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AS AT 19 JANUARY 2001

 

(2000 Final Edition)

 

 

 

A New Tax System (Family Assistance and Related Measures) Bill 2000

Simplifies the structure and administration of family assistance by amending the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to: provide the administrative infrastructure to support the payment of child care benefit; clarify the operation of certain aspects of the family assistance law; replace regulation-making powers with substantive provisions; and make technical amendments; and Social Security Act 1991 in relation to a 4 per cent increase for certain social security payment supplements and allowances. Also makes consequential and technical amendments to 7 other Acts and contains savings and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 9/3/00; Passed 5/4/00

Main committee: Referred 4/4/00

Senate: Intro. 5/4/00; Passed 12/4/00

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

Committee amendments: 1 Govt/passed; 4 Opp/passed

Committee requests: 2 Govt/passed

[Reps made Senate requests and agreed to Senate amendments nos 1 and 5 and disagreed to amendments nos 2, 3 and 4, 12/4/00; Senate did not insist on its amendments 13/4/00]

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 45, 2000

A New Tax System (Fringe Benefits) Bill 2000

Introduced with the A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Amendment Bill 2000, the bill amends the: Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 in relation to: concessional fringe benefit tax (FBT) treatment for public benevolent institutions and certain non-profit organisations; FBT exemption for remote area housing benefits and certain meals provided by primary producers; and the FBT gross-up formula; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 to ensure that taxable supplies that are subject to FBT rules are not also subject to the goods and services tax; and Medicare Levy Act 1986 in relation to the income threshold for the Medicare levy surcharge.

Reps: Intro. 9/3/00; Passed 16/3/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 3/4/00; Passed 11/5/00

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

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived; 1 Dem/negatived

Committee requests: 19 Govt/passed

[Reps made Senate requests for amendments 11/5/00]

Assent: 30/5/00; Act No. 52, 2000

 

A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Amendment Bill 2000

Introduced with the A New Tax System (Fringe Benefits) Bill 2000, the bill amends the A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999 to make technical amendments to ensure consistency between the Medicare levy surcharge on reportable fringe benefits and the additional 1 per cent Medicare levy on taxable income of taxpayers who do not have adequate private patient hospital insurance.

Reps: Intro. 9/3/00; Passed 16/3/00

Senate: Intro. 3/4/00; Passed 10/5/00

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

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 30/5/00; Act No. 53 2000

A New Tax System (Tax Administration) Bill (No. 1) 2000

(Previous title: A New Tax System (Tax Administration) Bill (No. 2) 1999)

Further to the introduction of the new tax system, the bill amends the: Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to pay as you go (PAYG) instalments and trusts; Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to fringe benefits tax instalments; and Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to certain authorised persons making oral rulings. Also makes consequential amendments to 20 Acts in relation to standardised collection and recovery rules and miscellaneous technical amendments to 5 Acts.

Reps: Intro. 9/12/99; Passed 13/3/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 4 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 16/3/00; Passed 5/4/00

SBC report 4/00 (tabled and adopted 5/4/00): Deferred

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 44, 2000

 

A New Tax System (Tax Administration) Bill (No. 2) 2000

Amends the: Taxation Administration Act 1953 and 12 other Acts to introduce a uniform administrative penalty regime for all taxation laws administered by the Commissioner of Taxation; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 to allow certain people, other than registered tax agents, to prepare or lodge a business activity statement on behalf of taxpayers and give advice on such matters; Taxation Administration Act 1953 , A New Tax System (Tax Administration) Act 1999 and Corporations Law in relation to the pay as you go withholding system; Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Taxation Administration Act 1953 and Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983 to make miscellaneous technical amendments in relation to running balance accounts and general interest charge; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to extend the immediate write-off of certain goods and services tax-related expenditure; Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to the standardised collection and recovery rules; and Customs Act 1901 and Excise Act 1901 to allow diesel fuel rebates to be paid for off-road business use of “like fuels”.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/00; Passed 21/6/00

CID amendments: 34 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 26/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 7/6/00; report tabled 22/6/00

Committee amendment: 1 Dem/passed

[Reps disagreed to Senate amendment 30/6/00 a.m.; Senate did not insist on its amendment 30/6/00 a.m.]

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 91, 2000

A New Tax System (Trade Practices Amendment) Bill 2000

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 to: extend the operation of the Price Exploitation Code to prohibit conduct, in connection with the supply of goods or services, that misrepresents the effect of the New Tax System changes; and clarify the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s legal basis for performing functions and exercising powers in relation to access undertakings by service providers.

Reps: Intro. 16/3/00; Passed 6/4/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 7 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 10/4/00; Passed 5/6/00

SBC report 6/00 (tabled and adopted 12/4/00): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee 12/4/00; report tabled 9/5/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp (as amended)/passed

Committee amendments: 2 Opp/passed; 10 Opp/negatived; 1 Dem/negatived; 2 Dem to Opp/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments (3 further Opp amendments negatived) 7/6/00]

Assent: 22/6/00; Act No. 69, 2000

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Bill 2000

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:

SBC report 21/00 (tabled and adopted 6/12/00): Deferred

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]

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999

Invalidates the deed of grant of 5 December 1991 in favour of the Gurungu Land Trust to the extent to which it includes the Elliott stockyards land. Also amends the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to dispose of Aboriginal land claims: where traditional Aboriginal land owners cannot be found; over stock routes and reserves; or made after 5 June 1997.

Reps: Intro. 30/3/99; Passed 12/8/99

Senate: Intro. 12/8/99; Negatived at second reading 8/3/00

SBC report 6/99 (tabled and adopted 21/4/99): Provisions of bill referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 21/4/99; report tabled 12/8/99

 

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1999

(Act citation: Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Act (No. 2) 2000)

Amends the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to add three parcels of land collectively described as Rockhampton Downs to Schedule 1 of the Act.

Reps: Intro. 8/12/99; Passed 9/3/00

Main committee: Referred 7/3/00

Senate: Intro. 13/3/00; Passed 16/3/00

SBC report 1/00 (tabled and adopted 16/2/00): No reference

Assent: 3/4/00; Act No. 27, 2000

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2000

Amends the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to allow land over which a public right of way has ceased to exist to be granted to an Aboriginal Land Trust that holds contiguous Aboriginal land under Schedule 1 of the Act.

Reps: Intro. 1/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

Main committee: Referred 27/6/00

Senate: Intro. 14/8/00; Passed 17/8/00

SBC report 12/00 (tabled and adopted 17/8/00): Deferred

Assent: 5/9/00; Act No. 112, 2000

S ACIS Administration Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the ACIS Administration Act 1999 to streamline the operation of the Automotive Competitiveness and Investment Scheme (due to commence on 1 January 2001) by: clarifying certain terms and phrases; increasing regulation-making powers; and preventing the registration under the Scheme of certain companies.

Senate: Intro. 6/9/00; Passed 28/11/00

SBC report 15/00 (tabled and adopted 4/10/00): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/passed

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

Reps: Intro. 29/11/00; Passed 5/12/00

CID amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 149, 2000

PM Adelaide Airport Curfew Bill 1999

(Act citation: Adelaide Airport Curfew Act 2000)

(Introduced by Mrs Gallus - LP)

Establishes a curfew on aircraft operations at Adelaide Airport; imposes a penalty for breach of the curfew; and provides for certain aircraft movements during the curfew.

Reps: Intro. 22/3/99; Passed 28/6/99

CID amendments: 2 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 17/2/00; Passed 17/2/00

Committee amendments: 2 Chapman/passed; 2 Opp/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 16/3/00]

Assent: 19/4/00; Act No. 29, 2000

 

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

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:

SBC report 10/00 (tabled and adopted 28/6/00): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 28/6/00; extension of time to report 7/9/00; report due first sitting day in 2001

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:

SBC report 17/00 (tabled and adopted 12/10/00): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 12/10/00; report due first sitting day in 2001

 

Aged Care Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Aged Care Act 1997 to give the department additional powers to deal with aged care providers who do not comply with standards established under the Act by providing for: notice to be given to residents and relatives of action to be taken against aged care providers; and the power to require the removal of certain personnel.

Reps: Intro. 7/9/00; Passed 11/10/00

Senate: Intro. 12/10/00; Passed 28/11/00

SBC report 16/00 (tabled and adopted 11/10/00): Referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee 11/10/00; report tabled 7/11/00

Committee amendments: 3 Opp (1 amended by 12 Govt and 3 Dem; 1 amended by 1 Govt)/passed; 1 Dem/passed; 2 Govt to Opp/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 5/12/00]

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 158, 2000

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

Amends the: Quarantine Act 1908 to: provide for the use of an automated electronic system for the quarantine clearance of goods; and clarify the operation of certain provisions of the Act; Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980 to ensure consistency in voting arrangements at the Corporation’s annual general meeting; and Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999 to make a technical correction.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/00; Passed 31/8/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 4/9/00; Passed 7/9/00

SBC report 11/00 (tabled and adopted 16/8/00): No reference

Assent: 5/10/00; Act No. 121, 2000

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

 

Albury-Wodonga Development Amendment Bill 1999

(Act citation: Albury-Wodonga Development Amendment Act 2000)

Amends the Albury-Wodonga Development Act 1973 to: simplify the structure and streamline the functions of the Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation in preparation for its eventual abolition; facilitate the winding-up of the scheme between the Commonwealth, New South Wales and Victoria which provided for development of the Albury-Wodonga integrated urban complex; and provide for an Albury-Wodonga Area Development Winding-up Agreement between the Commonwealth, New South Wales and Victoria. Also repeals the Albury-Wodonga Development (Financial Assistance) Act 1973 and contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 24/11/99; Passed 17/2/00

Main committee: Referred 15/2/00

Senate: Intro. 6/3/00; Passed 6/4/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled and adopted 8/3/00): Referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 8/3/00; extension of time to report 4/4/00; report tabled 5/4/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 46, 2000

PM Amendment of the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 Bill 2000

(Introduced by Mr Andren - Ind)

Amends the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 to prevent the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from making laws which would 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.

Reps: Intro. 10/4/00; Read a 1st time 10/4/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Discharged from Notice Paper 30/10/00

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

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) 1999-2000

Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, additional to the sum appropriated by Appropriation Act (No. 1) 1999-2000 , for the service of the year ending on 30 June 2000.

Reps: Intro. 8/12/99; Passed 14/3/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Main committee: Referred 13/3/00

Senate: Intro. 15/3/00; Passed 13/4/00

Committee request: 1 Opp/withdrawn

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 37, 2000

Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 1999-2000

Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, additional to the sum appropriated by Appropriation Act (No. 2) 1999-2000 , for certain expenditure in respect of the year ending on 30 June 2000.

Reps: Intro. 8/12/99; Passed 14/3/00

Main committee: Referred 13/3/00

Senate: Intro. 15/3/00; Passed 13/4/00

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 38, 2000

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2000-2001

Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for service of the year ending on 30 June 2001.

Reps: Intro. 9/5/00; Passed 22/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Main committee: Referred 7/6/00

Senate: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 30/6/00 a.m.

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 81, 2000

Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2000-2001

Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure in respect of the year ending on 30 June 2001.

Reps: Intro. 9/5/00; Passed 22/6/00

Main committee: Referred 7/6/00

Senate: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 30/6/00 a.m.

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 82, 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 29/11/00

 

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; 2nd reading adjourned 29/11/00

Appropriation (Dr Carmen Lawrence’s Legal Costs) Bill 1999-2000

Provides for an appropriation out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to meet the Commonwealth’s liability in relation to the legal costs of Dr Carmen Lawrence in connection with the Marks Royal Commission.

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

Main committee: Referred 11/4/00

Senate: Intro. 13/4/00; Passed 13/4/00

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

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 39, 2000

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2000-2001

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 2001.

Reps: Intro. 9/5/00; Passed 22/6/00

Main committee: Referred 7/6/00

Senate: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 30/6/00 a.m.

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 83, 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 29/11/00

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

 

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; report due 24/5/01

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

S Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Amendment Bill 1999 [2000]

Amends the Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988 to increase the maximum term of an estate to 999 years and remove the provision for prescribing periods longer than 99 years.

Senate: Intro. 17/2/99; Negatived at second reading 16/2/00

SBC report 2/99 (tabled and adopted 18/2/99): No reference

Australian Federal Police Legislation Amendment Bill 1999

(Act citation: Australian Federal Police Legislation Amendment Act 2000)

Amends the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to provide a framework for increased use of industrial agreements by: abolishing the current rank-based structure; abolishing the statutory fixed term appointment regime; clarifying the Commissioner’s command powers; empowering the Commissioner to amend or revoke determinations in relation to the Australian Federal Police Adjustment Scheme. Also makes consequential amendments to 24 other Acts and contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/99; Passed 21/10/99

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 3 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 21/10/99; Passed 16/2/00

SBC report 18/99 (tabled and adopted 20/10/99): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 20/10/99; extension of time to report 6/12/99; report tabled 8/12/99

Committee amendments: 3 Opp/passed; 1 section negatived; 5 Opp/negatived; 2 Dem/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 17/2/00]

Assent: 7/3/00; Act No. 9, 2000

 

S Australian Heritage Council Bill 2000

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 adjourned 7/12/00

Reference: Referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee 7/12/00; report due 28/3/01

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

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 adjourned 7/12/00

Reference: Referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee 7/12/00; report due 28/3/01

Australian Research Council Bill 2000

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 reported message 7/12/00]

 

Australian Research Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2000

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 reported message 7/12/00]

Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation Amendment Bill 1998

Amends the Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation Act 1993 in relation to: increasing the Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation Board from 9 to 11 members; qualification requirements of the Chairman and his role in selecting Board members; Board selection committee membership; Annual General Meetings; wool-tax ballots; development of the Corporate Plan; voluntary register of wool growers; charging fees for certain services; licensing arrangements; and administrative amendments.

Reps: Intro. 12/11/98; 2nd reading adjourned 12/11/98

Discharged from Notice Paper 5/9/00

Senate:

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

Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation Amendment (Funding and Wool Tax) Bill 2000

Amends the: Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation Act 1993 to allow the Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation to plan, facilitate and implement the decisions taken in light of the outcome of WoolPoll 2000 (which enables woolgrowers to vote on their preferred types of industry services and the amount of investment in those services); and to provide for ministerial determination of the rate of wool tax having had regard to the preferences of persons who have been liable to pay wool tax; and Wool Tax Act (No. 1) 1964 , Wool Tax Act (No. 2) 1964 , Wool Tax Act (No. 3) 1964 , Wool Tax Act (No. 4) 1964 and Wool Tax Act (No. 5) 1964 to reduce the minimum rate of wool tax from 2.75 per cent to nil in order to allow the range of wool tax options put to growers in WoolPoll 2000 to be implemented.

Reps: Intro. 16/2/00; Passed 8/3/00

Main committee: Referred 7/3/00

Senate: Intro. 9/3/00; Passed 12/4/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled and adopted 8/3/00): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 8/3/00; extension of time to report 6/4/00; report tabled 11/4/00

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 47, 2000

 

Authorised Non-operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Determination Validation Bill 1999

(Act citation: Authorised Non-operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Determination Validation Act 2000)

Part of a package of 5 bills, the bill validates a determination made under the Authorised Non-operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998 .

Reps: Intro. 30/6/99; Passed 23/9/99

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 29/9/99; Passed 13/3/00

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

Assent: 31/3/00; Act No. 14, 2000

Aviation Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

Amends the: Air Navigation Act 1920 to ease ownership and control restrictions in Australia’s international airlines other than Qantas (whilst retaining the current 49 per cent limit on foreign ownership); and Sydney Airport Curfew Act 1995 to increase the maximum penalties which may be imposed for certain breaches.

Reps: Intro. 8/3/00; Passed 5/4/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 5/4/00; Passed 11/4/00

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

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Committee amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 48, 2000

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 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; 2nd reading adjourned 12/4/00

Senate:

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

PM Aviation Noise Ombudsman Bill 1999

(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 Ombudsman Act 1976 and Civil Aviation Act 1988 .

Reps: Intro. 20/9/99; Read a 1st time 20/9/99; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Discharged from Notice Paper 10/4/00

 

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

S 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 the specific function of datacasting; and Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to correct minor errors and repeal certain redundant provisions.

