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Bills and related material may be accessed at http://www.aph.gov.au/bills/index.htm

 

 

As at cob 22 December 2010

 

(2010 Final Edition)

 

 

Abbreviations

 

AD  Australian Democrats [Dem]

AG  Australian Greens

ALP  Australian Labor Party [Govt]

CLP  Country Liberal Party [Opp]

FFP  Family First Party

Ind  Independent

LP  Liberal Party of Australia [Opp]

Nats  The Nationals [Opp] 

 

CID  Consideration in detail stage (House of Representatives)

L  Lapsed bill*

PM  Private member’s bill

PS  Private senator’s bill

R  Restored to Notice Paper

S  Senate bill

SBC  Senate Selection of Bills Committee

SC  House of Representatives Selection Committee

 

PS A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Improved Access to Baby Bonus)  

L Amendment Bill 2008

(Introduced by Senator Stott Despoja - AD)

Amends the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to abolish the age restriction to enable all adoptive parents access to the baby bonus scheme.

Senate: Intro. 20/3/08; 2nd reading adjourned 20/3/08

SBC report 4/08 (tabled and adopted 14/5/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Access to Justice (Family Court Restructure and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Amends: the Family Law Act 1975 to restructure the Family Court of Australia by creating the Appellate and Superior Division and the General Division; the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 to: remove family law from the jurisdiction of the court; and transfer a number of procedural processes from the court to the General Division of the Family Court; 16 Acts consequent on the restructure of the Family Court; and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 to enable regulations to be made to impose fees on certain agencies to be imposed at any stage in proceedings. Also makes transitional arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report due 21/9/10; report presented 23/7/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 in relation to: notification of minor product variations of registered agvet products; limiting and clarifying the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority’s label assessment role; removing the requirement to notify the authorisation of an approved person; trade issues when considering label approvals; and the disclosure of confidential commercial information.

Reps: Intro. 17/3/10; Passed 23/6/10

CID amendments: 30 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 5/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): No reference

Assent: 14/7/10; Act No. 113, 2010

PM Airport Development Ombudsman Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Ms Jackson - ALP)

The bill: establishes and provides for the functions and powers of an Airport Development Ombudsman; and amends the Airports Act 1996 , Air Services Act 1995 , Civil Aviation Act 1988 and Ombudsman Act 1976 to make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 15/3/10; Read a 1st time 15/3/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

L Airports Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Airports Act 1996 to: require additional criteria to be included in airport master plans; require any proposed significant development to follow certain processes; prohibit certain developments which are incompatible with the operation of an airport site as an airport; include airport environment strategies in airport master plans; and make technical and consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; report presented 24/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Airports Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Airports Act 1996 to: require additional criteria to be included in airport master plans; require any proposed significant development to follow certain processes; prohibit certain developments which are incompatible with the operation of an airport site as an airport; include airport environment strategies in airport master plans; and make technical and consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 25/10/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 26/10/10; Passed 26/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Rural Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; extensions of time to report 16/11/10, 17/11/10; report tabled 18/11/10

Committee amendments: 33 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 29/11/10]

Assent: 17/12/10; Act No. 149, 2010

Airports (On-Airport Activities Administration) Validation Bill 2010

Validates all actions performed and powers exercised under the Airports (Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations 1997, until this legislation commences, to the extent that those actions or powers were performed or exercised by persons not validly authorised or appointed.

Reps: Intro. 12/5/10; Passed 2/6/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): No reference

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 80, 2010

PS Alcohol Toll Reduction Bill 2007 [2008]

L   (Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

Amends the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 , Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 to: establish the Responsible Advertising of Alcohol Division within the Australian Communications and Media Authority to monitor the advertising of alcohol; limit the times at which alcohol products are advertised on radio and television and impose a penalty for breaches; and provide for labelling standards for alcohol products.

Senate: Intro. 19/9/07; 2nd reading adjourned 19/9/07

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 13/2/08

SBC report 1/08 (tabled and adopted 14/2/08): Referred to Community Affairs Committee; report tabled 18/6/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Alcohol Toll Reduction Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

Amends the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 , Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 to: establish the Responsible Advertising of Alcohol Division within the Australian Communications and Media Authority to monitor the advertising of alcohol; limit the times at which alcohol products are advertised on radio and television and impose a penalty for breaches; and provide for labelling standards for alcohol products.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

L Amendments Incorporation Amendment Bill 2008

Amends the Amendments Incorporation Act 1905 to provide for the publication of Acts in electronic form.

Reps: Intro. 12/2/08; Read a 1st time 12/2/08; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980 to implement Australia’s international obligations arising from revisions made to Annex II to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (the Madrid Protocol), which relates to native flora and fauna.

Reps: Intro. 10/2/10; Passed 10/3/10

Senate: Intro. 11/3/10; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): No reference

Committee amendments: 4 AG/negatived

Assent: 25/3/10; Act No. 23, 2010

Anti-People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2010

Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 and Migration Act 1958 to create and harmonise offences and penalties in relation to people smuggling; Migration Act 1958 , Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 , Surveillance Devices Act 2004 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to make consequential amendments; Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 to enable the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation to carry out its intelligence functions in relation to border security issues; and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: enable foreign intelligence to be collected in certain circumstances; and clarify that only the Minister for Defence and the Minister for Foreign Affairs can advise the Attorney-General on the need to issue a warrant for the collection of foreign intelligence.

Reps: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 17/3/10

Senate: Intro. 18/3/10; Passed 13/5/10

SBC report 3/10 (tabled and adopted 25/2/10): No reference

SBC report 4/10 (tabled and adopted 11/3/10): Order varied: Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report presented 4/5/10 and tabled 11/5/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Assent: 31/5/10; Act No. 50, 2010

PS Anti-Terrorism Laws Reform Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Senator Ludlam - AG)

Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: insert a new definition of ‘terrorist act’; remove the offences of ‘reckless possession of a thing’, sedition, and associating with a terrorist organisation; amend the reference to ‘fostering the doing of’ a terrorist act in the definition of ‘terrorist organisation’; provide for terrorist organisations to be prescribed in regulations; and amend the ‘supporting’ offence; Crimes Act 1914 to: remove ‘investigative dead time’ from the calculation of dead time; and remove the presumption against bail for certain offences; and Australian Security Information Organisation Act 1979 in relation to the questioning and detention of terrorism suspects. Also repeals the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 .

Senate: Intro. 23/6/09; 2nd reading adjourned 23/6/09

SBC report 10/09 (tabled and adopted 25/6/09): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 28/10/09

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Anti-Terrorism Laws Reform Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Ludlam - AG)

Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: insert a new definition of ‘terrorist act’; remove the offences of ‘reckless possession of a thing’, sedition, and associating with a terrorist organisation; amend the reference to ‘fostering the doing of’ a terrorist act in the definition of ‘terrorist organisation’; provide for terrorist organisations to be prescribed in regulations; and amend the ‘supporting’ offence; Crimes Act 1914 to: remove ‘investigative dead time’ from the calculation of dead time; and remove the presumption against bail for certain offences; and Australian Security Information Organisation Act 1979 in relation to the questioning and detention of terrorism suspects. Also repeals the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 .

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2009-2010

Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2009-2010 .

Reps: Intro. 26/11/09; Passed 24/2/10

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 18/3/10

Assent: 25/3/10; Act No. 24, 2010

Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2009-2010

Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2009-2010 .

Reps: Intro. 26/11/09; Passed 24/2/10

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 18/3/10

Assent: 25/3/10; Act No. 25, 2010

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2010-2011

Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/10; Passed 21/6/10

Senate: Intro. 22/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Committee requests for amendments: 2 FFP/negatived

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 60, 2010

Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2010-2011

Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/10; Passed 21/6/10

Senate: Intro. 22/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 61, 2010

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2010-2011

Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments.

Reps: Intro. 11/5/10; Passed 21/6/10

Senate: Intro. 22/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 62, 2010

PM Assisting the Victims of International Terrorism Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Mr Abbott - LP)

Establishes a framework to provide financial assistance to persons or their next of kin who are injured or killed as a result of an international terrorist act.

Reps (Main Committee): Intro. 16/11/09; 2nd reading adjourned 23/11/09

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

PS Assisting Victims of Overseas Terrorism Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Brandis - LP)

Establishes a framework to provide financial assistance to persons or their next of kin who are injured or killed as a result of an international terrorist act.

Senate: Intro. 26/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 26/11/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): No reference

PS ATMs and Cash Facilities in Licensed Venues Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind)

Imposes civil penalties on financial institutions, corporations, body corporates and persons who install, own or operate automatic teller machines or other cash facilities in licensed venues.

Senate: Intro. 4/9/08; 2nd reading adjourned 4/9/08

SBC report 10/08 (tabled and adopted 4/9/08): Referred to Community Affairs Committee; report tabled 10/11/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Australian Astronomical Observatory Bill 2009

(Act citation: Australian Astronomical Observatory Act 2010 )

Introduced with the Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2009, the bill provides for the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board to be dissolved and re-established as the Australian Astronomical Observatory within the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 24/2/10

Senate: Intro. 25/2/10; Passed 25/2/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

Assent: 11/3/10; Act No. 11, 2010

Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 )

Introduced with the Australian Astronomical Observatory Bill 2009, the bill provides for transitional arrangements required to establish the Australian Astronomical Observatory within the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Also repeals the Anglo -Australian Telescope Agreement Act 1970 .

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 24/2/10

Senate: Intro. 25/2/10; Passed 25/2/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

Assent: 11/3/10; Act No. 12, 2010

L Australian Capital Territory and Other Legislation Amendment (Water Management) Bill 2009

Amends the: Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988 , Water Act 2007 and Canberra Water Supply (Googong Dam) Act 1974 to transfer the planning and management of all water extraction in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) from the Commonwealth to the ACT Government; Water Act 2007 to: provide that Commonwealth use of water in the Murray-Darling Basin, particularly water used at defence facilities, is taken account of through the Basin Plan; provide that the Basin Plan and water resource plans prepared by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority may adopt or incorporate matters contained in an instrument or other writing as it is in force from time to time; and clarify the definition of ‘referring State’; Water Amendment Act 2008 to clarify that the Chief Executive Officer of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority is appointed for four years from 15 December 2008; and Trade Practices Act 1974 to clarify the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s powers of delegation for its functions under rules made under the Water Act 2007 .

Reps: Intro. 19/11/09; 2nd reading adjourned 19/11/09

Senate:

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

PS Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment (Disallowance and  

L Amendment Power of the Commonwealth) Bill 2009

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Amends the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 to repeal the provision which enables the Governor-General to disallow and recommend amendments to any Act made by the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.

Senate: Intro. 26/11/09; 2nd reading adjourned 26/11/09

SBC report 19/09 (tabled and adopted 30/11/09): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment (Disallowance and Amendment Power of the Commonwealth) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Amends the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 to repeal the provision which enables the Governor-General to disallow and recommend amendments to any Act made by the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Australian Centre for Renewable Energy Bill 2009

(Act citation: Australian Centre for Renewable Energy Act 2010 )

Establishes the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy Board (ACRE) and the position of the Chief Executive Officer of ACRE to advise on the development of funding and promotion strategies for renewable energy development, commercialisation and use.

Reps: Intro. 18/11/09; Passed 25/11/09

Senate: Intro. 26/11/09; Passed 10/3/10

SBC report 17/09 (tabled and adopted 19/11/09): No reference

Committee amendments: 2 AG/negatived

Assent: 24/3/10; Act No. 18, 2010

L Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010

Establishes the Australian Civilian Corps (to work in crisis environments overseas for specified periods) and provides for the employment and management of Corps employees.

Reps: Intro. 23/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled 24/6/10; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 24/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; report due 24/8/10; report presented 20/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010

Establishes the Australian Civilian Corps (to work in crisis environments overseas for specified periods) and provides for the employment and management of Corps employees.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 28/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 15/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 15/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; report tabled 17/11/10

L Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2010

Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS), the bill establishes the Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority as an independent statutory body to administer the CPRS, the Renewable Energy Target and the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System. Also contains a regulation making power.

