Captioning for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Bill 1998

R  (Introduced by Senator Stott Despoja - AD)

Amends the: Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to require captioning of: certain television programs, including news and current affairs television programs, from 1 July 2000, all television sets and videos sold or for hire from 1 July 2002 and every program from 1 July 2010; and Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to provide that televisions and videos which do not meet captioning requirements after 1 July 2002 may be used as a basis for a discrimination claim.

Senate: Intro. 28/5/98; 2nd reading adjourned 28/5/98

SBC report 8/98 (tabled and adopted 24/6/98): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98

PS Charter of Political Honesty Bill 2000

(Introduced by Senator Murray - AD)

Introduced with the Electoral Amendment (Political Honesty) Bill 2000, the bill: addresses misuse of tax payer funded advertising campaigns for party political purposes; establishes a parliamentary joint committee to develop a code of conduct for ministers and other members of Parliament and an Office of Commissioner for Ministerial and Parliamentary Ethics to enforce the code; and ensures merit-based public appointments by ministers.

Senate: Intro. 10/10/00; 2nd reading adjourned 10/10/00

SBC report 20/00 (tabled and adopted 29/11/00): Referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 29/11/00; extensions of time to report 23/5/01, 19/9/01; report due 28/2/02

PS Child Care Legislation Amendment (High Need Regions) Bill 1999

(Introduced by Senator Evans - ALP)

Amends the Child Care Act 1972 to provide for the continuation of a system of child care planning and allocation of resources for regions of high need. Also amends the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Consequential and Related Measures) Act 1999 in relation to commencement of certain provisions.

Senate: Intro. 24/11/99; 2nd reading adjourned 24/11/99, 25/11/99

 

Child Support Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000

(Act citation: Child Support Legislation Amendment Act 2001)

Amends the: Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 in relation to: income earned for the benefit of resident children; a regulation-making power in relation to the minimum rate of child support; and the definition of “eligible carer”; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 in relation to deductible child maintenance expenditure for family tax and child care benefits; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 , A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 in relation to family tax benefit; Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 , Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to reflect the transfer of the child support function from the Treasury portfolio to the Family and Community Services portfolio; Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 in relation to: departure prohibition orders; and proposed changes to administrative law arrangements. Also makes technical amendments and corrections to the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 .

Reps: Intro. 30/8/00; Passed 30/10/00

CID amendment: 1 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 2/11/00; Passed 7/11/00

SBC report 14/00 (tabled and adopted 6/9/00): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee 6/9/00; report tabled 10/10/00

Committee amendments: 1 Dem/passed; 1 Dem-Opp/passed; 3 Schedules negatived; 1 Part opposed/Part agreed to; 2 items opposed/items agreed to

Committee request: 1 Opp/negatived

[Reps disagreed to Senate amendments and agreed to 8 Govt amendments in place of Senate amendments nos 1 to 4, 5/4/01; Senate did not insist on its amendment no. 2, insisted on its amendments nos 1 and 3 to 5, agreed to Reps amendments nos 1 (with 2 Opp amendments), 6 and 8 (with 1 Opp amendment), did not agree to Reps amendments nos 2 to 5 and 7 and agreed to a further Opp amendment 29/6/01 a.m.; Reps did not insist on its amendments nos 2 to 5 and 7 and agreed to Senate amendments nos 1 and 3 to 5 insisted on by Senate, Senate amendments made to Reps amendments nos 1 and 8 and further Senate amendment 29/6/01 a.m.]

Assent: 30/6/01; Act No. 75, 2001

Choice of Superannuation Funds (Consumer Protection) Bill 1999

The bill introduces consumer protection initiatives for the life insurance industry, including: product disclosure requirements and provisions relating to the conduct of life insurance companies, advisers and brokers; injunctions for contravention of the proposed Act; civil and criminal sanctions for misleading and deceptive statements made by a life insurance company, broker or adviser; the requirement for life companies to have a compliance committee; and provides for the making of regulations. Also amends the: Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 1989 to confer on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission the powers and functions of this proposed Act; and Financial Sector Reform (Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1999 to remove redundant cross references.

Reps: Intro. 23/9/99; Passed 21/10/99

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 22/11/99; 2nd reading adjourned 22/11/99

SBC report 18/99 (tabled 20/10/99; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 20/10/99): Provisions of bill referred to Select Committee on Superannuation and Financial Services 20/10/99; report tabled 22/11/99

 

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000

(Act citation: Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Act (No. 1) 2001

(Previous title: Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999)

Amends the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 to: expand the powers of the director of the Classification Board, under State and Territory laws, to call in material for classification, reclassification or review of classification; expand the range of films exempt from classification; and expand the range of persons and organisations that can be considered to be “a person aggrieved” for the purposes of seeking a classification review. Also makes consequential amendments to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 .

Reps: Intro. 8/12/99; Passed 11/10/00

Main committee: Referred 15/2/00; 2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived; CID amendments: 22 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 30/10/00; Passed 28/2/01

SBC report 1/00 (tabled 16/2/00; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 16/2/00): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 16/2/00; extension of time to report 4/4/00; report tabled 6/4/00; erratum tabled 10/4/00

Committee amendments: 1 Dem/passed; 17 Dem/negatived; 1 item opposed/item agreed to

[Reps agreed to Senate amendment 1/3/01]

Assent: 22/3/01; Act No. 13, 2001

Coal Industry Repeal Bill 2000

(Act citation: Coal Industry Repeal Act 2001)

Repeals the Coal Industry Act 1946 and provides for the dissolution of the Joint Coal Board. Also supports New South Wales legislation to provide for the transfer of all assets, rights, liabilities, as well as the staff, of the Joint Coal Board to a new State administered entity.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/00; Passed 4/4/01

Main committee: Referred 3/4/01

Senate: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 5/4/01

SBC report 16/00 (tabled and adopted 11/10/00): No reference

Assent: 28/4/01; Act No. 32, 2001

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to provide that following elections, public funding for the Liberal Party is to be paid to the Federal Secretariat as agent of the Liberal Party of Australia, unless a notice has been lodged, prior to polling day, setting out the proportions to be paid to the State and Territory Divisions of the Liberal Party and the Federal Secretariat.

Reps: Intro. 9/8/01; Passed 22/8/01

Senate: Intro. 23/8/01; 2nd reading adjourned 23/8/01

SBC report 13/01 (tabled and adopted 29/8/01): Referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 29/8/01; report due 18/9/01; report tabled 19/9/01

 

PS Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Prevention of Discrimination against Members of Local Government Bodies) Bill 2001

(Draft bill tabled by Senator Hill)

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to prevent discrimination against members of local government bodies who seek to stand as candidates at a federal election.

Senate: Tabled 27/9/01

Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Act 1911 to provide for the issue and transfer of Commonwealth government securities by electronic means.

Reps: Intro. 23/8/01; Passed 19/9/01

Main committee: Referred 18/9/01

Senate: Intro. 20/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 20/9/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 19/9/01; report: presented 6/12/01; tabled 12/2/02

Commonwealth Superannuation Board Bill 1998

Part of a package of three bills in relation to superannuation arrangements for Commonwealth employees, the bill establishes a new Commonwealth Superannuation Board to administer certain Commonwealth superannuation schemes for civilian employees and manage the Funds of those schemes.

Reps: Intro. 12/11/98; Passed 1/12/98

Senate: Intro. 7/12/98; Negatived at 2nd reading 8/8/01

SBC report 12/98 (tabled and adopted 2/12/98): No reference

Communications and the Arts Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2000

(Act citation: Communications and the Arts Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2001)

Makes consequential amendments to 11 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Reps: Intro. 7/12/00; Passed 7/2/01

Main committee: Referred 6/2/01

Senate: Intro. 8/2/01; Passed 1/3/01

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): No reference

Assent: 20/3/01; Act No. 5, 2001

 

Communications and the Arts Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

(Act citation: Communications and the Arts Legislation Amendment Act 2001)

Amends the: Public Lending Rights Act 1985 to: incorporate a statement of objectives for the Public Lending Right Scheme; amend the definition of “prescribed persons”; remove references to beneficiaries as prescribed persons; and clarify the process of making final payments to deceased creators; Telecommunications Act 1997 to provide carriers and carriage service providers with immunity in certain emergency situations and when complying with designated disaster plans; Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to update a reference from the Australian Company Number to the Australian Business Number; and Trade Practices Act 1974 in relation to: functions of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in cases of anti-competitive behaviour by telecommunications companies and in resolving access disputes through the arbitration process; and update of a reference from the Telecommunications Act 1997 to the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 .

Reps: Intro. 30/11/00; Passed 4/4/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 24/5/01

SBC report 21/00 (tabled and adopted 6/12/00): No reference

Assent: 5/6/01; Act No. 46, 2001

Compensation for Non-economic Loss (Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment) Bill 1999

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to modify the treatment of certain payments of compensation made solely for non-economic loss by treating such payments as ordinary income.

Reps: Intro. 25/3/99; 2nd reading adjourned 25/3/99

Senate:

SBC report 5/99 (tabled and adopted 31/3/99): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee 31/3/99; extension of time to report 24/5/99; report tabled 25/5/99

Compensation (Japanese Internment) Bill 2001

Provides for an appropriation out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for a once only payment of $25 000 to certain widows and widowers of veteran prisoners of war and to civilians detained or interned by Japan or their widows or widowers.

Reps: Intro. 22/5/01; Passed 23/5/01

Senate: Intro. 23/5/01; Passed 24/5/01

Assent: 25/5/01; Act No. 41, 2001

 

PS Constitution Alteration (Appropriations for the Ordinary Annual Services of the Government) 2001

(Introduced by Senators Stott Despoja and Murray - AD)

Amends the Constitution to ensure that if the Senate fails to pass a proposed law appropriating revenue or moneys for the ordinary annual services of the government in respect of that year, an amount of money is appropriated for those services equal to the amount appropriated for those services in the preceding year.

Senate: Intro. 26/6/01; 2nd reading adjourned 26/6/01

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): Deferred

PS Constitution Alteration (Electors’ Initiative, Fixed Term Parliaments and Qualification of Members) 2000

(Introduced by Senator Murray - AD)

Amends the Constitution in relation to: elector-initiated constitutional change; dissolution of the House of Representatives; term of service of senators; increased duration of the House of Representatives to a 4-year fixed term; holding of simultaneous elections for both Houses; recognition of the office of Prime Minister; dismissal of the Prime Minister; and qualification, and grounds for disqualification, of members of Parliament.

Senate: Intro. 4/4/00; 2nd reading adjourned 4/4/00

SBC report 6/00 (tabled and adopted 12/4/00): No reference

PS Constitution Alteration (Proportional Representation in the Senate) 1999

(Introduced by Senator Harris - PHON)

Amends the Constitution to provide that proportional representation is retained as the method of electing senators.

Senate: Intro. 24/8/99; 2nd reading adjourned 24/8/99

SBC report 14/99 (tabled and adopted 1/9/99): No reference

PS Constitution Alteration (Right to Stand for Parliament—Qualification of Members and Candidates) 1998 (No. 2)

(Introduced by Senator Brown - AG)

Amends section 44 of the Constitution to allow persons who hold an “office of profit under the Crown” or who are not Australian citizens to nominate for election to Parliament.

Senate: Intro. 24/11/98; 2nd reading adjourned 24/11/98, 3/12/98

SBC report 11/98 (tabled and adopted 26/11/98): No reference

PS Convention on Climate Change (Implementation) Bill 1999

(Introduced by Senator Brown - AG)

Implements Australia’s obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol by: establishing the Greenhouse Office; and providing for Greenhouse Impact Assessments and Industry Greenhouse Plans.

Senate: Intro. 2/9/99; 2nd reading adjourned 2/9/99

Reference: Referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee 22/9/99; extensions of time to report 14/8/00, 3/10/00, 12/10/00; report due 8/11/00; report tabled 7/11/00

SBC report 17/99 (tabled and adopted 13/10/99): No reference

 

S Copyright Amendment (Importation of Sound Recordings) Bill 1999 [2001]

Further to the Copyright Amendment Act (No. 2) 1998 , the bill amends the Copyright Act 1968 to expand the definition of “accessory” to enable the parallel importation and sale of sound recordings (particularly “enhanced” compact discs) where ancillary copyright material accompanies the recording.

Senate: Intro. 26/5/99; 2nd reading adjourned 26/5/99

SBC report 10/99 (tabled and adopted 28/6/99): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 28/6/99; extension of time to report 10/8/99; report tabled 11/8/99

Copyright Amendment (Parallel Importation) Bill 2001

Amends the Copyright Act 1998 to: enable the parallel importation and subsequent commercial distribution of computer software products, including interactive computer games, books, periodical publications and sheet music; and make minor amendments to correct errors in, and clarify amendments made by, the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000 .

Reps: Intro. 28/2/01; Passed 27/6/01

Senate: Intro. 28/6/01; 2nd reading adjourned 28/6/01

SBC report 4/01 (tabled and adopted 28/3/01): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 28/3/01; report tabled 23/5/01

PS Corporate Code of Conduct Bill 2000

(Introduced by Senator Bourne - AD)

Imposes standards of conduct on Australian corporations undertaking business activities in other countries. Also provides for reporting requirements, enforcement provisions and a regulation-making power.

Senate: Intro. 6/9/00; 2nd reading adjourned 6/9/00

SBC report 16/00 (tabled and adopted 11/10/00): No reference

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Securities 5/10/00; extensions of time to report 27/3/01, 23/5/01, 20/6/01; report tabled 28/6/01

PM Corporate Responsibility and Employment Security Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mr Beazley - ALP)

Amends the: Workplace Relations Act 1996 in relation to: powers of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and the Federal Court in relation to orders for reinstatement of employees; and liability of a “related body corporate” for the payment of employees’ legal entitlements; and Corporations Act 2001 in relation to liability of a “related body corporate” for debts and liabilities of a company being wound up in insolvency.

Reps: Intro. 24/9/01; Read a 1st time 24/9/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

 

Corporations Bill 2001

Part of a package of bills introduced in response to the High Court’s decisions in Re Wakim; ex parte McNally and R v Hughes , the bill replaces the Corporations Act 1989 and the Corporations Law of the Capital Territory, and corresponding State and Northern Territory legislation to provide for a Commonwealth Act capable of operating throughout Australia. The bill provides for the formation of companies, corporate regulation and the regulation of the securities and futures industries.

Reps: Intro. 4/4/01; Passed 6/6/01

Main committee: Referred 5/6/01

Senate: Intro. 18/6/01; Passed 18/6/01

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Securities 5/4/01; report: presented 18/5/01; tabled in Senate 22/5/01; tabled in Reps 4/6/01

SBC report 7/01 (tabled and adopted 23/5/01): No reference

Assent: 28/6/01; Act No. 50, 2001

Corporations (Compensation Arrangements Levies) Bill 2001

Part of a package of bills which will complement the Financial Services Reform Bill 2001, the bill imposes levies to fund compensation arrangements for financial services market participants not covered by the National Guarantee Fund, and supersedes the proposed Corporations (Futures Organisations Levies) Act 2001 and proposed Corporations (Securities Exchanges Levies) Act 2001 . Also contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 7/6/01; Passed 29/6/01 a.m.

Senate: Intro. 9/8/01; Passed 23/8/01

SBC report 12/01 (tabled and adopted 22/8/01): No reference

Assent: 17/9/01; Act No. 106, 2001

Corporations (Fees) Amendment Bill 2001

Part of a package of bills which will complement the Financial Services Reform Bill 2001, the bill amends the proposed Corporations (Fees) Act 2001 to accommodate fees which the Australian Securities and Investments Commission will charge for certain functions in relation to financial market supervision.

Reps: Intro. 7/6/01; Passed 29/6/01 a.m.

Senate: Intro. 9/8/01; Passed 23/8/01

SBC report 12/01 (tabled and adopted 22/8/01): No reference

Assent: 17/9/01; Act No. 107, 2001

 

Corporations (Fees) Bill 2001

Part of a further package of bills introduced in response to the High Court’s decisions in Re Wakim; ex parte McNally and R v Hughes , the bill re-enacts provisions of the corporations legislation in relation to the imposition of fees and charges payable to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission in the form of taxation legislation to comply with constitutional requirements. Also contains transitional arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 6/6/01

Main committee: Referred 5/6/01

Senate: Intro. 18/6/01; Passed 18/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Assent: 28/6/01; Act No. 52, 2001

Corporations (Futures Organisations Levies) Bill 2001

Part of a further package of bills introduced in response to the High Court’s decisions in Re Wakim; ex parte McNally and R v Hughes , the bill re-enacts provisions of the corporations legislation in relation to the imposition and amounts of levies payable to futures organisations in the form of taxation legislation to comply with constitutional requirements. Also contains transitional arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 6/6/01

Main committee: Referred 5/6/01

Senate: Intro. 18/6/01; Passed 18/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Assent: 28/6/01; Act No. 53, 2001

Corporations (National Guarantee Fund Levies) Amendment Bill 2001

Part of a package of bills which will complement the Financial Services Reform Bill 2001, the bill amends certain cross-references and the levy arrangements in the proposed Corporations (National Guarantee Fund Levies) Act 2001 . Also contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 7/6/01; Passed 29/6/01 a.m.

Senate: Intro. 9/8/01; Passed 23/8/01

SBC report 12/01 (tabled and adopted 22/8/01): No reference

Assent: 17/9/01; Act No. 108, 2001

Corporations (National Guarantee Fund Levies) Bill 2001

Part of a further package of bills introduced in response to the High Court’s decisions in Re Wakim; ex parte McNally and R v Hughes , the bill re-enacts provisions of the corporations legislation in relation to the imposition and rates of levies (contributions) payable to the National Guarantee Fund in the form of taxation legislation to comply with constitutional requirements. Also contains transitional arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 6/6/01

Main committee: Referred 5/6/01

Senate: Intro. 18/6/01; Passed 18/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Assent: 28/6/01; Act No. 54, 2001

 

Corporations (Repeals, Consequentials and Transitionals) Bill 2001

Part of a further package of bills introduced in response to the High Court’s decisions in Re Wakim; ex parte McNally and R v Hughes , the bill: repeals the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 1989 and Corporations Act 1989 and 10 other Acts which formed the former cooperative scheme for corporate regulation; and makes consequential amendments to 128 Acts to reflect new Act titles and remove references to repealed Acts. Also amends the: proposed Corporations Act 2001 and proposed Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 to: update transitional provisions in response to the High Court’s decision in Edensor ; make drafting corrections; and make a consequential amendment; proposed Corporations Act 2001 , proposed Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 and proposed Administrative Review Tribunal (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2001 contingent on the commencement of proposed Administrative Review Tribunal legislation; and proposed Corporations Act 2001 to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to offence provisions.