Senate: Intro. 6/12/00; 2nd reading adjourned 6/12/00

Broadcasting Services Amendment Bill 2000

(Previous title: Broadcasting Services Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1999)

Amends the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 , Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and Radiocommunications Act 1992 to establish a scheme for the regulation of international broadcasting services that are transmitted from Australia. Also contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 9/12/99; Passed 31/10/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 26 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 7/11/00; Passed 28/11/00

SBC report 1/00 (tabled and adopted 16/2/00): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee 16/2/00; report tabled 4/4/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Committee amendments: 4 Govt/passed; 31 Opp/negatived; 2 Dem/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 29/11/00]

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 172, 2000

 

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Digital Television and Datacasting) Bill 2000

Introduced with the Datacasting Charge (Imposition) Amendment Bill 2000, the bill amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and Radiocommunications Act 1992 to: make changes to the arrangements for the introduction of digital television in Australia; and implement a new regulatory regime for the provision of datacasting services. Also amends 5 others Acts and contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 10/5/00; Passed 8/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 19/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

SBC report 7/00 (tabled and adopted 10/5/00): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 10/5/00; report tabled 8/6/00

Committee amendments: 89 Govt (2 amended by Opp)/passed; 42 Opp/passed; 7 Dem/passed; 2 Dem-Opp/passed; 4 Opp/negatived; 27 Dem/negatived; 2 Dem to Opp/negatived; 1 Govt/withdrawn; 1 Opp/withdrawn; 1 Dem/withdrawn; 2 AG/withdrawn; 1 item opposed/item agreed to; 1 clause opposed/clause agreed to

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 30/6/00 a.m.]

Assent: 3/8/00; Act No. 108, 2000

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

Census Information Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the: Archives Act 1983 and Census and Statistics Act 1905 to ensure that name-identified 2001 census information, from households which provide explicit consent, will be stored and preserved by the National Archives of Australia for release after a closed access period of 99 years; and Archives Act 1983 to change the name of the Australian Archives to the National Archives of Australia.

Reps: Intro. 17/2/00; Passed 9/3/00

Main committee: Referred 7/3/00; unresolved question 9/3/00

Senate: Intro. 13/3/00; Passed 3/4/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled and adopted 8/3/00): No reference

Assent: 19/4/00; Act No. 30, 2000

 

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; report due 24/5/01

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 2000

Amends the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 , Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and Family Law Act 1975 to insert a regulation-making power to prescribe, in relation to countries with which Australia has maintenance enforcement arrangements, all matters relevant to the recognition and enforcement of child support and spousal maintenance liabilities.

Reps: Intro. 9/3/00; Passed 5/4/00

Senate: Intro. 5/4/00; Passed 10/4/00

SBC report 5/00 (tabled and adopted 6/4/00): Deferred

Committee amendments: 11 PHON/negatived

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 49, 2000

 

Child Support Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000

Amends the: Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 in relation to: lower child support percentages for certain children; lower cap on income subject to child support formula assessment; income earned for the benefit of resident children; a regulation-making power in relation to the minimum rate of child support; supply of supporting documents in certain circumstances; 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; 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 reported message 8/11/00]

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

 

Civil Aviation Amendment Bill 1998

(Act citation: Civil Aviation Amendment Act 2000)

Amends the Civil Aviation Act 1988 to: introduce regulations that are harmonised with international civil aviation laws; enable the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to issue design standards for unusual aircraft for which common design standards are not in place; provide new powers in relation to the retention and destruction of goods seized by CASA during investigations; clarify CASA’s powers to impose fees by regulation; provide for imposition of limited late-payment penalties; and make a minor technical amendment.

Reps: Intro. 9/12/98; Passed 30/3/99

Senate: Intro. 19/4/99; Passed 16/2/00

SBC report 2/99 (tabled and adopted 18/2/99): No reference

Committee amendments: 5 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 17/2/00]

Assent: 7/3/00; Act No. 8, 2000

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Bill 1998

(Act citation: Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Act (No. 1) 2000)

Consequential on the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Charges Bill 1998, the bill amends the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 , setting out administrative provisions relating to the collection and waiver of charges and prescribes time limits for the making of classification decisions.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/98; Passed 11/2/99

Main committee: Referred 10/2/99

CID amendments: 12 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 15/2/99; Passed 9/3/00

SBC report 4/99 (tabled and adopted 24/3/99): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 24/3/99; extension of time to report 29/3/99; interim report tabled 29/3/99; report tabled 19/4/99

Committee amendments: 13 Opp/passed; 12 items negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 15/8/00]

Assent: 4/9/00; Act No. 111, 2000

 

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

(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; 2nd reading adjourned 30/10/00

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

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Charges Bill 1998

Imposes charges for applications for classification of publications, films and computer games and for related services.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/98; Passed 11/2/99

Main committee: Referred 10/2/99

Senate: Intro. 15/2/99; Negatived at second reading 9/3/00

SBC report 4/99 (tabled and adopted 24/3/99): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 24/3/99; extension of time to report 29/3/99; interim report tabled 29/3/99; report tabled 19/4/99

Coal Industry Repeal Bill 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 28/6/00

Senate:

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

 

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 : to enable the provision of: a wide range of elector information to members, senators and federally registered political parties; and age-range information for use in approved medical research and public health screening programs and in relation to the registration of political parties.

Reps: Intro. 6/9/00; Passed 4/10/00

CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed; 2 Ind (Theophanous)/negatived; 2 Ind (Andren) to Govt/negatived

Senate: Intro. 9/10/00; Passed 12/10/00

SBC report 15/00 (tabled and adopted 4/10/00): No reference

Committee amendments: 8 Opp (1 amended by Ind (Harradine)/passed; 2 items negatived; 5 Opp/negatived; 5 PHON/negatived; 1 Schedule opposed/Schedule agreed to; 1 item opposed/item agreed to

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 12/10/00]

Assent: 26/10/00; Act No. 126, 2000

Commonwealth Electoral Legislation (Provision of Information) Bill 2000

Clarifies: validity of past and future use of electronically supplied elector information by Commonwealth agencies and authorities; and admissibility of evidence in court which has been gathered relying on the use of such elector information.

Reps: Intro. 4/10/00; Passed 10/10/00

Senate: Intro. 11/10/00; Passed 12/10/00

SBC report 17/00 (tabled and adopted 12/10/00): No reference

Assent: 26/10/00; Act No. 127, 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/98

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

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

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; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/00

 

Communications and the Arts Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 30/11/00

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

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 Measures Legislation Amendment (Rent Assistance Increase) Bill 2000

Amends the A New Tax System (Compensation Measures Legislation Amendment) Act 1999 to increase the maximum rent assistance rates for veterans’ pension and social security recipients by 10 per cent with effect from 1 July 2000.

Reps: Intro. 27/6/00; Passed 28/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 93, 2000

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

Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Bill 2000

(Previous title: Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Bill 1999)

Amends the Copyright Act 1968 to: introduce a technology-neutral right of communication to the public to replace and extend the existing wireless broadcasting rights and the limited cable diffusion right; provide for exceptions (including digitisation of copyright material) to this new right of communication and to existing rights; extend the existing statutory licence for educational institutions in relation to electronic publication of certain educational material; implement a new statutory licence scheme in relation to retransmission of free-to-air broadcasts; provide for certain civil remedies and criminal sanctions; clarify copyright responsibilities of carriers and Internet service providers; and fine-tune existing protection of computer software. Also contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 2/9/99; Passed 28/6/00

Reference (referred by Attorney-General): Referred to Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 3/9/99; report due 9/12/99; report tabled 6/12/99

CID amendments: 102 Govt (2 amended by Opp)/passed; 7 Opp/passed; 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 14/8/00; Passed 17/8/00

SBC report 15/99 (tabled and adopted 22/9/99): No reference

Committee amendments: 19 Govt/passed; 1 Opp/passed; 1 item negatived; 14 Opp/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 17/8/00]

Assent: 4/9/00; Act No. 110, 2000

 

S Copyright Amendment (Importation of Sound Recordings) Bill 1999 [2000]

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 (Moral Rights) Bill 2000

(Previous title: Copyright Amendment (Moral Rights) Bill 1999)

Amends the Copyright Act 1968 to introduce moral rights provisions for authors of copyright works and directors, producers and screenwriters of films, including remedies for infringement of moral rights; and makes consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 8/12/99; Passed 31/10/00

CID amendments: 25 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 7/11/00; Passed 7/12/00

SBC report 1/00 (tabled and adopted 16/2/00): No reference

Committee amendments: 21 Govt/passed; 3 Dem/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 7/12/00]

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 159, 2000

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; report due 31/3/01

 

Corporations Law Amendment (Employee Entitlements) Bill 2000

Amends the Corporations Law to: introduce a new offence in relation to agreements and transactions entered into for the purpose of avoiding payment of employee entitlements; provide for court-ordered payment of compensation for breach of this offence; and extend the current duty on company directors not to engage in insolvent trading to include uncommercial transactions as debts.

Reps: Intro. 17/2/00; Passed 15/3/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 16/3/00; Passed 10/5/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled 8/3/00; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 8/3/00): Provisions of bill referred to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Securities 8/3/00; extension of time to report 4/4/00; report tabled 10/4/00

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

[Amendment to motion that report from committee be adopted 10/5/00: 1 Dem/passed]

[Reps disagreed to Senate amendment 7/6/00; Senate did not insist on its amendment 26/6/00]

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 78, 2000

S 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; 2nd reading adjourned 30/8/00

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

Crimes at Sea Bill 1999

(Act citation: Crimes at Sea Act 2000)

Provides for: implementation of a national cooperative scheme to apply Australian criminal law to offshore adjacent areas; application of the Jervis Bay Territory’s criminal laws to criminal conduct committed outside the area covered by the new scheme in certain circumstances; and consequential amendments to 8 other Acts.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/99; Passed 6/12/99

CID amendments: 13 Govt/passed; 1 Opp/passed; 2 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 9/12/99; Passed 17/2/00

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

Committee amendments: 2 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 9/3/00]

Assent: 31/3/00; Act No. 13, 2000

PM Criminal Assets Recovery Bill 2000

(Introduced by Mr Kerr - ALP)

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

Reps: Intro. 13/3/00; Read a 1st time 13/3/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Discharged from Notice Paper 4/9/00

 

Criminal Code Amendment (Application) Bill 1999

(Act citation: Criminal Code Amendment (Application) Act 2000)

Amends the Criminal Code Act 1995 to amend the date of application of Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code (relating to the general principles of criminal responsibility) to all criminal offences under Commonwealth law to 15 December 2001 (from 16 March 2000).

Reps: Intro. 24/11/99; Passed 15/2/00

Senate: Intro. 16/2/00; Passed 17/2/00

SBC report 1/00 (tabled and adopted 16/2/00): Deferred

Assent: 29/2/2000; Act No. 4, 2000

Criminal Code Amendment (Theft, Fraud, Bribery and Related Offences) Bill 2000

(Previous title: Criminal Code Amendment (Theft, Fraud, Bribery and Related Offences) Bill 1999)

Amends the Criminal Code Act 1995 to: insert new provisions in relation to general principles of criminal responsibility; replace existing offences under the Crimes Act 1914 in relation to theft, fraud, bribery, forgery and related offences; defences for ancillary offences; provide for geographical jurisdictional options to apply to all offences; provide for additional protection for Commonwealth public officials from violence and harassment; and protection of the national infrastructure for which the Commonwealth has constitutional power. Also makes consequential amendments to 123 other Acts and 5 regulations to repeal offences which are covered by the proposed new offences.

Reps: Intro. 24/11/99; Passed 11/10/00

Reference (referred by Minister for Justice and Customs): Referred to Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 4/4/00; report tabled 26/6/00

CID amendments: 127 Govt/passed; 2 Opp/passed

Senate: Intro. 30/10/00; Passed 2/11/00

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

Assent: 24/11/00; Act No. 137, 2000

Criminal Code Amendment (United Nations and Associated Personnel) Bill 2000

Enables Australia to ratify the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel by amending the Criminal Code Act 1995 to establish offences which deal with attacks against United Nations and associated personnel.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/00; Passed 6/9/00

Main committee: Referred 5/9/00

Senate: Intro. 7/9/00; Passed 5/10/00

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

Assent: 26/10/00; Act No. 124, 2000

 

Customs Amendment (Alcoholic Beverages) Bill 2000

Introduced with the Excise Amendment (Alcoholic Beverages) Bill 2000, the bill amends the Customs Act 1901 to ensure that imported products are subject to the same arrangements as similar locally manufactured excise products.

Reps: Intro. 6/4/00; Passed 21/6/00

Senate: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

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

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 84, 2000

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 Bill (No. 2) 1999

(Act citation: Customs Amendment Act (No. 1) 2000)

Introduced with the Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 1999, the bill amends the Customs Act 1901 to introduce a registration and electronic cargo reporting scheme (High Volume Low Value Reporting Scheme) for owners of ships and aircraft bringing high volume low value consignments into Australia.

Reps: Intro. 25/3/99; Passed 12/5/99

Main committee: Referred 11/5/99

Senate: Intro. 24/5/99; Passed 17/2/00

SBC report 10/99 (tabled and adopted 28/6/99): No reference

Assent: 7/3/00; Act No. 7, 2000

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

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 set out the amount of depot licence variation charge.

Reps: Intro. 6/12/00; 2nd reading adjourned 6/12/00

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; 2nd reading adjourned 6/12/00

Customs Legislation Amendment (Criminal Sanctions and Other Measures) Bill 2000

(Previous title: Customs Legislation Amendment (Criminal Sanctions and Other Measures) Bill 1999)

Amends the: Customs Act 1901 in relation to: increased penalties for certain import and export offences; new technology for use in personal searches; retention of evidential material; disposal of abandoned goods; and technical amendments in relation to prohibited goods provisions; Customs Act 1901 and Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 in relation to the detection of illicit drugs; and Customs Administration Act 1985 in relation to the term of appointment of the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Customs Service.

Reps: Intro. 24/11/99; Passed 7/3/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 11 Govt/passed; 4 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 13/3/00; Passed 16/3/00

SBC report 21/99 (tabled and adopted 8/12/99): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 8/12/99; report tabled 16/2/00

Committee amendments: 2 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 16/3/00]

Assent: 3/4/00; Act No. 23, 2000

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1999

(Act citation: Customs Tariff Amendment Act (No. 2) 2000)

Amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to: clarify tariff classifications of textile mats, rugs and similar articles; reinstate the 5 per cent customs duty on certain medical and scientific equipment; and remove customs duty on certain steel tinplate and aluminium cansheet.

Reps: Intro. 8/12/99; Passed 6/4/00

Main committee: Referred 4/4/00

Senate: Intro. 12/4/00; Passed 11/5/00

SBC report 1/00 (tabled and adopted 16/2/00): No reference

Assent: 30/5/00; Act No. 55, 2000

 

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000, the bill amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to: apply a per-stick rate of customs duty of $0.18872 on certain tobacco products and a rate of customs duty on all other tobacco products of $235.90 per kilogram of tobacco content; and remove certain tariff items which provided concessional rates of customs duty for non-transport fuel usage.

Reps: Intro. 17/2/00; Passed 9/3/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 13/3/00; Passed 6/6/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled and adopted 8/3/00): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 8/3/00; extension of time to report 4/4/00; report tabled 9/5/00

Assent: 22/6/00; Act No. 67, 2000

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2000

Amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to: remove the customs duty from 268 tariffs which have a customs duty rate of 5 per cent or less, which cover goods where there are few or no local producers and which generate minimal revenue; clarify the classification of hand tufted carpets; impose an excise equivalent duty on imported toluene and similar chemicals used in fuel substitution activities; and phase the rate of duty for automatic voltage regulators down to 10 per cent from 1 January 2005.

Reps: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 16/8/00

Main committee: Referred 15/8/00

Senate: Intro. 17/8/00; Passed 31/8/00

SBC report 11/00 (tabled and adopted 16/8/00): No reference

Assent: 7/9/00; Act No. 116, 2000

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 4) 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 6/12/00

Customs Tariff Amendment (Product Stewardship for Waste Oil) Bill 2000

Part of a package of four bills to provide product stewardship for waste oil, to encourage recycling and reuse of waste oil, the bill amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to impose: a levy of five cents per litre on imported petroleum-based oils and their synthetic equivalents; a levy of five cents per kilogram on petroleum-based greases and their synthetic equivalents; and an additional levy of five cents per litre for hydraulic fluids and for certain items that are subject to a Tariff Concession Order.

Reps: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 27/6/00

Senate: Intro. 28/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

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

Assent: 6/7/00; Act No. 103, 2000

 

Dairy Adjustment Levy (Customs) Bill 2000

Part of a package of four bills, the bill imposes a dairy adjustment levy to the extent that the levy is a duty of customs and sets the rate of levy. Also includes a regulation-making power.