Reps: Intro. 2/2/10; Passed 11/2/10

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Australian Information Commissioner Bill 2010

(Previous title: Information Commissioner Bill 2009)

Introduced with the Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Bill 2010, the bill: establishes and provides for the appointments and staffing of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner; provides for the appointment, functions and powers of the two new statutory positions of Australian Information Commissioner and Freedom of Information Commissioner, and the Privacy Commissioner; establishes the Information Advisory Committee; imposes a penalty for unauthorised disclosure of information; requires the Australian Information Commissioner to prepare an annual report; and provides for a review of the operation of the Act after a two-year period.

Reps: Intro. 26/11/09; Passed 12/5/10

CID amendments: 21 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 13/5/10; Passed 13/5/10

SBC report 19/09 (tabled and adopted 30/11/09): Provisions of bill referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; report tabled 16/3/10

Assent: 31/5/10; Act No. 52, 2010

L Australian National Preventive Health Agency Bill 2009

Establishes the Australian National Preventive Health Agency as a statutory body and provides for: the terms and conditions of employment, functions and powers of the Chief Executive Officer; staff and consultants; committees; strategic and annual operational plans; finance and reporting requirements; and grants by the agency. Also establishes the Australian National Preventive Health Agency Advisory Council and provides for: the terms and conditions of appointment of members to the Council; and meeting procedures.

Reps: Intro. 10/9/09; Passed 26/10/09

Senate: Intro. 27/10/09; 2nd reading adjourned 27/10/09, 28/10/09

SBC report 14/09 (tabled and adopted 17/9/09): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/pending

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Australian National Preventive Health Agency Bill 2010

Establishes the Australian National Preventive Health Agency as a statutory body and provides for: the terms and conditions of employment, functions and powers of the Chief Executive Officer; staff and consultants; committees; strategic and annual operational plans; finance and reporting requirements; and grants by the agency. Also establishes the Australian National Preventive Health Agency Advisory Council and provides for: the terms and conditions of appointment of members to the Council; and meeting procedures.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 27/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

CID amendments: 2 Opp/passed; 4 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 15/11/10; Passed 17/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Committee amendments: 1 Ind (Xenophon) (as amended)/passed; 2 Opp/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendment 17/11/10]

Assent: 24/11/10; Act No. 134, 2010

Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Australian Research Council Act 2001 to: provide funding for the Research in Bionic Vision Science and Technology Initiative, the Super Science Fellowships scheme and National ICT Australia; apply indexation for existing schemes; and create an additional out year.

Reps: Intro. 4/2/10; Passed 17/3/10

Senate: Intro. 18/3/10; Passed 13/5/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): No reference

Assent: 31/5/10; Act No. 49, 2010

Australian Research Council Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2010

Amends the Australian Research Council Act 2001 to: apply indexation adjustments for existing schemes for the financial years starting 1 July 2010, 2011 and 2012; and set an additional funding cap for the financial year starting 1 July 2013.

Reps: Intro. 17/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 17/11/10

SC report no. 7 (tabled 17/11/10): No reference

Senate:

SBC report 14/10 (tabled and adopted 18/11/10): No reference

PS Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Fair Bank and Credit Card  

L Fees) Amendment Bill 2008

(Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

Amends the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 to: limit banking and credit card penalty fees by ensuring fees are for cost recovery only; prevent fees being charged for third party dishonoured cheques; and enhance the powers of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to monitor penalty fees and investigate customer complaints.

Senate: Intro. 14/2/08; 2nd reading adjourned 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): Referred to Economics Committee; report tabled 16/9/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Amendment Bill 2009

(Act citation: Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Amendment Act 2010 )

Amends the: Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980 and Trade Marks Act 1995 to bring the Australia-European Community Agreement on Trade in Wine into force; and Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980 in relation to: the Label Integrity Program; compliance; and penalty units.

Reps: Intro. 22/6/09; Passed 25/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 10/09 (tabled and adopted 25/6/09): No reference

Assent: 6/7/10; Act No. 98, 2010

L Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010

Modelled on the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 , the bill provides a framework for Australia to implement autonomous sanctions which may be applied to specific governments, individuals or entities, or specific goods and services that are responsible for, or involved with, a situation of international concern.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; 2nd reading adjourned 26/5/10, 24/6/10

Senate:

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee 26/5/10; extension of time to report 15/6/10; report due 26/8/10; report presented 20/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010

Modelled on the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 , the bill provides a framework for Australia to implement autonomous sanctions which may be applied to specific governments, individuals or entities, or specific goods and services that are responsible for, or involved with, a situation of international concern.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 27/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 28/10/10; 2nd reading adjourned 28/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 16/11/10; report due last day of second sitting week in February 2011 (3/3/11)

L Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991 to: create three offences and penalties; and increase penalties for a number of existing offences; and Australian Federal Police Act 1979 and Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970 in relation to the powers of Australian Federal Police members to investigate offences committed at certain airports.

Reps: Intro. 23/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled 24/6/10; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 24/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report due 24/8/10; report presented 23/7/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

S Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991 to: create three offences and penalties; and increase penalties for a number of existing offences; and Australian Federal Police Act 1979 and Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970 in relation to the powers of Australian Federal Police members to investigate offences committed at certain airports.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 18/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 16/11/10

Reps: Intro. 22/11/10; Read a 1st time 22/11/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

SC report no. 9 (tabled 25/11/10): No reference

Aviation Transport Security Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Aviation Transport Security Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Act 2010 )

Amends the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 to: designate categories of security controlled airports according to their risk profiles; allow unannounced inspections of businesses involved in air cargo; allow the secretary to enter into enforceable undertakings with aviation industry participants; and expand the scope of compliance control directions to include security controlled airports, screening authorities and screening officers.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/09; Passed 9/9/09

Senate: Intro. 9/9/09; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 11/09 ( tabled and adopted 12/8/09 ): No reference

Assent: 14/4/10; Act No. 41, 2010

Aviation Transport Security Amendment (2009 Measures No. 2) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Aviation Transport Security Amendment (2009 Measures No. 2) Act 2010 )

Amends the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 to enable cargo to be certified for security purposes earlier in the supply chain by: expanding the definitions of ‘cargo’ and ‘certified’; aligning certification processes with examinations to allow certification of cargo by air cargo agents and aircraft operators; enabling the secretary to issue a notice prescribing the circumstances in which cargo may be certified; and providing for transitional arrangements for transport security programs.

Reps: Intro. 29/10/09; Passed 25/11/09

Senate: Intro. 26/11/09; Passed 25/2/10

SBC report 17/09 (tabled and adopted 19/11/09): No reference

Assent: 11/3/10; Act No. 14, 2010

PS Banking Amendment (Controls on Variable Interest Rate Changes) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Amends the Banking Act 1959 to require authorised deposit-taking institutions for a 24-month period to: not increase variable interest rate loans and mortgages by more than the Reserve Bank interest rate increases; and not decrease variable interest rate loans and mortgages by less than the Reserve Bank interest rate decreases.

Senate: Intro. 18/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 18/11/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): No reference

PM Banking Amendment (Delivering Essential Financial Services) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Mr Bandt - AG)

Amends the Banking Act 1959 to: require banks to offer basic transaction accounts and to limit other fees to cost recovery; provide that transactions at a bank’s own-branded ATMs are free of charge; cap charges for the use of a bank’s ATMs by customers of another authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI); require ADIs to offer fixed interest gap loans and mortgages; cap mortgage and loan exit fees at cost recovery; and require uniform identification of exit fees in advertising and in mortgage and loan contracts.

Reps: Intro. 15/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 22/11/10

SC report no. 7 (tabled 17/11/10): No reference

PS Banking Amendment (Delivering Essential Financial Services) Bill 2010 (No. 2)

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Amends the Banking Act 1959 to: require banks to offer basic transaction accounts and to limit other fees to cost recovery; provide that transactions at a bank’s own-branded ATMs are free of charge; cap charges for the use of a bank’s ATMs by customers of another authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI); require ADIs to offer fixed interest gap loans and mortgages; cap mortgage and loan exit fees at cost recovery; and require uniform identification of exit fees in advertising and in mortgage and loan contracts.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): No reference

PS Banking Amendment (Delivering Essential Financial Services for the Community)  

L Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Amends the Banking Act 1959 to: require banks to offer basic transaction accounts and to limit other fees to cost recovery; provide that transactions at a bank’s own-branded ATMs are free of charge; cap charges for the use of a bank’s ATMs by customers of another authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI); require ADIs to offer a fixed interest gap mortgage; cap mortgage exit fees at cost recovery; and require uniform identification of exit fees in advertising and mortgage contracts.

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 15/6/10

SBC report 9/10 (tabled and adopted 23/6/10): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report due 2/9/10 ; report presented 16/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Banking Amendment (Keeping Banks Accountable) Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

Amends the Banking Act 1959 to enable the Treasurer to determine that the Financial Claims Scheme no longer apply to a bank which either withholds an interest rate cut or increases its variable standard rate in response to an official interest rate reduction.

Senate: Intro. 25/6/09; 2nd reading adjourned 25/6/09

SBC report 11/09 ( tabled and adopted 12/8/09 ): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report tabled 24/11/09

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

(Act citation: Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Act 2010 )

Amends the Bankruptcy Act 1966 in relation to: remuneration of registered trustees administering bankrupt estates; civil penalties; Bankruptcy Districts; creditor’s petitions; the stay period that follows the filing of a declaration of intent to file a debtor’s petition; and the debt, income and assets test thresholds for debt agreements.

Reps: Intro. 28/10/09; Passed 30/11/09

Senate: Intro. 2/12/09; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 16/09 (tabled and adopted 29/10/09): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 2/2/10; report tabled 24/2/10

Committee amendments: 6 Govt/passed; 1 item negatived (Govt)

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 24/6/10]

Assent: 14/7/10; Act No. 106, 2010

PS Britt Lapthorne Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

The bill: requires the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to identify and contact a person’s next of kin when that person is in a foreign country and believed to be missing; provides for the department and its agencies to offer assistance in such circumstances; and requires the minister to report annually on the development and implementation of international agreements relating to Australian citizens believed to be missing overseas.

Senate: Intro. 17/9/09; 2nd reading adjourned 17/9/09

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Anti-Siphoning) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Amends the: Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to provide that a notice to amend the anti-siphoning list does not come into effect until the expiration of six sitting days of each House of Parliament after the notice is tabled in that House; and Broadcasting Services (Events) Notice (No. 1) 2004 to remove the expiry date from the current anti-siphoning list.

Senate: Intro. 23/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/11/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): No reference

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2010

Amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and Copyright Act 1968 in relation to: licensing arrangements for satellite digital television broadcasting services; commercial digital television programming on satellite broadcasting services; conditions on satellite broadcasting service licensees; technical standards for digital transmission and domestic reception of satellite services; content obligations on commercial television broadcasting licensees; regulation of content broadcast on satellite services; conditional access arrangements for satellite services; and access to terrestrially-delivered commercial digital television services in regional and remote areas.

Reps: Intro. 18/3/10; Passed 13/5/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 6/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee; report tabled 12/5/10

Committee amendments: 71 Govt/passed; 8 items negatived (Govt)

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 24/6/10]

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 94, 2010

L Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2009

Amends the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 to: abolish the Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner and create the Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate; remove existing building industry specific laws; enable the Inspectorate to compulsorily obtain information or documents relevant to an investigation from certain persons; provide for safeguards in relation to the Inspectorate’s powers to obtain information and documents (including a five-year sunset provision); and create the Office of the Independent Assessor.

Reps: Intro. 17/6/09; Passed 13/8/09

Senate: Intro. 17/8/09; 2nd reading adjourned 17/8/09, 4/2/10

SBC report 9/09 (tabled and adopted 18/6/09): Provisions of bill referred to Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee; report tabled 10/9/09

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Building and Construction Industry (Restoring Workplace Rights) Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Siewert - AG)

Repeals the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 and Building and Construction Industry Improvement (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2005 .

Senate: Intro. 28/8/08; 2nd reading adjourned 28/8/08

SBC report 9/08 (tabled and adopted 3/9/08): Referred to Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee; report due 30/11/08; report presented 28/11/08 and tabled 1/12/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Building and Construction Industry (Restoring Workplace Rights) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Siewert - AG)

Repeals the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 and Building and Construction Industry Improvement (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2005 .