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 6/6/01

Main committee: Referred 5/6/01

Senate: Intro. 18/6/01; Passed 18/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Assent: 28/6/01; Act No. 55, 2001

Corporations (Securities Exchanges Levies) Bill 2001

Part of a further package of bills introduced in response to the High Court’s decisions in Re Wakim; ex parte McNally and R v Hughes , the bill re-enacts provisions of the corporations legislation in relation to the imposition and rates of levies payable to securities exchanges in the form of taxation legislation to comply with constitutional requirements. Also contains transitional arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 6/6/01

Main committee: Referred 5/6/01

Senate: Intro. 18/6/01; Passed 18/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Assent: 28/6/01; Act No. 56, 2001

Crimes Amendment (Age Determination) Bill 2001

Amends the Crimes Act 1914 to permit prescribed procedures, including x-rays, to determine a person’s age, where that person is suspected of having committed, or has been charged with, a Commonwealth offence and it is not practicable to determine his or her age by other means.

Reps: Intro. 7/3/01; Passed 2/4/01

CID amendments: 7 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 4/4/01; Passed 4/4/01

SBC report 3/01 (tabled and adopted 7/3/01): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 7/3/01; report tabled 27/3/01

Assent: 7/5/01; Act No. 37, 2001

 

S Crimes Amendment (Forensic Procedures) Bill 2001

(Previous title: Crimes Amendment (Forensic Procedures) Bill 2000)

Amends the Crimes Act 1914 to provide for the taking and matching of forensic material, including the establishment of the CrimTrac national DNA law enforcement database. Also makes minor amendments to the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987 to enable Australia to provide assistance to foreign countries in the enforcement of foreign orders which preserve suspected proceeds of crime.

Senate: Intro. 30/8/00; Passed 5/3/01

SBC report 16/00 (tabled and adopted 11/10/00): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 11/10/00; report tabled 5/12/00

Committee amendments: 23 Govt (1 amended by Dem)/passed; 3 Dem/negatived

Reps: Intro. 6/3/01; Passed 26/3/01

Assent: 6/4/01; Act No. 22, 2001

PM Criminal Assets Recovery Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mr Kerr - ALP)

Provides for a civil forfeiture scheme for the proceeds of criminal activity.

Reps: Intro. 2/4/01; Read a 1st time 2/4/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Criminal Code Amendment (Espionage and Related Offences) Bill 2001

Amends the Criminal Code Act 1995 to insert a new chapter into the Criminal Code which establishes new offences dealing with the protection of security, defence and official information; and repeals Part VII (espionage and official secrets) of the Crimes Act 1914 . Also makes consequential amendments to the Australian Protective Service Act 1987 , Complaints (Australian Federal Police) Act 1981 , Crimes Act 1914 and Ombudsman Act 1976 .

Reps: Intro. 27/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 27/9/01

PS Customs Amendment (Anti-Radioactive Waste Storage Dump) Bill 1999

(Introduced by Senator Brown - AG)

Amends the Customs Act 1901 to prohibit the importation of radioactive waste for storage in Australia.

Senate: Intro. 20/10/99; 2nd reading adjourned 20/10/99

SBC report 9/00 (tabled and adopted 21/6/00): No reference

Customs Amendment (Warehouses) Bill 1999

Introduced with the Import Processing Charge Amendment (Warehouses) Bill 1999, the bill amends the Customs Act 1901 to: establish the concept of “Manufacturing in Bond” (MiB) warehouses; remove the requirement for operators of MiB warehouses to pay a warehoused goods entry fee if the goods are subsequently exported; and remove any doubt about the establishment by regulation of the previous MiB warehouse regime.

Reps: Intro. 3/6/99; Passed 10/6/99

Senate: Intro. 21/6/99; Passed 7/3/00

SBC report 10/99 (tabled and adopted 28/6/99): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee 28/6/99; extension of time to report 10/8/99; report tabled 12/8/99

Committee amendments: 1 Opp/passed; 1 item negatived

[Reps reported message 7/3/00]

 

Customs Depot Licensing Charges Amendment Bill 2000

(Act citation: Customs Depot Licensing Charges Amendment Act 2001)

Part of a package of three bills in relation to the management and processing of cargo, the bill amends the Customs Depot Licensing Charges Act 1997 to: increase the number of transactions that will be required before the higher rate of depot licensing charge will be payable; and imposes and sets the amount of depot licence variation charge.

Reps: Intro. 6/12/00; Passed 7/3/01

Senate: Intro. 26/3/01; Passed 21/6/01

SBC report 3/01 (tabled and adopted 7/3/01): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 7/3/01; extension of time to report 22/5/01; report tabled 23/5/01

Assent: 18/7/01; Act No. 91, 2001

Customs Legislation Amendment and Repeal (International Trade Modernisation) Bill 2001

(Previous title: Customs Legislation Amendment and Repeal (International Trade Modernisation) Bill 2000)

Part of a package of three bills in relation to the management and processing of cargo, the bill amends the Customs Act 1901 and Customs Administration Act 1985 to: create a framework for mandatory electronic reporting of cargo movements; provide for revised compliance management; and improve controls over cargo and its movements. Also repeals the Import Processing Charges Act 1997 .

Reps: Intro. 6/12/00; Passed 7/3/01

CID amendments: 43 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 26/3/01; Passed 21/6/01

SBC report 3/01 (tabled and adopted 7/3/01): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 7/3/01; extension of time to report 22/5/01; report tabled 23/5/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/withdrawn

Committee amendments: 2 Govt/passed; 8 Opp (1 amended)/passed; 10 Dem/passed; 23 Opp/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 26/6/01]

Assent: 20/7/01; Act No. 95, 2001

 

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 4) 2000

(Act citation: Customs Tariff Amendment Act (No. 1) 2001)

Amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to: add Angola and Madagascar to the list of Least Developed Countries; rename Zaire as the Democrat Republic of Congo; reduce the duty on thirty tariff subheadings from 5 per cent to free as a result of the settlement with the United States of America in relation to the Howe leather trade dispute; extend a duty concession for the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Import Credit Scheme to 30 December 2001; create a new concessional item to cover the collection of duty on certain returned goods; and re-introduce a 5 per cent rate of duty on woven fibreglass fabric.

Reps: Intro. 6/12/00; Passed 28/2/01

Main committee: Referred 27/2/01

Senate: Intro. 1/3/01; Passed 26/3/01

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): No reference

Assent: 6/4/01; Act No. 26, 2001

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001

Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2001, the bill amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to: increase the rate of customs duty on aviation kerosene to $0.02795 per litre; increase customs duty on alcoholic beverages to offset the removal of the 37 per cent wholesale sales tax; introduce a 3-tiered duty rate for beer; apply customs duty to other alcoholic beverages not subject to the wine equalisation tax; align customs duty rates for non-potable spirits with rates applying to other spirits; reduce customs duty rates for certain fuels and potential substitutes to offset the introduction of the goods and services tax; and reduce the rate of customs duty on leaded and unleaded petrol and diesel fuel by 1.5 cents per litre and by a proportional amount for other fuels.

Reps: Intro. 8/3/01; Passed 28/3/01

CID amendments: 3 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 29/3/01; Passed 5/4/01

SBC report 5/01 (tabled and adopted 4/4/01): Deferred

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Committee requests: 2 Govt/passed

[Reps made Senate requests for amendments 5/4/01]

Assent: 14/5/01; Act No. 40, 2001

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2001

Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001, the bill amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to remove indexation of customs duty on certain imported petroleum fuel products for the indexation period commencing on 1 August 2001 and any subsequent indexation period.

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 18/6/01

Senate: Intro. 19/6/01; Passed 20/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Assent: 30/6/01; Act No. 68, 2001

 

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 4) 2001

Amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to: reflect the cessation of the administrative arrangements to 2000 for the automotive industry and the Export Facilitation Scheme and the commencement of the Automotive Competitiveness and Investment Scheme; incorporate certain customs tariff subheadings and items and excise items relating to: the product stewardship for waste oil initiatives; and the concessional rates of duty for imported goods used in the manufacture of excisable goods; provide for duty free entry of: certain textiles, clothing and footwear from South Pacific Forum island countries, and certain specified goods for use in space projects; implement the new Project By-law Scheme for importation of certain goods; consolidation of goods consigned in one or more shipments; reclassify Senegal from a Developing Country to a Least Developed Country; and make technical amendments in relation to petroleum refinery feed stock.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/01; Passed 25/9/01

CID amendments: 7 Govt/passed; 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 13/01 (tabled and adopted 29/8/01): No reference

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 145, 2001

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 5) 2001

Amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to implement changes resulting from the second review of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System.

Reps: Intro. 8/8/01; Passed 23/8/01

Main committee: Referred 21/8/01

Senate: Intro. 27/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

SBC report 12/01 (tabled and adopted 22/8/01): No reference

Assent: 24/9/01; Act No. 120, 2001

PM Customs Tariff Amendment (Petrol Tax Cut) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mr Beazley - ALP)

Amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to reduce the indexation rate for customs duty applying to petroleum from 1 February 2001.

Reps: Intro. 5/3/01; Read a 1st time 5/3/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 17/9/01

PS Customs Tariff Amendment (Petrol Tax Cut) Bill 2001 (No. 2)

(Introduced by Senator Cook - ALP)

Amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to reduce the indexation rate for customs duty applying to petroleum from 1 February 2001.

Senate: Intro. 7/2/01; 2nd reading adjourned 7/2/01, 8/2/01, 1/3/01, 8/3/01

PM Customs Tariff Amendment (Petrol Tax Cut) Bill (No. 2) 2001

(Introduced by Mr Charles - LP)

Amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to reduce the rate of customs duty on certain petroleum products.

Reps: Intro. 2/4/01; Read a 1st time 2/4/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

 

Cybercrime Bill 2001

Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to insert new computer offences into the Criminal Code; and Crimes Act 1914 and Customs Act 1901 in relation to investigation powers for the search and seizure of electronically stored data. Also repeals existing outdated computer offences in the Crimes Act 1914 ; and makes consequential amendments to the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 , Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 and Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1997 .

Reps: Intro. 27/6/01; Passed 26/9/01

Reference: Provision in relation to the Australian Secret Intelligence Service and the Defence Signals Directorate—Liability for certain acts referred to Joint Select Committee on the Intelligence Services 28/6/01; extension of time to report 9/8/01; report tabled 27/8/01

Main committee: Referred 25/9/01

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 10/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 28/6/01; report tabled 21/8/01

Committee amendments: 16 Govt/passed; 2 Opp/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 27/9/01]

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 161, 2001

Dairy Produce Legislation Amendment (Supplementary Assistance) Bill 2001

Amends the Dairy Produce Act 1986 and Farm Household Support Act 1992 to provide for additional targeted funding for dairy farmers and their communities which are experiencing greater than anticipated adjustment pressure following deregulation of the dairy industry.

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 20/6/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 20/6/01; Passed 29/6/01 a.m.

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 24/5/01; extension of time to report 18/6/01; report tabled 20/6/01; additional information tabled 26/6/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 PHON/negatived

Committee requests: 1 Opp (amended)/passed; 11 Dem/negatived; 1 PHON/negatived

Committee amendments: 1 Dem/negatived; 1 PHON/negatived

[Reps did not make Senate request for an amendment and agreed to 9 Govt amendments in its place 27/6/01; Senate did not press its request for an amendment and agreed to Reps amendments made in its place 29/6/01 a.m.]

Assent: 20/7/01; Act No. 94, 2001

PM Defence Act Amendment (Victoria Cross) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mr Sidebottom - ALP)

Amends the Defence Act 1903 to provide for certain persons to be awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia in recognition of their bravery and valour.

Reps: Intro. 4/6/01; Read a 1st time 4/6/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

 

PS Defence Cooperation Control Amendment Bill 1997 [1998]

R  (Introduced by Senator Woodley - AD)

Prohibits transfer of military equipment to, or defence cooperation between, the Australian Defence Forces and the armed forces of any State that uses its armed forces to suppress basic human rights.

Senate: Intro. 24/2/97; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/97, 27/5/99

SBC report 5/97 (tabled and adopted 20/3/97): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98

Defence Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

Makes consequential amendments to 10 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001. Also makes a technical amendment to the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 in relation to the definition of “defence member”.

Reps: Intro. 29/8/01; Passed 20/9/01

Main committee: Referred 18/9/01

Senate: Intro. 24/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): No reference

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 141, 2001

Defence Legislation Amendment (Enhancement of the Reserves and Modernisation) Bill 2000

(Act citation: Defence Legislation Amendment (Enhancement of the Reserves and Modernisation) Act 2001)

Introduced with the Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Bill 2000, the bill amends: the Defence Act 1903 in relation to: the call out of members of the Defence Force Reserves in circumstances other than in the defence of Australia; and allowances and benefits to members of the Reserves, their dependants, employers, professional or business partners or other associates because of members’ absence on defence service; and 17 other Acts to modernise the organisation and structure of the Defence Force Reserves. Also repeals the Defence (Re-establishment) Act 1965 ; makes consequential amendments to the Defence Act 1903 and Disability Services Act 1986 ; and contains saving, application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 9/11/00; Passed 8/12/00 a.m.

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendment: 1 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 7/2/01; Passed 7/3/01

SBC report 20/00 (tabled and adopted 29/11/00): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Committee amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Assent: 22/3/01; Act No. 10, 2001

 

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Bill 2000

(Act citation: Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001)

Introduced with the Defence Legislation Amendment (Enhancement of the Reserves and Modernisation) Bill 2000, the bill provides for the entitlements and prohibitions that apply to people (and in certain cases, their dependants) who are rendering or have rendered defence service as members of the Reserves.

Reps: Intro. 9/11/00; Passed 8/12/00 a.m.

Senate: Intro. 7/2/01; Passed 7/3/01

SBC report 20/00 (tabled and adopted 29/11/00): No reference

Assent: 22/3/01; Act No. 11, 2001

PS D’Entrecasteaux National Park Protection Bill 1996 [1998]

(Introduced by Senator Margetts - GWA and Senator Murray - AD)

Protects land that is or was a part of the D’Entrecasteaux National Park from mining, exploration, excavation or other prescribed operations.

Senate: Intro. 8/10/96; 2nd reading adjourned 8/10/96, 17/10/96

SBC report 12/96 (tabled and adopted 17/10/96): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98

Disability Discrimination Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to allow the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, in consultation with the National Transport Secretariat, to grant exemptions from disability standards dealing with public transportation services and facilities.

Reps: Intro. 27/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 27/9/01

S Disability Services Amendment (Improved Quality Assurance) Bill 2001

Reforms Commonwealth-funded employment services and rehabilitation programs provided to people with disabilities by establishing a new quality assurance system which will make funding of employment services and approval of rehabilitation programs dependent on a service provider being certified by an industry-based certification body as meeting relevant standards. Also contains transitional arrangements.

Senate: Intro. 23/8/01; 2nd reading adjourned 23/8/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): Referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee 19/9/01; extensions of time to report 24/9/01, 26/9/01; report due 24/10/01

 

Dried Vine Fruits (Rate of Primary Industry (Customs) Charge) Validation Bill 2001

Introduced with the Dried Vine Fruits (Rate of Primary Industry (Excise) Levy) Validation Bill 2001, the bill validates the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment Regulations 2000 (No. 1) which retrospectively reduce the rate of export charge on dried vine fruits from 1 January 2000.

Reps: Intro. 29/3/01; Passed 24/5/01

Main committee: Referred 3/4/01

Senate: Intro. 18/6/01; Passed 21/6/01

SBC report 5/01 (tabled and adopted 4/4/01): No reference

Assent: 30/6/01; Act No. 69, 2001

Dried Vine Fruits (Rate of Primary Industry (Excise) Levy) Validation Bill 2001

Introduced with the Dried Vine Fruits (Rate of Primary Industry (Customs) Charge) Validation Bill 2001, the bill validates the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment Regulations 2000 (No. 3) which retrospectively reduce the rate of excise levy on dried vine fruits from 1 January 2000; and validates the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Amendment Regulations 2000 (No. 2) which allow for the collection of the levy.

Reps: Intro. 29/3/01; Passed 24/5/01

Main committee: Referred 3/4/01

Senate: Intro. 18/6/01; Passed 21/6/01

SBC report 5/01 (tabled and adopted 4/4/01): No reference

Assent: 30/6/01; Act No. 70, 2001

Education, Training and Youth Affairs Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

Makes consequential amendments to the Higher Education Funding Act 1988 and Student Assistance Act 1973 to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Reps: Intro. 8/8/01; Passed 29/8/01

Main committee: Referred 28/8/01

Senate: Intro. 29/8/01; Passed 20/9/01

SBC report 12/01 (tabled and adopted 22/8/01): No reference

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 147, 2001

PS Electoral Amendment (Optional Preferential Voting) Bill 1999

(Introduced by Senator Harris - PHON)

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to provide for optional preferential voting for the election of members of the House of Representatives.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/99; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/99

SBC report 19/99 (tabled and adopted 24/11/99): No reference

 

PS Electoral Amendment (Political Honesty) Bill 2000

(Introduced by Senator Murray - AD)

Introduced with the Charter of Political Honesty Bill 2000, the bill amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to prohibit political advertising that is misleading to a material extent.

Senate: Intro. 10/10/00; 2nd reading adjourned 10/10/00

SBC report 20/00 (tabled and adopted 29/11/00): Referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 29/11/00; extensions of time to report 23/5/01, 19/9/01; report due 28/2/02

PS Electoral Amendment (Senate Elections) Bill 1999

(Introduced by Senator Colston - Ind)

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: provide for the division of States into Wards for the purpose of choosing senators; and make consequential amendments and transitional arrangements.

Senate: Intro. 22/6/99; 2nd reading adjourned 22/6/99

SBC report 11/99 (tabled and adopted 30/6/99): No reference

Electoral and Referendum Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2001

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 in relation to: enrolment and voting processes; candidate nominations; voting ticket information; registration of political parties; provision of electronic lists of postal vote applicants to candidates, registered political parties, members of the House of Representatives and senators; and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 7/3/01; Passed 28/3/01

Main committee: Referred 27/3/01; CID amendments: 6 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 2/4/01; Passed 4/4/01

SBC report 4/01 (tabled and adopted 28/3/01): No reference

Committee amendment: 1 item negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendment 5/4/01]

Assent: 28/4/01; Act No. 34, 2001

Electoral and Referendum Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 in relation to: enrolment and voting processes and entitlement to enrolment; prisoners’ rights to vote; multiple voting offences; financial disclosure thresholds; authorisation of electoral advertising in journals and magazines; refund of candidate nomination deposits and declaration of nominations; and the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 in relation to public inspection of postal vote applications. Also makes minor technical corrections to the Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999 .

Reps: Intro. 26/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 26/9/01

 

PM Employee Protection (Employee Entitlements Guarantee) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mrs Crosio - ALP)

Provides for the establishment and administration of a scheme to guarantee the payment of wages and certain other liabilities owed to employees in the event of employer insolvency.

Reps: Intro. 5/3/01; Read a 1st time 5/3/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 17/9/01

PS Employment Security Bill 1999 [No. 2]

(Introduced by Senator Collins - ALP)

Amends the: Workplace Relations Act 1996 in relation to: powers of the Commission or the Court in relation to orders for reinstatement of employees; and liability of a “related body corporate” for the payment of legal entitlements of employees; and Corporations Law in relation to: liability of a “related body corporate” for debts of a company being wound up in insolvency; and recovery of profits, and compensation for loss, resulting from contravention of civil penalty provisions.