Reps: Intro. 16/2/00; Passed 8/3/00

Senate: Intro. 15/3/00; Passed 16/3/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled and adopted 8/3/00): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 8/3/00; report tabled 15/3/00

Assent: 3/4/00; Act No. 19, 2000

Dairy Adjustment Levy (Excise) Bill 2000

Part of a package of four bills, the bill imposes a dairy adjustment levy to the extent that the levy is a duty of excise and sets the rate of levy. Also includes a regulation-making power.

Reps: Intro. 16/2/00; Passed 8/3/00

Senate: Intro. 15/3/00; Passed 16/3/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled and adopted 8/3/00): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 8/3/00; report tabled 15/3/00

Assent: 3/4/00; Act No. 20, 2000

Dairy Adjustment Levy (General) Bill 2000

Part of a package of four bills, the bill imposes a dairy adjustment levy to the extent that the levy is neither a duty of customs nor a duty of excise and sets the rate of levy. Also includes a regulation-making power.

Reps: Intro. 16/2/00; Passed 8/3/00

Senate: Intro. 15/3/00; Passed 16/3/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled and adopted 8/3/00): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 8/3/00; report tabled 15/3/00

Assent: 3/4/00; Act No. 21, 2000

Dairy Industry Adjustment Bill 2000

Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the Dairy Produce Act 1986 to implement the Dairy Industry Adjustment Program which will assist the dairy industry to adjust to deregulation by providing for dairy structural adjustment payments and dairy exit payments. Also contains transitional provisions and makes consequential amendments to the Farm Household Support Act 1992 and 4 other Acts.

Reps: Intro. 16/2/00; Passed 8/3/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 4 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 15/3/00; Passed 16/3/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled and adopted 8/3/00): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 8/3/00; report tabled 15/3/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed; 1 Dem/passed

Committee amendments: 5 Govt/passed; 12 Dem/passed; 8 PHON/negatived; 1 PHON to Govt/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 16/3/00]

Assent: 3/4/00; Act No. 22, 2000

 

Datacasting Charge (Imposition) Amendment Bill 2000

Introduced with the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Digital Television and Datacasting) Bill 2000, the bill amends the Datacasting Charge (Imposition) Act 1998 to: reflect the new definition of datacasting services in the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 ; and clarify that datacasting charge will not be imposed on a transmitter licence for current teletext services as long as they remain substantially the same as the services currently provided.

Reps: Intro. 10/5/00; Passed 8/6/00

Senate: Intro. 19/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): No reference

Committee amendment: 1 Dem-Opp/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendment 30/6/00 a.m.]

Assent: 3/8/00; Act No. 109, 2000

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 (Aid to Civilian Authorities) Bill 2000

Amends the Defence Act 1903 to enable utilisation of the Defence Force to assist civilian authorities to protect Commonwealth interests and States and Territories against domestic violence. Also makes consequential amendments to the Air Force Act 1923 and Naval Defence Act 1910 .

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

Senate: Intro. 14/8/00; Passed 7/9/00

SBC report 10/00 (tabled and adopted 28/6/00): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee 28/6/00; report tabled 16/8/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Committee amendments: 9 Govt/passed; 6 Opp (1 amended by Govt)/passed; 9 Dem/negatived; 9 AG/negatived; 2 AG to Dem/negatived; 11 PHON/negatived; 1 PHON to Opp/negatived

[Amendment to motion that the bill be read a third time 7/9/00: 1 PHON/negatived]

[HR agreed to Senate amendments (6 Ind amendments to Senate amendments negatived) 7/9/00]

Assent: 12/9/00; Act No. 119, 2000

 

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

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:

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

Defence Legislation Amendment (Flexible Career Practices) Bill 2000

Amends the Defence Act 1903 and Naval Defence Act 1910 to implement flexible employment practices for members of the Australian Defence Force.

Reps: Intro. 7/6/00; Passed 28/6/00

Main committee: Referred 27/6/00

Senate: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 17/8/00

SBC report 12/00 (tabled and adopted 17/8/00): Deferred

Assent: 5/9/00; Act No. 113, 2000

PM Defence (Re-establishment) Amendment Bill 1999

(Introduced by Mr Beazley - ALP)

Amends the Defence (Re-establishment) Act 1965 in relation to the protection of civilian employment available to members of the Reserve Forces, particularly regarding service overseas in peace-enforcement, peacekeeping and humanitarian relief operations.

Reps: Intro. 18/10/99; Read a 1st time 18/10/99; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Removed from Notice Paper 19/6/00

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Bill 2000

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:

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

 

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

Diesel and Alternative Fuels Grants Scheme Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Diesel and Alternative Fuels Grants Scheme Act 1999 in relation to: grant entitlements; payment of interest on fuel grant underpayments; and standardised rules for collection and recovery for tax-related liabilities. Also makes consequential amendments to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 .

Reps: Intro. 1/6/00; Passed 20/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 27/6/00

SBC report 10/00 (tabled and adopted 28/6/00): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 77, 2000

Education Services for Overseas Students (Assurance Fund Contributions) Bill 2000

Part of a package of 5 bills in relation to the provision of education and training services to overseas students, the bill imposes on service providers a requirement to pay annual contributions and special levies to the Education Services for Overseas Students Assurance Fund (created by the proposed Education Services for Overseas Students Bill 2000).

Reps: Intro. 30/8/00; Passed 9/11/00

Senate: Intro. 10/11/00; Passed 6/12/00

SBC report 14/00 (tabled and adopted 6/9/00): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 6/9/00; extension of time to report 2/11/00; report tabled 28/11/00

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 165, 2000

 

Education Services for Overseas Students Bill 2000

Part of a package of 5 bills in relation to the provision of education and training services to overseas students, the bill replaces the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration of Providers and Financial Regulation) Act 1991 and establishes a new framework for the registration of education and training providers. The bill provides for: greater security for overseas students’ pre-paid course fees (through the establishment of the Education Services for Overseas Students Assurance Fund); enforceability of a national code for the registration and conduct of registered providers; reporting requirements in relation to students; electronic confirmation of enrolment; powers to investigate, impose sanctions and cancel providers’ registration; enables the Immigration Minister to issue suspension certificates; and provides for an independent review of the proposed Act after three years.

Reps: Intro. 30/8/00; Passed 9/11/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 13 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 27/11/00; Passed 6/12/00

SBC report 14/00 (tabled and adopted 6/9/00): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 6/9/00; extension of time to report 2/11/00; report tabled 28/11/00

Committee amendments: 4 Opp/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 7/12/00]

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 164, 2000

Education Services for Overseas Students (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2000

Part of a package of 5 bills in relation to the provision of education and training services to overseas students, the bill: repeals the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration of Providers and Financial Regulation) Act 1991 ; and provides appropriate application, transitional and consequential arrangements. Also amends the: Migration Act 1958 to enable: disclosure of information to relevant agencies; and the making of regulations; Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997 to replace obsolete references; and proposed Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 to reflect proposed changes to administrative law arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 30/8/00; Passed 9/11/00

Senate: Intro. 10/11/00; Passed 6/12/00

SBC report 14/00 (tabled and adopted 6/9/00): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 6/9/00; extension of time to report 2/11/00; report tabled 28/11/00

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 166, 2000

 

Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2000

Part of a package of 5 bills in relation to the provision of education and training services to overseas students, the bill amends the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997 to increase the Annual Registration Charge for education and training providers who are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students.

Reps: Intro. 30/8/00; Passed 9/11/00

Senate: Intro. 10/11/00; Passed 6/12/00

SBC report 14/00 (tabled and adopted 6/9/00): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 6/9/00; extension of time to report 2/11/00; report tabled 28/11/00

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 167, 2000

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; report due 24/5/01

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

PM Employee Protection (Employee Entitlements Guarantee) Bill 2000

(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. 13/3/00; Read a 1st time 13/3/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Discharged from Notice Paper 4/9/00

 

Employment, Education and Training Amendment Bill 1999

(Act citation: Employment, Education and Training Amendment Act 2000)

Amends the Employment, Education and Training Act 1988 to: abolish the National Board of Employment, Education and Training, the Australian Language and Literacy Council, the Employment and Skills Council, the Schools Council and the Higher Education Council; continue the appointment of committees and counsellors to assist the Australian Research Council; include the University of the Sunshine Coast and the University of Notre Dame Australia within the definition of “higher education institution”; and make technical and consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 30/3/99; Passed 10/8/99

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 12/8/99; Passed 6/3/00

SBC report 15/99 (tabled and adopted 22/9/99): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Assent: 15/3/00; Act No. 10, 2000

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 2000

(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. 10/4/00; Read a 1st time 10/4/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Discharged from Notice Paper 30/10/00

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

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; 2nd reading adjourned 6/12/00

 

S Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

(Previous title: Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill 1999)

Amends the: Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981 to: implement the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972; clarify Commonwealth responsibility and liability in relation to artificial reefs; apply the Act to the Exclusive Economic Zone; revise offence and penalty provisions; revise the Australian and foreign defence force exemptions; simplify the provision authorising the Minister to make a declaration regarding the application of the Act to a State or the Northern Territory; include officers of the Australian Customs Service as ex officio inspectors; and simplify and provide for consistency between provisions; and Sea Installations Act 1987 to remove permit prohibitions in relation to sea installations located partly within and partly outside an adjacent area.

Senate: Intro. 31/3/99; Passed 6/3/00

SBC report 7/99 (tabled and adopted 28/4/99): Referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 28/4/99; report tabled 10/8/99

Committee amendments: 13 Opp/passed; 1 Opp/negatived; 1 Opp/withdrawn

Reps: Intro. 9/3/00; Passed 29/6/00

CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed

[Senate agreed to Reps amendments 29/6/00]

Assent: 19/7/00; Act No. 107, 2000

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

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 adjourned 7/12/00

Reference: Referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee 7/12/00; report due 28/3/01

S Environmental Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

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

 

Excise Amendment (Alcoholic Beverages) Bill 2000

Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Alcoholic Beverages) Bill 2000, the bill amends the Excise Act 1901 to effect new administrative arrangements for the collection of excise for alcoholic beverages not currently subject to excise.

Reps: Intro. 6/4/00; Passed 21/6/00

Senate: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

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

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 85, 2000

Excise Amendment (Compliance Improvement) Bill 2000

Amends the Excise Act 1901 in relation to the regulation of production, dealing, manufacturing and storage of tobacco, in particular, and excise goods generally, by: introducing a comprehensive licensing scheme; introducing controls over the movement and possession of tobacco seeds, plant and leaf; increasing penalties for certain offences and introducing penalties for certain other offences; and extending powers of excise officers to stop and search conveyances for tobacco leaf or excisable goods. Also contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 21/6/00; Passed 22/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 28/8/00

SBC report 10/00 (tabled 28/6/00; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 28/6/00): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee 28/6/00; extension of time to report 16/8/00; report tabled 17/8/00

Assent: 7/9/00; Act No. 115, 2000

Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000, the bill amends the Excise Tariff Act 1921 to: insert a definition of “tobacco”; apply a per-stick rate of excise duty of $0.18872 on certain tobacco products and a rate of excise duty on all other tobacco products of $235.90 per kilogram of tobacco content; and remove certain tariff items which provided concessional rates of excise duty for non-transport fuel usage.

Reps: Intro. 17/2/00; Passed 9/3/00

Senate: Intro. 13/3/00; Passed 6/6/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled and adopted 8/3/00): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 8/3/00; extension of time to report 4/4/00; report tabled 9/5/00

Assent: 22/6/00; Act No. 68, 2000

 

Excise Tariff Amendment (Product Stewardship for Waste Oil) Bill 2000

Part of a package of four bills to provide product stewardship for waste oil, to encourage recycling and reuse of waste oil, the bill amends the Excise Tariff Act 1921 to impose: an excise levy of five cents per litre on domestically produced petroleum-based oils, their synthetic equivalents and recycled oils; and a levy of five cents per kilogram on petroleum-based greases, their synthetic equivalents and recycled greases.

Reps: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 27/6/00

Senate: Intro. 28/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

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

Assent: 6/7/00; Act No. 104, 2000

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment Bill 1999

(Act citation: Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment Act 2000)

Amends the: Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991 to provide for payment by the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) to the Commonwealth of a debt neutrality charge, a guarantee fee and tax-equivalent payments in relation to EFIC’s operations in the area of short-term insurance contracts; and Insurance (Agents and Brokers) Act 1984 and Insurance Contracts Act 1984 to remove EFIC’s current exemptions from the operation of those Acts in relation to such operations.

Reps: Intro. 30/6/99; Passed 29/9/99

Main committee: Referred 20/9/99

Senate: Intro. 30/9/99; Passed 6/3/00

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

Assent: 15/3/00; Act No. 11, 2000

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 re-sale from a variety of sources and provides for: compensation, court injunctions and penalties, for breach of this Act; Ministerial delegation; and a regulation-making power. Also 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

Discharged 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; interim report tabled 29/6/00; report due 8/2/01

 

Family and Community Services (2000 Budget and Related Measures) Bill 2000

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to: exclude ABSTUDY Scheme payments from the income test; and increase the percentage of the value of farm and business assets to be disregarded under the youth allowance family assets test; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 , A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 to extend child care benefit to approved in-home care services; Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990 to extend the period for data-matching of income details from 2 to 4 years; and Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999 to preserve the terms of the Social Security Agreement between the United Kingdom and Australia for new residents who arrived in Australia on or before 1 March 2000.

Reps: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 17/8/00

Main committee: Referred 15/8/00

Senate: Intro. 28/8/00; Passed 6/11/00

SBC report 11/00 (tabled and adopted 16/8/00): No reference

Committee amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 24/11/00; Act No. 138, 2000

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

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 reported message 29/11/00]

 

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 in relation to: double orphan pensions; the definition of “double orphan”; and repeals redundant provisions and corrects cross references and minor drafting errors; A New Tax System (Bonuses for Older Australians) Act 1999 to ensure that the disqualifying period for the self-funded retirees bonus ends on 30 June 2000; and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Social Security (Administration and International Agreements) (Consequential Amendments) Act 1999 to make minor technical amendments.

Reps: Intro. 9/3/00; Passed 12/4/00

Senate: Intro. 13/4/00; Passed 19/6/00

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

Committee amendment: 2 items opposed/items agreed to

Assent: 27/6/00; Act No. 70, 2000

Family Law Amendment Bill 2000

(Previous title: Family Law Amendment Bill 1999)

Amends the Family Law Act 1975 in relation to: the introduction of a parenting orders compliance regime; binding financial agreements in relation to distribution of property; variation of financial agreements; non-judicial dispute resolution services; transfer of proceedings between courts; associated proceedings in other courts; child maintenance orders; application of location and recovery provisions in relation to international child abduction cases; application of separate representative provisions and court orders for the return of a child in international child abduction cases; appeals; and enforcement of property and financial orders. Also makes consequential amendments to the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 , Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 , A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 , Bankruptcy Act 1966 , Federal Magistrates Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 ; and various technical and drafting changes.

Reps: Intro. 22/9/99; Passed 31/8/00

CID amendments: 94 Govt/passed; 3 Opp/negatived; 3 Opp to Govt/negatived

Senate: Intro. 3/10/00; Passed 8/11/00

SBC report 16/99 (tabled and adopted 29/9/99): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 29/9/99; extension of time to report 29/11/99; report tabled 6/12/99; additional comments tabled 8/12/99

Committee amendments: 18 Govt/passed; 2 Opp/passed; 1 Dem/passed; 1 Opp/negatived; 19 PHON/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 9/11/00]

Assent: 29/11/00; Act No. 143, 2000

Family Law Legislation Amendment (Superannuation) Bill 2000

Amends the Family Law Act 1975 to provide for the division of superannuation interests on marriage breakdown. Also makes consequential amendments to 3 other Acts.

Reps: Intro. 13/4/00; 2nd reading adjourned 13/4/00

Senate:

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; interim report tabled 28/11/00; final report due 8/2/01

 

Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Farm Household Support Act 1992 to: rename the program from the Farm Family Restart Scheme to Farm Help — Supporting Families Through Change; extend the Farm Help income support application deadline to 30 November 2003; and provide for: mandatory activity plans for non-viable farmers; a retraining grant of $3 500 for farmers who have received the re-establishment grant; payment of re-establishment grants after the usual 12-month period in certain cases; case management of Farm Help clients; an increase in the net assets threshold for re-establishment grant recipients; delegations and validation of past delegations; and review by the Social Security Appeals Tribunal of decisions under the scheme and validation of past reviews of decisions. Also makes consequential amendments to 5 other Acts and contains transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 7/9/00; Passed 8/11/00

Main committee: Referred 7/11/00; CID amendments: 4 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 27/11/00; Passed 30/11/00

SBC report 18/00 (tabled and adopted 1/11/00): No reference

Assent: 7/12/00; Act No. 144, 2000

Financial Management and Accountability Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 to supplement annual and special appropriations on account of amounts of goods and services tax paid by Commonwealth entities, as part of the consideration for a taxable supply or on creditable importations, which are recoverable through the input tax credit mechanism.