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill 2010

Establishes a national scheme to require the disclosure of information about the energy efficiency of large commercial office buildings at the point of sale, lease and sublease in the form of a building energy efficiency certificate.

Reps: Intro. 18/3/10; Passed 22/6/10

CID amendments: 10 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 6/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 11/5/10; report tabled 12/5/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Committee amendments: 4 AG/negatived

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 67, 2010

L Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2010

Consequent on the implementation of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill amends the: Social Security Act 1991 , Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to: increase pensions, income support allowances and family payments by 2.5 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and make adjustments to indexation arrangements; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance)(Administration) Act 1999 to: increase certain family tax benefit rates (FTB) additional to the usual indexation; and introduce a FTB combined supplement; Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: increase disability, war widow and widower, and service pensions by 2.5 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and provide for increases to payment rates and adjustments to indexation by legislative instrument; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to increase the maximum rate weekly permanent impairment compensation, weekly compensation for wholly dependant partners and Special Rate Disability Pension by 2.5 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Medicare Levy Act 1986 to increase the low income tax, Senior Australians tax, dependency tax, dependent spouse, housekeeper and child-housekeeper, invalid relative, and parent/parent-in-law offsets, and Medicare levy low-income thresholds; and Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform and Other 2009 Budget Measures) Act 2009 and Veterans’ Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform) Act 2009 to make technical amendments.

Reps: Intro. 2/2/10; Passed 11/2/10

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2010

Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill gives effect to Australia’s obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol by outlining: entities and emissions covered by the scheme; liable entities’ obligations to surrender emission units corresponding to their emissions; limits on the number of emissions units that will be issued; the nature and allocation of Australian emissions units; mechanisms to contain costs; linking to other emissions trading schemes; assistance in relation to emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities, coal-fired electricity generators and coal mining; voluntary inclusion of reforestation activities under the scheme; the domestic offsets program; the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units; and monitoring and enforcement. Also contains a regulation making power.

Reps: Intro. 2/2/10; Passed 11/2/10

CID amendments: 11 Ind (Oakeshott)/negatived

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—Customs) Bill 2010

Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill imposes a tax on the issue of Australian emissions units issued as a result of an auction or for a fixed charge, to the extent that it is a duty of customs.

Reps: Intro. 2/2/10; Passed 11/2/10

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—Excise) Bill 2010

Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill imposes a tax on the issue of Australian emissions units issued as a result of an auction or for a fixed charge, to the extent that it is a duty of excise.

Reps: Intro. 2/2/10; Passed 11/2/10

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—General) Bill 2010

Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill imposes a tax on the issue of Australian emissions units issued as a result of an auction or for a fixed charge, to the extent that it is neither a duty of customs nor a duty of excise.

Reps: Intro. 2/2/10; Passed 11/2/10

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010

Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill: amends 14 Acts and the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 consequent on the introduction of the scheme; and makes transitional arrangements to transfer the functions of the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer and the Renewable Energy Regulator to the Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority.

Reps: Intro. 2/2/10; Passed 11/2/10

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2010

Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) fuel credits, the bill establishes a CPRS fuel credits program to provide transitional assistance to eligible businesses and gaseous fuels suppliers to offset the impact of the scheme emissions unit charge.

Reps: Intro. 2/2/10; Passed 11/2/10

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010

Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the Fuel Tax Act 2006 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 consequent on the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Act 2010 .

Reps: Intro. 2/2/10; Passed 11/2/10

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Carer Recognition Bill 2010

Establishes the Statement for Australia’s Carers and places obligations on public sector agencies and associated providers in relation to the statement.

Reps: Intro. 17/3/10; 2nd reading adjourned 17/3/10

Senate:

SBC report 5/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): No reference

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Carer Recognition Bill 2010

Establishes the Statement for Australia’s Carers and places obligations on public sector agencies and associated providers in relation to the statement.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 21/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; Passed 28/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Assent: 18/11/10; Act No. 123, 2010

Child Support and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Amends: the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 to align child support income estimates with financial years; five Acts to allow parents and eligible carers to have the same care determinations made for a child where the care of the child involves more than one carer; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to non-payment of family tax benefit for non-lodgment of tax returns; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 in relation to the baby bonus and maternity immunisation allowance; and the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 in relation to reviews to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; Passed 3/6/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee 26/5/10; report tabled 15/6/10

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 65, 2010

PS Choice of Repairer Bill 2010

R   (Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

Requires motor vehicle manufacturers to provide access to information and diagnostic tools to the vehicle repair, servicing, replacement parts and accessories sectors.

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/10

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): Deferred

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 30/9/10

L Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010

The bill: requires civil litigants to file a genuine steps statement before legal proceedings are instituted in the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court; sets out the powers of court in relation to the genuine steps requirements and awarding costs; and provides that certain categories of legal proceedings are excluded proceedings.

Reps: Intro. 16/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 16/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 9/10 (tabled and adopted 23/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report due 30/7/10 ; report presented 23/7/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010

The bill: requires civil litigants to file a genuine steps statement before legal proceedings are instituted in the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court; sets out the powers of court in relation to the genuine steps requirements and awarding costs; and provides that certain categories of legal proceedings are excluded proceedings.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 20/10/10

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; 2nd reading adjourned 25/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 22/11/10; report presented 2/12/10

PM Clean Energy Security Bill 2009

(Introduced by Mr Tuckey - LP)

Amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to: limit the issue of renewable energy certificates to mature renewable energy technologies to one-third of the total certificates issued; and provide for the creation of certificates for building efficient long distance transmission systems.

Reps: Intro. 14/9/09; Removed from Notice Paper 22/6/10

PS Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill 2006 [2008]

L   (Introduced by Senators Allison and Bartlett - AD, Senator Bishop - ALP and Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Prohibits the manufacture, possession and use of cluster munitions and provides for decommissioning of cluster munitions held by the Australian Defence Force.

Senate: Intro. 5/12/06; 2nd reading adjourned 5/12/06

SBC report 15/06 (tabled and adopted 7/12/06): Referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee; extensions of time to report 29/3/07, 10/5/07; report presented 31/5/07 and tabled 12/6/07

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PM Commission of Inquiry into the Building the Education Revolution Program Bill 2010

(Introduced by Mr Pyne - LP)

Establishes the Commission of Inquiry into the Building the Education Revolution Program and provides for: the functions and powers of the commission; offences relating to the giving of evidence before the commission; matters relating to the operation of the commission; and the commission to present its findings and any recommendations by 1 November 2011.

Reps: Intro. 18/10/10; Negatived at 2nd reading 28/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

PS Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Senator Hanson-Young - AG)

Creates the independent statutory position of Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People and provides for: the functions and general powers of the position; terms and conditions and staffing support; regular and annual reporting requirements; and a review of the operation of the Act after a two-year period.

Senate: Intro. 12/5/10; 2nd reading adjourned 12/5/10

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): Deferred

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Hanson-Young - AG)

Creates the independent statutory position of Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People and provides for: the functions and general powers of the position; terms and conditions and staffing support; regular and annual reporting requirements; and a review of the operation of the Act after a two-year period.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; order varied 26/10/10: Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 26/10/10; report due last sitting day in May 2011 (12/5/11)

PS Commonwealth Electoral (Above-the-Line Voting) Amendment Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to repeal provisions relating to group voting tickets and provide for preferential above-the-line voting for Senate elections.

Senate: Intro. 14/5/08; 2nd reading adjourned 14/5/08

Reference: Referred to Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (as part of inquiry into the 2007 federal election) 14/5/08; report tabled in Reps (22/6/09) and Senate (23/6/09)

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Commonwealth Electoral (Above-the-Line Voting) Amendment Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to repeal provisions relating to group voting tickets and provide for preferential above-the-line voting for Senate elections.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

L Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2009

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: reduce the disclosure threshold to $1000; require certain persons making gifts above the threshold to furnish a return within eight weeks after polling day; ensure that for the purposes of the disclosure threshold and the disclosure of gifts, related political parties are treated as one entity; prohibit the receipt of a gift of foreign property and all anonymous gifts by registered political parties, candidates and members of a Senate group; provide that public funding of election campaigning is limited to the lesser amount of either the actual electoral expenditure or the amount awarded per vote where the four per cent threshold is satisfied; include five additional categories of electoral expenditure in relation to the rental of premises, payment of additional staff, purchase and hire of office equipment, consumables and running costs for equipment and travel and accommodation; prevent sitting members of Parliament from claiming electoral expenditure if allowances, entitlements or benefits received are used to meet that expenditure; extend existing recovery powers; and introduce new offences and penalties and increase penalties for existing offences.

Reps: Intro. 12/3/09; Passed 16/3/09

Senate: Intro. 17/3/09; 2nd reading adjourned 17/3/09

SBC report 3/09 (tabled and adopted 18/3/09): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to: reduce the disclosure threshold to $1000; require certain persons making gifts at or above the threshold to furnish returns within specified time periods; ensure that for the purposes of the disclosure threshold related political parties are treated as one entity; prohibit the receipt of a gift of foreign property and certain anonymous gifts by registered political parties, candidates and members of a Senate group; provide that public funding of election campaigning is limited to the lesser amount of either the actual electoral expenditure or the amount awarded per vote where the four per cent threshold is satisfied; include five additional categories of electoral expenditure in relation to the rental of premises, payment of additional staff, purchase and hire of office equipment, consumables and running costs for equipment and travel and accommodation; prevent sitting members of Parliament from claiming electoral expenditure if allowances, entitlements or benefits received are used to meet that expenditure; extend existing recovery powers; and introduce new offences and penalties and increase penalties for existing offences.

Reps: Intro. 20/10/10; Passed 17/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 17/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 17/11/10

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): No reference

PS Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management (Repeal and Consequential  

L Amendment) Bill 2008

(Introduced by Senator Ludlam - AG)

Repeals the Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act 2005 and makes a consequential amendment to the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 .

Senate: Intro. 25/9/08; 2nd reading adjourned 25/9/08

SBC report 12/08 (tabled and adopted 25/9/08): Referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee; extensions of time to report 14/10/08, 2/12/08; report presented 18/12/08 and tabled 3/2/09

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management (Repeal and Consequential Amendment) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Ludlam - AG)

Repeals the Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act 2005 and makes a consequential amendment to the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 .

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

L Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Trade Practices Act 1974 in relation to the: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) consideration of acquisitions in local markets (including creeping acquisitions); ACCC’S consideration of multiple markets when assessing mergers; and reform of the prohibition on anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions; and Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 and proposed Competition and Consumer Act 2010 , in response to recommendations of the Senate Economics Legislation Committee, to: insert a statement of interpretative principles into the unconscionable conduct provisions; and provide that the statutory concept of unconscionable conduct is consistently applied to both consumers and businesses.

Reps: Intro. 27/5/10; Passed 24/6/10

Senate:

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 27/5/10; report tabled 15/6/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PM Competition and Consumer (Price Signalling) Amendment Bill 2010

(Introduced by Mr Billson - LP)

Amends the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to prohibit corporations from engaging in price signalling.

Reps: Intro. 22/11/10; Read a 1st time 22/11/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

SC report no. 8 (tabled 24/11/10): Referred to Economics Committee; report due 30/5/11

L ComSuper Bill 2010

Part of a package of three bills to establish governance arrangements for Commonwealth superannuation schemes, the bill establishes ComSuper as a statutory body and provides for: the terms and conditions of employment, functions and powers of the Chief Executive Officer; staff and consultants; and finance and reporting requirements. Also contains a regulation making power.

Reps: Intro. 4/2/10; Passed 2/6/10

CID amendments: 7 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 15/6/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): Provisions of bill referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; report tabled 15/3/10; correction tabled 17/3/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Constitution Alteration (Appropriations for the Ordinary Annual Services of the 

L Government) 2001 [2008]

(Introduced by Senators Stott Despoja and Murray - AD)

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

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

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 13/2/02, 17/11/04, 14/2/08

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

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Constitution Alteration (Electors’ Initiative, Fixed Term Parliaments and 

L Qualification of Members) 2000 [2008]

(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 four-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

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 13/2/02, 17/11/04, 14/2/08

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

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PM Constitution Alteration (Just Terms) 2010

L   (Introduced by Mr Katter - Ind)

Amends the Constitution to provide that the Commonwealth power to acquire property and place restrictions on property rights can only be undertaken after compensation on just terms has been provided.