Senate: Intro. 13/5/99; 2nd reading adjourned 13/5/99

PM Employment Security Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mr Bevis - ALP)

Amends the: Workplace Relations Act 1996 in relation to: powers of the Commission or the Court in relation to orders for reinstatement of employees; and liability of a “related body corporate” for the payment of legal entitlements of employees; and Corporations Law in relation to: liability of a “related body corporate” for debts of a company being wound up in insolvency; and recovery of profits, and compensation for loss, resulting from contravention of civil penalty provisions.

Reps: Intro. 26/2/01; Read a 1st time 26/2/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 27/8/01

Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

Makes consequential amendments to 16 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Reps: Intro. 23/8/01; Passed 20/9/01

Main committee: Referred 18/9/01

Senate: Intro. 24/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): No reference

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 142, 2001

 

S Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2000 [2001]

(Act citation: Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2001)

Makes consequential amendments to 11 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Senate: Intro. 6/12/00; Passed 8/2/01

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): No reference

Reps: Intro. 8/2/01; Passed 7/3/01

Main committee: Referred 27/2/01

Assent: 22/3/01; Act No. 15, 2001

S Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000 [2001]

Introduced in conjunction with the Australian Heritage Council Bill 2000, the bill amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to establish a Commonwealth heritage regime that will focus on matters of national significance and Commonwealth responsibility, including the: establishment of a National Heritage List and a Commonwealth Heritage List. Also contains transitional provisions in relation to places included in the current Register of the National Estate.

Senate: Intro. 7/12/00; 2nd reading 22/8/01; Consideration in committee of the whole an order of the day for next sitting

Reference: Referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee 7/12/00; extensions of time to report 27/3/01, 4/4/01; report: presented 8/5/01; tabled 22/5/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/passed

S Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Wildlife Protection) Bill 2001

Amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to: incorporate provisions of the Wildlife Protection (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1982 ; and make technical amendments in relation to the operation of the environmental assessment and approval process. Also repeals the Wildlife Protection (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1982 ; makes a consequential amendment to the Biological Control Act 1984 ; and contains savings and transitional arrangements.

Senate: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 20/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 2 Govt/passed; 87 Dem/passed; 1 section negatived; 8 Dem/negatived; 3 AG/negatived

Reps: Intro. 25/6/01; Passed 27/6/01

CID amendments: 90 Govt/passed

[Senate agreed to Reps amendments 29/6/01 a.m.]

Assent: 11/7/01; Act No. 82, 2001

 

S Environmental Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000 [2001]

Amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and Environmental Reform (Consequential Provisions) Act 1999 to make technical amendments to rectify a number of operational anomalies and unintended consequences of drafting.

Senate: Intro. 12/4/00; In committee 14/8/00, 15/8/00

SBC report 10/00 (tabled and adopted 28/6/00): Deferred

Committee amendments: 9 Opp/passed; 5 AG/negatived; 5 Opp/pending

S Environmental Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001

(Act citation: Environmental Legislation Amendment Act 2001)

Amends the: Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 : to ensure that Australian companies cannot avoid the Act’s requirements, by making it an offence to sell hazardous wastes to a foreign company unless an export permit is in force; in relation to ministerial orders; and to make administrative amendments; Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 in relation to: the analysis of fuel samples and evidentiary matters in relation to those samples; and references to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981 and Ozone Protection Act 1989 to correct certain drafting errors.

Senate: Intro. 28/6/01; Passed 6/8/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/passed

Committee amendments: 2 Dem/passed

Reps: Intro. 7/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

Main committee: Referred 28/8/01

Assent: 18/9/01; Act No. 118, 2001

Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2001

Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001, the bill amends the Excise Tariff Act 1921 to: increase the rate of excise duty on aviation kerosene to $0.02795 per litre; increase excise duty on alcoholic beverages to offset the removal of the 37 per cent wholesale sales tax; introduce a 3-tiered duty rate for beer; apply excise duty to other alcoholic beverages not subject to the wine equalisation tax; align excise duty rates for non-potable spirits with rates applying to other spirits; reduce excise duty rates for certain fuels and potential substitutes to offset the introduction of the goods and services tax; reduce the rate of excise duty on leaded and unleaded petrol and diesel fuel by 1.5 cents per litre and by a proportional amount for other fuels; alter the way the rate of excise for item 15 products is expressed to ensure appropriate indexation; and allow set-offs of customs duty against excise liability for certain imported input petroleum products.

Reps: Intro. 8/3/01; Passed 28/3/01

CID amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 29/3/01; Passed 5/4/01

SBC report 5/01 (tabled and adopted 4/4/01): Deferred

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Committee requests: 2 Govt/passed

[Reps made Senate requests for amendments 5/4/01]

Assent: 14/5/01; Act No. 39, 2001

 

Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001

Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2001, the bill amends the Excise Tariff Act 1921 to remove indexation of excise duty on certain petroleum fuel products for the indexation period commencing on 1 August 2001 and any subsequent indexation period.

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 18/6/01

Senate: Intro. 19/6/01; Passed 20/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Assent: 30/6/01; Act No. 67, 2001

Excise Tariff Amendment (Crude Oil) Bill 2001

Amends the Excise Tariff Act 1921 to: reduce rates of excise duty for old and new crude petroleum oil; remove threshold price provisions for old crude petroleum oil; and make technical amendments in relation to calculation of delayed-entry oil excise; and outdated references. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 30/8/01; Passed 19/9/01

Senate: Intro. 20/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): No reference

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 164, 2001

PM Excise Tariff Amendment (Petrol Tax Cut) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mr Beazley - ALP)

Amends the Excise Tariff Act 1921 to reduce the indexation rate for excise duty applying to petroleum from 1 February 2001.

Reps: Intro. 5/3/01; Read a 1st time 5/3/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 17/9/01

PM Excise Tariff Amendment (Petrol Tax Cut) Bill (No. 2) 2001

(Introduced by Mr Charles - LP)

Amends the Excise Tariff Act 1921 to reduce the rate of excise duty on certain petroleum products.

Reps: Intro. 2/4/01; Read a 1st time 2/4/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

PS Excise Tariff Amendment (Petrol Tax Cut) Bill 2001 (No. 2)

(Introduced by Senator Cook - ALP)

Amends the Excise Tariff Act 1921 to reduce the indexation rate for excise duty applying to petroleum from 1 February 2001.

Senate: Intro. 7/2/01; 2nd reading adjourned 7/2/01, 8/2/01, 1/3/01, 8/3/01

PM Excise Tariff Amendment (Rural and Regional Infrastructure) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mr Katter - NPA)

Reserves an amount of excise duty of 1.5 cents per litre on certain petroleum products for rural and regional infrastructure expenditure from 1 May 2001.

Reps: Intro. 26/3/01; Read a 1st time 26/3/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 24/9/01

 

Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Export Market Development Grant Act 1997 to: extend the export market development grants scheme to the 2005-06 financial year and provide for its review by June 2005; improve the flexibility of the scheme; and provide better access for small businesses and emerging exporters. Also contains application provisions.

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 6/6/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 3 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 18/6/01; Passed 19/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 2 Dem/negatived

Assent: 28/6/01; Act No. 60, 2001

PM Fair Prices and Better Access for All (Petroleum) Bill 1999

(Introduced by Mr Fitzgibbon - ALP)

Ensures that franchisees in the petroleum sector are able to purchase fuels for resale from a variety of sources and as a result, increase price competition. Also includes a regulation-making power and makes a consequential amendment to the Trade Practices Act 1974 .

Reps: Intro. 30/8/99; Read a 1st time 30/8/99; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 3/4/00

Senate:

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Economics References Committee 12/10/99; extensions of time to report 24/11/99, 17/2/00, 11/4/00, 22/6/00, 29/6/00, 29/8/00, 11/10/00, 9/11/00, 6/12/00, 8/2/01; interim report tabled 29/6/00; report tabled 8/3/01

PS Fair Prices and Better Access for All (Petroleum) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Senator Schacht - ALP)

Ensures that franchisees in the petroleum sector are able to purchase fuels for resale from a variety of sources and as a result, increase price competition. Also includes a regulation-making power and makes a consequential amendment to the Trade Practices Act 1974 .

Senate: Intro. 19/6/01; 2nd reading adjourned 19/6/01

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): No reference

 

Family and Community Services and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Debt Recovery) Bill 2000

(Act citation: Family and Community Services and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Debt Recovery) Act) 2001

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 in relation to recovery of overpayments, including a system of interest and administrative charges for outstanding debts; Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to: the use of computer programs for social security decisions; and cessation of effect of a determination in relation to social security payments when a person dies; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to: recovery of overpayments, including a system of interest and administrative charges for outstanding debts; consistent debt recovery regimes between the family assistance and social security laws; and technical amendments; Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to outstanding debts and recovery of overpayments; Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 to allow recovery of social security overpayments from amounts of compensation payable under the Act.

Reps: Intro. 21/6/00; Passed 7/9/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 3/10/00; Passed 29/11/00

SBC report 14/00 (tabled and adopted 6/9/00): No reference

Committee amendments: 29 Govt/passed; 30 Opp/passed; 2 items negatived; 3 sections opposed/sections agreed to

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 1, 3 to 6, 8 to 10, 12, 14 to 18, 20, 28 to 31, 33 to 35, 37 to 40, 43 and 47 to 55, disagreed to amendment no. 19 and disagreed to amendments nos 2, 7, 11, 13, 21 to 27, 32, 36, 41, 42, 44 to 46 and 56 to 61 and agreed to 24 Govt amendments in their place 3/4/01; Senate did not insist on its amendments disagreed to by Reps and agreed to Reps amendments made in place of its amendments nos 2, 7, 11, 13, 21 to 27, 32, 36, 41, 42, 44 to 46 and 56 to 61, 4/4/01]

Assent: 12/6/01; Act No. 47, 2001

( Note: This assent is in place of the purported assent on 7 May 2001 to Act No. 38 which was cancelled on 12 June 2001 )

Family and Community Services and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Further Assistance for Older Australians) Bill 2001

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to exempt superannuation from the social security means test for people aged between 55 and age pensions age, from 1 July 2001; Social Security Act 1991 , Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to extend the telephone allowance to holders of seniors health cards, from 1 September 2001; and Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to increase the income limits under which a person may qualify for the seniors health card, from 1 July 2001.

Reps: Intro. 22/5/01; Passed 23/5/01

CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 23/5/01; Passed 24/5/01

Assent: 25/5/01; Act No. 42, 2001

 

S Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

Makes consequential amendments to 14 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Senate: Intro. 22/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 1 Govt/passed; 9 items negatived

Reps: Intro. 18/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

Main committee: Referred 25/9/01

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 137, 2001

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (New Zealand Citizens) Bill 2001

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 to amend the definition of “Australian resident” to ensure that access to social security payments for New Zealand citizens is restricted to those citizens who meet normal migration selection criteria or are covered by a social security international agreement. Also contains a savings provision and makes consequential amendments to the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 , Health Insurance Act 1973 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 .

Reps: Intro. 28/2/01; Passed 6/3/01

Senate: Intro. 7/3/01; Passed 8/3/01

SBC report 3/01 (tabled and adopted 7/3/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 2 Dem/negatived

Assent: 30/3/01; Act No. 18, 2001

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (One-off Payment to the Aged) Bill 2001

Amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to provide for a one-off payment of $300 to people who, on 22 May 2001, have reached age pension age and are receiving a social security pension or benefit.

Reps: Intro. 22/5/01; Passed 23/5/01

Senate: Intro. 23/5/01; Passed 24/5/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Assent: 25/5/01; Act No. 43, 2001

 

Family and Community Services Legislation (Simplification and Other Measures) Bill 2001

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to: compensation recovery; treatment of a person’s partner’s periodic compensation payments; and recovery of periodic compensation payments directly from compensation payers and insurers; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance and Related Measures) Act 2000 , Social Security Act 1991 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to: treatment of gross rental income; deeming exemption provisions; means test treatment of income streams; recovery of compensation arrears debts directly from compensation payers and insurers; and the taper rate for the income cut-out formula used to calculate the preclusion period for lump sum compensation recipients; and makes technical amendments.

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 19/6/01

Senate: Intro. 20/6/01; Passed 20/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Committee request: 1 Dem/negatived

Assent: 30/6/01; Act No. 71, 2001

S Family Assistance Estimate Tolerance (Transition) Bill 2001

Amends the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to provide that ministerial determinations that waive a class of debts may specify conditions to be met and limits on the amounts to be waived.

Senate: Intro. 22/8/01; Passed 29/8/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): No reference

2nd reading amendments: 1 Opp/negatived; 1 Dem to Opp/negatived

Committee amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Reps: Intro. 30/8/01; Passed 27/9/01

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 138, 2001

Family Law Amendment (Child Protection Convention) Bill 2001

Amends the Family Law Act 1975 to enable Australia to ratify the 1996 Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children.

Reps: Intro. 20/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 20/9/01

Senate:

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): Deferred

 

Family Law Legislation Amendment (Superannuation) Bill 2001

(Previous title: Family Law Legislation Amendment (Superannuation) Bill 2000)

Amends the Family Law Act 1975 to provide for the division of superannuation interests on marriage breakdown, including cases where a previously determined property order is set aside, or a previously determined maintenance order is revoked. Also makes consequential amendments to 3 other Acts.

Reps: Intro. 13/4/00; Passed 24/5/00

CID amendments: 41 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 18/6/01; Passed 18/6/01

SBC report 7/00 (tabled and adopted 10/5/00): Provisions of bill referred to Select Committee on Superannuation and Financial Services Committee 10/5/00; extensions of time to report 8/6/00, 9/10/00; reporting provisions and date revised 28/11/00; extension of time to report 8/2/01; interim report tabled 28/11/00; final report tabled 6/3/01

Committee amendments: 8 PHON/negatived

Assent: 28/6/01; Act No. 61, 2001

Family Law Legislation Amendment (Superannuation) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2001

Amends 7 Acts to ensure that appropriate tax treatment is applied when a superannuation interest is divided under the superannuation and separation provisions contained in the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Superannuation) Act 2001 .

Reps: Intro. 27/6/01; Passed 23/8/01

Main committee: Referred 21/8/01; CID amendments: 4 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 29/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

SBC report 11/01 (tabled and adopted 8/8/01): No reference

Assent: 18/9/01; Act No. 114, 2001

Finance and Administration Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

(Previous title: Finance and Administration Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill (No. 1) 2001)

Makes consequential amendments to 8 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Reps: Intro. 4/4/01; Passed 8/8/01

Main committee: Referred 19/6/01; CID amendments: 3 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 21/8/01; Passed 23/8/01

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): No reference

Assent: 17/9/01; Act No. 109, 2001

 

Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Bill 2001

Introduced with the Financial Sector (Collection of Data—Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2001, the bill transfers administration of the Financial Corporations Act 1974 from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and will streamline the collection by APRA of financial information and increase the relevance of data collections. Also applies the Criminal Code Act 1995 to all offences against this proposed Act.

Reps: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 8/8/01

Main committee: Referred 19/6/01; 2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived; CID amendments: 4 Govt/passed; 2 Opp/passed

Senate: Intro. 20/8/01; Passed 23/8/01

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): No reference

Assent: 17/9/01; Act No. 104, 2001

Financial Sector (Collection of Data—Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2001

Consequential on the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Bill 2001, the bill: repeals the Financial Corporations Act 1974 ; makes consequential amendments to 16 other Acts; clarifies that the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Bill 2001 applies to all superannuation entities other than self-managed superannuation funds; and contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 8/8/01

Main committee: Referred 19/6/01; CID amendments: 14 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 20/8/01; Passed 23/8/01

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): No reference

Committee amendment: 1 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendment 28/8/01]

Assent: 24/9/01; Act No. 121, 2001

 

Financial Services Reform Bill 2001

Further to the package of legislation passed in 1999 to reform the regulation of Australia’s financial system, the bill introduces a single licensing, disclosure and conduct regulatory framework for all financial service providers, including a streamlined regulatory regime for financial markets and clearing and settlement facilities, through amendments to the proposed Corporations Act 2001 . Also makes consequential and technical amendments to the proposed Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 and proposed Corporations Act 2001 .

Reps: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 28/6/01

CID amendments: 187 Govt/passed

References:

Draft bill referred to Joint Statutory Committee on Corporations and Securities 8/3/00; report tabled 14/8/00

Provisions of bill referred to Joint Statutory Committee on Corporations and Securities 28/3/01; report: presented in Senate 16/8/01; tabled in Reps and Senate 20/8/01

Senate: Intro. 9/8/01; Passed 23/8/01

SBC report 12/01 (tabled and adopted 22/8/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/passed (reference to committee)

Committee amendments: 157 Govt (1 amended by Opp)/passed; 13 Opp/passed; 6 Dem (2 amended by Opp)/passed; 2 Divisions negatived; 1 Part opposed/Part agreed to

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 28/8/01]

Assent: 27/9/01; Act No. 122, 2001

Financial Services Reform (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2001

Part of a package of bills which will complement the Financial Services Reform Bill 2001, the bill makes consequential amendments to 27 Acts and proposed Acts to provide for the transition to the new financial services regulatory regime. Also repeals the Insurance (Agents and Brokers) Act 1984 ; and repeals the proposed Corporations (Future Organisations Levies) Act 2001 and proposed Corporations (Securities Exchanges Levies) Act 2001 two years after the commencement of Schedule 1 of the proposed Financial Services Reform Act 2001 .

Reps: Intro. 7/6/01; Passed 29/6/01 a.m.

CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 9/8/01; Passed 23/8/01

SBC report 12/01 (tabled and adopted 22/8/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 22 Govt/passed; 1 item negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 28/8/01]

Assent: 27/9/01; Act No. 123, 2001

 

Foreign Affairs and Trade Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2000 [2001]

(Act citation: Foreign Affairs and Trade Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2001)

Makes consequential amendments to 11 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Reps: Intro. 6/12/00; Passed 4/4/01

Main committee: Referred 3/4/01

Senate: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 5/4/01

SBC report 2/01 (tabled and adopted 28/2/01): No reference

Assent: 28/4/01; Act No. 35, 2001

PS Freedom of Information Amendment (Open Government) Bill 2000

(Introduced by Senator Murray - AD)

Amends the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Freedom of Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations to: extend access to information in the possession of the Commonwealth; and create an independent Freedom of Information Commissioner.

Senate: Intro. 5/9/00; 2nd reading adjourned 5/9/00

SBC report 16/00 (tabled and adopted 11/10/00): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 11/10/00; extension of time to report 27/3/01; report tabled 5/4/01

Fuel Legislation Amendment (Grant and Rebate Schemes) Bill 2001

Amends the: Customs Act 1901 , Diesel and Alternative Fuels Grants Scheme Act 1999 and Excise Act 1901 to extend the sunset provisions of the Diesel Fuel Rebate Scheme and the Diesel and Alternative Fuels Grant Scheme (DAFGS) to 30 June 2003; and Diesel and Alternative Fuels Grants Scheme Act 1999 to: extend the eligibility for emergency vehicles under the DAFGS; and make administrative amendments to the DAFGS. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 20/9/01; Passed 26/9/01

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 24 Dem/negatived

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 165, 2001

 

General Insurance Reform Bill 2001

Amends the Insurance Act 1973 to introduce a revised regulatory framework for general insurers which will bring the general insurance supervisory regime into line with the supervisory regime for authorised deposit-taking institutions and life insurers. Also makes consequential amendments to 7 other Acts and contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/01; Passed 22/8/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 65 Govt/passed; 1 Opp/passed; 3 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 27/8/01; Passed 27/8/01

SBC report 12/01 (tabled and adopted 22/8/01): Deferred

Committee amendments: 2 Opp/passed; 1 Opp/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 29/8/01]

Assent: 19/9/01; Act No. 119, 2001

PS Genetic Privacy and Non-discrimination Bill 1998

(Introduced by Senator Stott Despoja - AD)

Provides for the: protection of genetic privacy; collection, storage, analysis and disclosure of DNA samples; rights and responsibilities of persons with respect to genetic information; and unlawfulness of genetic discrimination.