Reps: Intro. 10/5/00; Passed 7/6/00

Main committee: Referred 6/6/00

Senate: Intro. 8/6/00; Passed 22/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): No reference

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 80, 2000

 

Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

Amends the: Banking Act 1959 in relation to: the prudential regulation of authorised deposit-taking institutions; and delegation of certain of the Treasurer’s functions to other Treasury portfolio agencies; Reserve Bank Act 1959 to simplify and modernise the Reserve Bank service; Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 in relation to: enforcement powers and offence provisions, including application of the Commonwealth’s Criminal Code to certain offences; Financial Sector Reform (Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1999 to repeal redundant provisions; Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993 to remove the current limit on the maximum number of members of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal; and Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997 to clarify the standing of a retirement savings account provided by a life company. Also makes consequential amendments to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998 and Financial Corporations Act 1974 .

Reps: Intro. 13/4/00; Passed 21/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed; 2 Opp/passed; 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 26/6/00; Passed 1/11/00

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

Referred to Economics Legislation Committee 28/6/00; extension of time to report 15/8/00; report tabled 30/8/00

Provisions in respect of proposed changes to the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 referred to Select Committee on Superannuation and Financial Services 28/6/00; extension of time to report 15/8/00; report tabled 30/8/00

Committee amendments: 2 Govt/passed; 6 Opp/passed; 2 Dem/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 7 and 10, disagreed to amendments nos 1 to 6, 8 and 9 and agreed to an Opp amendment in place of amendment no. 3, 29/11/00; Senate did not insist on its amendments no 1 to 4, insisted on its amendments nos 5, 6, 8 and 9 and agreed to Reps amendment made in place of amendment no. 3, 30/11/00; Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 5, 6, 8 and 9 insisted on by Senate 5/12/00]

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 160, 2000

 

Financial Sector Reform (Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill (No. 2) 1999

(Act citation: Financial Sector Reform (Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act (No. 1) 2000)

Further to the package of legislation passed in 1999 to reform the regulation of Australia’s financial system, the bill amends the: Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998 to: exempt the Authority from paying sales tax on goods; and make technical amendments to the secrecy provisions in the Act; Banking Act 1959 in relation to demutualisation by authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs); Financial Corporations Act 1974 in relation to: business compliance costs; information collection provisions; superseded provisions; and delegation by the Reserve Bank of Australia of certain functions; Financial Corporations (Transfer of Assets and Liabilities) Act 1993 to extend the deadline for certain foreign ADIs to obtain a banking authority, necessary for certain concessional tax treatment; Financial Laws Amendment Act 1997 in relation to the definition of “newly established bank”; and commencement of certain provisions; Life Insurance Act 1995 in relation to the assignment of an interest in a friendly society approved benefit fund; Reserve Bank Act 1959 in relation to conflict of interest provisions for ADIs concerning eligibility for Reserve Bank Board membership; Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997 to remove a redundant reference; and insert a note concerning secrecy provisions; Financial Institutions Supervisory Levies Collection Act 1998 , Superannuation (Financial Assistance Funding) Levy Act 1993 and Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 in relation to eligibility of superannuation funds for financial assistance in certain circumstances; Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 in relation to: provision of information electronically; safeguards against misuse or fraud in relation to electronic lodgment; and consequential amendments. Also makes minor technical amendments to the Financial Sector Reform (Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 1998 , Financial Sector Reform (Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1999 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and contains transitional, saving and application provisions.

Reps: Intro. 30/6/99; Passed 23/9/99

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 1 Govt (amended by Opp)/passed; 5 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 29/9/99; Passed 13/3/00

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

Committee amendments: 8 Govt/passed; 4 Opp/passed; 1 item negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 16/3/00]

Assent: 3/4/00; Act No. 24, 2000

 

Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999

(Act citation: Fisheries Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2000)

Further to the proposed Fisheries Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1999 , the bill introduces additional measures for sustainable management of fisheries and amends the Fisheries Administration Act 1991 and Fisheries Management Act 1991 in relation to control, monitoring and enforcement of foreign and domestic fishing operations, including the collection of accurate fishing data.

Reps: Intro. 8/12/99; Passed 15/3/00

Main committee: Referred 13/3/00

Senate: Intro. 16/3/00; Passed 6/4/00

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

Committee amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 50, 2000

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

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; 2nd reading adjourned 6/12/00

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; report due 31/3/01

S Fuel Quality Standards Bill 2000

Establishes a framework for setting, implementing and enforcing national quality standards for fuel supplied in Australia. Also includes provisions for record keeping, reporting obligations and periodic review of the operation of the proposed Act.

Senate: Intro. 7/9/00; Passed 8/11/00

SBC report 15/00 (tabled and adopted 4/10/00): No reference

Committee amendments: 13 Opp/passed; 2 Dem/passed; 1 clause negatived

Reps: Intro. 9/11/00; Passed 29/11/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 153, 2000

 

Fuel Sales Grants Bill 2000

Part of a package of three bills to implement the fuel sales grants scheme, the bill confers an entitlement to grants to be paid to registered sellers of petroleum fuel for sales to end users that are made at an eligible location.

Reps: Intro. 12/4/00; Passed 10/5/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 11/5/00; Passed 8/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): Deferred

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 19/6/00; Act No. 59, 2000

Fuel Sales Grants (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2000

Part of a package of three bills to implement the fuel sales grants scheme, the bill amends the Taxation Administration Act 1953 to ensure that certain provisions in relation to prosecutions and offences, the general interest charge and the collection and recovery of tax-related liabilities apply appropriately to the new grant and benefits law.

Reps: Intro. 12/4/00; Passed 10/5/00

Senate: Intro. 11/5/00; Passed 8/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): Deferred

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 19/6/00; Act No. 60, 2000

Gene Technology Bill 2000

Part of a package of three bills to establish a national regulatory system for gene technology and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the bill provides a regulatory framework, which will operate in conjunction with other relevant Commonwealth and State regulatory schemes, for the use and application of gene technology.

Reps: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 30/8/00

Senate: Intro. 30/8/00; Passed 8/12/00 a.m.

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

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs References Committee 28/6/00; extensions of time to report 31/8/00, 5/10/00; report tabled 1/11/00

Committee amendments: 5 Govt/passed; 20 Opp (1 amended)/passed; 6 Dem/passed; 2 Opp/withdrawn; 6 Dem/negatived; 104 AG/negatived; 108 PHON/negatived; 2 Ind (Harradine)/negatived; 1 Ind (Harradine) to Govt/negatived; 2 Ind (Harradine)/withdrawn; 1 Part opposed/Part agreed to; 5 clauses opposed/clauses agreed to

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 8/12/00 a.m.]

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 169, 2000

 

Gene Technology (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2000

Part of a package of three bills to establish a national regulatory system for gene technology and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the bill amends the: Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 , Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 , Australia New Zealand Food Authority Act 1991 , Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 and Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to create an interface between the new Gene Technology Regulator (created by the proposed Gene Technology Act 2000 ) and existing regulatory agencies; and Freedom of Information Act 1982 in relation to the protection of confidential commercial information.

Reps: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 30/8/00

Senate: Intro. 30/8/00; Passed 8/12/00 a.m.

SBC report 19/00 (tabled and adopted 8/11/00): No reference

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 170, 2000

Gene Technology (Licence Charges) Bill 2000

Part of a package of three bills to establish a national regulatory system for gene technology and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the bill imposes annual charges to be levied in respect of licences issued under the proposed Gene Technology Act 2000 .

Reps: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 30/8/00

Senate: Intro. 30/8/00; Passed 8/12/00 a.m.

SBC report 19/00 (tabled and adopted 8/11/00): No reference

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 171, 2000

General Insurance Supervisory Levy Determination Validation Bill 1999

(Act citation: General Insurance Supervisory Levy Determination Validation Act 2000)

Part of a package of 5 bills, the bill validates a determination made under the General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998 .

Reps: Intro. 30/6/99; Passed 23/9/99

Senate: Intro. 29/9/99; Passed 13/3/00

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

Assent: 31/3/00; Act No. 15, 2000

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

 

Gladstone Power Station Agreement (Repeal) Bill 1999

(Act citation: Gladstone Power Station Agreement (Repeal) Act 2000)

Repeals the Gladstone Power Station Agreement Act 1970 to formally extinguish the Queensland Government’s legal obligations under the Act.

Reps: Intro. 24/11/99; Passed 16/2/00

Main committee: Referred 15/2/00

Senate: Intro. 17/2/00; Passed 9/3/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled and adopted 8/3/00): Deferred

Assent: 3/4/00; Act No. 26, 2000

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

(Introduced by Mr Beazley - ALP)

Amends the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 to require government advertising to meet minimum standards in relation to objectivity, fairness and accountability and to prohibit 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

Senate:

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 5/12/00; report due 24/5/01

Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging Services) Bill 1999

(Act citation: Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging Services) Act 2000)

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 in relation to the provision by medical practitioners of diagnostic imaging services under either the remote area or pre-existing diagnostic imaging practices’ exemptions of the Act. The bill: provides that Medicare benefits will not be payable unless medical practitioners participate in an approved continuing medical education and quality assurance program; provides for Ministerial approval (by disallowable instrument) of such programs; and establishes a register of participating medical practitioners.

Reps: Intro. 30/6/99; Passed 14/10/99

Senate: Intro. 18/10/99; Passed 3/4/00

SBC report 12/99 (tabled and adopted 11/8/99): No reference

Assent: 19/4/00; Act No. 31, 2000

Health Insurance Amendment (Rural and Remote Area Medical Practitioners) Bill 2000

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to restrict access to Medicare benefits for services rendered by medical practitioners who breach a contract with the Commonwealth to work in rural and remote areas.

Reps: Intro. 31/8/00; Passed 5/10/00

Main committee: Referred 6/9/00

Senate: Intro. 9/10/00; Passed 6/11/00

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

Committee amendments: 6 Opp/negatived

Assent: 24/11/00; Act No. 139, 2000

 

Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Bill 2000

(Previous title: Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Bill 1999)

Introduced with the Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1999, the bill imposes a tax on the grant of an approval to a pathology authority to operate an eligible specimen collection centre.

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

CID amendment: 1 Govt/passed

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

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

[Amendments to motion that report from committee be adopted 31/10/00: 1 Dem/passed; 1 Opp to Dem/negatived]

Assent: 24/11/00; Act No. 134, 2000

Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1998

(Act citation: Health Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2000)

Amends the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 in relation to: the consultation process for issue or approval of certain guidelines; renaming the Medical Research Committee to the Research Committee; and meetings of Principal Committees and the Executive Committee and appointment and duties of Deputy Chairpersons of those Committees.

Reps: Intro. 26/11/98; Passed 2/12/98

Main committee: Referred 1/12/98

Senate: Intro. 7/12/98; Passed 15/2/00

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

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

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 17/2/00]

Assent: 7/3/00; Act No. 6, 2000

 

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 words of enactment and the title of the original bill and amended the bill (13 Govt/passed; 3 Opp/passed) 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. 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); 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; 2nd reading adjourned 31/5/00

Senate:

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

 

Health Legislation Amendment (Gap Cover Schemes) Bill 2000

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 and National Health Act 1953 to establish a framework which allows health insurance funds to provide, subject to Ministerial approval and review, “no gap” and/or “known gap” private health insurance cover without the need for contracts.

Reps: Intro. 17/2/00; Passed 11/4/00

Senate: Intro. 12/4/00; Passed 6/6/00

SBC report 5/00 (tabled and adopted 6/4/00): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee 6/4/00; extension of time to report 9/5/00; report tabled 10/5/00

Committee amendments: 7 Opp (1 amended by Dem)/passed; 1 Dem/passed; 1 Opp/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 1, 2 and 4 to 8 and agreed to amendment no. 3 with a Govt amendment 8/6/00; Senate agreed to Reps amendment to its amendment no. 3, 19/6/00]

Assent: 27/6/00; Act No. 72, 2000

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; 3 pending - o rder of day for the first day of sitting in June 2001

The Senate 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 inserted words of enactment and a title in the bill 31/10/00 ( For further details see Journals of the Senate, p.3429-30 and 3440-43 ).

Higher Education Funding Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

Amends the Higher Education Funding Act 1988 in relation to: funding and grant levels for certain purposes, including additional funding for new university places for medical students on bonded scholarships and for certain research schemes; the name change of Batchelor College to Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education; and definition of “year to which this Act applies”.

Reps: Intro. 21/6/00; Passed 15/8/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 14 Govt/passed; 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 29/8/00; Passed 30/10/00

SBC report 13/00 (tabled and adopted 30/8/00): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Assent: 13/11/00; Act No. 130, 2000

 

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

Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Bill 2000

Introduced with the Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services (Repeals and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2000, the bill establishes a horticultural industry services company to provide marketing and research and development services to the horticulture industry. The company will replace the Australian Horticultural Corporation, Australian Dried Fruits Board and Horticultural Research and Development Corporation.

Reps: Intro. 5/10/00; Passed 1/11/00

Main committee: Referred 10/10/00; 2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived; CID amendments: 4 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 8/11/00; Passed 30/11/00

SBC report 18/00 (tabled and adopted 1/11/00): No reference

Committee amendments: 6 Opp/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 5/12/00]

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 162, 2000

 

Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services (Repeals and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2000

Consequential on the Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Bill 2000, the bill abolishes the Australian Horticultural Corporation, Australian Dried Fruit Board and Horticultural Research and Development Corporation; and provides for transitional arrangements, including: the transfer of assets, liabilities and staff; a 2-year phase-in period for a new export control system; establishment of a trust to hold Australian dried fruit industry reserves; final annual reporting requirements; and a regulation-making power. Repeals the Australian Horticultural Corporation Act 1987 and Horticultural Research and Development Corporation Act 1987 ; amends the proposed Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000 in relation to: references to the AAT and operation of the Privacy Act 1988 ; and makes consequential amendments to 5 other Acts.

Reps: Intro. 5/10/00; Passed 1/11/00

Main committee: Referred 10/10/00; CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 8/11/00; Passed 30/11/00

SBC report 18/00 (tabled and adopted 1/11/00): No reference

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 163, 2000

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 21/00 (tabled and adopted 6/12/00): Deferred

 

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

PM Human Rights (Mandatory Sentencing of Juvenile Offenders) Bill 2000

(Introduced by Mr Beazley - ALP)

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.

Reps: Intro. 10/4/00; Read a 1st time 10/4/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Discharged from Notice Paper 30/10/00

Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 1999

(Act citation: Import Processing Charges Amendment Act 2000)

Introduced with the Customs Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999, the bill amends the Import Processing Charges Act 1997 to impose a lower screening charge for owners of ships or aircraft who are registered under the High Volume Low Value Reporting Scheme.