Reps: Intro. 21/6/10; Read a 1st time 21/6/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Corporations Amendment (Corporate Reporting Reform) Bill 2010

Amends the: Corporations Act 2001 and Corporations Amendment (Financial Market Supervision) Act 2010 to establish a three-tiered differential reporting framework for small companies limited by guarantee; Financial Sector (Business Transfer and Group Restructure) Act 1999 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Medibank Private Sale Act 2006 to make consequential amendments; and Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 to make transitional arrangements in relation to the Company Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; Passed 21/6/10

CID amendments: 4 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 22/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 26/5/10; report presented 1/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 66, 2010

Corporations Amendment (Financial Market Supervision) Bill 2010

Introduced with the Corporations (Fees) Amendment Bill 2010, the bill amends the Corporations Act 2001 to: require Australian market licensees to monitor and enforce compliance with market operating rules; require the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to supervise domestic Australian market licensees; and enable ASIC to make and enforce market integrity rules.

Reps: Intro. 10/2/10; Passed 23/2/10

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 11/3/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): No reference

Assent: 25/3/10; Act No. 26, 2010

L Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2010

Amends the: Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 to permit the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to apply for a search warrant without issuing a notice to produce the material sought; Corporations Act 2001 to: require persons to state the purpose for which they require a copy of a register of members of a company or registered scheme; provide that a register maintained on a computer should be inspected on a computer; enable the regulations to prescribe the formats in which a copy of a register should be provided; provide that an unsolicited offer made to purchase financial products off-market must remain open for at least one month from the date of offer; and increase the maximum penalties for insider trading and market manipulation offences; and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to enable an interception agency to apply for telecommunications interception warrants when investigating insider trading and market manipulation offences.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): Deferred

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2010

Amends the: Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 to permit the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to apply for a search warrant without issuing a notice to produce the material sought; Corporations Act 2001 to: require persons to state the purpose for which they require a copy of a register of members of a company or registered scheme; provide that a register maintained on a computer should be inspected on a computer; enable the regulations to prescribe the formats in which a copy of a register should be provided; provide that an unsolicited offer made to purchase financial products off-market must remain open for at least one month from the date of offer; and increase the maximum penalties for insider trading and market manipulation offences; and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to enable an interception agency to apply for telecommunications interception warrants when investigating insider trading and market manipulation offences.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 26/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 27/10/10; Passed 18/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report tabled 16/11/10

Assent: 24/11/10; Act No. 131, 2010

L Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010

Amends the Corporations Act 2001 to reverse the effect of the High Court decision in Sons of Gwalia Ltd v Margaretic (2007) 232 ALR 232, relating to the rights of persons bringing claims for damages in relation to shareholdings.

Reps: Intro. 2/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 2/6/10

Senate:

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 2/6/10; report presented 3/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

SBC report 9/10 (tabled and adopted 23/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report due 24/8/10 ; report presented 23/7/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010

Amends the Corporations Act 2001 to reverse the effect of the High Court decision in Sons of Gwalia Ltd v Margaretic (2007) 232 ALR 232, relating to the rights of persons bringing claims for damages in relation to shareholdings.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 24/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

CID amendments: 6 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 26/11/10; Passed 26/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 18/11/10

Assent: 17/12/10; Act No. 150, 2010

Corporations (Fees) Amendment Bill 2010

Introduced with the Corporations Amendment (Financial Market Supervision) Bill 2010, the bill amends the Corporations (Fees) Act 2001 to enable the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to impose fees on market licensees in relation to its market supervisory functions.

Reps: Intro. 10/2/10; Passed 23/2/10

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 11/3/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): No reference

Assent: 25/3/10; Act No. 27, 2010

Crimes Amendment (Royal Flying Doctor Service) Bill 2010

Amends the Crimes Act 1914 to enable Australia Post and the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDSA) to enable the carriage of medicine by Australia Post for the RFDSA’s Medical Chest Program.

Reps: Intro. 2/6/10; Passed 22/6/10

CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 2/6/10; report tabled 15/6/10

Assent: 6/7/10; Act No. 101, 2010

Crimes Amendment (Working With Children—Criminal History) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Crimes Amendment (Working With Children—Criminal History) Act 2010 )

Amends the Crimes Act 1914 to: enable pardoned, quashed and spent convictions to be disclosed and taken into account by Commonwealth, state and territory screening agencies in determining whether a person is suitable to work with children; specify the criteria screening units must meet before obtaining and dealing with this information; and require the Minister for Home Affairs to conduct a review of these disclosures no later than 30 June 2011 and table the review report in Parliament within 15 sitting days of receiving the report.

Reps: Intro. 20/8/09; Passed 18/11/09

Senate: Intro. 19/11/09; Passed 9/3/10

SBC report 13/09 (tabled and adopted 10/9/09): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; extensions of time to report 29/10/09, 17/11/09; report tabled 19/11/09

Committee amendments: 1 Govt/passed; 6 AG/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendment 10/3/10]

Assent: 25/3/10; Act No. 28, 2010

L Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: align the dismissal powers of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) Chief Executive Officer to deal with serious misconduct and corruption with those of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner; Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 to enable the ACC to appoint part-time examiners; Crimes Act 1914 to: extend searches conducted under warrant powers that apply in relation to premises to searches in relation to persons; provide when certain seized documents must be returned; provide for orders for things seized and documents produced; and provide police with a standing power to take fingerprints and photographs of arrested persons; and Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to enable the AFP Commissioner to authorise payments to AFP appointees in special circumstances. Also provides for an independent review after a two-year period of the ACC’s dismissal powers.

Reps: Intro. 23/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report due 21/9/10; report presented 23/7/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

S Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: align the dismissal powers of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) Chief Executive Officer to deal with serious misconduct and corruption with those of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner; Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 to enable the ACC to appoint part-time examiners; Crimes Act 1914 to: extend searches conducted under warrant powers that apply in relation to premises to searches in relation to persons; provide when certain seized documents must be returned; provide for orders for things seized and documents produced; and provide police with a standing power to take fingerprints and photographs of arrested persons; and Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to enable the AFP Commissioner to authorise payments to AFP appointees in special circumstances. Also provides for an independent review after a two-year period of the ACC’s dismissal powers.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 18/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 17/11/10

Reps: Intro. 22/11/10; Read a 1st time 22/11/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

SC report no. 9 (tabled 25/11/10): No reference

PS Crimes Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Child Protection from Predatory  

L Tourism Offences) Bill 2008

(Introduced by Senator Bernardi - LP)

Amends the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 , Crimes Act 1914 and Criminal Code Act 1995 in relation to child sex tourism offences by: relocating existing offences (currently in the Crimes Act) to the Criminal Code; creating new grooming, procuring and preparatory offences; making penalties consistent with like offences in the Criminal Code; introducing new offences relating to Australians overseas accessing child pornography or child abuse material; and providing for forfeiture of such material. Also makes consequential amendments to the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 .

Senate: Intro. 17/6/08; 2nd reading adjourned 17/6/08

SBC report 6/08 (tabled and adopted 25/6/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act 2010 )

Amends the: Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 , Bankruptcy Act 1966 and Crimes Act 1914 to introduce a regime for unexplained wealth; Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 , Crimes Act 1914 and Family Law Act 1975 to introduce freezing orders to ensure assets are not dispersed; Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to: remove the six-year limit on orders for non-conviction-based restraint and forfeiture of proceeds of crime; provide for non-conviction-based restraint and forfeiture of instruments of serious crime; enable the disclosure of certain information; and enable legal aid commissions to recover certain costs from the Confiscated Assets Account; Crimes Act 1914 and Customs Act 1901 to: harmonise the controlled operations, assumed identities and protection of witness identity regimes across Australia; and make a consequential amendment; Criminal Code Act 1995 to extend criminal liability to the joint commission of criminal offences; and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to enable telecommunications interception to be available for certain offences for state and territory law enforcement agencies.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/09; Passed 16/11/09

CID amendments: 64 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 23/11/09; Passed 4/2/10

SBC report 10/09 (tabled and adopted 25/6/09): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 17/9/09

Committee amendments: 6 Govt/passed; 10 Opp/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 4/2/10]

Assent: 19/2/10; Act No. 3, 2010

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill (No. 2) 2009

(Act citation: Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act (No. 2) 2010 )

Amends the: Proceeds of Crimes Act 2002 in relation to criminal asset confiscation and money laundering; Crimes Act 1914 to: enable seized material to be used by, and shared between, Commonwealth, state and territory law enforcement agencies; allow law enforcement agencies to access and search electronic equipment; and preserve the right of a person accused of a federal offence in Victoria to appeal a finding that he or she is unfit to plead; Witness Protection Act 1994 to: clarify the application of the Act to witnesses involved in state and territory matters; update the concept of identity; extend protection to former participants and related persons; and update and extend the scope of non-disclosure offences; Criminal Code Act 1995 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: introduce offences into the Criminal Code to target persons involved in serious and organised crime; and ensure that telecommunications interception warrants are available for the investigation of the new offences; Criminal Code Act 1995 and Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 to: extend the geographical jurisdiction and the scope of money laundering offences; and expand the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre’s ability to take enforcement action against non-complying reporting entities; Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 to: expand the Australian Crime Commission’s powers to deal with uncooperative witnesses; clarify procedural powers for issuing summons and notices to produce; and require a five-yearly review of the operation of the Act; Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 , Surveillance Devices Act 2004 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to make consequential amendments; and Criminal Code Act 1995 to: increase the penalties for bribing foreign and Commonwealth public officials; and provide that drug importation offences apply to offenders engaged in activity connected to the importation of drugs into Australia. Also amends 23 Acts consequent upon the joint commission offence being included in the Criminal Code; and amends 20 Acts consequent on provisions of the Crimes Act 1914 being repealed.

Reps: Intro. 16/9/09; Passed 18/11/09

Senate: Intro. 19/11/09; Passed 4/2/10

SBC report 14/09 (tabled and adopted 17/9/09): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 17/9/09; report tabled 16/11/09; errata tabled 17/11/09

Committee amendments: 10 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 4/2/10]

Assent: 19/2/10; Act No. 4, 2010

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Offences Against Children) Bill 2010

Amends: the Crimes Act 1914 and Criminal Code Act 1995 in relation to: child sex tourism offences; and overseas child pornography and child abuse material offences; the Criminal Code Act 1995 in relation to child sex offences involving using postal or similar services, or carriage services; the Crimes Act 1914 to provide for a scheme for the forfeiture of child pornography and child abuse material and items containing such material; and four Acts to make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 4/2/10; Passed 9/3/10

Senate: Intro. 10/3/10; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled 4/2/10; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 4/2/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 15/3/10; report tabled 18/3/10

Committee amendments: 2 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 18/3/10]

Assent: 14/4/10; Act No. 42, 2010

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Torture Prohibition and Death Penalty Abolition) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Crimes Legislation Amendment (Torture Prohibition and Death Penalty Abolition) Act 2010 )

Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to replace the existing offence of torture in the Crimes (Torture) Act 1988 with a new offence of torture in the Criminal Code to fulfil Australia’s obligations under the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and Death Penalty Abolition Act 1973 to provide that the death penalty cannot be reintroduced anywhere in Australia. Also repeals the Crimes (Torture) Act 1988 .

Reps: Intro. 19/11/09; Passed 22/2/10

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 11/3/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

Assent: 13/4/10; Act No. 37, 2010

Criminal Code Amendment (Cluster Munitions Prohibition) Bill 2010

Amends the Criminal Code Act 1995 to enable Australia to ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions by: creating offences and penalties in relation to cluster munitions and explosive bomblets; providing for defences for certain circumstances; and providing for certain authorisations to be made.

Reps: Intro. 27/10/10; Passed 18/11/10

SC report no. 5 (tabled 28/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 22/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 22/11/10

SBC report 13/10 (tabled and adopted 28/10/10): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; report due last sitting day of 2011 autumn sittings (24/3/11)

PS Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind)

Amends the Criminal Code Act 1995 to create three criminal offences which may occur when an adult intentionally misrepresents their age in carriage service communications with a person they believe to be a minor.