Senate: Intro. 11/3/98; 2nd reading adjourned 11/3/98, 5/10/00

SBC report 3/98 (tabled and adopted 25/3/98): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 25/3/98; report due 11/8/98; interim report: presented 10/8/98; tabled 10/11/98

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 23/11/98; extensions of time to report 10/12/98, 16/2/99, 30/3/99; report tabled 31/3/99

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98

PM Government Advertising (Objectivity, Fairness and Accountability) Bill 2000

(Introduced by Mr Beazley - ALP)

Amends the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 in relation to minimum standards of objectivity, fairness and accountability for government advertising and the use of public money on advertising that promotes political interests.

Reps: Intro. 26/6/00; Read a 1st time 26/6/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 26/2/01

Senate:

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 5/12/00; extensions of time to report 23/5/01, 19/9/01; report due 28/2/02

PM Government Advertising (Objectivity, Fairness and Accountability) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mr Beazley - ALP)

Amends the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 in relation to minimum standards of objectivity, fairness and accountability for government advertising and the use of public money on advertising that promotes political interests.

Reps: Intro. 6/8/01; Read a 1st time 6/8/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

 

Governor-General Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the: Governor-General Act 1974 to: set the salary for the Governor-General, effective on the appointment of the next Governor-General; and amend certain superannuation provisions in relation to the Governor-General’s retirement allowance; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to remove income tax exemptions for Vice-Regal Representatives (the Governor-General or a State Governor); and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to make consequential amendments. Also contains transitional and application provisions.

Reps: Intro. 6/6/01; Passed 19/6/01

Senate: Intro. 20/6/01; Passed 21/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 3 Dem/negatived

Assent: 28/6/01; Act No. 57, 2001

S Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 to provide increased protection from negligent navigation, oil spills or the discharge of other waste or hazardous material; and includes provisions dealing with illegal fishing; and increased offence and penalty provisions. Also contains application provisions.

Senate: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 24/5/01

SBC report 7/01 (tabled and adopted 23/5/01): No reference

Committee amendment: 1 Dem/passed; 1 AG/negatived

Reps: Intro. 4/6/01; Passed 7/6/01

Main committee: Referred 5/6/01

Assent: 21/6/01; Act No. 48, 2001

Health and Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

Makes consequential amendments to 15 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code

Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Reps: Intro. 8/8/01; Passed 22/8/01

Main committee: Referred 21/8/01

Senate: Intro. 23/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

SBC report 13/01 (tabled and adopted 29/8/01): No reference

Assent: 17/9/01; Act No. 111, 2001

 

Health and Other Services (Compensation) Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the: Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995 to streamline current administrative arrangements in relation to the Compensation Recoveries Program; Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Act 1995 to make consequential amendments; and proposed Administrative Review Tribunal (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2001 and Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995 contingent on the commencement of proposed Administrative Review Tribunal legislation. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 30/8/01; Passed 19/9/01

Main committee: Referred 18/9/01

Senate: Intro. 20/9/01; Passed 20/9/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): Deferred

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 150, 2001

Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1999

Introduced with the Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Bill 1999, the bill amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to: provide a framework for new specimen collection centre arrangements to apply to public and private sectors from 1 July 2000; simplify and clarify rules relating to temporary resident doctors and overseas trained doctors and the circumstances in which they can access Medicare; remove the 1 January 2002 sunset in relation to the minimum proficiency requirements for new medical practitioners to participate in Medicare; and make minor technical amendments. Also repeals the Health Insurance (Pathology) (Licence Fee) Act 1991.

Reps: Intro. 9/12/99; Passed 12/4/00

CID amendments: 2 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 9/5/00; Passed 31/10/00

SBC report 5/00 (tabled and adopted 6/4/00): No reference

Instruction to committee of the whole (31/10/00): 1 Dem/agreed to

Bill divided into 2 bills: this bill and the Health Legislation Amendment (Minimum Proficiency Requirements for Medical Practitioners) Bill 2000. The Senate agreed to this bill, consisting of clauses 1 to 4, items 1 to 6, 8 and 10 to 55 of Schedule 1, the enacting words and the titles of the original bill and amended the bill (13 Govt/passed; 3 Opp/passed) on 31/10/00 ( For further details see Journals of the Senate, p.3429-30 and 3440-43) .

[Reps reported message 1/11/00]

 

Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2001

(Previous title: Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2000)

Amends the: Health Insurance Act 1973 and National Health Act 1953 to enable the private health industry to fund alternative models of health care delivery (outreach services); and to provide for a review of the operation of these Acts in relation to outreach services; National Health Act 1953 to: protect registered health benefits organisations from certain legal proceedings in relation to the disclosure of certain information; clarify definitions of “adult beneficiary” and “hospital cover” for the purposes of the Lifetime Health Cover (LHC) rules; and enable all refugees to take out hospital cover within 12 months after they become eligible for Medicare without incurring a LHC penalty.

Reps: Intro. 31/5/00; Passed 7/2/01

CID amendments: 3 Opp/passed

Senate: Intro. 26/2/01; Passed 6/3/01

SBC report 9/00 (tabled and adopted 21/6/00): No reference

Committee amendments: 2 Govt (1 amended by Opp)/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 7/3/01]

Assent: 21/3/01; Act No. 6, 2001

Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001

Amends the: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 in relation to: appointments to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; and extension of the Institute’s Ethics Committee’s scope to include welfare-related information and statistics; Health Insurance Act 1973 in relation to: recognition of specialist medical practitioners; and payment of Medicare benefits to general practitioners in certain circumstances; Private Health Insurance Incentives Act 1998 in relation to: payment of low or late claims; application and calculation of the premium reduction for the 30 per cent rebate on private health insurance; and to make a technical amendment; and Health Legislation Amendment Act (No. 3) 1999 to repeal a redundant Part concerning the Health Insurance Commission’s functions.

Reps: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 24/5/01

SBC report 7/01 (tabled and adopted 23/5/01): No reference

Senate: Intro. 18/6/01; Passed 21/6/01

Assent: 28/6/01; Act No. 59, 2001

 

Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2001

Amends the: Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to: enable the implementation of the mutual recognition agreement entered into between Australia and Singapore relating to the manufacture of medicines; provide for implementation of other similar mutual recognition agreements; enable collection of information and documents in relation to blood and blood component manufacturing processes and practices; and enable recovery of fees due for completed evaluation work; proposed Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices) Act 2001 , if it commences after this proposed Act, to amend the definition of “conformity assessment certificate”; Health Insurance Act 1973 and Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review) Act 1999 in relation to the operation of the Professional Services Review Scheme; Health Insurance Commission (Reform and Separation of Functions) Act 1997 in relation to the number of Health Insurance Commission Commissioners; Health Insurance Act 1973 to make technical amendments and amendments contingent on the commencement of proposed Administrative Review Tribunal legislation; and National Health Act 1953 in relation to: employee health benefit schemes; and private health insurance payment arrangements. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 30/8/01; 2nd reading adjourned 30/8/01

Senate:

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): No reference

Health Legislation Amendment (Medical Practitioners’ Qualifications and Other Measures) Bill 2001

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to: provide a framework for new specimen collection centre arrangements to apply to public and private sectors, to commence on a day to be fixed by proclamation; simplify and clarify rules relating to temporary resident doctors and overseas trained doctors and the circumstances in which they can access Medicare; remove the 1 January 2002 sunset in relation to the minimum proficiency requirements for new medical practitioners to participate in Medicare; functions of the Medical Training Review Panel; reports by the Minister; and make minor technical amendments. Also repeals the Health Insurance (Pathology) (Licence Fee) Act 1991.

Reps: Intro. 6/6/01; Passed 25/6/01

Senate: Intro. 26/6/01; Passed 29/6/01 a.m.

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 3 Dem/passed; 8 Opp/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 29/6/01 a.m.]

Assent: 20/7/01; Act No. 93, 2001

 

Health Legislation Amendment (Minimum Proficiency Requirements for Medical Practitioners) Bill 2000

[ This bill is the result of the division by the Senate of the Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1999 into 2 bills ]

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to remove the 1 January 2002 sunset in relation to the minimum proficiency requirements for new medical practitioners to participate in Medicare.

Senate: Motion that the report of the committee of the whole be adopted agreed to 31/10/00; 3rd reading  pending - o rder of day for the first day of sitting in June 2001

The committee of the whole agreed to this bill, consisting of items 7 and 9 of Schedule 1 of the original bill, renumbered 1 and 2, respectively, with an amendment (1 Dem/passed), and enacting words and provisions for titles and commencement on 31/10/00 ( For further details see Journals of the Senate, p.3429-30 and 3440-43 ).

Higher Education Funding Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the: Australian Research Council Act 2001 and Higher Education Funding Act 1988 in relation to funding levels for certain purposes; proposed Innovation and Education Legislation Amendment Act 2001 to correct a drafting error; Bankruptcy Act 1966 and Higher Education Funding Act 1988 to make technical changes to the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) in relation to the effect of bankruptcy; Australian National University Act 1991 to enable the establishment of a new advisory/committee structure; and Higher Education Funding Act 1988 in relation to: ministerial guideline-making powers in respect of HECS and work experience in industry; and application of small HECS repayment credits to offset outstanding tax debts; and remove obsolete references to the overseas student charge.

Reps: Intro. 7/6/01; Passed 20/6/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 21/6/01; Passed 29/6/01 a.m.

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Assent: 18/7/01; Act No. 86, 2001

Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill 1999

Amends the Higher Education Funding Act 1988 to: implement voluntary student unionism; remove Ministerial discretion to approve direct funding of student organisations under the Student Organisation Support (SOS) program; further streamline arrangements for applications for remission of higher education contribution scheme and open learning deferred payment scheme debts; enable the University of the Sunshine Coast to receive Commonwealth funding as an independent institution; reflect the name change of James Cook University of North Queensland to James Cook University; and correct a technical error. Also makes a consequential amendment to the States Grants (General Purposes) Act 1994 in relation to the SOS program.

Reps: Intro. 11/3/99; Passed 12/5/99

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 3 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 12/5/99; 2nd reading adjourned 12/5/99

SBC report 5/99 (tabled and adopted 31/3/99): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 31/3/99; report tabled 25/5/99

 

Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999

Provides for the reorganisation of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and its renaming as the Human Rights and Responsibilities Commission. Also provides for: greater focus on education, dissemination of information on human rights and assistance to business and the community; prior notification to the Attorney-General of proposed interventions in court proceedings by the Commission; abolition of the Community Relations Council; removal of powers of delegation from the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 , Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and consolidation into one delegation provision; removal of power to recommend payment of damages or compensation in certain circumstances; and the transition of existing commissioners to the new offices of deputy presidents for the remainder of their appointments. Amends six Acts including the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 and makes consequential amendments to 13 other Acts.

Reps: Intro. 17/2/99; Passed 13/10/99

CID amendments: 10 Govt/passed; 15 Opp/negatived

Senate: Message reported 23/11/99

SBC report 2/99 (tabled and adopted 18/2/99): No reference

PS Human Rights (Mandatory Sentencing for Property Offences) Bill 2000

(Introduced by Senator Brown - AG)

Seeks to give effect to Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child by providing that a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory must not require a court to sentence a person (including a person who is under 18 years of age) to imprisonment or detention for a property offence. Also contains certain application and transitional provisions.

Senate: Intro. 6/9/00; 2nd reading adjourned 6/9/00

SBC report 7/01 (tabled and adopted 23/5/01): No reference

Reference: Referred to Legal and Constitutional References Committee 24/5/01; extensions of time to report 26/6/01, 21/8/01, 25/9/01; report due last sitting day in March 2002

PS Human Rights (Mandatory Sentencing of Juvenile Offenders) Bill 1999

(Introduced by Senators Brown - AG, Bolkus - ALP and Greig - AD)

Effects Australia’s obligations under Articles 37(b) and 40(4) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by providing that a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory must not require a court to sentence a person to imprisonment or detention for an offence committed when that person is under 18 years of age. Also contains certain application and transitional provisions.

Senate: Intro. 25/8/99; Passed 15/3/00

SBC report 15/99 (tabled and adopted 22/9/99): No reference

Reference: Related matters referred to Legal and Constitutional References Committee 1/9/99; extensions of time to report 15/2/00, 8/3/00; report tabled 13/3/00

Committee amendments: 3 Ind (Harradine)/negatived

Reps: Intro. 15/3/00; Read a 1st time 15/3/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

 

Import Processing Charges Amendment (Warehouses) Bill 1999

Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Warehouses) Bill 1999, the bill amends the Import Processing Charges Act 1997 to remove the requirement for operators of “Manufacturing in Bond” warehouses to pay an import processing charge if the goods are subsequently exported.

Reps: Intro. 3/6/99; Passed 10/6/99

Senate: Intro. 21/6/99; Passed 7/3/00

SBC report 10/99 (tabled and adopted 28/6/99): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee 28/6/99; extension of time to report 10/8/99; report tabled 12/8/99

Committee amendment: 1 item negatived

[Reps reported message 7/3/00]

Import Processing Charges Bill 2000

(Act citation: Import Processing Charges Act 2001)

Part of a package of three bills in relation to the management and processing of cargo, the bill imposes and sets the amounts of the following charges: screening charge; self-assessed clearance declaration charge; import declaration processing charge; request for cargo release processing charge; periodic declaration processing charge; and warehouse declaration processing charge.

Reps: Intro. 6/12/00; Passed 7/3/01

Senate: Intro. 26/3/01; Passed 21/6/01

SBC report 3/01 (tabled and adopted 7/3/01): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 7/3/01; extension of time to report 22/5/01; report tabled 23/5/01

Assent: 18/7/01; Act No. 90, 2001

Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000 to provide additional funding for: projects involving partnerships between communities, industry and education providers and support for vocational learning for indigenous secondary school students; and non-profit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations adversely affected by changes to the operation of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 .

Reps: Intro. 7/6/01; Passed 19/9/01

Senate: Intro. 20/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 154, 2001

S Industry, Science and Resources Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

Makes consequential amendments to 26 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Senate: Intro. 22/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19//01): No reference

Reps: Intro. 18/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

Main committee: Referred 25/9/01

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 140, 2001

 

Innovation and Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Higher Education Funding Act 1988 in relation to: funding and grant levels for the 2001 and 2002 funding years for certain purposes; establishment of an income contingent loan scheme for postgraduate non-research course tuition fees (the Postgraduate Education Loan Scheme (PELS)); Ministerial discretion to cap aggregate debt students accrue under the Higher Education Contribution Scheme, Open Learning Deferred Payment Scheme and PELS; and use of electronic communications by higher education institutions; Australian Research Council Act 2001 to provide additional funding for research schemes; States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000 in relation to: special education per capita funding for non-government schools for 2001-04; and establishment assistance for new schools for 2001-04.

Reps: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 19/6/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 20/6/01; In committee 29/6/01 a.m.

SBC report 7/01 (tabled 23/5/01; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 23/5/01): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 23/5/01; extension of time to report 19/6/01; report tabled 28/6/01

Instruction to committee of the whole to divide bill into three bills (29/6/01 a.m.): 1 Opp/agreed to

Innovation and Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001

Amends the Higher Education Funding Act 1988 in relation to: funding and grant levels for the 2001, 2002 and 2003 funding years for certain purposes; establishing an income contingent loan scheme for fee-paying postgraduate coursework students (the Postgraduate Education Loan Scheme (PELS)); capping aggregate debt that an individual can accrue under the Higher Education Contribution Scheme, Open Learning Deferred Payment Scheme and PELS; and use of electronic communications by higher education institutions.

Reps: Intro. 22/8/01; Passed 29/8/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 29/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Assent: 18/9/01; Act No. 116, 2001

 

Intelligence Services Bill 2001

Introduced with the Intelligence Services (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2001, the bill creates a framework for the oversight and accountability of intelligence services by: giving the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) and Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) a statutory basis, including limited immunities in carrying out their activities; expanding the role of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security through the conduct of retrospective audits of ASIS’ compliance with ministerial authorisations; and establishing a new parliamentary committee to oversight the expenditure and administration of ASIS, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and DSD, replacing the existing ASIO parliamentary committee. Also requires the agencies to observe privacy rights.

Reps: Intro. 27/6/01; Passed 19/9/01

Reference: Referred to Joint Select Committee on the Intelligence Services 28/6/01; extension of time to report 9/8/01; report tabled 27/8/01

CID amendments: 70 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 24/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 152, 2001

Intelligence Services (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2001

Introduced with the Intelligence Services Bill 2001, the bill makes consequential amendments to the: Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 and Remuneration Allowances Act 1990 in relation to the parliamentary committee established by the Intelligence Services Bill 2001, including the abolition of the existing Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation; Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 in relation to activities of the Inspector-General; and Acts Interpretation Act 1901 , Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 and Freedom of Information Act 1982 . Also contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 27/6/01; Passed 19/9/01

Reference: Referred to Joint Select Committee on the Intelligence Services 28/6/01; extension of time to report 9/8/01; report tabled 27/8/01

CID amendments: 7 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 24/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 153, 2001

S Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 to insert a regulation-making power in relation to the prohibition on the advertising of interactive gambling services. The regulations will be able to exempt certain advertisements which will address unintentional effects of the prohibition on licensed land-based casino operators.

Senate: Intro. 30/8/01; Passed 20/9/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): Deferred

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Reps: Intro. 24/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

Main committee: Referred 25/9/01; 2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 139, 2001

 

S Interactive Gambling Bill 2001

Regulates interactive gambling services by creating an offence of providing interactive gambling services to Australian customers; and establishes a complaints scheme to enable Australians to make complaints about interactive gambling services on the Internet which are available to Australians.

Senate: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 28/6/01

SBC report 6/01 (tabled and adopted 5/4/01): Referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 5/4/01; report tabled 23/5/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived; 1 Dem/negatived

Committee amendments: 31 Govt (3 amended by Dem)/passed; 2 Dem/passed; 8 AG/passed; 1 clause negatived; 18 AG/negatived; 3 AG to Govt/negatived; 5 Ind (Harradine)/negatived; 1 PHON/negatived; 3 PHON to Govt/negatived

Reps: Intro. 29/6/01; Passed 29/6/01 a.m.