Reps: Intro. 25/3/99; Passed 12/5/99

Main committee: Referred 11/5/99

Senate: Intro. 24/5/99; Passed 17/2/00

SBC report 10/99 (tabled and adopted 28/6/99): No reference

Assent: 29/2/2000; Act No. 3, 2000

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

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; 2nd reading adjourned 6/12/00

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; 2nd reading adjourned 7/6/01

Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Bill 2000

Implements the indigenous education targeted funding program for 2001-2004 by: providing funding for the Indigenous Education Strategic Initiatives Program for the period 1 January 2001 to 30 June 2005; and continuing the ‘Away-From-Base’ element of ABSTUDY.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/00; Passed 9/10/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 2 Opp/negatived; 2 Ind (Theophanous)/negatived

Senate: Intro. 10/10/00; Passed 2/11/00

SBC report 18/00 (tabled and adopted 1/11/00): Deferred

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Committee amendments: 2 Opp/passed

[Reps disagreed to Senate amendments and agreed to 2 Opp amendments in their place 27/11/00; Senate did not insist on its amendments and agreed to Reps amendments made in their place 28/11/00]

Assent: 19/12/00; Act No. 147, 2000

 

Indirect Tax Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the: A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to non-profit bodies; goods and services tax (GST) accounting for transactions between agents and principals; and the new uniform penalty regime introduced in the A New Tax System (Tax Administration) Bill (No. 2) 2000; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 in relation to GST-free supplies; supplies involving non-residents; financial supplies; supplies of livestock or game; new residential premises; adjustments notes for overpaid GST; individuals and GST groups; second-hand goods; associates of GST branches and government related entities; turnover of gambling supplies; electronic lodgment of GST returns; timing of GST credit entitlement; government schools; GST religious groups; school tuckshops; inwards duty free shops; interaction with fringe benefits tax; mixed supply; reimported goods; reimbursement of partners; employers paying work-related expenses of employees; imported goods supplied in bond; and deceased estates; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 , A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) Act 1999 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to rules for calculating GST; A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 , A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to joint ventures; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) Act 1999 in relation to insurance; Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983 in relation to interest on overpayments of GST; Sales Tax Assessment Act 1992 in relation to sales tax liability on certain alcoholic beverages held on 30 June 2000; A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 in relation to application of the Act to: superannuation funds; partnerships; and mutual organisations; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) Act 1999 in relation to application of GST to rights; pre-paid funerals; alcoholic beverages; and input tax credits on motor vehicles; Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to joint and several liability of GST groups; and credits of representative members of GST groups; A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999 in relation to producer rebates; A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999 to apply the luxury car tax to campervans and motor homes; Customs Act 1901 in relation to customs duty and GST on non-commercial low value postal importations; and A New Tax System (Ends of Sales Tax) Act 1999 , A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax and Luxury Car Tax Transition) Act 1999 in relation to trading periods spanning midnight on 30 June 2000.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/00; Passed 8/6/00

CID amendments: 66 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 20/6/00; Passed 28/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): No reference

Committee amendments: 4 Govt/passed; 2 Opp/negatived; 1 AG/negatived

Committee requests: 3 Govt/passed

[Reps made Senate requests for amendments 28/6/00; Reps agreed to Senate amendments 29/6/00]

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 92, 2000

 

S Interactive Gambling (Moratorium) Bill 2000

Imposes a 12-month moratorium on the development of the interactive gambling industry by creating a new criminal offence which prohibits a person from providing an interactive gambling service unless the person was already providing the service when the moratorium commenced on 19 May 2000.

Senate: Intro. 17/8/00; Negatived at third reading 9/10/00

SBC report 12/00 (tabled and adopted 17/8/00): Referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 17/8/00; order varied: report tabled 4/9/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Committee amendments: 3 Dem/negatived; 1 Ind (Harradine)/negatived; 2 PHON/negatived

[Amendments to motion that report from committee be adopted 9/10/00: 1 Dem/negatived; 1 PHON/negatived]

Bill recommitted 5/12/00; Passed 6/12/00

Further committee amendments: 2 Govt/passed; 3 Dem/negatived; 1 PHON/negatived

[Amendment to motion that report from committee be adopted 6/12/00: 1 Dem/negatived]

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

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 151, 2000

International Monetary Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 30/11/00

SBC report 21/00 (tabled and adopted 6/12/00): Deferred

International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

Amends the International Tax Agreements Act 1953 to: give legislative authority to an agreement between Australia and Romania and an agreement to amend the existing agreement between Australia and Finland, in relation to double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on incomes; and correct a drafting error.

Reps: Intro. 6/4/00; Passed 22/6/00

Main committee: Referred 6/6/00

Senate: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

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

Assent: 6/7/00; Act No. 100, 2000

 

Interstate Road Transport Amendment Bill 2000

Part of a package of three bills to update nationally consistent road transport laws, the bill amends the Interstate Road Transport Act 1985 to amend the definition of “trailer”.

Reps: Intro. 8/3/00; Passed 15/3/00

Main committee: Referred 14/3/00

Senate: Intro. 16/3/00; Passed 6/4/00

SBC report 3/00 (tabled and adopted 15/3/00): No reference

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 40, 2000

Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill 2000

Part of a package of three bills to update nationally consistent road transport laws, the bill amends the Interstate Road Transport Charge Act 1985 to revise annual heavy vehicle registration charges for Federally registered vehicles.

Reps: Intro. 8/3/00; Passed 15/3/00

Main committee: Referred 14/3/00

Senate: Intro. 16/3/00; Passed 6/4/00

SBC report 3/00 (tabled and adopted 15/3/00): No reference

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 41, 2000

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

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

SBC report 19/00 (tabled and adopted 8/11/00): No reference

 

Jurisdiction of Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

As a consequence of the High Court’s decision in Re Wakim; ex parte McNally in relation to the inability of federal courts to exercise State jurisdiction, the bill amends: 11 Acts to: repeal provisions which purport to consent to the conferral of State jurisdiction on federal courts; confer federal jurisdiction on federal courts to review of decisions of Commonwealth officers and bodies under State and Territory conferred functions; and enable State and Territory supreme courts to exercise limited federal judicial review jurisdiction; Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 , Corporations Act 1989 and Judiciary Act 1903 to restrict access by defendants in criminal matters to administrative law remedies; Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 1989 in relation to dealings in securities; Corporations Act 1989 in relation to takeover bids; and Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983 in relation to appeal powers of the Director and his staff.

Reps: Intro. 8/3/00; Passed 5/4/00

CID amendments: 8 Govt/passed; 9 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 11/4/00; Passed 13/4/00

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

Committee amendments: 9 Opp/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 9 and agreed to amendments nos 2, 4 and 7 as amended by 3 Opp amendments 9/5/00; Senate agreed to Reps amendments to its amendments 10/5/00]

Assent: 30/5/00; Act No. 57, 2000

Jurisdiction of Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2000

Amends the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 , Family Law Act 1975 and Trade Practices Act 1974 to clarify certain aspects of the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court and the Federal Court. Also contains safety-net provisions to ensure the validity of certain judgments of the Federal Magistrates Court; and transitional provisions.

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

Main committee: Referred 8/11/00

Senate: Intro. 10/11/00; Passed 30/11/00

SBC report 19/00 (tabled and adopted 8/11/00): No reference

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 161, 2000

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 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; 2nd reading adjourned 6/12/00

 

PM Law Enforcement Committee Bill 1999

(Introduced by Mr Kerr - ALP)

Establishes a Parliamentary Joint Committee on Commonwealth Law Enforcement. Also makes consequential amendments to the National Crime Authority Act 1984 to abolish the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Crime Authority.

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

Discharged from Notice Paper 3/4/00

Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Determination Validation Bill 1999

(Act citation: Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Determination Validation Act 2000)

Part of a package of 5 bills, the bill validates a determination made under the Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998 .

Reps: Intro. 30/6/99; Passed 23/9/99

Senate: Intro. 29/9/99; Passed 13/3/00

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

Assent: 31/3/00; Act No. 16, 2000

Local Government (Financial Assistance) Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 in relation to: the formula to be used to calculate local government financial assistance grants; the withholding, by States and the Northern Territory from financial assistance grants for any local government authority, of a sum representing the amount of any unpaid voluntary or notional goods and services tax payments; and the role of the Minister and Statistician in regard to calculations of projected population used in estimating State entitlements and amendments to various definitions to reflect this change.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/00; Passed 1/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Main committee: Referred 30/5/00

Senate: Intro. 5/6/00; Passed 19/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

[Amendment to motion that report from committee be adopted 19/6/00: 1 Opp/passed]

Assent: 27/6/00; Act No. 71, 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 31/8/00

Senate:

SBC report 21/00 (tabled and adopted 6/12/00): Deferred

 

Medicare Levy Amendment (CPI Indexation) Bill 1999

(Act citation: Medicare Levy Amendment (CPI Indexation) Act 2000)

Amends the Medicare Levy Act 1986 and A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999 to increase the Medicare levy low income exemption thresholds, Medicare levy surcharge low income threshold and Medicare levy shading-in thresholds, from the 1999-2000 financial year.

Reps: Intro. 9/12/99; Passed 13/4/00

Senate: Intro. 9/5/00; Passed 11/5/00

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

Assent: 30/5/00; Act No. 54 2000

Medicare Levy Amendment (CPI Indexation) Bill (No. 2) 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/00

Medicare Levy Amendment (Defence—East Timor Levy) Bill 2000

Amends the Medicare Levy Act 1986 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to increase the Medicare levy for the 2000-2001 financial year to partially offset Australia’s defence costs in East Timor by the progressive rates of 0.5 per cent for taxable income greater than $50 000 and 1 per cent for taxable income greater than $100 000.

Reps: Intro. 17/2/00; 2nd reading adjourned 17/2/00

Discharged from Notice Paper 5/9/00

Senate:

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

S Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999 [2000]

(Act citation: Migration Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2000)

Amends the Migration Act 1958 in relation to: cancellation and monitoring of business sponsorships; criteria and requirements for valid visa applications; authorisation of persons as “officers” and “authorised officers”; transfer of certain non-citizens from prison custody into immigration detention; merits review of certain decisions refusing permanent visas to non-citizens; exemptions from limits on the number of visas; extension of the period certain visa applications may remain in the pool; the age limit for full-time members of the Refugee Review Tribunal; judicial review of decisions of the Migration Review Tribunal; and transitional provisions.

Senate: Intro. 31/3/99; Passed 15/2/00

SBC report 7/99 (tabled and adopted 28/4/99): No reference

Reps: Intro. 15/2/00; Passed 7/3/00

Assent: 3/4/00; Act No. 28, 2000

 

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; and limit those persons who may commence and continue proceedings in the courts; 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; 2nd reading adjourned 14/3/00

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

Senate:

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

Migration Legislation Amendment (Integrity of Regional Migration Schemes) Bill 2000

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to introduce a new visa cancellation scheme for regional sponsored migration scheme visas.

Reps: Intro. 29/11/00; 2nd reading adjourned 29/11/00

Senate:

SBC report 21/00 (tabled and adopted 6/12/00): Deferred

S Migration Legislation Amendment (Judicial Review) Bill 1998 [2000]

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 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; 2nd reading adjourned 2/12/98

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

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 21/00 (tabled and adopted 6/12/00): Deferred

 

Migration Legislation Amendment (Overseas Students) Bill 2000

Part of a package of 5 bills in relation to the provision of education and training services to overseas students, the bill amends the Migration Act 1958 to provide for: the automatic cancellation of students visas in certain circumstances; enhanced powers for authorised officers to obtain certain information in relation to compliance with student visa conditions; and the making of regulations to provide for modified “no further stay” conditions to allow certain non-citizens to apply for a limited number of temporary entry visas.

Reps: Intro. 30/8/00; Passed 9/11/00

Senate: Intro. 10/11/00; Passed 6/12/00

SBC report 14/00 (tabled and adopted 6/9/00): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 6/9/00; extension of time to report 2/11/00; report tabled 28/11/00

Committee amendments: 3 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 7/12/00]

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 168, 2000

Migration Legislation Amendment (Parents and Other Measures) Bill 2000

Introduced with the Migration (Visa Application) Charge Amendment Bill 2000, the bill amends the: Health Insurance Act 1973 to: amend the definition of “Australian resident”; remove Medicare entitlements of certain visa applicants during processing of their applications; and protect the Medicare entitlements of temporary protection visa holders; Migration Act 1958 to make a technical amendment; and the Migration Regulations to: replace existing entry options for parents with new visa classes and subclasses; increase the assurance of support bond and period of effect in relation to applicants for the new parent visa classes; and require applicants to either obtain approved private health insurance cover for 10 years or pay a $25 000 one-off health services charge per person.

Reps: Intro. 7/6/00; Passed 26/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 27/6/00; Passed 10/10/00

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

Committee amendments: 7 Govt/passed; 1 Dem/passed; 2 Schedules negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 11/10/00]

Assent: 26/10/00; Act No. 128, 2000

Migration (Visa Application) Charge Amendment Bill 2000

Introduced with the Migration Legislation Amendment (Parents and Other Measures) Bill 2000, the bill amends the Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997 to provide for: a visa application charge limit of $30 000 in relation to visa applications made on or after 1 November 2000 for the 2000-2001 financial year; and indexation of the limit based on the Consumer Price Index.

Reps: Intro. 7/6/00; Passed 26/6/00

Senate: Intro. 27/6/00; Passed 10/10/00; Question put again, by leave - Bill negatived at third reading 11/10/00

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

 

Ministers of State and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 1999

(Act citation: Ministers of State and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2000)

Amends the Ministers of State Act 1952 to: allow for the appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries under section 64 of the Constitution; and increase the limit on the sum appropriated from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the payment of salaries of Ministers. Also repeals the Parliamentary Secretaries Act 1980 and makes consequential amendments to the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 and Freedom of Information Act 1982 .

Reps: Intro. 9/12/99; Passed 15/2/00

Senate: Intro. 16/2/00; Passed 17/2/00

SBC report 1/00 (tabled and adopted 16/2/00): No reference

Assent: 29/2/2000; Act No. 1, 2000

PM National Crime Authority Amendment Bill 2000

(Introduced by Mr Kerr - ALP)

Amends the: National Crime Authority Act 1984 to: increase the National Crime Authority’s (NCA) investigative powers by: removing witnesses’ ability to refuse to give evidence on grounds of self-incrimination; providing for a use immunity in these circumstances; and increasing maximum penalties imposed on witnesses who refuse to give evidence; and extend the term of the NCA chairperson from 4 to 6 years; and Ombudsman Act 1976 to provide for review of complaints in relation to the NCA.

Reps: Intro. 13/3/00; Read a 1st time 13/3/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Discharged from Notice Paper 4/9/00

S National Crime Authority Amendment Bill 2000 (No. 2)

As a consequence of High Court’s decision in R v Hughes , the bill amends the National Crime Authority Act 1984 to clarify the powers, functions and duties of the National Crime Authority by: expanding the scope of Commonwealth references to include States offences which have a federal aspect; ensuring that where the Authority is under a duty to investigate a matter pursuant to a State reference, those references will be limited to matters that have a federal aspect; and clarifying that the Authority does not have any duty or obligation to perform any function or exercise any power conferred by a State law, unless there is a federal aspect.

Senate: Intro. 11/10/00; Passed 2/11/00

SBC report 18/00 (tabled and adopted 1/11/00): No reference

Reps: Intro. 6/11/00; Passed 8/11/00

Main committee: Referred 7/11/00

Assent: 24/11/00; Act No. 133, 2000

 

S 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; Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 to exclude the operation of that Act in relation to certain decisions made under the NCA Act.

Senate: Intro. 7/12/00; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/00

Reference: Referred to Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Crime Authority 7/12/00; report due 1/3/01

National Health Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

Amends the National Health Act 1953 in relation to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, particularly with regard to: pharmacy services in rural and remote areas; medication management for elderly persons; new and relocated pharmacy approval rules; and pharmacist remuneration. Also makes consequential amendments and contains a regulation-making power dealing with transitional and saving arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 31/5/00; Passed 21/6/00

Senate: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 22/6/00

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

Assent: 28/6/00; Act No. 75, 2000

National Health Amendment (Improved Monitoring of Entitlements to Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2000

Amends the National Health Act 1953 to require the inclusion of Medicare numbers on prescriptions to ensure persons’ entitlements to pharmaceutical benefits whilst maintaining appropriate levels of privacy; and in relation to membership of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.

Reps: Intro. 6/9/00; Passed 8/11/00

CID amendments: 5 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 27/11/00; Passed 7/12/00

SBC report 15/00 (tabled and adopted 4/10/00): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Committee amendments: 4 Govt (1 amended by Opp)/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 8/12/00 a.m.]

Assent: 11/12/00; Act No. 146, 2000

S 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; 2nd reading adjourned 6/12/00

 

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 (Alienated Personal Services Income) Tax Imposition Bill (No. 1) 2000

Part of a package of three bills in relation to alienation of personal services income, the bill imposes tax on certain alienated personal services income, where income gained by an interposed entity is included in the individual’s assessable income.

Reps: Intro. 13/4/00; Passed 31/5/00

Senate: Intro. 5/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

SBC report 7/00 (tabled and adopted 10/5/00): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 10/5/00; report tabled 5/6/00; erratum tabled 7/6/00

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 87, 2000

New Business Tax System (Alienated Personal Services Income) Tax Imposition Bill (No. 2) 2000

Part of a package of three bills in relation to alienation of personal services income, the bill imposes tax on certain alienated personal services income, by ensuring that the interposed entity pay amounts under the Pay As You Go withholding system.