Senate: Intro. 3/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 3/2/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report presented 30/6/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Customs Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010

Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010, the bill amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to increase the customs duty rate applying to aviation fuel to 3.556 cents per litre from 1 July 2010.

Reps: Intro. 3/6/10; Passed 16/6/10

Senate: Intro. 17/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 3/6/10; report presented 3/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

SBC report 8/10 (tabled and adopted 16/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; report tabled 23/6/10

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 85, 2010

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010

Amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to incorporate end-dates for concessional items relating to non-passenger motor vehicle goods, the Expanded Overseas Assembly Provisions Scheme, and the Product Diversification Scheme for certain clothing and finished textiles.

Reps: Intro. 11/3/10; Passed 12/5/10

Senate: Intro. 13/5/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 4/10 (tabled and adopted 11/3/10): No reference

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 64, 2010

L Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2010

Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the: Customs Tariff Act 1995 to ensure reductions made to excise rates on fuels also apply to relevant imported products; and Customs Tariff Amendment (ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Act 2009 to make a technical amendment.

Reps: Intro. 2/2/10; Passed 11/2/10

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2010

Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2010, the bill amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to increase the customs duty rate applying to tobacco products by 25 per cent from 30 April 2010.

Reps: Intro. 12/5/10; Passed 1/6/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 15/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): No reference

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 77, 2010

PS Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Bartlett - AD)

Amends the Defence Act 1903 to provide for parliamentary approval of overseas service by members of the Australian Defence Force.

Senate: Intro. 13/2/08; 2nd reading adjourned 13/2/08

SBC report 2/08 (tabled and adopted 12/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2008  

L [No. 2]

(Introduced by Senator Ludlam - AG)

Amends the Defence Act 1903 to provide for parliamentary approval of overseas service by members of the Australian Defence Force.

Senate: Intro. 17/9/08; 2nd reading adjourned 17/9/08

SBC report 11/08 (tabled and adopted 18/9/08): No reference

SBC report 12/09 (tabled and adopted 20/8/09): Order varied: Referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 17/11/09; report tabled 25/2/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PM Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Mr Bandt - AG)

Amends the Defence Act 1903 to provide for parliamentary approval of overseas service by members of the Australian Defence Force.

Reps: Intro. 15/11/10; Read a 1st time 15/11/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

SC report no. 7 (tabled 17/11/10): No reference

PS Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2010 [No. 2]

(Introduced by Senator Ludlam - AG)

Amends the Defence Act 1903 to provide for parliamentary approval of overseas service by members of the Australian Defence Force.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

PS Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Amendment (Fair Indexation) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Ronaldson - LP)

Amends the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973 to index Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits scheme and Defence Force Retirement Benefits scheme superannuation pensions.

Senate: Intro. 18/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 18/11/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): No reference

Defence Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010

Amends the: Defence Act 1903 to: establish the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal as an independent statutory body and provides for the functions and powers of the Tribunal; ensure procedural fairness in the termination and discharge process when a Defence member returns a positive result for a prohibited substance; and clarify that section 58B determinations are subject to tabling and disallowance; Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Act 2008 to ensure that the scheme includes all members of the Reserves (including permanent officers transferred to the Reserves); and Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 to: enable the appointment of Chief Petty Officers and Flight Sergeants as discipline officers; clarify the jurisdiction of discipline officers; and provide for a uniform scale of punishments to all ranks for similar offences.

Reps: Intro. 17/3/10; Passed 26/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): No reference

Assent: 5/7/10; Act No. 95, 2010

S Defence Legislation Amendment (Security of Defence Premises) Bill 2010

L   Amends the: Defence Act 1903 to: provide that certain members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) may use reasonable and necessary force in the event of an attack on ADF premises; establish a statutory regime of search and seizure powers to operate at ADF premises; update and relocate the trespass offence and related arrest power; authorise the ADF to use overt optical surveillance to monitor the security of ADF premises; and require the disclosure of information captured by such devices to law enforcement agencies and public prosecution authorities; and Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to make a consequential amendment.

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/10

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): Referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; report due 24/8/10; report presented 20/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Defence Legislation Amendment (Security of Defence Premises) Bill 2010

Amends the: Defence Act 1903 to: provide that certain members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) may use reasonable and necessary force in the event of an attack on ADF premises; establish a statutory regime of search and seizure powers to operate at ADF premises; update and relocate the trespass offence and related arrest power; authorise the ADF to use overt optical surveillance to monitor the security of ADF premises; and require the disclosure of information captured by such devices to law enforcement agencies and public prosecution authorities; and Australian Federal Police Act 1979 and Defence Act 1903 to make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 26/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 27/10/10; 2nd reading adjourned 27/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 16/11/10; report due last day of second sitting week in February 2011 (3/3/11)

Do Not Call Register Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

(Previous title: Do Not Call Register Legislation Amendment Bill 2009)

Amends the: Do Not Call Register Act 2006 to: provide that individuals can register their preference not to receive telemarketing calls or marketing faxes; and enable the minister to specify a longer period of time for which numbers remain in force on the register and to reinstate numbers that have lapsed on the register at the end of the current three-year registration period; and Telecommunications Act 1997 to make consequential amendments, including enabling the Australian Communications and Media Authority to develop an industry standard for the fax marketing industry.

Reps: Intro. 26/11/09; Passed 12/5/10

CID amendments: 30 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 13/5/10; Passed 13/5/10

SBC report 19/09 (tabled and adopted 30/11/09): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee; report tabled 25/2/10

Committee amendments: 4 FFP/negatived; 2 items opposed (FFP)/items agreed to

Assent: 18/5/10; Act No. 46, 2010

PS Drink Container Recycling Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

The bill: requires producers, distributors and industry groups to submit to the minister a beverage container stewardship plan to manage the collection and recycling of beverage containers; sets minimum recovery rates for containers; requires public consultation on draft plans; and provides for annual reporting.

Senate: Intro. 13/3/08; 2nd reading adjourned 13/3/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): Deferred

Reference: Referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee 20/3/08 (as part of inquiry into the management of Australia’s waste streams); order varied 17/6/08: report due 28/8/08; extension of time to report 27/8/08; report tabled 3/9/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Drink Container Recycling Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

The bill: requires producers, distributors and industry groups to submit to the minister a beverage container stewardship plan to manage the collection and recycling of beverage containers; sets minimum recovery rates for containers; requires public consultation on draft plans; and provides for annual reporting.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Act 2010 )

Amends the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 and Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997 to: require all institutions currently registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students to re-register by 31 December 2010; introduce two new registration criteria; require providers to maintain and publish a list of persons/agents who represent them; provide the minister with a discretion to enable a suspended provider to accept monies in certain circumstances; enable national alignment of regulatory actions; and provide for regulations to be made in relation to: providers’ agents, and criteria to be applied when consideration is given to whether a course is a suitable alternative course.

Reps: Intro. 19/8/09; Passed 19/10/09

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

Senate: Intro. 26/10/09; Passed 4/2/10 [recommitted - see below]

SBC report 12/09 (tabled and adopted 20/8/09): Provisions of bill referred to Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee; report presented 16/10/09 and tabled 26/10/09

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG - Question divided: paragraph (a)/passed; paragraph (b)/negatived

Committee amendments: 2 Opp/negatived

Bill recommitted 4/2/10; Passed 4/2/10

Committee amendments: 1 Opp/passed (previously negatived); 2 Ind (Xenophon)-AG/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendment no. 1 and disagreed to Senate amendments nos 2 and 3, 11/2/10; Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 2 and 3, 22/2/10]

Assent: 3/3/10; Act No. 10, 2010

L Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 in relation to: the registration process for approved providers; financial penalties; and the publication of certain information; Ombudsman Act 1976 to enable the Ombudsman to: provide an independent complaints body for overseas students of private registered providers; provide advice and training to private registered providers to facilitate best practice complaint handling; and review and investigate complaint handling and report on systemic issues; and Privacy Act 1988 to enable the Australian Information Commissioner to transfer certain complaints to the Overseas Students Ombudsman.

Reps: Intro. 23/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled 24/6/10; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 24/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee; report due 24/8/10; interim report presented 27/7/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

S Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 in relation to: the registration process for approved providers; financial penalties; and the publication of certain information; Ombudsman Act 1976 to enable the Ombudsman to: provide an independent complaints body for overseas students of private registered providers; provide advice and training to private registered providers to facilitate best practice complaint handling; and review and investigate complaint handling and report on systemic issues; and Privacy Act 1988 to enable the Australian Information Commissioner to transfer certain complaints to the Overseas Students Ombudsman.

Senate: Intro. 27/10/10; 2nd reading adjourned 27/10/10

SBC report 13/10 (tabled and adopted 28/10/10): Referred to Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee; report tabled 22/11/10

PS Electoral Amendment (Political Honesty) Bill 2003 [2008]

(Introduced by Senator Murray - AD)

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to prohibit political advertising that is inaccurate and misleading to a material extent.

Senate: Intro. 27/3/03; 2nd reading adjourned 27/3/03

SBC report 5/03 (tabled and adopted 14/5/03): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 17/11/04, 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 to provide that: rolls are closed seven days after the issue of the writ for an election; provisional voters are not required to provide evidence of identity; electors can update their enrolment details electronically; the Australian Electoral Commission may process enrolment transactions outside the division for which the person is enrolling; and pre-poll votes cast in an elector’s home division can be cast and counted as ordinary votes; and Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to restrict the number of candidates that can be endorsed by a political party in each division.

Reps: Intro. 11/2/10; Passed 10/3/10

CID amendments: 2 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 15/3/10; 2nd reading adjourned 15/3/10, 17/3/10 [ but see Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2010 and Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Bill 2010 below]

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) 

Bill (No. 2) 2010

Amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 to provide that: rolls are closed seven days after the issue of the writ for an election; and provisional voters are not required to provide evidence of identity.

Reps: Intro. 2/6/10; Passed 16/6/10

Senate: Intro. 16/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 16/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 2/6/10; report tabled 15/6/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment and Prisoner Voting) Bill 2010

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 to: provide that the electoral roll closes seven days after the date of the writ for a federal election ( Rowe v Electoral Commissioner [2010] HCA 46); prevent certain prisoners from voting at federal elections ( Roach v Electoral Commissioner (2007) 233 CLR 162); and provide that certain prisoners may remain on, or be added to, the electoral roll; Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to provide that certain references still apply when a half Senate election is held independently from an election of the House of Representatives; and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 in relation to certified lists of voters for referenda.

Reps: Intro. 24/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/11/10

SC report no. 9 (tabled 25/11/10): No reference

Senate:

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): Deferred

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (How-to-Vote Cards and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to provide for: specific authorisation requirements for how-to-vote cards; and penalties for contravening the requirements; and Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 in relation to misleading or deceptive electronic advertising publications.

Reps: Intro. 2/6/10; Passed 16/6/10

CID amendments: 2 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 16/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 2/6/10; extension of time to report 15/6/10; report tabled 17/6/10

Committee amendments: 1 Govt/passed; 4 Opp/passed; 2 Ind (Xenophon)/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 24/6/10]

Assent: 14/7/10; Act No. 108, 2010

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Modernisation and Other Measures) 

Bill 2010

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 in relation to: publishing enrolment and election-related forms and information about places to vote; electronic certified lists of voters; mobile polling; postal voting; eligibility for early voting; and technical amendments; and Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 in relation to: evidence of identity for enrolment; the age of provisional enrolment; roll information provided electronically to parliamentarians; electronically copying the roll; purposes for which the roll may be used; and enrolment for people experiencing homelessness.

Reps: Intro. 2/6/10; Passed 16/6/10

CID amendments: 4 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 16/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 2/6/10; extension of time to report 15/6/10; report tabled 17/6/10

Committee amendments: 1 Part negatived (Opp); 2 items negatived (Opp)

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 24/6/10]

Assent: 14/7/10; Act No. 110, 2010

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) 

Bill 2010

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 to provide that: pre-poll votes cast in an elector’s home division can be cast and counted as ordinary votes; the Australian Electoral Commission may process enrolment transactions outside the division for which the person is enrolling; and electors can update their enrolment details electronically; and Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to restrict the number of candidates that can be endorsed by a political party in each division.