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 11/7/01; Act No. 84, 2001

International Maritime Conventions Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the: Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Act 1989 to implement the Protocol of 1996 to Amend the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (1996 Liability Protocol) which increases liability limits and provides a simpler method for future increases; Protection of the Sea (Powers of Intervention) Act 1981 to revise the list of substances in respect of which intervention action can be taken by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority; Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 in relation to: removal of the requirement to include the text of conventions; disposal of garbage; incident reporting requirements; amendment of the definition of “inspector” to include Australian Federal Police officers; discharge of waste from a ship to a reception facility; and offence and penalty provisions; and Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1963 to reflect the terminology of the 1984 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (instead of the superseded 1958 Convention on the High Seas). Also makes consequential amendments to the Admiralty Act 1988 and Navigation Act 1912 as a result of the implementation of the 1996 Liability Protocol.

Reps: Intro. 4/4/01; Passed 9/8/01

Main committee: Referred 19/6/01; 2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived; CID amendments: 4 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 21/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

SBC report 7/01 (tabled and adopted 23/5/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 10 Dem/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 18/9/01]

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 149, 2001

 

International Monetary Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

(Act citation: International Monetary Agreements Amendment Act (No. 1) 2001)

Amends the International Monetary Agreements Act 1947 to reflect an amendment to the International Monetary Fund’s Articles of Agreement which will provide for a one-time allocation of Special Drawing Rights of SDR21.43 billion.

Reps: Intro. 12/10/00; Passed 29/11/00

Main committee: Referred 7/11/00

Senate: Intro. 30/11/00; Passed 8/2/01

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): Deferred

Assent: 2/3/01; Act No. 1, 2001

International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the International Tax Agreements Act 1953 to give legislative authority to a double tax agreement between Australia and the Russian Federation.

Reps: Intro. 27/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 27/9/01

PM Job Network Monitoring Authority Bill 2000

(Introduced by Ms Kernot - ALP)

Establishes an authority, to be known as the Job Network Monitoring Authority, to monitor the operations of the Job Network and the management of the Network by the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business.

Reps: Intro. 30/10/00; Read a 1st time 30/10/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 18/6/01

PS Job Network Monitoring Authority Bill 2000 [No. 2]

(Introduced by Senator Collins - ALP)

Establishes an authority, to be known as the Job Network Monitoring Authority, to monitor the operations of the Job Network and the management of the Network by the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business.

Senate: Intro. 31/10/00; 2nd reading adjourned 31/10/00, 9/8/01

SBC report 19/00 (tabled and adopted 8/11/00): No reference

Jurisdiction of Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the: Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 and Judiciary Act 1903 to allow the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to establish an ACT Court of Appeal; and Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 to: abolish the redundant office of judicial registrar; and amend certain practices and procedures of the Federal Court. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 27/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 27/9/01

 

Jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Service Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the: Migration Act 1958 to: give the Federal Magistrates Service (FMS) concurrent jurisdiction with the Federal Court in certain migration matters; and make consequential amendments; and Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 and Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 to remove restrictions on the FMS in relation to hearing migration matters under those Acts. Also contains application provisions.

Reps: Intro. 30/8/01; Passed 26/9/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 8 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 27/9/01]

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 157, 2001

PS Koongarra Project Area Repeal Bill 1996 [1998]

R  (Introduced by Senator Lees - AD)

Repeals the Koongarra Project Area Act 1981 to prevent uranium mining in the Koongarra area.

Senate: Intro. 7/5/96; 2nd reading adjourned 7/5/96

SBC report 4/96 (tabled and adopted 20/6/96): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98

S Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement Bill 2001

Provides for approval of the Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement signed on 21 October 2000 between the Commonwealth, Queensland and South Australia, which focuses on the management of water and related natural resources within the Basin.

Senate: Intro. 1/3/01; Passed 26/3/01

SBC report 3/01 (tabled and adopted 7/3/01): Deferred

Reps: Intro. 27/3/01; Passed 4/4/01

Assent: 1/5/01; Act No. 36, 2001

S Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

(Previous title: Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2000)

Makes consequential amendments to 50 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Senate: Intro. 6/12/00; Passed 1/3/01

SBC report 2/01 (tabled and adopted 28/2/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 2 Govt/passed

Reps: Intro. 5/3/01; Passed 29/3/01

Main committee: Referred 27/3/01

Assent: 6/4/01; Act No. 24, 2001

 

Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Navigation Act 1912 to revise the division of responsibilities between the Commonwealth, the States and the Northern Territory for the safety regulation of Australian trading ships and foreign-flagged trading ships visiting Australia. Also contains transitional provisions and makes consequential amendments to the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 and Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 to ensure that jurisdiction under these Acts, as far as is practicable, is aligned with jurisdiction under the amended Navigation Act 1912 .

Reps: Intro. 31/8/00; Passed 29/3/01

CID amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 2/4/01; 2nd reading adjourned 2/4/01

SBC report 5/01 (tabled and adopted 4/4/01): Referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 4/4/01; extension of time to report 19/6/01; report tabled 28/8/01

Marriage Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Marriage Act 1961 to: reform the Marriage Celebrants Program, primarily to raise the level of professional standards required of celebrants and have them promote pre-marriage and other relationship education services; and make technical amendments in relation to: the Notice of Intended Marriage; passports as a means of identification; authorisation of a shortened timeframe between lodgment of a Notice of Intended Marriage and the marriage; and removal of redundant provisions. Also contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 27/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 27/9/01

S Measures to Combat Serious and Organised Crime Bill 2001

Provides a range of measures to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of serious and organised crime, by amending the: Crimes Act 1914 , Customs Act 1901 and National Crime Authority Act 1984 in relation to conduct of controlled operations, including monitoring by the Ombudsman; Crimes Act 1914 in relation to: use of assumed identities; protection for child victims and witnesses appearing in Commonwealth sex offence proceedings; and use and disclosure of information, concerning pardons, quashed and spent convictions, by the CrimTrac Agency; Crimes Act 1914 , Customs Act 1901 and Fisheries Management Act 1991 to make minor and technical amendments in relation to the investigation of Commonwealth offences; Australian Federal Police Act 1979 and Customs Act 1901 in relation to the issue of listening device warrants; and Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 in relation to: the definition of “cash dealer”; access by certain State agencies to financial transaction reports information; and the secrecy and access regime for foreign financial transaction intelligence provided to AUSTRAC.

Senate: Intro. 4/4/01; Passed 27/8/01

SBC report 6/01 (tabled and adopted 5/4/01): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 5/4/01; extensions of time to report 19/6/01, 25/6/01; report tabled 27/6/01

Committee amendments: 59 Govt (1 amended by Opp)/passed; 38 Opp/passed; 12 items negatived; 2 Opp/negatived

Reps: Intro. 30/8/01; Passed 20/9/01

Main committee: Referred 18/9/01

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 136, 2001

 

Medicare Levy Amendment (CPI Indexation) Bill (No. 2) 2000

(Act citation: Medicare Levy Amendment (CPI Indexation) Act (No. 1) 2001)

Amends the A New Tax (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999 and Medicare Levy Act 1986 to increase the Medicare levy low income thresholds and the Medicare levy surcharge low income thresholds for the 2000-2001 financial year and later financial years.

Reps: Intro. 7/12/00; Passed 26/2/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 27/2/01; Passed 5/3/01

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Committee amendments: 4 Dem/negatived

Assent: 22/3/01; Act No. 12, 2001

Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997 to increase the upper limit for the charge imposed by regulations for registration applications by migration agents.

Reps: Intro. 23/8/01; Passed 26/9/01

Main committee: Referred 25/9/01

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 26/9/01

SBC report 13/01 (tabled and adopted 29/8/01): No reference

Migration Amendment (Excision from Migration Zone) Bill 2001

Part of a package of three bills, the bill amends the Migration Act 1958 to excise from the migration zone, in relation to unlawful arrivals, the Territories of Christmas Island, Ashmore and Cartier Islands and Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and certain other places and installations, and declare them to be an “excised offshore place”; and prevent a person who arrives unlawfully at an “excised offshore place” from making a valid visa application unless the Minister determines it is in the public interest to do so.

Reps: Intro. 18/9/01; Passed 19/9/01

Senate: Intro. 20/9/01; Passed 26/9/01

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Committee amendments: 1 Dem/negatived; 2 AG/negatived

Assent: 27/9/01; Act No. 127, 2001

 

Migration Amendment (Excision from Migration Zone) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2001

Part of a package of three bills, the bill amends the: Migration Act 1958 to provide powers for dealing with unlawful arrivals at an “excised offshore place” (as provided for in the proposed Migration Amendment (Excision from Migration Zone) Act 2001 ); and Migration Regulations 1994 to create a new class of visa, the Refugee and Humanitarian (Class XB) visa.

Reps: Intro. 18/9/01; Passed 19/9/01

Senate: Intro. 20/9/01; Passed 26/9/01

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Committee amendments: 7 Dem/negatived; 4 items opposed/items agreed to; 1 clause opposed/clause agreed to

Assent: 27/9/01; Act No. 128, 2001

Migration Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

Makes consequential amendments to the Migration Act 1958 , Australian Citizenship Act 1948 and Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946 to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Reps: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 6/6/01

Main committee: Referred 5/6/01

Senate: Intro. 18/6/01; Passed 6/8/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Committee amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Assent: 22/8/01; Act No. 97, 2001

Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2001

(Previous title: Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000)

Amends the: Migration Act 1958 in relation to judicial review of visa related matters to: prohibit class actions in migration litigation; limit those persons who may commence and continue proceedings in the courts; and permit consolidation of proceedings in certain circumstances; Migration Act 1958 and Migration Legislation Amendment (Strengthening of Provisions relating to Character and Conduct) Act 1998 in relation to the Minister’s intervention powers in relation to the “character test”; Migration Act 1958 in relation to consequential cancellation of visas; and Migration Legislation Amendment Act (No 1) 1998 and Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Agents) Act 1999 to make technical corrections. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 14/3/00; Passed 7/2/01

Reference (referred by Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs): Referred to Joint Standing Committee on Migration 12/4/00; report due 8/6/00; report tabled 9/10/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 7 Govt/passed; 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 26/2/01; Passed 26/9/01

SBC report 6/00 (tabled and adopted 12/4/00): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Committee amendments: 3 Govt/passed; 2 Dem/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 26/9/01]

Assent: 27/9/01; Act No. 129, 2001

 

Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 5) 2001

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to allow private sector organisations to continue to disclose, to officers exercising powers and functions under the Act, information regarding a person’s actual or proposed travel to or from Australia (notwithstanding the commencement on 21 December 2001 of the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 which restricts disclosure of such information).

Reps: Intro. 23/8/01; Passed 20/9/01

Main committee: Referred 18/9/01

Senate: Intro. 24/9/01; Passed 26/9/01

SBC report 13/01 (tabled and adopted 29/8/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Committee amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Assent: 27/9/01; Act No. 130, 2001

Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 6) 2001

Amends the Migration Act 1958 in relation to: the application of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees as amended by the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees; and protection visa application and decision-making processes. Also contains application provisions.

Reps: Intro. 28/8/01; Passed 20/9/01

CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed; 4 Ind (Theophanous)/negatived

Senate: Intro. 24/9/01; Passed 26/9/01

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional References Committee 30/8/01; report due 16/10/01; report tabled 26/9/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Committee amendments: 18 Dem/negatived

Assent: 27/9/01; Act No. 131, 2001

Migration Legislation Amendment (Electronic Transactions and Methods of Notification) Bill 2001

Amends the Australian Citizenship Act 1948 and Migration Act 1958 to: facilitate the use of electronic transactions as a consequence of the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 ; and enable the use of computer-based decision making; Migration Act 1958 in relation to provision and deemed receipt of documents, including the electronic transmission of documents; and Migration Act 1958 and Migration Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1998 to correct technical errors and misdescribed amendments.

Reps: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 6/6/01

Main committee: Referred 5/6/01

Senate: Intro. 18/6/01; Passed 21/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Assent: 28/6/01; Act No. 58, 2001

 

Migration Legislation Amendment (Immigration Detainees) Bill 2001

Amends the Migration Act 1958 in relation to: offences by immigration detainees; the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to certain offences; security-monitoring of visitors and other persons entering immigration detention centres.

Reps: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 21/6/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Ind (Theophanous)/negatived

CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed; 1 Ind (Theophanous)/negatived

Senate: Intro. 27/6/01; Passed 28/6/01

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): No reference

Assent: 18/7/01; Act No. 85, 2001

Migration Legislation Amendment (Immigration Detainees) Bill (No. 2) 2001

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: introduce powers to conduct screening procedures and strip searches in relation to immigration detainees; and apply search powers in State and Territory legislation to immigration detainees held in a State or Territory prison or remand centre.

Reps: Intro. 27/6/01; Passed 23/8/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Ind (Theophanous)/negatived

CID amendments: 10 Govt/passed; 4 Ind (Theophanous)/negatived

Senate: Intro. 28/8/01; Passed 29/8/01

SBC report 11/01 (tabled and adopted 8/8/01): No reference

Assent: 17/9/01; Act No. 105, 2001

Migration Legislation Amendment (Integrity of Regional Migration Schemes) Bill 2000

(Act citation: Migration Legislation Amendment (Integrity of Regional Migration Schemes) Act 2001)

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to introduce a new visa cancellation scheme for regional sponsored migration scheme visas.

Reps: Intro. 29/11/00; Passed 26/3/01

Senate: Intro. 27/3/01; Passed 3/4/01

SBC report 2/01 (tabled and adopted 28/2/01): No reference

Assent: 28/4/01; Act No. 33, 2001

 

S Migration Legislation Amendment (Judicial Review) Bill 2001

(Previous title: Migration Legislation Amendment (Judicial Review) Bill 1998)

Amends the Migration Act 1958 and Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 in relation to judicial review of immigration decision-making. The bill introduces a new judicial review scheme, in particular, a privative clause, to cover decisions made in relation to the ability of non-citizens to enter and remain in Australia, and applies it to the Federal Court and the High Court; and allows specified decisions to be reviewable under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 .

Senate: Intro. 2/12/98; Passed 26/9/01

SBC report 13/98 (tabled and adopted 9/12/98): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 9/12/98; extension of time to report 22/3/99; report tabled 21/4/99

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Committee amendments: 17 Govt/passed; 1 Dem/negatived

Reps: Intro. 26/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 27/9/01; Act No. 134, 2001

Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Agents) Bill 2000

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to provide a framework for the regulation of the migration advice industry and those who seek to practice as migration agents. Also contains application provisions.

Reps: Intro. 29/11/00; 2nd reading adjourned 29/11/00

Senate:

SBC report 2/01 (tabled and adopted 28/2/01): No reference

Migration Legislation Amendment (Procedural Fairness) Bill 2001

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to provide clear legislative intention that compliance with codes of procedure (for making decisions about visa applications, certain visa cancellations and revocations of visa cancellations without notice, and for the conduct of reviews by relevant merits review tribunals) fully satisfies the common law requirements of the natural justice hearing rule.

Reps: Intro. 27/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 27/9/01

Motor Vehicle Standards Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 to enable new arrangements to apply for the importation and supply to the market in Australia of low volume road motor vehicles, including motorcycles (that is, specialist and enthusiast vehicles). Also contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/01; Passed 26/9/01

Main committee: Referred 25/9/01

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 13/01 (tabled and adopted 29/8/01): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 29/8/01; report due 25/9/01; report tabled 26/9/01

Committee amendments: 8 Dem/negatived

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 155, 2001

 

S National Crime Authority Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

(Previous title: National Crime Authority Legislation Amendment Bill 2000)

Amends the: National Crime Authority Act 1984 in relation to the administration and operations of the National Crime Authority (NCA); Privacy Act 1988 to insert a note which modifies the application of the Act; Ombudsman Act 1976 to extend the Ombudsman’s jurisdiction to deal with complaints against the NCA; provides for the review of the effect of the amendments in this bill, once enacted; and makes minor consequential amendments to 8 other Acts.

Senate: Intro. 7/12/00; Passed 8/8/01

Reference: Referred to Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Crime Authority 7/12/00; report tabled 1/3/01

Committee amendments: 34 Govt/passed; 2 Opp/passed; 1 Schedule negatived; 2 Parts negatived; 11 items negatived; 1 Govt/negatived; 4 Opp/negatived; 2 Dem/negatived

Reps: Intro. 20/8/01; Passed 24/9/01

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 135, 2001

S National Museum of Australia Amendment Bill 2001

(Previous title: National Museum of Australia Amendment Bill 2000)

Amends the National Museum of Australia Act 1980 to: ensure that activities proposed by the Museum are within its powers; and correct a technical error in relation to disclosure of pecuniary interest.

Senate: Intro. 6/12/00; Passed 8/2/01

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): No reference

Committee amendment: 1 Govt/passed

Reps: Intro. 26/2/01; Passed 1/3/01

Main committee: Referred 27/2/01

Assent: 20/3/01; Act No. 3, 2001

PS Native Forest Protection Bill 1996 [1998]

(Introduced by Senators Brown and Lees - AD)

Phases out woodchipping of native forests by 1 January 1999; prohibit logging of high conservation value native forests from 1 January 1997; and establishes a transitional strategy for the wood-products industry.

Senate: Intro. 11/9/96; 2nd reading adjourned 11/9/96

SBC report 11/96 (tabled and adopted 10/10/96): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98

 

Navigation Amendment (Employment of Seafarers) Bill 1998

Amends the Navigation Act 1912 to: abolish the Marine Council; remove employment-related provisions which are inconsistent with the Workplace Relations Act 1996 ; and make consequential amendments. Also makes consequential amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 .

Reps: Intro. 9/12/98; Passed 31/3/99

Main committee: Referred 29/3/99

CID amendments: 3 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 19/4/99; Passed 8/3/00

SBC report 2/99 (tabled and adopted 18/2/99): No reference

SBC report 9/99 (tabled and adopted 26/5/99): Revised: Referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 26/5/99; extension of time to report 10/8/99; report tabled 12/8/99

Committee amendments: 3 Opp/passed; 1 Schedule negatived; 28 items negatived

[Reps reported message 8/3/00]

New Business Tax System (Capital Allowances) Bill 2001

Introduced with the New Business Tax System (Capital Allowances—Transitional and Consequential) Bill 2001, the bill amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to streamline the tax treatment of depreciating assets (with certain assets excluded) by providing a uniform capital allowance system to replace existing separate capital allowance regimes.

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 21/6/01

CID amendments: 15 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 26/6/01; Passed 28/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Assent: 30/6/01; Act No. 76, 2001

New Business Tax System (Capital Allowances—Transitional and Consequential) Bill 2001

Consequential on the New Business Tax System (Capital Allowances) Bill 2001, the bill amends 14 Acts: in relation to the transition to the new uniform capital allowance system (UCA); and to align certain terminology with that used in the UCA.