Reps: Intro. 13/4/00; Passed 31/5/00

Senate: Intro. 5/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

SBC report 7/00 (tabled and adopted 10/5/00): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 10/5/00; report tabled 5/6/00; erratum tabled 7/6/00

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 88, 2000

 

New Business Tax System (Alienation of Personal Services Income) Bill 2000

Part of a package of three bills in relation to alienation of personal services income, the bill amends the: Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to introduce new rules for the income tax treatment of certain personal services income to prevent individuals reducing their tax by diverting the income generated by their personal services to a company, partnership or trust and limit work-related deductions available in those cases; Taxation Administration Act 1953 to apply the Pay As You Go withholding system to personal services income paid to interposed entities, including deductions allowed against that income; and Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 , Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to make consequential amendments. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 13/4/00; Passed 31/5/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 5/6/00; Passed 30/6/00 a.m.

SBC report 7/00 (tabled and adopted 10/5/00): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 10/5/00; report tabled 5/6/00; erratum tabled 7/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Committee requests: 10 Govt/passed; 1 Opp/passed; 2 Dem/passed; 2 Dem/negatived; 2 Govt/withdrawn

[Reps made Senate requests for amendments nos 2 to 5 and 7 to 12, did not make requests for amendments nos 1, 6 and 13 and agreed to 2 Govt amendments in place of request for an amendment no. 6, 30/6/00 a.m.; Senate did not press its requests for amendments and agreed to Reps amendments made in place of its request for an amendment no. 6, 30/6/00 a.m.]

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 86, 2000

New Business Tax System (Integrity Measures) Bill 2000

Amends the: Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to: limit the extent to which taxpayers can use non-commercial losses to reduce the tax paid on their other income; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to require that prepayments for services under tax shelter arrangements, with certain limited exceptions, be deducted over the period during which the services are provided, rather than being immediately tax deductible. Also contains application provisions.

Reps: Intro. 13/4/00; Passed 8/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendment: 1 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 20/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 7/6/00; report tabled 20/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Committee amendments: 2 Dem/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 29/6/00]

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 90, 2000

 

New Business Tax System (Miscellaneous) Bill 1999

(Act citation: New Business Tax System (Miscellaneous) Act (No. 1) 2000)

Introduced with the New Business Tax System (Venture Capital Deficit Tax) Bill 1999, the bill amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to: intercorporate dividend rebate; refund of excess imputation credits obtained from franked dividends; dividend imputation and the infrastructure borrowings rebate consequential on the reduction in the company tax rate; venture capital franking rebates; and a scheme for pooling and depreciating plant valued at less than $1000. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 9/12/99; Passed 17/2/00

Senate: Intro. 6/3/00; Passed 5/6/00

SBC report 7/00 (tabled and adopted 10/5/00): Deferred

Committee amendments: 7 Govt/passed

[Amendment to motion that report from committee be adopted 26/6/00: 1 Dem/passed]

[Reps disagreed to Senate amendments and agreed to 7 Govt amendments in their place 7/6/00; Senate agreed to Reps amendments 26/6/00]

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 79, 2000

New Business Tax System (Miscellaneous) Bill (No. 2) 2000

Amends the: Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to: multiple recognition of inter-entity losses; company losses and bad debts; loss duplication measures; linked group transfer measures; capital payments received for trust interests; and technical amendments in relation to excess deductions for mining or exploration expenditure; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 in relation to company losses and bad debts; and the dividend imputation system; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and four other Acts in relation to taxation of life insurance companies and superannuation funds; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to scrip for scrip rollover relief; Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to anti-avoidance rules for Pay As You Go instalments; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and New Business Tax System (Integrity and Other Measures) Act 1999 to make technical corrections in relation to deducting prepayments. Also contains application provisions.

Reps: Intro. 13/4/00; Passed 20/6/00

CID amendments: 77 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 27/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

SBC report 9/00 (tabled 21/6/00; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 21/6/00): Provisions of bill referred to Select Committee on Superannuation and Financial Services 21/6/00; report tabled 27/6/00

Committee amendments: 4 Dem/passed; 24 items negatived; 4 sections negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 30/6/00 a.m.]

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 89, 2000

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.

Reps: Intro. 7/12/00; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/00

 

New Business Tax System (Venture Capital Deficit Tax) Bill 1999

(Act citation: New Business Tax System (Venture Capital Deficit Tax) Act 2000)

Introduced with the New Business Tax System (Miscellaneous) Bill 1999, the bill imposes a tax on a pooled development fund if it over-allocates venture capital franking rebates to shareholders.

Reps: Intro. 9/12/99; Passed 17/2/00

Senate: Intro. 6/3/00; Passed 5/6/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled and adopted 8/3/00): No reference

Assent: 22/6/00; Act No. 62, 2000

S Norfolk Island Amendment Bill 1999 [2000]

Amends the Norfolk Island Act 1979 to: allow for Commonwealth oversight of firearms legislation; enable Deputy Administrators to be appointed by the Federal Minister responsible for Territories; extend the right to vote in Legislative Assembly elections to all Australian citizens ordinarily resident on Norfolk Island; establish Australian citizenship as a qualification for enrolment and election to the Legislative Assembly; and preserve existing enrolment rights of enrolled non-Australian citizens.

Senate: Intro. 31/3/99; Negatived at second reading 9/3/00

SBC report 6/99 (tabled and adopted 21/4/99): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 21/4/99; extension of time to report 12/8/99; report tabled 23/8/99

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; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/00

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

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

 

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 (Innovation Patents) Bill 2000

Amends the Patents Act 1990 to: repeal the petty patent system and replace it with an innovation patent system, to protect lower level and incremental inventions; transfer fee payment requirements to the Patent Regulations 1991, thus streamlining fee payment methods; and correct ambiguities and inconsistencies. Also makes a consequential amendment to the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and contains application, saving and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 31/8/00

Main committee: Referred 15/8/00; CID amendments: 6 Govt/passed

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

SBC report 11/00 (tabled and adopted 16/8/00): No reference

Assent: 24/11/00; Act No. 140, 2000

Petroleum Excise Amendment (Measures to Address Evasion) Bill 2000

Addresses excise evasion through fuel substitution by amending the: Aviation Fuel Revenues (Special Appropriation) Act 1988 , Excise Act 1901 , Excise Tariff Act 1921 , Fuel Blending (Penalty Surcharge) Act 1997 , Fuel Misuse (Penalty Surcharge) Act 1997 , Fuel (Penalty Surcharges) Administration Act 1997 and Fuel Sale (Penalty Surcharge) Act 1997 to replace references to specific excise tariff items with generic descriptions to enable quick changes to tariffs by tabling or gazettal of a proposal. Also amends the Fuel (Penalty Surcharges) Administration Act 1997 to: amend the definition of “fuel” to facilitate prosecutions; allow use of evidentiary certificates in prosecutions; broaden the range of imported products that can be used in fuel substitution activities and extend record keeping requirements to this broader range of products; and make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 6/4/00; Passed 31/5/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Main committee: Referred 30/5/00

Senate: Intro. 5/6/00; Passed 5/10/00

SBC report 9/00 (tabled and adopted 21/6/00): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee 21/6/00; report tabled 17/8/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 26/10/00; Act No. 125, 2000

 

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 1999

(Act citation: Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2000)

Amends the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967 in relation to the administration of exploration for, and production of, petroleum resources. Also makes minor machinery amendments to update the Act to current legal and administrative practices including the use of approved forms, converting pecuniary penalties to penalty units and removing provisions relating to certain offences. Also makes a consequential amendment to the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Fees Act 1994 in relation to fees for infrastructure licences.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/99; Passed 26/8/99

Main committee: Referred 24/8/99; CID amendments: 4 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 1/9/99; Passed 16/2/00

SBC report 15/99 (tabled and adopted 22/9/99): No reference

Assent: 7/3/00; Act No. 5, 2000

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000

Amends the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967 to repeal section 130 of that Act, thus removing the Commonwealth’s statutory obligation to make continuing payments to Western Australia in relation to royalties received from domestic gas sales from the North West Shelf project. This will enable the Commonwealth to make a one-off payment to discharge its remaining liability under the Act before 30 June 2000.

Reps: Intro. 1/6/00; Passed 7/6/00

Main committee: Referred 6/6/00

Senate: Intro. 8/6/00; Passed 22/6/00

SBC report 9/00 (tabled and adopted 21/6/00): Deferred

Assent: 27/6/00; Act No. 73, 2000

 

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; 2nd reading adjourned 6/12/00

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Registration Fees) Amendment Bill 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 6/12/00

Pig Industry Bill 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 30/11/00

Senate:

SBC report 21/00 (tabled and adopted 6/12/00): Deferred

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

 

Pooled Development Funds Amendment Bill 1999

(Act citation: Pooled Development Funds Amendment Act 2000)

Amends the Pooled Development Funds Act 1992 in relation to: extension of the Pooled Development Funds (PDF) Program until 30 June 2003 and further review of the program before that date; increased commercial flexibility for PDFs; and improved compliance and performance monitoring.

Reps: Intro. 8/12/99; Passed 12/4/00

Senate: Intro. 13/4/00; Passed 8/6/00

SBC report 1/00 (tabled and adopted 16/2/00): No reference

Assent: 22/6/00; Act No. 64, 2000

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

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

Presidential Nominations Committee Bill 1999

Introduced with the Constitution Alteration (Establishment of Republic) Bill 1999 and as recommended by the 1998 Constitutional Convention, the bill establishes a Presidential Nominations Committee to invite and consider nominations for appointment of the President of the Commonwealth of Australia and prepare a report on such nominations for the Prime Minister.

Reps: Intro. 10/6/99; 2nd reading adjourned 10/6/99

Discharged from Notice Paper 5/9/00

Senate:

SBC report 10/99 (tabled and adopted 28/6/99): No reference

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Joint Select Committee on the Republic Referendum 31/5/99; report tabled 9/8/99

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999 to repeal the sunset clause (due to take effect at the end of 30 June 2000) to enable continued imposition of levy on transactions involving sheep, lambs and goats.

Reps: Intro. 12/4/00; Passed 11/5/00

Senate: Intro. 5/6/00; Passed 8/6/00

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

Assent: 22/6/00; Act No. 65, 2000

 

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies (GST Consequential Amendments) Bill 2000

As a consequence of the introduction of the goods and services tax (GST), the bill amends the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999 to exclude the GST from the base for calculating the deer velvet and goat fibre levies.

Reps: Intro. 16/2/00; Passed 15/3/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 15/3/00; Passed 3/4/00

SBC report 3/00 (tabled and adopted 15/3/00): Deferred

Assent: 19/4/00; Act No. 32, 2000

Primary Industries Legislation Amendment (Vegetable Levy) Bill 2000

Amends the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection (Vegetable) Regulations to clarify the rate of levy for vegetables that were grown and self-processed by producers between 1 March 1996 and 30 June 1999.

Reps: Intro. 21/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

Senate: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

SBC report 10/00 (tabled and adopted 28/6/00): No reference

Assent: 6/7/00; Act No. 101, 2000

Privacy Amendment (Office of the Privacy Commissioner) Bill 1998

(Act citation: Privacy Amendment (Office of the Privacy Commissioner) Act 2000)

Amends the Privacy Act 1988 and Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 to create the Office of the Privacy Commissioner as a separate statutory authority. Also makes a consequential amendment to the Crimes Act 1914 .

Reps: Intro. 9/12/98; Passed 17/2/99

Senate: Intro. 10/3/99; Passed 16/2/00

SBC report 2/99 (tabled and adopted 18/2/99): No reference

Assent: 29/2/2000; Act No. 2, 2000

 

Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Bill 2000

Amends the Privacy Act 1988 to establish a national scheme providing, through codes of practice adopted by private sector organisations and the National Privacy Principles, for the appropriate collection, holding, use, correction, disclosure and transfer of personal information by private sector organisations. Also amends 4 other Acts and amends the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 and Privacy Act 1988 in relation to disclosures to intelligence bodies.

Reps: Intro. 12/4/00; Passed 8/11/00

Reference (referred by Attorney-General): Referred to Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 12/4/00; report due 19/6/00; report tabled 26/6/00

CID amendments: 23 Govt/passed; 25 Opp/negatived; 5 Opp to Govt/negatived

Senate: Intro. 28/11/00; Passed 30/11/00

SBC report 11/00 (tabled 16/8/00; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 16/8/00): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 16/8/00; report due on a date to be determined after consulting the Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee (reporting date agreed to 29/8/00); extension of time to report 5/10/00; report tabled 10/10/00

Committee amendments: 29 Opp (1 amended by Dem)/passed; 5 Dem/passed; 2 items negatived; 1 Opp/negatived; 1 Dem/negatived; 1 section opposed/section agreed to

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 34 and 35, disagreed to amendments nos 1 to 33 and agreed to 9 Govt amendments in place of amendments nos 19 and 21 to 26, 5/12/00; Senate did not insist on its amendment nos 1 to 33 and agreed to Reps amendments made in place of amendments nos 19 and 21 to 26, 6/12/00]

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 155, 2000

Product Grants and Benefits Administration Bill 2000

Part of a package of three bills to implement the fuel sales grants scheme, the bill provides a framework for the assessment and payment of fuel sales grants and benefits that are to be administered by the Commissioner of Taxation.

Reps: Intro. 12/4/00; Passed 10/5/00

Senate: Intro. 11/5/00; Passed 8/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): Deferred

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Committee amendments: 3 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 8/6/00]

Assent: 19/6/00; Act No. 61, 2000

Product Stewardship (Oil) Bill 2000

Part of a package of four bills to provide product stewardship for waste oil, to encourage recycling and reuse of waste oil, the bill establishes the administrative framework for the product stewardship system.

Reps: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 27/6/00

Senate: Intro. 28/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

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

Assent: 6/7/00; Act No. 102, 2000

 

Product Stewardship (Oil) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2000

Part of a package of four bills to provide product stewardship for waste oil, to enco urage recycling and reuse of waste oil, the bill makes consequential amendments to the Excise Act 1901 and Product Grants and Benefits Administration Act 2000 to ensure consistency between the oil product stewardship benefit payments and levy collection and other excise programs.

Reps: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 27/6/00

Senate: Intro. 28/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

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

Assent: 6/7/00; Act No. 105, 2000

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

Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Act 1981 to ensure that owners of all ships of 400 gross tons or more entering or leaving an Australian port and which carry oil either as cargo or as fuel have insurance to meet any liabilities arising from pollution damage; clarify the ability of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to recover costs and expenses incurred through its pollution combating function in the maritime environment; and clarify the liability of a shipowner to meet certain expenses incurred by the AMSA.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/00; Passed 30/8/00

Main committee: Referred 15/8/00; 2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 31/8/00; Passed 7/9/00

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

Assent: 5/10/00; Act No. 122, 2000

 

Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 1999

(Act citation: Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment Act 2000)

Makes various minor amendments to the Radiocommunications Act 1992 to assist in the provision of telecommunications services. The amendments cover: regulation of communications with space objects; regulation of reflectors; issue of radiocommunications licences in the broadcasting bands; limits on amount of radiofrequency spectrum acquired by specific persons; taxation of income from use of spectrum licences; frequency assignment certificates and interference; delegation of power to issue certificates of proficiency; licence renewal; determination of conditions that apply in relation to the issuing of frequency assignment certificates; inspection of records; charges for services by bodies performing certain functions; and penalties in lieu of prosecution. Also amends the Radiocommunications Taxes Collection Act 1983 in relation to due date for licence tax instalments. Also makes consequential amendments to the Development Allowance Authority Act 1992 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 .

Reps: Intro. 18/2/99; Passed 25/3/99

Main committee: Referred 24/3/99

Senate: Intro. 29/3/99; Passed 13/4/00

SBC report 3/99 (tabled and adopted 10/3/99): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 10/3/99; extensions of time to report 20/4/99, 22/4/99; report tabled 11/5/99

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 34, 2000

Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Amendment Bill 1999

(Act citation: Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Amendment Act 2000)

Amends the Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Act 1983 in relation to due date for licence tax instalments.

Reps: Intro. 18/2/99; Passed 25/3/99

Main committee: Referred 24/3/99

Senate: Intro. 29/3/99; Passed 13/4/00

SBC report 3/99 (tabled and adopted 10/3/99): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 10/3/99; extensions of time to report 20/4/99, 22/4/99; report tabled 11/5/99

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 35, 2000

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Bill 1999

(Act citation: Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Act 2000)

Amends the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983 in relation to due date for licence tax instalments.

Reps: Intro. 18/2/99; Passed 25/3/99

Main committee: Referred 24/3/99

Senate: Intro. 29/3/99; Passed 13/4/00

SBC report 3/99 (tabled and adopted 10/3/99): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 10/3/99; extensions of time to report 20/4/99, 22/4/99; report tabled 11/5/99

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 36, 2000

 

Remuneration Tribunal Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 in relation to the framework for the remuneration of principal executive offices.