Reps: Intro. 2/6/10; Passed 16/6/10

Senate: Intro. 16/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 2/6/10; report tabled 15/6/10

Assent: 14/7/10; Act No. 109, 2010

PS Electoral (Greater Fairness of Electoral Processes) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]

L  (Introduced by Senator Murray - AD)

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 in relation to: accountability; political advertising; and electoral funding and disclosure; and Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 in relation to: voting by prisoners; closure of the electoral roll; nomination deposits; use of Commonwealth facilities; and conduct of state referenda and ballots.

Senate: Intro. 1/3/07; 2nd reading adjourned 1/3/07

SBC report 4/07 (tabled and adopted 21/3/07): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Emergency Assistance Fund for the Lower Lakes and Coorong Region of South  

L Australia Bill 2008 [No. 2]

(Introduced by Senator Minchin - LP)

Requires the responsible minister to determine, by legislative instrument, guidelines for the operation of the Lower Lakes and Coorong Assistance Scheme, and gives the secretary responsibility for the administration of the scheme.

Senate: Intro. 4/9/08; 2nd reading adjourned 4/9/08

SBC report 11/08 (tabled and adopted 18/9/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Emergency Water (Murray-Darling Basin Rescue) Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind)

Provides the minister with power to direct the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to establish an Interim Basin Plan to provide for emergency measures to ensure the environmental and economic sustainability of the Murray-Darling Basin.

Senate: Intro. 28/8/08; 2nd reading adjourned 28/8/08

Reference: Referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee 28/8/08 (as part of inquiry into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin system); extension of time to report 25/9/08; interim report presented 3/10/08 and tabled 13/10/08; final report presented 10/10/08 and tabled 13/10/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Control of  

L Power Station Emissions) Bill 2008

(Introduced by Senator Allison - AD)

Amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to: provide for a set greenhouse gas emission intensity threshold to apply to all new power stations and require the responsible minister to approve the operation or construction of those power stations which meet this condition; establish a monitoring regime; and include offence and penalty provisions.

Senate: Intro. 19/6/08; 2nd reading adjourned 19/6/08

SBC report 6/08 (tabled and adopted 25/6/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition  

L of Support for Whaling) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Siewert - AG and Senator Abetz - LP)

Amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to create an offence of providing any service, support or resources to organisations engaged in whaling.

Senate: Intro. 4/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 4/2/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Support for Whaling) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senators Siewert and Bob Brown - AG)

Amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to create an offence of providing any service, support or resources to organisations engaged in whaling.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Reference: Referred to Environment and Communications Legislation Committee 23/11/10; report due end of autumn sittings in 2011 (24/3/11)

PM Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Public  

L Health and Safety) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Mr Hartsuyker - Nats)

Amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to: provide that the minister must consider public health and safety concerns when requesting further information or giving approval for a controlled action; and enable the minister to give an emergency approval in such circumstances.

Reps: Intro. 15/3/10; Read a 1st time 15/3/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Recreational Fishing for Mako and Porbeagle Sharks) Bill 2010

Amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to provide that it is not an offence to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move longfin mako, shortfin mako and porbeagle sharks in or from Commonwealth waters when that action is taken during recreational fishing.

Reps: Intro. 25/2/10; Passed 15/3/10

Senate: Intro. 16/3/10; Passed 21/6/10

SBC report 3/10 (tabled and adopted 25/2/10): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/passed

Committee amendments: 1 AG/negatived; 1 item opposed (AG)/item agreed to

Assent: 14/7/10; Act No. 107, 2010

PM Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Public Health and Safety) Amendment Bill 2010

(Introduced by Mr Hartsuyker - Nats)

Amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to enable the minister to approve the relocation of the flying fox colony in Maclean, New South Wales (NSW), upon completion of state approval by the NSW Government.

Reps: Intro. 15/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 22/11/10

SC report no. 7 (tabled 17/11/10; correction tabled 18/11/10): No reference

PS Environment Protection (Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme)  

L Bill 2009

(Introduced by Senator Ludlam - AG)

The bill: establishes the national Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme; enforces and imposes civil penalties on persons or body corporates for breaches of the scheme; provides for an annual report on the operation of the proposed Act; and contains a regulation making power.

Senate: Intro. 14/5/09; 2nd reading adjourned 14/5/09

SBC report 8/09 (tabled and adopted 17/6/09): Referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 23/6/09; report tabled 17/9/09

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Environment Protection (Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Ludlam - AG)

The bill: establishes the national Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme; enforces and imposes civil penalties on persons or body corporates for breaches of the scheme; provides for an annual report on the operation of the proposed Act; and contains a regulation making power.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

PS Euthanasia Laws (Repeal) Bill 2004 [2008]

L  (Introduced by Senator Allison - AD)

Repeals the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 which prevents the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly and the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly from legalising voluntary euthanasia.

Senate: Intro. 3/3/04; 2nd reading adjourned 3/3/04

SBC report 3/04 (tabled and adopted 10/3/04): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 17/11/04, 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2009

Amends the Evidence Act 1995 to amend the professional confidential relationship privilege provisions available to protect confidential communications between journalists and their sources in certain circumstances by: providing that courts observe public interest considerations; requiring courts to consider any likely harm to a journalist if certain evidence were given; repealing provisions for automatic loss of privilege in cases of misconduct; and removing the requirement for courts to give the greatest weight to any risk of prejudice to national security.

Reps: Intro. 19/3/09; Passed 14/5/09

Senate: Intro. 15/6/09; 2nd reading adjourned 15/6/09

SBC report 4/09 (tabled and adopted 19/3/09): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee; interim report presented 7/5/09 and tabled 12/5/09; final report tabled 12/5/09

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PM Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Mr Wilkie - Ind)

Amends the: Evidence Act 1995 to extend protection to confidential communications between journalists and their sources by: presuming the communication is not subject to disclosure unless established as necessary or that public interest concerns outweigh the disclosure; and extending this privilege to all professional confidential relationships and to all prosecutions for Commonwealth offences heard in all Australian courts; and Family Law Act 1975 to make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 18/10/10; Passed 28/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 15/11/10; 2nd reading agreed to 15/11/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/passed (reference to committee— see below)

Reference: Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 15/11/10; report tabled 23/11/10

PS Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 (No. 2)

(Introduced by Senator Brandis - LP)

Amends the Evidence Act 1995 to extend protection to confidential communications between journalists and their sources by: presuming the communication is not subject to disclosure unless established as necessary or that public interest concerns outweigh the disclosure; and extending this privilege to all professional confidential relationships and to all prosecutions for Commonwealth offences heard in all Australian courts.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Reference: Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 15/11/10; report tabled 23/11/10

Excise Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010

Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010, the bill amends the Excise Tariff Act 1921 to increase the excise duty rate applying to aviation fuel to 3.556 cents per litre from 1 July 2010.

Reps: Intro. 3/6/10; Passed 16/6/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 17/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 3/6/10; report presented 3/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

SBC report 8/10 (tabled and adopted 16/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; report tabled 23/6/10

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 84, 2010

L Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2010

Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the Excise Tariff Act 1921 to reduce fuel tax to 35.688 cents per litre from 1 July 2011.

Reps: Intro. 2/2/10; Passed 11/2/10

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2010

Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2010, the bill amends the Excise Tariff Act 1921 to increase the excise duty rate applying to tobacco products by 25 per cent from 30 April 2010.

Reps: Intro. 12/5/10; Passed 1/6/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 15/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): No reference

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 76, 2010

Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 to: extend the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme to 2015-16; reduce the maximum grant to $150 000; reduce the maximum number of grants available for an individual recipient to seven; cap intellectual property registration expenses at $50 000; increase the minimum expenses threshold to $20 000; increase the income limit for members of approved joint ventures/consortia to $50 million; remove approved trading houses as an eligible special approval applicant category; reinstate disqualifying convictions; enable Austrade to impose conditions on the accreditation of EMDG consultants; and make changes in relation to applications submitted by accredited EMDG consultants.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; Passed 17/6/10

Senate: Intro. 17/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee 26/5/10; report presented 3/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 86, 2010

PS Fair Work Amendment (Paid Parental Leave) Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Senator Hanson-Young - AG)

Amends the Fair Work Act 2009 to: provide 26 weeks government-funded paid parental leave for all eligible Australian parents at the level of the federal minimum wage, or average wage, with a right to return to work; and make consequential amendments.

Senate: Intro. 13/5/09; 2nd reading adjourned 13/5/09

SBC report 8/09 (tabled and adopted 17/6/09): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Fair Work Amendment (Paid Parental Leave) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Hanson-Young - AG)

Amends the Fair Work Act 2009 to: provide 26 weeks government-funded paid parental leave for all eligible Australian parents at the level of the federal minimum wage, or average wage, with a right to return to work; and make consequential amendments.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009 [No. 2]

Part of a package of three bills to effect three private health insurance tiers, the bill amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , Private Health Insurance Act 2007 , Taxation Administration Act 1953 and Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983 to reduce the amount of private health insurance rebate eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold.

Reps: Intro. 19/11/09; Passed 3/2/10

Senate: Intro. 4/2/10; Negatived at 2nd reading 9/3/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

Part of a package of three bills to effect three private health insurance tiers, the bill amends the Medicare Levy Act 1986 to increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for certain taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold.

Reps: Intro. 19/11/09; Passed 3/2/10

Senate: Intro. 4/2/10; Negatived at 2nd reading 24/2/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

Part of a package of three bills to effect three private health insurance tiers, the bill amends the A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge--Fringe Benefits) Act 1999 to increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income (including reportable fringe benefits) for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold.

Reps: Intro. 19/11/09; Passed 3/2/10

Senate: Intro. 4/2/10; Negatived at 2nd reading 24/2/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2009 Measures) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2009 Measures) Act 2010 )

Amends the: Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to enable three additional parcels of land in the Northern Territory to be granted to the relevant Aboriginal Land Trusts; Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: enable people in Cape York who receive age pension or carer payments to have their payments income managed; and make changes to the treatment of residual balances when a person again becomes subject to income management, or dies; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 , Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to the administrative functions of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal; Social Security Act 1991 to clarify that a gift that has been returned does not have to be assessed as a deprived asset for the purposes of the social security assets test; Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to clarify the requirements for an individual to pass the control test in relation to a controlled private trust; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to require notification within 26 weeks to be given when a child for whom baby bonus is paid leaves an individual’s care. Also makes technical amendments to five Acts.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 22/2/10

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 15/3/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 9/3/10; report tabled 10/3/10; correction tabled 16/3/10

Committee amendments: 2 items opposed (AG)/items agreed to

Assent: 13/4/10; Act No. 38, 2010

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to provide that only Australian residents qualify for disability support pensions; Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: provide that leave payments are included when calculating income concessions; provide that the work bonus rules apply to couples who receive separate income support payments from different agencies; and respond to recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs report Building trust: Supporting families through Disability Trusts by reducing the work capacity and trust purpose requirements for special disability trusts; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to provide that students studying overseas full-time are treated for family tax benefit purposes similarly to full-time students studying in Australia; and Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to make technical amendments.

Reps: Intro. 20/10/10; Passed 18/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

CID amendments: 3 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 22/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 22/11/10

SBC report 13/10 (tabled and adopted 28/10/10): Provisions of:

Schedules 2 and 3 of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 22/11/10

Schedule 4 of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report due first sitting day in 2011 (8/2/11)

L Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Emergency Response Consolidation) Bill 2008

Amends the: Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007 to prohibit certain pay television licensees from providing television channels that contain a large amount of R18+ programming to certain prescribed areas; Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 to permit the transportation of pornographic material through a prescribed area to a place outside the prescribed area; Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 and Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007 to repeal permit system amendments providing public access to certain Aboriginal land; and Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007 to enable community dependent roadhouses to be licensed as community stores.