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 21/6/01

CID amendments: 63 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 26/6/01; Passed 28/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Assent: 30/6/01; Act No. 77, 2001

 

New Business Tax System (Debt and Equity) Bill 2001

Amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to implement new rules for determining equity and debt in an entity and, in particular, define the debt/equity borderline for tax purposes. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/01; Passed 8/8/01

Senate: Intro. 8/8/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 12/01 (tabled and adopted 22/8/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 68 Govt/passed; 1 item negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 27/9/01]

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 163, 2001

New Business Tax System (Simplified Tax System) Bill 2001

(Previous title: New Business Tax System (Simplified Tax System) Bill 2000)

Amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to introduce a simplified tax system (STS) for certain small businesses; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and New Business Tax System (Integrity and Other Measures) Act 1999 to introduce a new 12-month rule for prepayments of deductible expenses by STS taxpayers and individuals incurring non-business expenditure; and transitional arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 7/12/00; Passed 21/6/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 36 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 26/6/01; Passed 28/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

Assent: 30/6/01; Act No. 78, 2001

New Business Tax System (Thin Capitalisation) Bill 2001

Amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to introduce a new thin capitalisation regime to prevent an excessive allocation of debt for tax purposes to the Australian operations of multinational companies and ensure that Australia obtains appropriate tax from those entities that operate internationally. Also makes consequential amendments and contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/01; Passed 8/8/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 8/8/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 12/01 (tabled and adopted 22/8/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 70 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 27/9/01]

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 162, 2001

 

Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991 to provide improved health and safety protection for Commonwealth employees. Also contains technical amendments; and transitional, application and saving provisions.

Reps: Intro. 7/12/00; Passed 23/5/01

CID amendments: 14 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 24/5/01; In committee 27/8/01, 29/8/01

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 7/2/01; report tabled 24/5/01

Olympic Insignia Protection Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987 to grant the Australian Olympic Committee ongoing protection against unauthorised commercial use of certain Olympic expressions for promotional or advertising purposes.

Reps: Intro. 20/9/01; Passed 26/9/01

Main committee: Referred 25/9/01

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): Deferred

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 156, 2001

PS Parliamentary Approval of Treaties Bill 1995 [1998]

R   (Introduced by Senator Bourne - AD)

Provides for parliamentary approval of international treaties and any reservations to a treaty signed by Australia.

Senate: Intro. 31/5/95; 2nd reading adjourned 31/5/95

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 1/5/96, 23/11/98

PS Parliamentary Charter of Rights and Freedoms Bill 2001

(Introduced by Senator Lees - AD)

Provides for a Parliamentary Charter of Rights and Freedoms to protect all Australians against violations of their fundamental civil and political rights by governments.

Senate: Intro. 27/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 27/9/01

PM Parliamentary (Choice of Superannuation) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mr Andren - Ind)

Amends the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 to allow senators and members of the House of Representatives to make contributions to a complying superannuation fund or retirement savings account of their choice instead of the compulsory parliamentary superannuation scheme.

Reps: Intro. 5/3/01; Read a 1st time 5/3/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 17/9/01

Senate:

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Select Committee on Superannuation and Financial Services 27/3/01; extension of time to report 3/4/01; report tabled 9/8/01

 

Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 to defer payment of retiring allowances for new senators and members of the House of Representatives who are elected at or after the next general election, until they reach the age of 55 years.

Reps: Intro. 27/6/01; Passed 27/6/01

CID amendments: 3 Ind (Andren)/negatived

Senate: Intro. 28/6/01; Passed 28/6/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Committee amendments: 5 Dem/negatived; 1 AG/negatived

[Amendment to motion that report from committee be adopted 28/6/01: 1 Opp/negatived]

Assent: 18/7/01; Act No. 87, 2001

Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Amendment Bill 1998

Amends the Parliamentary Proceedings Act 1946 to alter gender specific references to non-gender specific references.

Reps: Intro. 10/11/98; Read a 1st time 10/11/98; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 to: clarify mobility arrangements for employees moving between the Parliamentary Service and the Australian Public Service; and provide for transitional arrangements in the event of the renaming or abolition of a parliamentary department.

Reps: Intro. 23/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

Main committee: Referred 29/8/01

Senate: Intro. 19/9/01; Passed 20/9/01

SBC report 13/01 (tabled and adopted 29/8/01): No reference

Assent: 27/9/01; Act No. 125, 2001

Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Passenger Movement Charge Act 1978 to increase the rate of passenger movement charge to $38, from 1 July 2001.

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 27/6/01

Main committee: Referred 19/6/01; 2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived; CID amendment: 1 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 27/6/01; Passed 28/6/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Committee request: 1 Dem/negatived

Assent: 30/6/01; Act No. 79, 2001

 

PS Patents Amendment Bill 1996 [1998]

(Introduced by Senator Stott Despoja - AD)

Amends the Patents Act 1990 to prohibit the patenting of naturally occurring genes or gene sequences.

Senate: Intro. 27/6/96; 2nd reading adjourned 27/6/96

SBC report 10/96 (tabled and adopted 12/9/96): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98

Patents Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Patents Act 1990 to: strengthen Australia’s patents system, including innovation patents, by aligning the novelty and inventive step requirements with international standards; and bring the Act into line with the proposed Patent Law Treaty. Also makes technical amendments and contains application provisions.

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 28/6/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 6/8/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 20/6/01; extension of time to report 7/8/01; report tabled 9/8/01

Committee amendments: 3 Dem/passed; 2 items negatived; 1 Dem/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 27/9/01]

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 160, 2001

Petroleum Retail Legislation Repeal Bill 1998

Repeals the Petroleum Retail Marketing Sites Act 1980 and Petroleum Retail Marketing Franchise Act 1980 to enable deregulation of the petroleum products industry; and make savings and transitional provisions. The bill includes a regulation-making power for savings and transitional arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/98; Passed 11/3/99

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 22/3/99; 2nd reading adjourned 22/3/99

SBC report 11/98 (tabled and adopted 26/11/98): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 26/11/98; extensions of time to report 16/2/99, 22/3/99, 30/3/99, 19/4/99, 12/5/99, 27/5/99, 28/6/99; report: presented 29/6/99; tabled 30/6/99

 

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

(Previous title: Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2000)

Introduced with the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Registration Fees) Amendment Bill 2000, the bill amends the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967 to: revise administrative arrangements between the Commonwealth, the States and the Northern Territory in relation to management of offshore petroleum resources, including the transfer of certain powers from Joint Authorities to Designated Authorities; provide a framework for adoption of the Geocentric Datum of Australia; ensure consistency of liability of officials; and make technical corrections. Also contains transitional and application provisions and makes technical corrections to the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Fees Act 1994 and Primary Industries and Energy Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1998 .

Reps: Intro. 6/12/00; Passed 3/4/01

Main committee: Referred 27/2/01

CID amendment: 1 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 5/4/01

SBC report 2/01 (tabled and adopted 28/2/01): No reference

Assent: 28/4/01; Act No. 28, 2001

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Registration Fees) Amendment Bill 2000

(Act citation: Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Registration Fees) Amendment Act 2001)

Introduced with the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2000, the bill amends the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Registration Fees) Act 1967 to transfer certain functions in relation to the determination of the rate of certain fees from Joint Authorities to Designated Authorities.

Reps: Intro. 6/12/00; Passed 3/4/01

Main committee: Referred 27/2/01

Senate: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 5/4/01

SBC report 2/01 (tabled and adopted 28/2/01): No reference

Assent: 28/4/01; Act No. 29, 2001

Pig Industry Bill 2000

(Act citation: Pig Industry Act 2001)

Allows for the creation of a pig industry services body which will be responsible for the industry’s strategic policy development and marketing and research and development services, replacing the Australian Pork Corporation and the Pig Research and Development Corporation. Also provides for transitional arrangements, including: the transfer of assets, liabilities and staff ; and the imposition of certain obligations and accountability requirements on the new industry services body; makes consequential amendments to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 , Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999 and Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 ; repeals the Pig Industry Act 1986 and the Pig Research and Development Corporation Regulations; and contains transitional and savings provisions.

Reps: Intro. 30/11/00; Passed 7/3/01

Senate: Intro. 8/3/01; Passed 26/3/01

SBC report 2/01 (tabled and adopted 28/2/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 3 Opp/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 27/3/01]

Assent: 28/4/01; Act No. 30, 2001

 

PS Plebiscite for an Australian Republic Bill 1997 [1998]

(Introduced by Senator Bolkus - ALP and Senator Kernot - AD)

Provides for the holding of a national plebiscite on whether Australia should become a republic and the establishment of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to determine the form of question to be put at the plebiscite.

Senate: Intro. 26/6/97; 2nd reading adjourned 26/6/97

SBC report 12/97 (tabled and adopted 28/8/97): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98

Postal Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

Converts Australia Post to a public company under the Corporations Law, wholly owned by the Commonwealth. Also amends the: Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 to: reduce the scope of services reserved to Australia Post; revise certain definitions; make consequential amendments; and renumber the provisions of the Act after its amendment; and Trade Practices Act 1974 to provide for a postal services access regime. Also contains transitional provisions and makes consequential amendments to 15 other Acts.

Reps: Intro. 6/4/00; 2nd reading adjourned 6/4/00

Discharged from Notice Paper 29/3/01

Senate:

SBC report 6/00 (tabled and adopted 12/4/00): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 12/4/00; report tabled 5/6/00

Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 to increase the Commonwealth’s contribution to the Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation to match the industry’s research and development levy contribution, dollar for dollar up to 0.5 per cent of gross value for production.

Reps: Intro. 1/3/01; Passed 28/3/01

Main committee: Referred 27/3/01

Senate: Intro. 29/3/01; Passed 18/6/01

SBC report 3/01 (tabled and adopted 7/3/01): No reference

Committee amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Assent: 28/6/01; Act No. 62, 2001

S Prime Minister and Cabinet Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

Makes consequential amendments to 5 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001. Also amends the: Ombudsman Act 1976 to renumber certain sections; and Royal Commissions Act 1992 to remove gender specific language.

Senate: Intro. 8/3/01; Passed 24/5/01

SBC report 4/01 (tabled and adopted 28/3/01): No reference

Reps: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 7/6/01

Main committee: Referred 5/6/01; unresolved question 7/6/01

Assent: 21/6/01; Act No. 49, 2001

 

Proceeds of Crime Bill 2001

Provides for a civil forfeiture scheme, which will operate in parallel with the existing conviction-based confiscation regime, to confiscate unlawfully acquired property without first requiring a conviction. Also: strengthens provisions in relation to conviction-based confiscation; and provides for the confiscation of literary proceeds derived from the exploitation of criminal notoriety for commercial purposes.

Reps: Intro. 20/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 20/9/01

Senate:

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 26/9/01; report due 22/11/01

PS Prohibition of Exportation of Uranium (Customs Act Amendment) Bill 1996

R [1998]

(Introduced by Senator Lees - AD)

Amends the Customs Act 1901 to prohibit the exportation of uranium-bearing ore or uranium ore concentrates.

Senate: Intro. 7/5/96; 2nd reading adjourned 7/5/96

SBC report 3/96 (tabled and adopted 30/5/96): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98

PS Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2001

(Introduced by Senator Murray - AD)

Provides protection for persons who disclose conduct adverse to the public interest in the public sector.

Senate: Intro. 27/6/01; 2nd reading adjourned 27/6/01

SBC report 11/01 (tabled and adopted 8/8/01): Referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 8/8/01; report due 18/4/02

PM Quieter Advertising—Happier Homes Bill 2001

(Introduced by Ms O’Byrne - ALP)

Amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to require the Australian Broadcasting Authority to: investigate, and determine standards in relation to, the loudness of television advertisements; and monitor compliance with such standards.

Reps: Intro. 20/8/01; Read a 1st time 20/8/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

Makes consequential amendments to 7 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001. Also amends the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Reserves and Communities Self-Management) Act 1978 , Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 and Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to remove gender specific language.

Reps: Intro. 6/6/01; Passed 22/8/01

Main committee: Referred 21/8/01

Senate: Intro. 23/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): No reference

Assent: 17/9/01; Act No. 112, 2001

 

PS Reconciliation Bill 2001

(Introduced by Senator Ridgeway - AD)

Advances reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and all other Australians, by establishing processes to identify, monitor, negotiate and resolve unresolved issues for reconciliation.

Senate: Intro. 5/4/01; 2nd reading adjourned 5/4/01

SBC report 7/01 (tabled and adopted 23/5/01): No reference

Regional Forest Agreements Bill 2001

The bill: gives effect to certain Commonwealth obligations under Regional Forest Agreements; provides legislative support to the National Forest Policy Statement and Forest and Wood Products Action Agenda; and provides for the continuation of the Forest and Wood Products Council.

Reps: Intro. 29/8/01; Passed 26/9/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 26/9/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 19/9/01; Order varied 20/9/01: Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 20/9/01; extension of time to report 25/9/01; report tabled 26/9/01

Remuneration Tribunal Amendment Bill 2000

(Act citation: Remuneration Tribunal Amendment Act 2001)

Amends the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 in relation to the framework for the remuneration of principal executive offices.

Reps: Intro. 29/11/00; Passed 7/3/01

Main committee: Referred 27/2/01

Senate: Intro. 8/3/01; Passed 29/3/01

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): No reference

Assent: 6/4/01; Act No. 27, 2001

PS Republic (Consultation of the People) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Senator Stott Despoja - AD)

(Draft bill tabled 28/6/01)

Provides for electors to be consulted, at the same time as the next House of Representatives general election, on whether Australia should become a republic and on whether they should vote again, if applicable, to choose from different republic models.

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 26/9/01

PS Republic (Consultation on an Elected President) Bill 1999

(Introduced by Senator Murray - AD)

Provides for electors to determine at the same time as they vote on the Constitution Alteration (Establishment of Republic) 1999 whether the president should be directly elected. If there is a preference for an elected president, the bill provides for a convention on options for an elected president and preparation of draft alterations to the Constitution.

Senate: Intro. 30/6/99; 2nd reading adjourned 30/6/99

SBC report 12/99 (tabled and adopted 11/8/99): No reference

 

Royal Commissions and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 , Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 , Royal Commissions Act 1902 and Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 to enable the exchange of specified information between Royal Commissions and certain law enforcement agencies.

Reps: Intro. 23/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

Senate: Intro. 30/8/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 7 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 27/9/01]

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 166, 2001

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

(Act citation: Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001)

Amends the: Industry Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 to streamline the operation of the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme, including minor and technical corrections; Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 in relation to the operation of the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme, including minor technical, policy and consequential amendments; Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 to correct a technical anomaly; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to authorise provision of taxation information to Comcare; National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Act 1985 to reflect the name change of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991 to make consequential amendments in relation to the collection of premiums.

Reps: Intro. 7/12/00; Passed 23/5/01

CID amendments: 6 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 24/5/01; Passed 29/8/01

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 7/2/01; report tabled 24/5/01

Committee amendments: 129 Govt/passed; 1 Opp/passed; 2 Parts negatived; 4 items negatived; 3 Opp/negatived; 1 Part Opposed/Part agreed to

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 24/9/01]

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 144, 2001

PM School Funding Amendment Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mr Beazley - ALP)

Amends the States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000 to: abolish the enrolment benchmark adjustment for the funding of non-government schools; and reduce funding to category 1 private schools.

Reps: Intro. 26/2/01; Read a 1st time 26/2/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 27/8/01

 

Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2001

(Previous title: Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000)

Amends the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 to enable the States and Territories to legislate to restrict access to assisted reproductive technology services on the basis of person’s marital status.

Reps: Intro. 17/8/00; Passed 3/4/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 22/5/01; 2nd reading adjourned 22/5/01

SBC report 18/00 (tabled and adopted 1/11/00): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 1/11/00; extension of time to report 4/12/00; report tabled 27/2/01

Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001

Amends the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 to clarify certain provisions in relation to discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy, potential pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Reps: Intro. 27/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 27/9/01

PS Sex Discrimination Legislation Amendment (Pregnancy and Work) Bill 2000 [No. 2]

(Introduced by Senator Crossin - ALP)

Amends the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1978 to clarify existing protections and establish equity standards to ensure that pregnant, potentially pregnant and breastfeeding women are not discriminated against in the workplace. Also extends the anti-discrimination provisions to employees who are in the process of adopting a child.

Senate: Intro. 14/3/00; 2nd reading adjourned 14/3/00

SBC report 6/00 (tabled and adopted 12/4/00): No reference

PS Sexuality Discrimination Bill 1995 [1998]

R   (Introduced by Senator Spindler - AD)

Prohibits discrimination on the grounds of sexuality or transgender identity.

Senate: Intro. 29/11/95; 2nd reading adjourned 29/11/95, 28/5/98

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 1/5/96

Reference: Aspects of bill and other related matters referred to Legal and Constitutional References Committee 30/5/96; extensions of time to report 10/2/97, 27/5/97, 2/10/97; report due last day of sitting in 1997; report tabled 2/12/97

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98

 

Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Retirement Assistance for Farmers) Bill 2001

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to provide certain qualifying farmers with a specified timeframe after 30 June 2001 within which to complete the transfer of their farm and still benefit under the Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme as if the farm had been transferred on or before 30 June 2001.

Reps: Intro. 29/8/01; Passed 19/9/01

Main committee: Referred 18/9/01

Senate: Intro. 20/9/01; Passed 20/9/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): No reference

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 151, 2001

S Social Security Legislation Amendment (Concession Cards) Bill 2001

(Previous title: Social Security Legislation Amendment (Concession Cards) Bill 2000)

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 , Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 , Health Insurance Act 1973 and National Health Act 1953 to consolidate within the framework of the social security law all rules relating to the issue and holding of pensioner concession cards, seniors health cards and health care cards.

Senate: Intro. 7/12/00; Passed 5/4/01

SBC report 4/01 (tabled and adopted 28/3/01): No reference

Committee amendment: 1 Dem/passed

Reps: Intro. 23/5/01; Passed 28/6/01

Main committee: Referred 19/6/01

Assent: 30/6/01; Act No. 80, 2001

Space Activities Amendment (Bilateral Agreement) Bill 2001

Amends the Space Activities Act 1998 to give effect to certain aspects of the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Russian Federation on Cooperation in the Field of the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes, by incorporating the text of the Agreement into the Act and providing for: a framework for the implementation of specified space cooperation agreements; and regulation-making powers.

Reps: Intro. 6/6/01; Passed 6/8/01

Senate: Intro. 7/8/01; Passed 20/8/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 20/6/01; report due 7/8/01; order varied 28/6/01: No reference

Assent: 4/9/01; Act No. 101, 2001

PS State Elections (One Vote, One Value) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Senator Murray - AD)

Provides that the “one vote, one value” principle must be observed as closely as possible in state and territory elections.

Senate: Intro. 7/8/01; 2nd reading adjourned 7/8/01

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): Deferred

 

PM States’ Contribution to Lower Petrol Prices Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mr Charles - LP)

Amends the A New Tax System (Commonwealth-State Financial Arrangements) Act 1999 to adjust Commonwealth-State revenue shares in order to retain an amount of revenue in the Consolidated Revenue Fund which is equal to the amount of revenue forgone as a result of the petroleum tax cuts proposed by the Customs Tariff Amendment (Petrol Tax Cut) Bill (No. 2) 2001 and Excise Tariff Amendment (Petrol Tax Cut) Bill (No. 2) 2001.

Reps: Intro. 2/4/01; Read a 1st time 2/4/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the: States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000 to: provide additional funding for 2001-02 and 2002-03 for grants for: strategic assistance for government and non-government education authorities; and strategic national literacy and numeracy research and development initiatives; and provide additional targeted assistance for educationally disadvantaged students and strategic assistance for non-government students with disabilities, for 2001 to 2004.