Reps: Intro. 29/11/00; 2nd reading adjourned 29/11/00

Senate:

SBC report 21/00 (tabled and adopted 6/12/00): Deferred

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000

Introduced with the Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Bill 2000, the bill establishes the regulatory framework for the scheme for a mandatory target for large buyers of electricity to acquire more of their power supplies from renewable energy sources, in order to contribute to the reduction of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Reps: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

Senate: Intro. 14/8/00; Passed 9/10/00

SBC report 10/00 (tabled and adopted 28/6/00): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 28/6/00; report due 14/8/00

Reference (supersedes reference above): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee 29/6/00; report tabled 15/8/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Committee amendments: 11 Govt/passed; 3 Opp (1 amended by AG)/passed; 4 Dem (1 amended by AG)/passed; 7 AG/passed; 1 Govt/negatived; 3 Dem/negatived; 1 Dem to AG/negatived; 11 AG/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 3, 4, 8 to 16 and 21, disagreed to amendments nos 1, 2, 5 to 7, 17 to 20 and 22 to 24 and agreed to a Govt amendment in place of amendment no. 24, 9/10/00

Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 2, 7, 22 and 24, insisted on its amendments nos 1, 5, 6, 17 to 20 and 23, agreed to 2 Opp amendments in place of its amendments nos 2 and 7, disagreed to Reps amendment made in place of its amendment no. 24 and agreed to 1 Opp amendment in its place and also agreed to 25 further Govt amendments (1 AG/negatived; 1 Dem to Opp/negatived) 7/12/00

Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 1, 5, 6, 17 to 20 and 23, agreed to Senate amendments made in place of Senate amendments nos 2 and 7, agreed to Senate amendment made in place of Reps amendment made in place of Senate amendment no. 24 and agreed to further Senate amendments 8/12/00 a.m.]

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 174, 2000

 

S Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2000

As a result of the delay in commencement of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000, the bill amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Act 2000 to ensure that the obligations under the mandatory renewable energy target contained in the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000 and the penalty for non-compliance with those obligations commence at the same time.

Senate: Intro. 8/12/00 a.m.; Passed 8/12/00 a.m.

Committee amendment: 1 Opp/passed

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

CID amendment: 1 Govt/passed

[Senate agreed to Reps amendment 8/12/00 a.m.]

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 150, 2000

Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Bill 2000

Introduced with the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000, the bill imposes a renewable energy shortfall charge on large buyers of electricity that are unable to acquire sufficient power supplies from renewable energy sources. The charge will be redeemable if the shortfall is made up within three years of being incurred.

Reps: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 30/6/00 a.m.

Senate: Intro. 14/8/00; Passed 9/10/00

SBC report 10/00 (tabled and adopted 28/6/00): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 28/6/00; report due 14/8/00

Reference (supersedes reference above): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee 29/6/00; report tabled 15/8/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Committee requests: 1 AG/negatived; 1 Dem/negatived

Assent: 26/10/00; Act No. 129, 2000

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

 

Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme Extension Bill 2000

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to extend the operation of the Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme from 14 September 2000 to 30 June 2001.

Reps: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 15/8/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 16/8/00; Passed 31/8/00

SBC report 11/00 (tabled and adopted 16/8/00): No reference

Assent: 7/9/00; Act No. 118, 2000

Retirement Savings Account Providers Supervisory Levy Determination Validation Bill 1999

(Act citation: Retirement Savings Account Providers Supervisory Levy Determination Validation Act 2000)

Part of a package of 5 bills, the bill validates a determination made under the Retirement Savings Account Providers Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998 .

Reps: Intro. 30/6/99; Passed 23/9/99

Senate: Intro. 29/9/99; Passed 13/3/00

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

Assent: 31/3/00; Act No. 17, 2000

Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Amendment Bill 2000

Part of a package of three bills to update nationally consistent road transport laws, the bill amends the Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993 to: amend definitions of various classes of heavy vehicles; and revise annual heavy vehicle registration charges for the Australian Capital Territory. The bill will provide the basis of consistent legislation in other Australian jurisdictions.

Reps: Intro. 8/3/00; Passed 15/3/00

Main committee: Referred 14/3/00

Senate: Intro. 16/3/00; Passed 6/4/00

SBC report 3/00 (tabled and adopted 15/3/00): No reference

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 42, 2000

Roads to Recovery Bill 2000

Appropriates sums out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the Roads to Recovery Program to provide additional funding to local government bodies for construction, upgrading and maintenance of roads in rural, regional and metropolitan areas.

Reps: Intro. 30/11/00; Passed 4/12/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 5/12/00; Passed 7/12/00

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

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Committee amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 154, 2000

 

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/00

Sales Tax (Customs) (Industrial Safety Equipment) Bill 2000

Part of a package of four bills in relation to sales tax exemption for industrial safety equipment, the bill amends the Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Act 1992 , in so far as it deals with tax imposed by the Sales Tax Imposition (Customs) Act 1992 to exempt industrial safety equipment only if it is mainly used to protect persons engaged in industrial operations, rather than ordinarily used to do so.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/00; Passed 31/5/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 5/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee 7/6/00; report tabled 22/6/00

Assent: 6/7/00; Act No. 96, 2000

Sales Tax (Excise) (Industrial Safety Equipment) Bill 2000

Part of a package of four bills in relation to sales tax exemption for industrial safety equipment, the bill amends the Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Act 1992 , in so far as it deals with tax imposed by the Sales Tax Imposition (Excise) Act 1992 to exempt industrial safety equipment only if it is mainly used to protect persons engaged in industrial operations, rather than ordinarily used to do so.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/00; Passed 31/5/00

Senate: Intro. 5/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee 7/6/00; report tabled 22/6/00

Assent: 6/7/00; Act No. 97, 2000

 

Sales Tax (General) (Industrial Safety Equipment) Bill 2000

Part of a package of four bills in relation to sales tax exemption for industrial safety equipment, the bill amends the Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Act 1992 , in so far as it deals with tax imposed by the Sales Tax Imposition (General) Act 1992 to exempt industrial safety equipment only if it is mainly used to protect persons engaged in industrial operations, rather than ordinarily used to do so.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/00; Passed 31/5/00

Senate: Intro. 5/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee 7/6/00; report tabled 22/6/00

Assent: 6/7/00; Act No. 98, 2000

Sales Tax (Industrial Safety Equipment) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2000

Part of a package of four bills in relation to sales tax exemption for industrial safety equipment, the bill provides for transitional measures to ensure that amendments made by the three related bills do not affect credit claims lodged, or liabilities for dealings that occurred, before 5 October 1999.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/00; Passed 31/5/00

Senate: Intro. 5/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee 7/6/00; report tabled 22/6/00

Assent: 6/7/00; Act No. 99, 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 17/8/00

Senate:

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 due 27/2/01

PM Sex Discrimination Legislation Amendment (Pregnancy and Work) Bill 2000

(Introduced by Ms Macklin - 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.

Reps: Intro. 13/3/00; Read a 1st time 13/3/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Discharged from Notice Paper 4/9/00

 

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 (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2000

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 in relation to: international portability provisions; 4 per cent pension supplement for pension bonuses and for retirement assistance for farmers; unclaimed overseas entitlements; and qualifying residence; Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to: the use of tax file numbers for data-matching purposes; unclaimed overseas entitlements; and consequential amendments in relation to international portability; Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to international portability provisions; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to the use of tax file numbers for data-matching purposes; Health Insurance Act 1973 to make consequential amendments in relation to qualifying residence; Social Security (Administration and International Agreements) (Consequential Amendments) Act 1999 and Further 1998 Budget Measures Legislation (Social Security) Act 1999 to correct renumbering errors; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999 to make a consequential and technical amendment, respectively, in relation to international portability.

Reps: Intro. 16/3/00; Passed 6/4/00

Main committee: Referred 6/4/00

Senate: Intro. 10/4/00; Passed 28/6/00

SBC report 6/00 (tabled and adopted 12/4/00): Referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee 12/4/00; report tabled 5/6/00

Committee amendments: 6 Opp/passed; 7 items negatived; 1 clause negatived

Committee request: 1 Dem/passed

[Reps did not make Senate request for an amendment 22/6/00; Senate did not press its request for an amendment and agreed to a further Dem request for an amendment 27/6/00; Reps did not make further Senate request for an amendment 28/6/00; Senate did not press its further request for an amendment 28/6/00; Reps disagreed to Senate amendments 29/6/00; Senate did not insist on its amendments 29/6/00]

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 94, 2000

Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Private Trusts and Private Companies—Integrity of Means Testing) Bill 2000

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to revise the means test treatment of customers who hold their assets in private trusts and private companies; Farm Household Support Act 1992 to apply the revised means test treatment to income support payments under the Act; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to provide for the collection and use of tax file numbers of trusts.

Reps: Intro. 17/8/00; Passed 7/9/00

Main committee: Referred 5/9/00

Senate: Intro. 3/10/00; Passed 30/10/00

SBC report 13/00 (tabled and adopted 30/8/00): No reference

Committee amendments: 2 Opp/negatived

Assent: 13/11/00; Act No. 132, 2000

 

S 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; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/00

States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Bill 2000

Provides financial assistance to the States and Territories for primary and secondary education for 2001-2004 by providing for: new socioeconomic status-based funding arrangements for non-government schools; additional funding and changes to funding arrangements for the School Transitional Emergency Assistance program; a revised structure for Commonwealth programs for targeted assistance for schools; and improved accountability arrangements for Commonwealth schools programs.

Reps: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 6/9/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 11 Govt/passed; 1 Opp/ruled out of order

Senate: Intro. 9/10/00; Passed 7/12/00

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 29/6/00; extensions of time to report 29/8/00, 3/10/00; report tabled 12/10/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Committee amendments: 10 Opp/passed; 13 Dem (1 amended by Opp)/passed; 12 Dem/negatived; 1 AG/negatived; 1 Schedule opposed/Schedule agreed to; 1 Division opposed/Division agreed to

Committee requests: 2 Opp/passed

[Reps did not make Senate requests for amendments 27/11/00; Senate pressed its requests for amendments 28/11/00; Reps did not make requests for amendment pressed by Senate 28/11/00; Senate further pressed its requests for amendments 30/11/00; Reps did not make requests for amendments further pressed by Senate 5/12/00; Senate did not further press its requests for amendments 7/12/00; Reps disagreed to Senate amendments 7/12/00; Senate did not insist on its amendments 7/12/00]

Assent: 19/12/00; Act No. 148, 2000

PM Superannuation (Entitlements of same sex couples) Bill 1999

(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. 22/11/99; Read a 1st time 22/11/99; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Discharged from Notice Paper 26/6/00

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 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

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; 2nd reading adjourned 17/2/99

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

Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Post-retirement Commutations) Bill 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/00

 

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; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/98

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; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/98

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; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/98

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

Superannuation Supervisory Levy Determination Validation Bill 1999

(Act citation: Superannuation Supervisory Levy Determination Validation Act 2000)

Part of a package of 5 bills, the bill validates a determination made under the Superannuation Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998 .

Reps: Intro. 30/6/99; Passed 23/9/99

Senate: Intro. 29/9/99; Passed 13/3/00

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

Assent: 31/3/00; Act No. 18, 2000

S Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Bill 2000

(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 reported message 7/12/00]

 

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 5) 1999

Amends the: Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Act 1992 in relation to sales tax exemption for goods incorporated into property owned by, or leased to, always-exempt bodies or foreign governments; and 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; 2nd reading adjourned 21/6/99

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

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 8) 1999

(Act citation: Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 2) 2000)

Amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 in relation to: controlled foreign companies and capital gains tax; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to: post-judgment interest; philanthropic and testamentary gifts of property; and concessional tracing rules for company loss provisions; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 3) 1998 in relation to franking of dividends; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to: non-deductibility of bribes; and excess tax offsets; Taxation (Deficit Reduction) Act (No. 2) 1993 in relation to tax rate for friendly societies and other registered organisations; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to amendments consequential on the company law review; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Taxation Laws Amendment (Trust Loss and Other Deductions) Act 1997 in relation to extension of transitional family trust and interposed entity election provisions.

Reps: Intro. 30/6/99; Passed 22/9/99

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 24 Govt/passed; 5 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 29/9/99; Passed 9/12/99

SBC report 17/99 (tabled and adopted 13/10/99): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee 13/10/99; report tabled 29/11/99

Committee amendments: 6 Govt/passed; 7 Opp/passed; 3 Dem (2 amended)/passed; 2 AG/passed; 5 AG/negatived; 1 item opposed/1 item agreed to

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 1 to 7, 9, 10, 15 and 16 and disagreed to amendments nos 8, 11 to 14, 17 and 18, 9/12/99; Senate insisted on its amendments 9/12/99; Reps insisted on disagreeing to amendments insisted on by Senate 4/4/00; Senate did not insist on its amendments and agreed to 5 Govt amendments in place of amendments nos 8, 11 to 13 and 17, 13/4/00; Reps agreed to Senate amendments 9/5/00]

Assent: 31/5/00; Act No. 58, 2000

 

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 10) 1999

(Act citation: Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 3) 2000)

Amends the: Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to provide further taxation relief to members of managed investment schemes; Film Licensed Investment Company Act 1998 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to: allow a Film Licensed Investment Company to make returns of concessional capital as frankable dividends; and make technical clarifying amendments; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to: income tax deductions for gifts to certain trusts; allowable deductions when a mining property is disposed of; and income tax exemptions for non-profit organisations which promote the development of fishing and/or aquacultural resources; and Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987 in relation to transfers of interests in petroleum projects. Also exempts from income tax business recovery grants paid to eligible businesses by the Cyclones Elaine and Vance Trust Account.

Reps: Intro. 14/10/99; Passed 13/4/00

Main committee: Referred 12/4/00; 2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 9/5/00; Passed 8/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): No reference

Assent: 22/6/00; Act No. 66, 2000

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 11) 1999

(Act citation: Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 4) 2000)

Amends the: International Tax Agreements Act 1953 to clarify the meaning of terms used in the Alienation of Property Article in Australia’s tax treaties; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to extend the tax deductibility period for gifts to certain trusts; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to remove income tax exemptions available to certain non-resident sportspersons and sporting clubs or associations. Also makes minor technical amendments to the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 .

Reps: Intro. 9/12/99; Passed 9/5/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 10/5/00; Passed 16/8/00

SBC report 7/00 (tabled and adopted 10/5/00): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 10/5/00; report tabled 20/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Committee amendments: 3 Dem/negatived

Assent: 5/9/00; Act No. 114, 2000

 

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 5) 2000

Amends the Sales Tax Assessment Act 1992 to provide a sales tax exemption for certain modifications to vehicles driven by, or used for transporting disabled persons; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to: provide an alternative method for determining the market value of shares acquired under an employee share scheme; allow: extensions of time for lodgment of ultimate beneficiary statements, correction of such statements and recovery of ultimate beneficiary non-disclosure tax by trustees in certain circumstances; and clarify the application of section 254 of the Act (responsibilities etc. of agents and trustees).

Reps: Intro. 17/2/00; Passed 15/3/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 15/3/00; Passed 5/4/00

SBC report 4/00 (tabled and adopted 5/4/00): Deferred

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 43, 2000

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 6) 2000

Amends the: Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Rates Act 1986 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to provide for a beneficiary rebate in respect of the payment of the Community Development Employment Projects Scheme Participant Supplement; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to exempt goods and services tax direct assistance certificates from income tax that may arise from the receipt or redemption of the certificates; and A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999 and Medicare Levy Act 1986 to ensure that persons purchasing private health cover with an annual excess greater than $500 for a single person or $1000 for a family will still incur Medicare levy surcharge.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/00; Passed 8/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendment: 1 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 20/6/00; Passed 22/6/00

SBC report 8/00 (tabled and adopted 7/6/00): No reference

Assent: 28/6/00; Act No. 76, 2000

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 7) 2000

Amends the: Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to income tax deductions for gifts; Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to pay as you go instalments for certain beneficiaries of trusts; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and New Business Tax System (Capital Gains Tax) Act 1999 in relation to capital gains tax (CGT) small business concessions; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 in relation to capital gains tax; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to: integrity measures relating to the CGT discount; extension of the availability of CGT discount; and a technical amendment to correct a reference. Also contains application provisions.