Reps: Intro. 21/2/08; Passed 2/9/08

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 25 Govt/passed; 7 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 4/9/08; Passed 27/11/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Committee; interim report presented 7/5/08 and tabled 13/5/08; extension of time for final report 13/5/08; final report tabled 15/5/08

Committee amendments: 6 Opp/passed; 1 Schedule negatived (Opp); 12 items negatived (Opp); 1 AG/negatived; 1 clause opposed (AG)/clause agreed to

[Reps reported Senate message returning bill with amendments 1/12/08]

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2008

(Act citation: Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2010 )

Amends the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to enable: Centrelink to make oral submissions to Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) hearings; SSAT to give oral reasons on ‘affirmed’ cases; and SSAT members to be appointed for a term of up to five years; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 , Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to repeal redundant references to disability wage supplement and rehabilitation allowance; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 , Native Title Amendment (Technical Amendments) Act 2007 , Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to make technical amendments.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/08; Passed 4/2/09

Senate: Intro. 5/2/09; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 16/08 (tabled and adopted 26/11/08): No reference

Assent: 13/4/10; Act No. 33, 2010

PS Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other  

L Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2009

(Introduced by Senator Siewert - AG)

Amends the Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Act 2007 , Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007 and Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Act 2007 so that: provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 prevail over the Acts; the Acts do not authorise conduct inconsistent with the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 ; the Acts and any acts done under them are intended to qualify as special measures; and any acts done, decisions made or discretion exercised under the Acts must be consistent with the intended beneficial purpose of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 .

Senate: Intro. 29/10/09; 2nd reading adjourned 29/10/09

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): Referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 9/3/10; report tabled 10/3/10; correction tabled 16/3/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Siewert - AG)

Amends the Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Act 2007 , Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007 and Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Act 2007 so that: provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 prevail over the Acts; the Acts do not authorise conduct inconsistent with the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 ; the Acts and any acts done under them are intended to qualify as special measures; and any acts done, decisions made or discretion exercised under the Acts must be consistent with the intended beneficial purpose of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 .

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care) Bill 2010

Amends the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Management System and Other Measures) Act 2007 in relation to business continuity payments; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to: the provision of statements by child care services to certain individuals; the secretary exercising discretion to suspend a child care service approval for child care benefit; and increasing the notification period when a child care service ceases operation; and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Management System and Other Measures) Act 2007 in relation to: the recovery of over advances of child care benefit to child care services; and the appropriation of funds to enable final acquittal payments to be made to child care services.

Reps: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 15/3/10

Senate: Intro. 16/3/10; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 3/10 (tabled and adopted 25/2/10): No reference

Assent: 13/4/10; Act No. 34, 2010

L Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Bill 2010

Amends the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to set the annual child care rebate limit at $7500 for four income years from 1 July 2010.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; Passed 3/6/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee 26/5/10; report tabled 15/6/10

Committee amendment: 1 AG/passed

[Reps reported Senate message returning bill with an amendment 24/6/10]

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Bill 2010

Amends the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to set the annual child care rebate limit at $7500 for four income years from 1 July 2010.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 23/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 24/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Family Law Amendment (Validation of Certain Parenting Orders and Other Measures) Bill 2010

The bill: validates certain parenting orders affected by the High Court decision in MRR v GR [2010] HCA 4; and amends the Family Law Act 1975 to allow a family court to consider certain statutory criteria when considering a parenting order application.

Reps: Intro. 17/11/10; Passed 23/11/10

SC report no. 7 (tabled 17/11/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 24/11/10; Passed 26/11/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): No reference

Assent: 16/12/10; Act No. 147, 2010

Farm Household Support Amendment (Ancillary Benefits) Bill 2010

Amends the Farm Household Support Act 1992 to facilitate a pilot of drought policy measures to assist farmers to be trialled in Western Australia for 2010-11.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; Passed 24/6/10

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 26/5/10; report presented 4/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 92, 2010

L Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010

Amends the Federal Financial Relations Act 2009 to: vary the way the Commonwealth makes goods and services tax payments to states participating in the National Health and Hospitals Network (NHHN) Agreement; replace the National Healthcare Specific Purpose Payment with a special payment; provide for additional top-up payments from the 2014-15 financial year to be paid to states participating in the NHHN Agreement; create a NHHN Fund; specify payment conditions; and impose conditions on the minister when making decisions relating to the NHHN Agreement.

Reps: Intro. 23/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled 24/6/10; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 24/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report due 24/8/10; report presented 16/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010

Amends the Federal Financial Relations Act 2009 to: vary the way the Commonwealth makes good and services tax payments to states participating in the National Health and Hospitals Network (NHHN) Agreement; replace the National Healthcare Specific Purpose Payment with a special payment for participating states; provide for additional top-up payments from the 2014-15 financial year to be paid to participating states; create a NHHN Fund; specify conditions for payments made through the Fund; and impose additional conditions on the minister when making determinations which relate to the Agreement.

Reps: Intro. 27/10/10; Passed 24/11/10

SC report no. 5 (tabled 28/10/10): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate:

SBC report 13/10 (tabled and adopted 28/10/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report due second sitting day in 2011 (9/2/11)

L Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 to clarify the body corporate status of the Australian Human Rights Commission under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 ; Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996 to enable the Australian Law Reform Commission to become a prescribed agency under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and a statutory agency for the purposes of the Public Service Act 1999 ; Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 to include references to general policy orders; Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980 to rename the corporation as Wine Australia Corporation; Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 in relation to: annual reports of Commonwealth authorities; notification of significant events; delegation power of the Finance Minister; references; interjurisdictional authorities; bodies corporate reporting requirements; procurement directions; general policy orders; and ministerial delegations of powers and functions; Criminology Research Act 1971 to merge the Criminology Research Council with the Australian Institute of Criminology; Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 in relation to: a ministerial requirement to inform Parliament of involvement in a company by their department, agencies and bodies corporate; and regulations to prescribe an agency as an interjurisdictional agency; National Transport Commission Act 2003 to provide that the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 applies to the commission; Parliamentary Service Act 1999 to clarify that the appropriation authority for certain payments is contained in the relevant Appropriation Act; and Trade Practices Act 1974 to clarify the body corporate status of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Also: repeals six Acts and provisions of 11 other Acts to remove redundant special appropriations and other outdated references; and makes amendments consequential to the amendments to the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980 .

Reps: Intro. 23/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled 24/6/10; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 24/6/10): Deferred

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 to clarify the body corporate status of the Australian Human Rights Commission under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 ; Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996 to enable the Australian Law Reform Commission to become a prescribed agency under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and a statutory agency for the purposes of the Public Service Act 1999 ; Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 to include references to general policy orders; Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980 to rename the corporation as Wine Australia Corporation; Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 in relation to: annual reports of Commonwealth authorities; notification of significant events; delegation power of the Finance Minister; references; interjurisdictional authorities; bodies corporate reporting requirements; procurement directions; general policy orders; and ministerial delegations of powers and functions; Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to clarify the body corporate status of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 ; Criminology Research Act 1971 to merge the Criminology Research Council with the Australian Institute of Criminology; Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 in relation to: a ministerial requirement to inform Parliament of involvement in a company by their department, agencies and bodies corporate; and regulations to prescribe an agency as an interjurisdictional agency; National Transport Commission Act 2003 to provide that the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 applies to the commission; and Parliamentary Service Act 1999 to clarify that the appropriation authority for certain payments is contained in the relevant Appropriation Act. Also: repeals six Acts and provisions of 11 other Acts to remove redundant special appropriations and other outdated references; and makes amendments consequential to the amendments to the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980 .

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 25/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

CID amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Senate: Intro. 26/11/10; Passed 26/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Assent: 17/12/10; Act No. 148, 2010

PS Financial Management and Accountability Amendment (Value for Money in  

L Government Spending) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Barnett - LP)

Amends the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 to place an obligation on heads of Commonwealth agencies to seek value for money when spending Commonwealth funds and to promote the same principles within their agencies.

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/10

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Prudential Refinements and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Amends: 11 Acts in relation to: the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s (APRA) preventive powers, correction powers, failure management powers, and data collection powers, APRA’s and the Australian Taxation Office’s investigation powers, auditors and actuaries, and the Financial Claims Scheme; six Acts in relation to the methodologies governing the determination of financial sector levies; and four Acts to make technical amendments. Also repeals five redundant Acts.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; Passed 21/6/10

Senate: Intro. 22/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 26/5/10; report presented 1/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 82, 2010

Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

(Act citation: Fisheries Legislation Amendment Act 2010 )

Amends the: Fisheries Management Act 1991 to: enable the Australian Fisheries Management Authority to undertake certain administrative and licensing functions by an eLicensing system (GOFish); and provide that fisheries officers engaged in investigating suspected illegal fishing can be issued with, and carry, prescribed defensive equipment in the course of their duties; and Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 to clarify which individuals who receive fish directly from Torres Strait commercial fishers require a fish receiver licence.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 9/3/10

Senate: Intro. 10/3/10; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

Assent: 13/4/10; Act No. 39, 2010

L Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2010

Amends the Fisheries Administration Act 1991 , Fishing Levy Act 1991 and Fisheries Management Act 1991 in relation to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority by: making co-management arrangements with stakeholders in Commonwealth fisheries; administering the regulatory regime; restructuring management advisory committees; and charging agencies for certain services.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; 2nd reading adjourned 26/5/10

Senate:

SBC report 8/10 (tabled and adopted 16/6/10): No reference

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2010

Amends the Fisheries Administration Act 1991 , Fishing Levy Act 1991 and Fisheries Management Act 1991 in relation to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority by: making co-management arrangements with stakeholders in Commonwealth fisheries; administering the regulatory regime; restructuring management advisory committees; and charging agencies for certain services.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 26/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 27/10/10; Passed 18/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Committee amendments: 5 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 22/11/10]

Assent: 7/12/10; Act No. 137, 2010

PS Flags (Protection of Australian Flags) Amendment Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Barnett - LP)

Amends the Flags Act 1953 to protect the Australian National Flag and proclaimed flags from unlawful desecration or destruction by inserting offence and penalty provisions.

Senate: Intro. 3/9/08; 2nd reading adjourned 3/9/08

SBC report 10/08 (tabled and adopted 4/9/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Food Importation (Bovine Meat Standards) Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Senator Colbeck - LP and Senator Joyce - Nats)

The bill requires: that bovine meat and meat products must meet certain assessment processes before being imported into Australia; and the minister to determine a country of origin labelling standard for those products.

Senate: Intro. 9/3/10; Passed 15/3/10

SBC report 5/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): No reference

Reps: Intro. 15/3/10; Read a 1st time 15/3/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

PM Food Importation (Bovine Meat - Standards) Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Mr Cobb - Nats)

The bill requires: that bovine meat and meat products must meet certain assessment processes before being imported into Australia; and the minister to determine a country of origin labelling standard for those products.

Reps: Intro. 31/5/10; Read a 1st time 31/5/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

PS Food Safety (Trans Fats) Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Senator Siewert - AG)

The bill: prohibits the manufacture, distribution, offering for sale, selling or otherwise trading in food containing synthetic trans fatty acids; and retains the right of state and territory governments to develop their own complementary or alternative regulatory regime.

Senate: Intro. 16/3/09; 2nd reading adjourned 16/3/09

SBC report 5/09 (tabled and adopted 14/5/09): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Food Safety (Trans Fats) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Siewert - AG)

The bill: prohibits the manufacture, distribution, offering for sale, selling or otherwise trading in food containing synthetic trans fatty acids; and retains the right of state and territory governments to develop their own complementary or alternative regulatory regime.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

PS Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Genetically Modified Material) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind and Senator Siewert - AG)

Amends the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 to require Food Standards Australia New Zealand to develop and approve labelling standards to be used by food producers, manufacturers and distributors of food containing genetically modified material.

Senate: Intro. 16/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 16/11/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): Referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; report due 16/6/11

PS Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling Laws) Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind, Senator Bob Brown - AG and Senator Joyce - Nats)

Amends the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 to require Food Standards Australia New Zealand to develop and approve food product labelling standards to be used by food producers, manufacturers and distributors.

Senate: Intro. 20/8/09; 2nd reading adjourned 20/8/09

SBC report 13/09 (tabled and adopted 10/9/09): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report tabled 26/11/09

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind, Senator Bob Brown - AG and Senator Joyce - Nats)

Amends the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 to require Food Standards Australia New Zealand to develop and approve labelling standards to be used by food producers, manufacturers and distributors of food containing palm oil.