Reps: Intro. 7/6/01; Passed 20/8/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 4 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 23/8/01; Passed 23/8/01

SBC report 11/01 (tabled and adopted 8/8/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Assent: 17/9/01; Act No. 110, 2001

States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001

Amends the States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000 to increase the amount of establishment assistance for new non-government schools for 2001-2004.

Reps: Intro. 8/8/01; Passed 29/8/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 30/8/01; In committee 19/9/01, 26/9/01, 27/9/01

SBC report 12/01 (tabled and adopted 22/8/01): No reference

Committee request: 1 Opp/passed

[Reps did not make Senate request for an amendment 27/9/01; Senate pressed its request for an amendment 27/9/01; Reps reported message 27/9/01]

 

Superannuation Contributions Taxes and Termination Payments Tax Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Superannuation Contributions Tax (Assessment and Collection) Act 1997 , Superannuation Contributions Tax (Members of Constitutionally Protected Superannuation Funds) Assessment and Collection Act 1997 and Termination Payments Tax (Assessment and Collection) Act 1997 in relation to the operation of the termination payments surcharge and the superannuation contributions surcharge as they apply to employer eligible termination payments.

Reps: Intro. 21/6/01; Passed 6/8/01

Senate: Intro. 7/8/01; Passed 8/8/01

SBC report 11/01 (tabled and adopted 8/8/01): No reference

Assent: 15/8/01; Act No. 96, 2001

PS Superannuation (Entitlements of same sex couples) Bill 2000

(Introduced by Senator Conroy - ALP)

Amends the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 to ensure that same sex couples receive the same superannuation benefits as heterosexual couples.

Senate: Intro. 15/2/00; 2nd reading adjourned 15/2/00

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Select Committee on Superannuation and Financial Services 15/2/00; extensions of time to report 7/3/00, 16/3/00; report tabled 6/4/00

PM Superannuation (Entitlements of same sex couples) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mr Albanese - ALP)

Amends the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 to ensure that same sex couples receive the same superannuation benefits as heterosexual couples.

Reps: Intro. 25/6/01; Read a 1st time 25/6/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

PM Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2000

(Introduced by Mr KJ Thomson - ALP)

Amends the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 to require employers to remit superannuation guarantee payments at least on quarterly, rather than yearly, basis.

Reps: Intro. 30/10/00; Read a 1st time 30/10/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 18/6/01

PM Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2001

(Introduced by Mr KJ Thomson - ALP)

Amends the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 to require employers to remit superannuation guarantee payments at least on quarterly, rather than yearly, basis.

Reps: Intro. 20/8/01; Read a 1st time 20/8/01; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

 

Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Choice of Superannuation Funds) Bill 1998

Amends the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 to: require employers to make superannuation contributions on behalf of an employee to a complying superannuation fund or scheme or retirement savings account in compliance with the “choice of fund requirement”; and increase the amount of superannuation guarantee charge payable by the employer where these contributions do not comply with the choice of fund requirements. Also makes consequential amendments to the: Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997 and Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 .

Reps: Intro. 12/11/98; Passed 16/2/99

CID amendments: 15 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 17/2/99; Negatived at 2nd reading 8/8/01

SBC report 11/98 (tabled and adopted 26/11/98): No reference

Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Indexation) Bill 2001

Amends the Superannuation Act 1922 , Superannuation Act 1976 and Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973 to provide for twice-yearly indexation of superannuation pensions in place of existing annual indexation. Also contains application provisions.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/01; Passed 18/9/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendment: 1 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 20/9/01; Passed 20/9/01

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): No reference

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 148, 2001

Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Post-retirement Commutations) Bill 2000

(Act citation: Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Post-retirement Commutations) Act 2001)

Amends the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 , Superannuation Act 1976 and Superannuation Act 1990 to: allow former members of the PCSS or CSS or their reversionary beneficiaries to commute all or part of their pension to a lump sum to meet their post-retirement superannuation surcharge assessment; facilitate introduction of similar arrangements for the PSS; and provide for a special appropriation for payments by the Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust of certain superannuation surcharge assessments.

Reps: Intro. 7/12/00; Passed 28/2/01

Main committee: Referred 27/2/01; 2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 1/3/01; Passed 6/8/01

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Committee amendments: 12 Dem/negatived

Assent: 22/8/01; Act No. 98, 2001

 

Superannuation Legislation (Commonwealth Employment) Repeal and Amendment Bill 1998

Part of a package of three bills in relation to superannuation arrangements for Commonwealth employees, the bill amends the: Superannuation Amendment Act 1976 , Superannuation Act 1990 , Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988 , Superannuation Benefits (Supervisory Mechanisms) Act 1990 , Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 , Superannuation Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1995 , Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 , Law Officers Act 1964 and Workplace Relations Act 1996 in relation to the closure of the public sector superannuation scheme (PSS) to new members from 1 July 1998. The bill allows existing and new Commonwealth employees to choose from alternative superannuation arrangements made available by their employers. As a consequence, the bill will amend the administrative arrangements for the Commonwealth’s closed superannuation schemes (PSS and Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS)). The bill also repeals the: Superannuation Act 1922 , Superannuation Act 1976 , Superannuation Act 1990 , Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988 and the superannuation and retirement income provisions of the Papua New Guinea (Staffing Assistance) Act 1973 . However, certain aspects of the repealed legislation will continue to operate through the application of the proposed Superannuation Legislation (Commonwealth Employment—Saving and Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 . The bill also amends the rules for the administration of the PSS in relation to superannuation redundancy benefits.

Reps: Intro. 12/11/98; Passed 1/12/98

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 8 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 7/12/98; Negatived at 2nd reading 8/8/01

SBC report 12/98 (tabled and adopted 2/12/98): No reference

Superannuation Legislation (Commonwealth Employment) Repeal and Amendment (Consequential Amendments) Bill 1998

Consequential on the package of bills in relation to superannuation arrangements for Commonwealth employees, the bill amends the: Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973 , Governor-General Act 1974 , Judges’ Pensions Act 1968 and Military Superannuation and Benefits Act 1991 . Also amends the Commonwealth Funds Management Limited Act 1990 retrospectively to remove provisions redundant as a result of the sale of Commonwealth Funds Management Limited.

Reps: Intro. 12/11/98; Passed 1/12/98

Senate: Intro. 7/12/98; Negatived at 2nd reading 8/8/01

SBC report 12/98 (tabled and adopted 2/12/98): No reference

 

Superannuation Legislation (Commonwealth Employment—Saving and Transitional Provisions) Bill 1998

Part of a package of three bills in relation to superannuation arrangements for Commonwealth employees, the bill makes savings and transitional provisions as a consequence of certain amendments to, and subsequent repeals of, the Superannuation Act 1922 , Superannuation Act 1976 , the Superannuation Act 1990 , the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988 and certain provisions of the Papua New Guinea (Staffing Assistance) Act 1973 and the enactment of the proposed Commonwealth Superannuation Board Act 1998 . Also provides for the Commissioner for Superannuation (ComSuper) to continue to administer existing superannuation schemes for Commonwealth employees for up to 3 years from 1 July 1999.

Reps: Intro. 12/11/98; Passed 1/12/98

Senate: Intro. 7/12/98; Negatived at 2nd reading 8/8/01

SBC report 12/98 (tabled and adopted 2/12/98): No reference

Sydney Airport Demand Management Amendment Bill 2001

Underpins future amendments to the Sydney Airport Slot Management Scheme (a disallowable instrument) by amending the Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997 to ensure that the proposed limits to be placed on the access to slots at Sydney Airport are consistent with the Trade Practices Act 1974 .

Reps: Intro. 8/3/01; Passed 28/3/01

Senate: Intro. 29/3/01; Passed 23/5/01

SBC report 5/01 (tabled and adopted 4/4/01): Referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 4/4/01; report tabled 23/5/01

Assent: 5/6/01; Act No. 45, 2001

 

S Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Bill 2000 [2001]

(Act citation: Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act 2001)

(Previous title: Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Bill 1999)

Establishes the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust to assume the management and planning responsibility of certain Commonwealth places around the Sydney Harbour foreshore. Also provides for the repeal of the proposed Act 10 years after its commencement.

Senate: Intro. 8/12/99; Passed 21/6/00

SBC report 21/99 (tabled and adopted 8/12/99): Referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 8/12/99; extension of time to report 17/2/00; report tabled 3/4/00

Committee amendments: 8 Govt/passed; 93 Dem-Opp/passed; 2 Opp/passed; 4 clauses negatived; 2 Dem/negatived

Reps: Intro. 26/6/00; Passed 6/12/00

CID amendments: 17 Govt/passed

[Senate considered Reps amendments 7/2/01 - outcome as indicated in table below:

Reps amdt nos

Outcome in Senate

Amdts agreed to

Amdts negatived

1

-

3 Opp

2

-

-

3

-

-

4

1 Govt; 1 Opp

3 Opp

5

4 Govt

1 Opp

6

1 Govt; 1 Opp; 1 Dem

1 Opp

7

3 Govt; 1 Opp

2 Opp

8

2 Govt; 1 Opp;1 clause negatived

-

9

3 Govt

-

10

1 Govt

-

11

-

-

12

-

-

13

1 Govt; 4 Opp

-

14

-

1 Opp

15

-

1 clause opposed

16

4 Govt

2 Opp

17

2 Govt

-

viz . Senate agreed to Reps amendments 1 to 3, 11, 12, 14 and 15 without amendment and remaining Reps amendments with amendments as indicated above

Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 1 to 21, 25, 28 to 30 and 32, disagreed to amendments nos 22 to 24, 26, 27 and 31 and agreed to 2 Govt amendments in place of amendments nos 27 and 31, 27/2/01; Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 22 to 24, 26, 27 and 31 and agreed to Reps amendments made in place of amendments nos 27 and 31, 28/2/01]

Assent: 20/3/01; Act No. 2, 2001

 

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 5) 1999

(Act citation: Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 1) 2001)

Amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to hire purchase arrangements treated as sale, loan and limited recourse debts.

Reps: Intro. 11/3/99; Passed 10/6/99

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 21/6/99; Passed 29/6/01 a.m.

SBC report 10/99 (tabled and adopted 28/6/99): No reference

SBC report 13/99 (tabled and adopted 25/8/99): Revised: Referred to Economics Legislation Committee 25/8/99; extensions of time to report 2/9/99, 29/9/99; report tabled 12/10/99

Committee amendments: 1 Schedule negatived; 1 AG/withdrawn

[Reps agreed to Senate amendment 29/6/01 a.m.]

Assent: 30/6/01; Act No. 72, 2001

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001

Amends the: Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 in relation to: fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption for certain free public transport provided to police officers; and consistent application of FBT to nominated State and Territory bodies; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 in relation to: rules for tainting of share capital accounts; dividend imputation provisions applicable to life assurance companies; and franking rebate provisions for complying superannuation funds and other entities; Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Act 1992 in relation to taxation treatment of certain charitable institutions; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Rates Act 1986 to: decrease the upper limit of the shading-in range for trustees of certain resident deceased estates; increase the existing monthly allowance of tax-free threshold; and replace a superseded term in relation to dependant rebates.

Reps: Intro. 7/6/01; Passed 25/6/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 26/6/01; Passed 29/6/01 a.m.

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 1 Opp (amended by AG)/passed; 1 Dem/negatived

[Reps disagreed to Senate amendment 28/8/01; Senate did not insist on its amendment and agreed to 2 Govt amendments in its place 27/9/01; Reps agreed to Senate amendments 27/9/01]

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 167, 2001

 

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2001

Amends the: A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to simplify the goods and services tax (GST) return and lodgment systems; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to establish the GST instalment system for small businesses; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 in relation to: substituted accounting periods; and correction of errors in GST returns; Taxation Administration Act 1953 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to use of the GDP-adjusted notional tax method to pay PAYG instalments; Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to: lodgment of quarterly business activity statements and instalment activity statements; and payment of tax debts; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) Act 1999 in relation to input tax credits for motor vehicles; and Taxation Administration Act 1953 , Diesel and Alternative Fuel Grants Scheme Act 1999 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Product Grants and Benefits Administration Act 2000 in relation to the calculation of the general interest charge and the benchmark interest rate. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 20/6/01

CID amendments: 9 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 25/6/01; Passed 27/6/01

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/passed

Committee amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Assent: 30/6/01; Act No. 73, 2001

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 4) 2001

Amends the: Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 in relation to: dividend imputation; and intercorporate dividend rebates for prescribed dual resident companies; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to: certain investment income tax received by friendly societies; and capital component of ordinary life insurance investment policies; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to refunds of excess imputation credits to non-complying superannuation funds and non-complying approved deposit funds; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 in relation to franking rebates for charities and gift-deductible organisations; and Medicare Levy Act 1986 to correct cross-references. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/01; Passed 28/8/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 6 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 19/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 19/9/01

SBC report 13/01 (tabled and adopted 29/8/01): No reference

 

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 5) 2001

Amends the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 , A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 , Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to clarify the treatment of religious practitioners; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Superannuation Contributions Tax (Members of Constitutionally Protected Superannuation Funds) Assessment and Collection Act 1997 to facilitate the change in status of constitutionally protected superannuation funds that elect to become taxed superannuation funds; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to: cost base adjustment rules; income tax deductions for gifts or contributions to certain organisations; and income tax exemptions for non-profit societies and associations established to promote the development of Australian information and communications technology resources; and Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 in relation to fringe benefits tax rebates for non-profit societies or associations established to promote the development of Australian information and communications technology, aquaculture and fishing resources. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 23/8/01; Passed 26/9/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): No reference

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 168, 2001

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 6) 2001

Amends the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987 in relation to determination of a price for gas produced in integrated gas to liquid projects; Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987 and Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967 in relation to operation of the 5 year rule which applies to classify expenditures for the purpose of calculating petroleum resource rent tax liability; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 in relation to: income tax exemptions for local government businesses; superannuation fund residence requirements; and a technical amendment to correct a cross reference; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to: tax relief for shareholders in listed investment companies; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 in relation to the HIH rescue package; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 in relation to insurance portfolio transfers; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to personal services income. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 30/8/01; Passed 25/9/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 24 Govt/passed; 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Committee amendments: 3 Opp/passed; 1 Dem/passed

[Reps disagreed to Senate amendments 27/9/01; Senate did not insist on its amendments 27/9/01]

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 169, 2001

 

Taxation Laws Amendment (Changes for Senior Australians) Bill 2001

Amends the: Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to provide for an increase by regulations in tax rebates for certain senior Australians (which will allow single persons to earn up to $20 000 and couples to earn up to $32 612, with no liability to income tax); Medicare Levy Act 1986 to: ensure that senior Australians entitled to the increased rebates are not liable for the Medicare levy if their taxable income is less than $20 000; and increase the Medicare levy low income threshold to $15 970 for pensioners under age pension age; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to exempt from income tax the one-off payment to aged pensioners provided for in the proposed Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (One-off Payment to the Aged) Act 2001 . Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 22/5/01; Passed 23/5/01

Senate: Intro. 23/5/01; Passed 24/5/01

Assent: 25/5/01; Act No. 44, 2001

Taxation Laws Amendment (Excise Arrangements) Bill 2000

(Act citation: Taxation Laws Amendment (Excise Arrangements) Act 2001)

Amends the Excise Act 1901 and 8 other Acts to: transfer administration of excise legislation from the Chief Executive Office of Customs to the Commissioner of Taxation; insert a confidentiality protection provision; incorporate in the Excise Act 1901 the powers of officers that are currently conferred by the Customs Act for excise purposes; require forfeited goods seized by police officers to be dealt with in the same way as forfeited goods seized by officers exercising excise powers. Also repeals redundant provisions in the Distillation Act 1901 and Spirit Act 1906 ; amends the Customs Act 1901 to transfer administrative responsibility for the Diesel Fuel Rebate Scheme to the Commissioner of Taxation; makes consequential amendments to the Customs Act 1901 , Customs Administration Act 1985 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 ; and contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 7/12/00; Passed 26/3/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 27/3/01; Passed 28/3/01

SBC report 4/01 (tabled and adopted 28/3/01): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 6/4/01; Act No. 25, 2001

PS Taxation Laws Amendment (Part-Time Students) Bill 1997 [1998]

(Introduced by Senator Stott Despoja - AD)

Amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to extend exemption from taxation to part-time scholarships which satisfy the same criteria as tax exempt full-time scholarships.

Senate: Intro. 30/10/97; 2nd reading adjourned 30/10/97

SBC report 18/97 (tabled and adopted 19/11/97): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee 19/11/97; extensions of time to report 31/3/98, 29/6/98, 1/7/98, 2/7/98; report due 7/7/98; report tabled 8/7/98

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98

 

Taxation Laws Amendment (Political Donations) Bill 1999

Amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to allow taxpayers to make tax deductible contributions of: $2 or more to registered political parties up to a maximum level of $1500 annually; and up to a maximum level of $1500 annually to independent candidates and members. Also makes consequential amendments to the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

Reps: Intro. 11/3/99; Passed 26/8/99

Main committee: Referred 12/4/00

Senate: Intro. 30/8/99; 2nd reading adjourned 30/8/99

SBC report 6/99 (tabled and adopted 21/4/99): No reference

Taxation Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2001

Amends the: Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , Industry Research and Development Act 1986 , Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 and Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983 in relation to research and development tax concessions.

Reps: Intro. 27/6/01; Passed 8/8/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 26 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 20/8/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 11/01 (tabled and adopted 8/8/01): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 8/8/01; report due 17/9/01; report tabled 19/9/01

Committee amendments: 12 Govt/passed; 5 Dem/passed; 2 Parts negatived

[Reps disagreed to Senate amendments and agreed to 19 Govt amendments in their place 27/9/01; Senate agreed to Reps amendments 27/9/01]

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 170, 2001

Taxation Laws Amendment (Superannuation Contributions) Bill 2000

(Act citation: Taxation Laws Amendment (Superannuation Contributions) Act 2001)

Amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to clarify the definition of “eligible employee”; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to deny deductions for employer superannuation contributions knowingly made to non-complying superannuation funds; and Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 to ensure that only contributions made on behalf of an employee are excluded from fringe benefits tax. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 7/9/00; Passed 4/10/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 5/10/00; Passed 8/2/01

SBC report 18/00 (tabled and adopted 1/11/00): Referred to Select Committee on Superannuation and Financial Services 1/11/00; report tabled 4/12/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Committee amendments: 1 Dem/passed; 1 Opp/negatived

[Reps disagreed to Senate amendment 23/5/01; Senate did not insist on its amendment 29/6/01 a.m.]

Assent: 18/7/01; Act No. 89, 2001

 

PS Telecommunications Amendment (Prohibition of B-Party Charging of Internet

R Service Providers) Bill 1997 [1998]

(Introduced by Senator Allison - AD)

Amends the Telecommunications Act 1997 to prevent telecommunications carriers from charging Internet service providers a timed levy for receiving a call for the purposes of connecting to the Internet.

Senate: Intro. 26/6/97; 2nd reading adjourned 26/6/97

SBC report 15/97 (tabled and adopted 2/10/97): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98

Telecommunications Interception Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the: Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 in relation to: use of telecommunications interception in regard to serious arson and child pornography related offences; use of lawfully intercepted information: by police commissioners in connection with possible dismissal of an officer; and by the Anti-Corruption Commission of Western Australia in investigating serious improper conduct; the operation of certain warrants authorising entry onto premises; and makes technical corrections; and Customs Act 1901 to enable Federal Magistrates to be nominated to be judges for the purposes of issuing listening device warrants.