Reps: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 17/8/00

Senate: Intro. 28/8/00; Passed 27/11/00

SBC report 11/00 (tabled and adopted 16/8/00): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 16/8/00; report tabled 5/10/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 173, 2000

 

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 8) 2000

Amends the: A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) Act 1999 in relation to goods and services tax-free supplies and input taxed supplies; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 , A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999 , A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999 and Customs Act 1901 in relation to treatment of re-importations and temporary importations; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 in relation to fringe benefits; and adjustments; and A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to administration of the goods and services tax. Also makes minor technical and policy amendments to 5 other Acts, technical corrections to 9 Acts and contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 12/10/00; Passed 6/11/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

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

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

SBC report 19/00 (tabled and adopted 8/11/00): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 8/11/00; report: presented 30/11/00; tabled 4/12/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Committee amendments: 5 Govt/passed; 1 Opp/passed; 1 Dem/passed; 1 Dem/negatived; 2 AG/negatived

Committee request: 1 Govt/passed

[Reps made Senate request for an amendment 7/12/00; Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 2 to 7 and disagreed to Senate amendment no. 1, 8/12/00; Senate insisted on its amendment no. 1, 8/12/00 a.m.; Reps insisted on disagreeing to Senate amendment no. 1 and agreed to 1 Govt amendment in its place 8/12/00 a.m. Senate did not insist on its amendment no. 1 and agreed to Reps amendment made in its place 8/12/00 a.m.]

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 156, 2000

Taxation Laws Amendment (Excise Arrangements) Bill 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/00

 

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 (Superannuation Contributions) Bill 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 5/10/00

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

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 (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Amendment Bill 1999

(Act citation: Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Amendment Act 2000)

Amends the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to extend certain timeframes to enable National Relay Service (NRS) levy collection from eligible carriers and subsequent payment to the NRS provider to occur within a period that meets both NRS contractual obligations and legislative requirements.

Reps: Intro. 9/12/99; Passed 16/2/00

Main committee: Referred 15/2/00

Senate: Intro. 17/2/00; Passed 3/4/00

SBC report 1/00 (tabled and adopted 16/2/00): No reference

Committee amendment: 1 Dem/negatived

Assent: 19/4/00; Act No. 33, 2000

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

Amends the universal service regime contained in the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to: enable a universal service provider’s net universal service cost to be determined up to 3 years in advance; support the proposed tender for untimed local calls in remote Australia; and provide greater flexibility in relation to the declaration of universal providers and digital data service providers. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 10/5/00; Passed 22/6/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 22/6/00; Passed 29/6/00

SBC report 7/00 (tabled and adopted 10/5/00): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 10/5/00; report tabled 19/6/00

Committee amendments: 9 Dem/passed; 8 Opp/negatived; 3 items opposed/items agreed to

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 30/6/00 a.m.]

Assent: 30/6/00; Act No. 95, 2000

 

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000

Introduced with the Telecommunications (Universal Service Levy) Amendment Bill 2000, the bill amends the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to replace the current universal service regime for telecommunications with a revised statutory framework for the delivery and funding of universal service and digital data service obligations. Also makes application and transitional amendments; and consequential amendments to the Telecommunications Act 1997 .

Reps: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 3/10/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 38 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 11/10/00; Passed 30/10/00

SBC report 10/00 (tabled and adopted 28/6/00): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 28/6/00; extension of time to report 17/8/00; report tabled 29/8/00

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

Committee amendments: 4 Govt (2 amended by 4 Dem)/passed; 10 Opp/passed; 2 Dem/passed; 2 Opp/negatived; 3 sections opposed/sections agreed to

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 3 to 16, disagreed to amendments nos 1 and 2 and agreed to 3 Govt amendments in their place 7/11/00; Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 1 and 2 and agreed to the Reps amendments made in their place 8/11/00]

Assent: 29/11/00; Act No. 142, 2000

Telecommunications (Interception) Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 to: enable access to certain intercepted material by the Inspector of the Police Integrity Commission of New South Wales; provide for named person warrants and foreign communication warrants; remove an obsolete requirement for the Australian Federal Police to execute certain warrants; and provide for disclosure of intercepted information in certain further proceedings. Also contains transitional provisions and makes technical and consequential amendments to the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 and Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 .

Reps: Intro. 16/2/00; Passed 9/3/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 13/3/00; Passed 7/6/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled and adopted 8/3/00): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee 8/3/00; report tabled 11/5/00

Assent: 22/6/00; Act No. 63, 2000

 

S Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

Clarifies the powers of the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in relation to electronic addressing services, in the event that self-regulation is ineffective, by amending the: Telecommunications Act 1997 to clarify situations in which intervention in the management of electronic addressing is warranted; and Australian Communications Authority Act 1997 to enable the Minister to give the ACA responsibility for managing a specified type of electronic addressing.

Senate: Intro. 30/8/00; Passed 7/12/00

SBC report 14/00 (tabled and adopted 6/9/00): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee 6/9/00; extension of time to report 3/10/00; report tabled 8/11/00

Reps: Intro. 7/12/00; Passed 8/12/00 a.m.

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 152, 2000

Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Bill 1999

(Act citation: Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Act 2000)

Amends the Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Act 1997 to: define “transferred number”; and change the date on which numbering charges are imposed.

Reps: Intro. 9/12/99; Passed 16/3/00

Main committee: Referred 13/3/00

Senate: Intro. 3/4/00; Passed 6/4/00

SBC report 1/00 (tabled and adopted 16/2/00): No reference

Assent: 3/5/00; Act No. 51, 2000

Telecommunications (Universal Service Levy) Amendment Bill 2000

Introduced with the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000, the bill amends the Telecommunications (Universal Service Levy) Act 1997 to: extend the funding of the universal service and digital data service obligations to both carriers and carriage service providers; and reflect new arrangements in relation to eligible revenue and claims periods.

Reps: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 3/10/00

CID amendments: 3 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 11/10/00; Passed 30/10/00

SBC report 11/00 (tabled and adopted 16/8/00): No reference

Assent: 13/11/00; Act No. 131, 2000

 

Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 1999

(Act citation: Therapeutic Goods Amendment Act 2000)

Amends the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to implement the Agreement on Mutual Recognition in relation to Conformity Assessment, Certificates and Markings between Australia and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) extending the European Union (EU) Mutual Recognition Agreement to incorporate the EFTA member states (Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland). This will facilitate assessment or evaluation of regulatory compliance of therapeutic devices exported to Australia.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/99; Passed 17/2/00

Main committee: Referred 15/2/00

Senate: Intro. 6/3/00; Passed 9/3/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled and adopted 8/3/00): Deferred

Assent: 31/3/00; Act No. 12, 2000

Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000

Amends the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to: introduce new offences for dealing with counterfeit therapeutic goods; clarify the offence of importation, exportation, manufacture and/or supply of unapproved therapeutic goods; and include an additional ground in relation to advertisements, for removal of therapeutic goods from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

Reps: Intro. 9/3/00; Passed 13/4/00

Main committee: Referred 11/4/00

Senate: Intro. 9/5/00; Passed 11/5/00

SBC report 3/00 (tabled and adopted 15/3/00): No reference

Assent: 30/5/00; Act No. 56 2000

S Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2000

Amends the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to give the Secretary additional powers to ensure that the use, handling and supply of unapproved therapeutic goods accords with acceptable standards and terms and conditions under the Act and Therapeutic Goods Regulations.

Senate: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 31/8/00

SBC report 11/00 (tabled and adopted 16/8/00): No reference

Committee amendments: 4 Govt/passed

Reps: Intro. 4/9/00; Passed 6/9/00

Main committee: Referred 5/9/00

Assent: 12/9/00; Act No. 120, 2000

S Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill (No. 4) 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/00

 

Timor Gap Treaty (Transitional Arrangements) Bill 2000

Amends the Petroleum (Australia-Indonesia Zone of Cooperation) Act 1990 retrospectively to reflect the fact that the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor replaced Indonesia as Australia’s partner in the Timor Gap Treaty. Also makes consequential amendments to 10 other Acts and the proposed Crimes at Sea Act 2000 .

Reps: Intro. 17/2/00; Passed 8/3/00

Main committee: Referred 7/3/00

Senate: Intro. 13/3/00; Passed 16/3/00

SBC report 2/00 (tabled and adopted 8/3/00): No reference

Assent: 3/4/00; Act No. 25, 2000

Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992 to remove the Minister’s discretion to grant an exemption from the tobacco advertising ban at international sporting or cultural events held in Australia, with effect from 1 October 2006, with no new events to receive an exemption after 1 October 2000.

Reps: Intro. 31/5/00; Passed 17/8/00

CID amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Senate: Intro. 31/8/00; Passed 30/10/00

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

Committee amendments: 1 Opp (as amended)/passed; 1 Dem/passed; 2 Dem/negatived 1 Dem to Opp/withdrawn

[Reps agreed to Senate amendment no. 2 and disagreed to amendment no. 1 30/10/00; Senate did not insist on its amendment 1/11/00]

Assent: 24/11/00; Act No. 135, 2000

Trade Marks Amendment (Madrid Protocol) Bill 2000

Effects the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks by amending the Trade Marks Act 1995 to enable the Trade Marks Office to process international applications and registrations under the Protocol.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/00; Passed 16/8/00

Main committee: Referred 15/8/00

Senate: Intro. 17/8/00; Passed 31/8/00

SBC report 11/00 (tabled and adopted 16/8/00): No reference

Assent: 7/9/00; Act No. 117, 2000

Trade Practices Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 29/11/00

SBC report 21/00 (tabled and adopted 6/12/00): Deferred

 

Trade Practices Amendment (International Liner Cargo Shipping) Bill 2000

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 in relation to the competitive environment for international liner cargo shipping companies operating in Australia that collaborate as conferences to coordinate joint services, share capacity and freight rates.

Reps: Intro. 28/6/00; Passed 30/8/00

Main committee: Referred 15/8/00; 2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived; CID amendments: 6 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 5/9/00; Passed 7/9/00

SBC report 11/00 (tabled and adopted 16/8/00): No reference

Assent: 5/10/00; Act No. 123, 2000

PM Trade Practices Amendment (Unconscionable Conduct—Saving of State and Territory Laws) Bill 2000

(Introduced by Mr Fitzgibbon - ALP)

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 to allow, unless directly inconsistent, the concurrent operation of State and Territory laws with Part IVA of the Act (which deals with unconscionable conduct).

Reps: Intro. 5/6/00; Read a 1st time 5/6/00; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Discharged from Notice Paper 27/11/00

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 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

Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the: Australian National Railways Commission Act 1983 and Australian National Railways Commission Sale Act 1997 to: finalise the winding-up of the Australian National Railways Commission, while preserving authority for the issue of certificates for registration of land title transfers; and correct a technical drafting error; and Transport and Communications Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1992 in relation to the commencement of certain provisions.

Reps: Intro. 30/5/00; Passed 7/6/00

Main committee: Referred 6/6/00

Senate: Intro. 8/6/00; Passed 22/6/00

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

Assent: 28/6/00; Act No. 74, 2000

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 .

Reps: Intro. 29/6/00; 2nd reading adjourned 29/6/00

Senate:

SBC report 21/00 (tabled and adopted 6/12/00): Deferred

 

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 (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 30/11/00

Senate:

SBC report 21/00 (tabled and adopted 6/12/00): Deferred

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

Amends the: Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to: additional death benefits and severe injury adjustments; powers of the Repatriation Medical Authority in relation to reviews of Statements of Principles; travelling expenses; bereavement payments; Veterans’ Review Board operations; delegation of the Repatriation Commission’s powers; appropriation for special benefits; removal of outdated references to hospitals and other institutions; provision of treatment to veterans and their dependants; and amendments consequential on the A New Tax System (Compensation Measures Legislation Amendment) Act 1999 ; and Defence Service Homes Act 1918 to allow for certain subsidised advances to be made by credit providers other than the Westpac Banking Corporation (which administers the Defence Service Homes Scheme).

Reps: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 31/8/00

CID amendment: 1 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 5/9/00; Passed 2/11/00

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee 30/6/00 a.m.; extension of time to report 16/8/00; report tabled 30/8/00

Assent: 24/11/00; Act No. 141, 2000

 

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2000

Amends the: Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: extend access to psychiatric assessment and counselling services to certain Vietnam veterans, dependants and former dependants; extend access to the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme for certain children of Vietnam veterans; exclude ABSTUDY from the income test applied to a partner’s income support pension or supplement; exclude ABSTUDY recipients from receipt of income support pension or supplement; grant veterans eligibility for qualifying service and operational service in relation to certain service in South-East Asia between 1955 and 1975; and align certain pensions and allowances with the arrangements in place for income support payments.

Reps: Intro. 29/6/00; Passed 31/8/00

Senate: Intro. 4/9/00; Passed 6/12/00

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee 30/6/00 a.m.; extension of time to report 16/8/00; report tabled 30/8/00

Committee request: 1 Opp/agreed to

[Reps did not make Senate request for an amendment 29/11/00; Senate pressed its request for an amendment 30/11/00; Reps did not make request for an amendment pressed by Senate 5/12/00; Senate did not further press its request for an amendment 6/12/00]

Assent: 21/12/00; Act No. 157, 2000

Vocational Education and Training Funding Amendment Bill 2000

Amends the Vocational Education and Training Funding Act 1992 to: supplement 2000 funding; and appropriate general vocational education and training funding for the Australian National Training Authority for the year 2001.

Reps: Intro. 21/6/00; Passed 16/8/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 17/8/00; Passed 6/11/00

SBC report 13/00 (tabled and adopted 30/8/00): Referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 30/8/00; report due 13/10/00; report tabled 12/10/00

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed; 1 Dem/passed

Assent: 24/11/00; Act No. 136, 2000

Wool Services Privatisation Bill 2000

Implements the final stage in privatisation of wool industry services. The bill provides for the privatisation of the Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation and its subsequent conversion to a Corporations Law holding company limited by shares, to be called Australian Wool Services Ltd, with two principal subsidiary companies. Also repeals the Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation Act 1993 , makes consequential amendments to 7 other Acts and contains transitional and savings provisions.

Reps: Intro. 7/9/00; Passed 1/11/00

Senate: Intro. 2/11/00; Passed 5/12/00

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 7/9/00; extensions of time to report 10/10/00, 12/10/00; report: presented 20/10/00; tabled 30/10/00

Assent: 7/12/00; Act No. 145, 2000

 

PM Workplace Relations Amendment (Australian Defence Force Service and Training) Bill 1999

(Introduced by Mr Beazley - 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.

Reps: Intro. 11/10/99; Read a 1st time 11/10/99; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

Discharged from Notice Paper 5/6/00

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

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 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; 2nd reading adjourned 11/10/00, 4/12/00

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 (Termination of Employment) Bill 2000

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; 2nd reading adjourned 3/10/00

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 (Unfair Dismissals) Bill 1998

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. 12/11/98; Passed 2/12/98

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 3/12/98; Negatived at second reading 14/8/00

SBC report 12/98 (tabled and adopted 2/12/98): Provisions of bill referred to Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee 2/12/98; report tabled 15/2/99

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; 2nd reading adjourned 29/11/00

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

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

 

Youth Allowance Consolidation Bill 1999

(Act citation: Youth Allowance Consolidation Act 2000)

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 in relation to: fares allowance; Student Financial Supplement Scheme; family actual means test; and youth allowance and austudy payment; and Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983 , Farm Household Support Act 1992 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to youth allowance and the Student Financial Supplement Scheme.

Reps: Intro. 11/2/99; Passed 31/3/99

Main committee: Referred 29/3/99

CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 27/4/99; Passed 27/6/00

SBC report 3/99 (tabled and adopted 10/3/99): No reference

Committee amendment: 1 item negatived

Committee requests: 2 Dem/passed; 7 Dem/negatived

[Reps did not make Senate request for an amendment no. 1 and agreed to a Govt amendment in its place 6/4/00; Reps did not make Senate request for an amendment no. 2, 10/5/00; Senate did not press its requests for amendments nos 1 and 2, agreed to the amendment made in place of its request for an amendment no. 1 and agreed to 4 further Govt requests for amendments and 1 consequential Govt amendment 22/6/00; Reps made further Senate requests for amendments 26/6/00; Reps agreed to Senate amendments 28/6/00]

Assent: 6/7/00; Act No. 106, 2000

 

 

 

KEY

 

S Senate bill

PS Private Senator’s Bill

PM Private Member’s Bill

R Restored to Notice Paper

 

AD Australian Democrats [Dem]

AG Australian Greens

ALP Australian Labor Party [Opp]

CLP Country Liberal Party [Govt]

GWA The Greens (WA)

Ind Independent

LP Liberal Party [Govt]

NPA National Party of Australia [Govt]

PHON Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

 

CID Con sideration in Detail stage (House of Representatives)

SBC Selection of Bills Committee