Reps: Intro. 27/9/01; 2nd reading adjourned 27/9/01

S Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill (No. 4) 2000 [2001]

(Act citation: Therapeutic Goods Amendment Act 2001)

Amends the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to introduce a redeveloped system for electronically listing medicines, except those to be listed for export-only, on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

Senate: Intro. 7/12/00; Passed 5/3/01

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 2 Dem/negatived

Reps: Intro. 5/3/01; Passed 8/3/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 22/3/01; Act No. 14, 2001

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices) Bill 2001

Introduced with the Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2001, the bill amends the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to introduce a medical device regulatory system, including a new electronic application lodgment system for inclusion of medical devices on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods; and provides transitional arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 29/3/01; Passed 6/8/01

Main committee: Referred 19/6/01

CID amendments: 2 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 7/8/01; 2nd reading adjourned 7/8/01

SBC report 5/01 (tabled and adopted 4/4/01): No reference

 

Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2001

Introduced with the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices) Bill 2001, the bill amends the Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Act 1989 to provide for annual charges to be payable for medical devices to be included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

Reps: Intro. 29/3/01; Passed 6/8/01

Main committee: Referred 19/6/01

Senate: Intro. 7/8/01; 2nd reading adjourned 7/8/01

SBC report 5/01 (tabled and adopted 4/4/01): No reference

Trade Marks and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the: Trade Marks Act 1995 to: streamline procedures within the Trade Marks Office, and remove anomalies and ambiguities identified since the Act came into operation; and Patents Amendment (Innovation Patents) Act 2000 to correct certain erroneous references. Also contains a transitional provision.

Reps: Intro. 4/4/01; Passed 28/6/01

Main committee: Referred 19/6/01

Senate: Intro. 28/6/01; Passed 9/8/01

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): No reference

Assent: 22/8/01; Act No. 99, 2001

Trade Practices Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

(Act citation: Trade Practices Amendment Act (No. 1) 2001)

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 to update enforcement and remedies provisions in relation to consumer protection offences and unconscionable conduct actions.

Reps: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 28/11/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 29/11/00; Passed 8/3/01

SBC report 3/01 (tabled and adopted 7/3/01): Deferred

Committee amendments: 2 Opp/passed; 1 Dem/negatived

[Reps disagreed to Senate amendments 4/4/01; Senate insisted on its amendments 18/6/01; Reps agreed to amendments insisted on by Senate 19/6/01]

Assent: 28/6/01; Act No. 63, 2001

PS Trade Practices Amendment (Mergers in Regional Markets) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Senator Schacht - ALP)

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 to expand the definition of a “market” which will allow the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to take into account, when considering a merger application or any like proposal, the impact on competition within a particular region.

Senate: Intro. 19/6/01; 2nd reading adjourned 19/6/01

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): No reference

 

PS Trade Practices Amendment (Operation of State and Territory Laws) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Senator Schacht - ALP)

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 to allow, unless directly inconsistent, the concurrent operation of State and Territory laws with the unconscionable conduct provisions of the Act.

Senate: Intro. 19/6/01; 2nd reading adjourned 19/6/01

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): No reference

PS Trade Practices Amendment (Representative Actions) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Senator Schacht - ALP)

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 to enable the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to undertake representative actions on behalf of third parties for breaches of the restrictive trade practices provisions of the Act.

Senate: Intro. 19/6/01; 2nd reading adjourned 19/6/01

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): No reference

Trade Practices Amendment (Telecommunications) Bill 2001

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 to streamline the telecommunications access regime and, in particular, encourage commercial negotiation and expedite the resolution of access disputes notified to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 9/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 19/9/01; Passed 20/9/01

SBC report 12/01 (tabled and adopted 22/8/01): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 22/8/01; report due 17/9/01; report tabled 19/9/01

2nd reading amendments: 1 Opp/ negatived; 1 Dem to Opp/negatived

Assent: 27/9/01; Act No. 124, 2001

PS Trade Practices Amendment (Unconscionable Conduct) Bill 2001

(Introduced by Senator Schacht - ALP)

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 to raise the business transaction limit under section 51AC of the Act (which prohibits unconscionable conduct in relation to business transactions) from $1 million to $3 million.

Senate: Intro. 19/6/01; 2nd reading adjourned 19/6/01

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): No reference

 

Tradesmen’s Rights Regulation Repeal Bill 1999

As a consequence of the establishment of the Australian Recognition Framework which provides a national approach to the assessment and recognition of trade skills, the bill repeals the Tradesmen’s Rights Regulation Act 1946 . Also inserts a transitional regulation-making power and makes a consequential amendment to the Sea Installations Act 1987 .

Reps: Intro. 31/3/99; Passed 12/5/99

Main committee: Referred 11/5/99; 2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 14/5/99; 2nd reading adjourned 14/5/99

SBC report 7/99 (tabled and adopted 28/4/99): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 28/4/99; extension of time to report 10/8/99; report tabled 12/8/99

Transport and Regional Services Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

Makes consequential amendments to 38 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Reps: Intro. 19/9/01; Passed 26/9/01

Main committee: Referred 25/9/01

Senate: Intro. 26/9/01; Passed 27/9/01

SBC report 15/01 (tabled and adopted 26/9/01): Deferred

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 143, 2001

Transport and Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 1999

Amends the: Transport and Communications Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1992 to amend the commencement provision; Christmas Island Act 1958 and Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955 in relation to application of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 ; and to remove obsolete provisions and references in relation to an abolished Western Australian court and prisoners and accused persons; Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988 in relation to quorums at National Capital Authority meetings; and Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 to: provide for the appointment and remuneration of Parliamentary Secretaries and their membership of the Northern Territory Executive Council; and remove gender specific language. Also makes miscellaneous amendments to 6 other Acts.

Reps: Intro. 8/12/99; Passed 3/4/00

Main committee: Referred 13/3/00

CID amendments: 3 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 4/4/00; In committee 10/5/00

SBC report 5/00 (tabled and adopted 6/4/00):No reference

Committee amendments: 3 Govt/passed; 1 Part negatived; 1 Dem/pending

 

Treasury Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

(Act citation: Treasury Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act (No. 1) 2001)

(Previous title: Treasury Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2000)

Makes consequential amendments to 10 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001. Also makes consequential amendments to the Corporations Law as a result of the enactment of the Corporate Law Economic Reform Program Act 1999 ; and corrects an error in the Corporations Law.

Reps: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 28/2/01

Main committee: Referred 27/2/01; CID amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Senate: Intro. 7/3/01; Passed 26/3/01

SBC report 4/01 (tabled and adopted 28/3/01): Deferred

Assent: 28/4/01; Act No. 31, 2001

Treasury Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill (No. 2) 2001

Makes consequential amendments to 22 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Reps: Intro. 5/4/01; Passed 22/8/01

Main committee: Referred 21/8/01; CID amendments: 3 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 27/8/01; Passed 20/9/01

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 2 Govt/passed; 1 Dem/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 24/9/01]

Assent: 1/10/01; Act No. 146, 2001

Treasury Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill (No. 3) 2001

Makes consequential amendments to 6 Acts to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/01; Passed 22/8/01

Main committee: Referred 21/8/01; CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 29/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

SBC report 11/01 (tabled and adopted 8/8/01): No reference

Assent: 18/9/01; Act No. 117, 2001

PS Uranium Mining in or near Australian World Heritage Properties (Prohibition)

R Bill 1998

(Introduced by Senator Allison - AD)

Prohibits the mining, extraction, treatment and transport of any uranium or uranium ore in or near any property in Australia on the World Heritage List.

Senate: Intro. 28/5/98; 2nd reading adjourned 28/5/98

SBC report 8/98 (tabled and adopted 24/6/98): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98

 

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2001 Budget Measures) Bill 2001

Amends the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to: extension of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme to certain persons; exemption of superannuation assets from the means test for people aged between 55 and pension age; reinstatement of pension and benefits to certain war widows; and amendments consequential on proposed changes to administrative law arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/01; Passed 7/8/01

Senate: Intro. 8/8/01; Passed 20/8/01

SBC report 11/01 (tabled and adopted 8/8/01): No reference

Committee amendments: 8 PHON/negatived

Assent: 4/9/01; Act No. 102, 2001

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2000

(Act citation: Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2001)

Makes consequential amendments to the Defence Services Homes Act 1918 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to reflect the application of the Criminal Code Act 1995 to existing offence provisions from 15 December 2001.

Reps: Intro. 30/11/00; Passed 1/3/01

Main committee: Referred 27/2/01

Senate: Intro. 5/3/01; Passed 8/3/01

SBC report 1/01 (tabled and adopted 7/2/01): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee 7/2/01; report tabled 26/2/01

Assent: 30/3/01; Act No. 16, 2001

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Further Budget 2000 and Other Measures) Bill 2001

Amends the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to: treatment and recovery of compensation debts; treatment of unrealisable financial assets for the purposes of the assets test hardship provisions; inclusion of small superannuation accounts in definitions relating to assets; operation of income streams rules; and rounding of pensions and income support instalments to the nearest cent.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/01; Passed 21/8/01

Senate: Intro. 22/8/01; 2nd reading adjourned 22/8/01

SBC report 12/01 (tabled and adopted 22/8/01): No reference

 

Vocational Education and Training Funding Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Australian National Training Authority Act 1992 to give effect to the new Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) Agreement for 2001-2003; and Vocational Education and Training Funding Act 1992 to: supplement 2001 funding; appropriate general vocational education and training funding for 2002; and provide additional growth funding in 2001 and 2002 for those States and Territories that have endorsed the ANTA Agreement and satisfy the provisions set out in that Agreement.

Reps: Intro. 7/6/01; Passed 20/6/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 21/6/01; Passed 27/6/01

SBC report 9/01 (tabled and adopted 28/6/01): Deferred

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Assent: 18/7/01; Act No. 88, 2001

Wool International Amendment Bill 2001

Amends the Wool International Act 1993 to enable WoolStock Australia to bring forward its final cash distribution to shareholders and winding up to as soon as practicable after the disposal of the last stockpile wool.

Reps: Intro. 9/8/01; Passed 29/8/01

Main committee: Referred 28/8/01

Senate: Intro. 29/8/01; Passed 30/8/01

SBC report 13/01 (tabled and adopted 29/8/01): No reference

Assent: 18/9/01; Act No. 113, 2001

PS Workplace Relations Amendment (Australian Defence Force Service and Training) Bill 1999 (No. 2)

(Introduced by Senator Collins - ALP)

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to include leave for participation in service and training as a member of the Australian Defence Force Reserves as an allowable award matter for the purposes of the Act.

Senate: Intro. 13/10/99; 2nd reading adjourned 13/10/99, 14/10/99, 21/10/99

Workplace Relations Amendment (Australian Workplace Agreements Procedures) Bill 2000

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to strengthen procedures and approval processes in relation to Australian Workplace Agreements. Also contains application and saving provisions.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/00; Passed 5/10/00

Senate: Intro. 9/10/00; 2nd reading adjourned 9/10/00

SBC report 11/00 (tabled and adopted 16/8/00): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 16/8/00; report tabled 7/9/00

 

Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to: define “pattern bargaining” and provide for defined consequences where it occurs; enhance the Australian Industrial Relations Commission’s power to issue orders that unlawful industrial action cease or not occur; provide access to cooling off periods in relation to protected industrial action; protect rights to pursue common law remedies in response to unlawful industrial action in Supreme Courts without additional litigation (anti suit injunctions) being sought from or issued by the Federal Court. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/00; Passed 1/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 27 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 5/6/00; 2nd reading adjourned 5/6/00, 16/8/00

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 11/5/00; report tabled 5/6/00

PM Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2000 (No. 2)

(Introduced by Mr Beazley - ALP)

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to provide a framework for cooperative industrial relations and to establish new functions and powers for the Industrial Relations Commission.

Reps: Intro. 26/6/00; Read a 1st time 26/6/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 26/2/01

Workplace Relations Amendment (Minimum Entitlements for Victorian Workers) Bill 2001

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to enhance the safety net entitlements for employees in Victoria not covered by federal awards or agreements. Also contains application and saving provisions.

Reps: Intro. 9/8/01; 2nd reading adjourned 9/8/01

Senate:

SBC report 12/01 (tabled and adopted 22/8/01): No reference

Workplace Relations Amendment (Prohibition of Compulsory Union Fees) Bill 2001

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to: prevent the inclusion of clauses in certified agreements which purport to require payment of fees for the provision of bargaining services; and prohibit action by unions to collect fees which have not been agreed in writing in advance.

Reps: Intro. 23/5/01; Passed 28/6/01

Senate: Intro. 6/8/01; 2nd reading adjourned 6/8/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 20/6/01; extension of time to report 23/8/01; report due 18/9/01; report tabled 19/9/01

 

Workplace Relations Amendment (Secret Ballots for Protected Action) Bill 2000

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to require that, in order to be protected action under the Act, industrial action must be preceded by a secret ballot process overseen by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission. Also contains application and saving provisions.

Reps: Intro. 26/6/00; Passed 30/8/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 31/8/00; 2nd reading adjourned 31/8/00

SBC report 11/00 (tabled and adopted 16/8/00): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 16/8/00; report tabled 7/9/00

Workplace Relations Amendment (Tallies) Bill 2000

(Act citation: Workplace Relations Amendment (Tallies) Act 2001)

(Previous title: Workplace Relations Amendment (Tallies and Picnic Days) Bill 2000)

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to remove tally systems and union picnic days as allowable award matters for the purposes of federal awards. Also contains application, transitional and savings provisions.

Reps: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 11/10/00

Senate: Intro. 11/10/00; Passed 5/3/01

SBC report 11/00 (tabled and adopted 16/8/00): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 16/8/00; report tabled 7/9/00

Committee amendments: 5 Dem (1 amended by 2 Opp)/passed; 1 Opp to Dem/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 7/3/01]

Assent: 22/3/01; Act No. 7, 2001

Workplace Relations Amendment (Termination of Employment) Bill 2000

(Act citation: Workplace Relations Amendment (Termination of Employment) Act 2001)

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 in relation to the termination of employment provisions and unfair dismissal claims. Also contains application and saving provisions.

Reps: Intro. 27/6/00; Passed 7/9/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 3/10/00; Passed 8/8/01

SBC report 11/00 (tabled and adopted 16/8/00): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 16/8/00; report tabled 7/9/00

Committee amendments: 3 Govt/passed; 18 Dem/passed; 20 items negatived; 1 section negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 9/8/01]

Assent: 22/8/01; Act No. 100, 2001

 

Workplace Relations Amendment (Transmission of Business) Bill 2001

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to empower the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to make an order that a certified agreement does not bind a new employer as a result of a transfer of a business, or only binds the new employer to a specified extent.

Reps: Intro. 4/4/01; 2nd reading adjourned 4/4/01

Senate:

SBC report 6/01 (tabled and adopted 5/4/01): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 5/4/01; report tabled 18/6/01

Workplace Relations Amendment (Unfair Dismissals) Bill 1998 [No. 2]

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to: require a 6-month qualifying period of employment before new employees (other than apprentices and trainees) can access the unfair dismissal remedy; and exclude new employees of small businesses (other than apprentices and trainees) from the unfair dismissal remedy.

Reps: Intro. 29/11/00; Passed 6/3/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 7/3/01; Negatived at 2nd reading 26/3/01

Workplace Relations and Other Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Other Measures) Bill 2001

Amends the: Workplace Relations Act 1996 to: ensure that the workplace relations system takes into account the circumstances of employers and employees in small business; and reform the role and rights of unions in small business matters; and Trade Practices Act 1974 to allow the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission to bring representative actions in relation to secondary boycotts. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 30/8/01; 2nd reading adjourned 30/8/01

Senate:

SBC report 14/01 (tabled and adopted 19/9/01): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 19/9/01; report due 12/11/01

Workplace Relations and Other Legislation Amendment (Superannuation) Bill 1998

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to: remove superannuation as an allowable award matter for the purposes of federal awards; preclude the Australian Industrial Relations Commission from making an “exceptional matters order” about superannuation; and makes consequential amendments to the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 .

Reps: Intro. 3/12/98; Passed 17/2/99

Senate: Intro. 8/3/99; 2nd reading adjourned 8/3/99

SBC report 2/99 (tabled and adopted 18/2/99): No reference

 

Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (More Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 1999

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to strengthen the operation of the framework put in place by the Workplace Relations and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1996 . In particular, the bill amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 in relation to: name change of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to the Australian Workplace Relations Commission and changes to its structure; name change of the Australian Industrial Registry to the Australian Workplace Relations Registry; conciliation by the Commission; voluntary use of mediation in industrial disputes; role of industrial awards; termination of employment provisions and unfair dismissal applications; certification of agreements; making and approval of Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs); clarification of rights and responsibilities relating to industrial action; allowable award matters; right of entry provisions; freedom of association provisions; operation of the Act with respect to the previous Victorian system and provide for expanded operation in Victoria; and the Federal Court’s role concerning contracts made with independent contractors. Also makes consequential and technical amendments to 31 other Acts and contains application, transitional and saving provisions.

Reps: Intro. 30/6/99; Passed 29/9/99

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 52 Govt/passed; 64 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 14/10/99; In committee 29/11/99

SBC report 12/99 (tabled and adopted 11/8/99): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 11/8/99; report tabled 29/11/99

Workplace Relations (Registered Organisations) Bill 2001

Incorporates into a separate piece of legislation provisions of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 which relate to the registration, amalgamation and internal administration and regulation of registered organisations. Also amends those provisions, particularly in relation to financial accountability and disclosure and democratic control; and penalties for breaches of the proposed Act.

Reps: Intro. 4/4/01; Passed 27/8/01

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 13 Govt/passed; 14 Opp/passed; 1 Ind (Katter)/negatived

Senate: Intro. 30/8/01; 2nd reading adjourned 30/8/01

SBC report 6/01 (tabled and adopted 5/4/01): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 5/4/01; report tabled 18/6/01

 

Workplace Relations (Registered Organisations) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2001

Further to the Workplace Relations (Registered Organisations) Bill 2001, the bill: makes consequential amendments, including the repeal of certain provisions of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 ; and contains transitional and savings provisions for the transition to the proposed Workplace Relations (Registered Organisations) Act 2001 ; also amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to: correct errors and omissions; and remove obsolete references; and makes consequential amendments to 23 other Acts.

Reps: Intro. 23/5/01; Passed 27/8/01

CID amendments: 4 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 30/8/01; 2nd reading adjourned 30/8/01

SBC report 8/01 (tabled and adopted 20/6/01): No reference

PS World Heritage Properties Conservation Amendment (Protection of Wet Tropics

R of Tully) Bill 1996 [1998]

(Introduced by Senator Lees - AD)

Amends the World Heritage Properties Conservation Act 1983 to provide for the protection of the Wet Tropics area at Tully, Queensland.

Senate: Intro. 9/5/96; 2nd reading adjourned 9/5/96

SBC report 2/96 (tabled and adopted 23/5/96): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98