Senate: Intro. 23/11/09; 2nd reading adjourned 23/11/09

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): Referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 13/5/10; report due 31/8/10; report presented 26/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind and Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Amends the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 to require Food Standards Australia New Zealand to develop and approve labelling standards to be used by food producers, manufacturers and distributors of food containing palm oil.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): Referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; report due fourth sitting day in 2011 (28/2/11)

L Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2010

Implements a reform agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments on 3 July 2008 by amending the: Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 to enable the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to vary the Maximum Residue Limit Standard in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code; and Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 and Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 to make consequential amendments. Also amends the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 to: amend the annual reporting requirements; and correct inconsistencies.

Reps: Intro. 13/5/10; 2nd reading adjourned 13/5/10

Senate:

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 15/6/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2010

Implements a reform agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments on 3 July 2008 by amending the: Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 to enable the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to vary the Maximum Residue Limit Standard in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code; and Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 and Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 to make consequential amendments. Also amends the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 to: amend the annual reporting requirements; and correct inconsistencies.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 20/10/10

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; Passed 28/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Assent: 17/11/10; Act No. 121, 2010

PS Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind and Senator Milne - AG)

Amends the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 to: implement a national interest test to be applied against proposed foreign acquisitions of agricultural land; require any interest in agricultural land greater than five hectares to be notified to the Treasurer; require online publication of information about foreign acquisitions of interest in agricultural land; and impose penalties for not notifying the Treasurer of a proposed acquisition.

Senate: Intro. 24/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/11/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): Deferred

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment Bill 2009

(Act citation: Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment Act 2010 )

Amends the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 to require foreign investors to notify the Treasurer where there is a possibility, either now or in the future, that an investment arrangement will influence or control the business or assets of an Australian company.

Reps: Intro. 20/8/09; Passed 23/11/09

CID amendments: 11 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 26/11/09; Passed 2/2/10

SBC report 13/09 (tabled and adopted 10/9/09): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Ind (Xenophon)-AG/negatived

Assent: 12/2/10; Act No. 1, 2010

Foreign Evidence Amendment Bill 2008

(Act citation: Foreign Evidence Amendment Act 2010 )

Amends the Foreign Evidence Act 1994 to: streamline the process for adducing foreign material that appears to consist of a business record; and make amendments in relation to: testimony obtained from foreign countries; non-conviction based proceeds of crime matters; court discretion when using foreign evidence; and the Attorney-General’s certification of foreign material. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 3/12/08; Passed 5/2/09

Senate: Intro. 5/2/09; Passed 13/5/10

SBC report 17/08 (tabled and adopted 4/12/08): No reference

SBC report 2/09 (tabled and adopted 12/2/09): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee; extension of time to report 13/2/09; interim report presented 4/3/09 and tabled 10/3/09; extension of time for final report 10/3/09; final report tabled 11/3/09

Committee amendments: 3 Govt/passed; 2 items negatived (Govt)

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 13/5/10]

Assent: 3/6/10; Act No. 55, 2010

PS Freedom of Information Amendment (Open Government) Bill 2003 [2008]

L   (Introduced by Senator Murray - AD)

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

Senate: Intro. 25/6/03; 2nd reading adjourned 25/6/03

SBC report 8/03 (tabled and adopted 13/8/03): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 17/11/04, 18/3/08

SBC report 4/08 (tabled and adopted 14/5/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Bill 2010

(Previous title: Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Bill 2009)

Introduced with the Australian Information Commissioner Bill 2010, the bill amends: the Freedom of Information Act 1982 to: establish a statutory framework for an information publication scheme for certain Commonwealth agencies; remove fees for applications under the Act; enable the Australian Information Commissioner to extend time periods for processing requests in certain cases; provide for consultation processes when responding to onerous requests; provide that documents held by certain contracted service providers are subject to the Act; and limit access to certain intelligence agency information and documents of the Department of Defence; the Archives Act 1983 to reduce open access periods for certain Commonwealth records; the Archives Act 1983 , Freedom of Information Act 1982 and Privacy Act 1988 to: amend exemption provisions; and provide for a public interest test; the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and Ombudsman Act 1976 to provide that the Australian Information Commissioner has: a merits review and an investigatory function; and the power to declare a person to be a vexatious applicant; and 17 Acts consequent on the establishment of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Also makes consequential and transitional amendments.

Reps: Intro. 26/11/09; Passed 12/5/10

CID amendments: 20 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 13/5/10; Passed 13/5/10

SBC report 19/09 (tabled and adopted 30/11/09): Provisions of bill referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; report tabled 16/3/10

Committee amendments: 3 AG/negatived; 3 items opposed (AG)/items agreed to

Assent: 31/5/10; Act No. 51, 2010

PS Genetic Privacy and Non-discrimination Bill 1998 [2008]

L   (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

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98, 14/5/02, 17/11/04, 14/2/08

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

Reference: 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

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PM Geothermal and other Renewable Energy (Emerging Technologies) Amendment Bill 2009

(Introduced by Mrs Bishop - LP)

Amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to: require regulations to be made to determine that food processing activities, to the extent they are trade exposed, be given a 90 per cent partial exemption from the additional renewable source electricity acquisition obligation for 2010 and later years; and provide that certain emerging renewable energy sources gain a share of the guaranteed renewable energy market.

Reps: Intro. 14/9/09; Removed from Notice Paper 22/6/10

PS Geothermal and Other Renewable Energy (Emerging Technologies) Amendment  

L Bill 2009 (No. 2)

(Introduced by Senator Minchin - LP)

Amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to provide that certain emerging renewable energy sources gain a share of the guaranteed renewable energy market.

Senate: Intro. 16/9/09; 2nd reading adjourned 16/9/09

SBC report 14/09 (tabled and adopted 17/9/09): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Bill 2010

Part of a package of three bills to establish governance arrangements for Commonwealth superannuation schemes, the bill: renames the Australian Reward Investment Alliance body corporate as the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC), and sets out its functions and powers; establishes a governing board of CSC; allows CSC to employ staff and engage consultants; and provides for finance and reporting requirements.

Reps: Intro. 4/2/10; Passed 2/6/10

CID amendments: 12 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 15/6/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): Provisions of bill referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; report tabled 15/3/10; correction tabled 17/3/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance) Bill 2009

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to: enable the Chief Executive Officer of Medicare Australia to require certain documents to be produced by a medical practitioner during a compliance audit; and provide that a practitioner unable to substantiate an amount paid for a service may be liable to pay a penalty.

Reps: Intro. 17/9/09; Passed 16/11/09

Senate: Intro. 17/11/09; Passed 23/11/09

SBC report 15/09 (tabled and adopted 17/9/09): No reference

Committee amendments: 7 Opp (1 as amended)/passed; 2 Opp-FFP-Ind (Xenophon)/passed; 1 subsection negatived (Opp); 3 AG/negatived; 1 FFP/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 2 to 9 and disagreed to Senate amendments nos 1 and 10, 24/11/09; Senate insisted on its amendments nos 1 and 10, 26/11/09; Reps insisted on disagreeing to Senate amendments nos 1 and 10 and agreed to a Govt amendment 24/2/10; Senate reported Reps message insisting on disagreeing to Senate amendments nos 1 and 10 and agreeing to a Govt amendment 25/2/10]

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance) Bill 2010

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to: enable the Chief Executive Officer of Medicare Australia to require certain documents to be produced by a medical practitioner during a compliance audit; and provide that a practitioner unable to substantiate an amount paid for a service may be liable to pay a penalty.

Reps: Intro. 17/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 17/11/10

SC report no. 7 (tabled 17/11/10): No reference

Senate:

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): No reference

Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation) Act 2010 )

Amends the Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation) Act 2007 to: broaden the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme to require practices providing non-radiology services, or a combination of radiology and non-radiology services, to obtain accreditation; and provide transitional arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 23/2/10

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

Assent: 24/3/10; Act No. 22, 2010

Health Insurance Amendment (New Zealand Overseas Trained Doctors) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Health Insurance Amendment (New Zealand Overseas Trained Doctors) Act 2010 )

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to: enable certain New Zealand permanent resident and citizen doctors to provide professional services that attract Medicare benefits without being subject to a ten-year waiting period (the ‘moratorium’ period); remove the requirement for overseas trained doctors to have both Australian permanent residency or citizenship and medical registration before the moratorium period commences; and provide for a 90-day period in which medical practitioners can appeal against a refusal for an exemption from the moratorium period.

Reps: Intro. 21/10/09; Passed 30/11/09

Senate: Intro. 2/12/09; Passed 4/2/10

SBC report 16/09 (tabled and adopted 29/10/09): No reference

Assent: 19/2/10; Act No. 7, 2010

L Health Insurance Amendment (Pathology Requests) Bill 2010

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to allow patients to take a pathology request to an approved pathology practitioner or authority of their choice.

Reps: Intro. 10/2/10; Passed 12/5/10

Senate: Intro. 13/5/10; 2nd reading adjourned 13/5/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 12/5/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Health Insurance Amendment (Pathology Requests) Bill 2010

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to allow patients to take a pathology request to an approved pathology practitioner or authority of their choice.

Reps: Intro. 20/10/10; Passed 22/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

CID amendment: 1 Opp/passed

Senate: Intro. 24/11/10; Passed 26/11/10

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): No reference

Assent: 10/12/10; Act No. 138, 2010

L Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review) Bill 2010

In response to recommendations of the 2007 Review of the Professional Services Review Scheme - Report of the Steering Committee and issues raised by Daniel v Health Insurance Commission [2003] FCA 772, the bill amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 in relation to the administration of the Professional Services Review Scheme and the Medicare Participation Review Committee.

Reps: Intro. 17/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 17/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 9/10 (tabled and adopted 23/6/10): No reference

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

PS Health Insurance Amendment (Revival of Table Items) Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Senator Cormann - LP, Senator Fielding - FFP and Senator Xenophon - Ind)

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to provide that if an item in the general medical services table is disallowed under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 , the corresponding item in the previous regulations is taken to apply from the time of disallowance.

Senate: Intro. 28/10/09; Passed 28/10/09

SBC report 16/09 (tabled and adopted 29/10/09): No reference

Reps: Intro. 28/10/09; Read a 1st time 28/10/09; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Health Legislation Amendment (Australian Community Pharmacy Authority and Private Health Insurance) Bill 2010

Amends the: National Health Act 1953 to extend the operation of the Pharmacy Location Rules and the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority to 30 June 2015; and Private Health Insurance Act 2007 in relation to lifetime health cover and new migrants.

Reps: Intro. 12/5/10; Passed 1/6/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): No reference

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 63, 2010

Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Act 2010 )

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 and National Health Act 1953 to: enable nurse practitioners and appropriately qualified and experienced midwives to request appropriate diagnostic imaging and pathology services for which Medicare benefits may be paid; and allow those health professionals to prescribe certain medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Also makes consequential amendments to the Health Insurance Act 1973 , Medical Indemnity Act 2002 , Medicare Australia Act 1973 and National Health Act 1953 .

Reps: Intro. 24/6/09; Passed 8/9/09

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 9/9/09; Passed 16/3/10

SBC report 10/09 (tabled and adopted 25/6/09): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; interim report presented 7/8/09 and tabled 11/8/09; extension of time for final report 11/8/09; final report tabled 17/8/09

Reference: Bill and Govt amendments referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee 23/11/09; report presented 1/2/10 and tabled 2/2/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Committee amendments: 4 Govt/passed; 1 AG to 4 Govt/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 16/3/10]

Assent: 12/4/10; Act No. 29, 2010

Health Practitioner Regulation (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010

Amends the Crimes Act 1914 and Health Insurance Act 1973 to: make amendments consequential on the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for the Health Professions; and provide for transitional arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 12/5/10

CID amendments: 9 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 13/5/10; Passed 13/5/10

SBC report 3/10 (tabled and adopted 25/2/10): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 16/3/10; report tabled 12/5/10

Assent: 31/5/10; Act No. 48, 2010

Healthcare Identifiers Bill 2010

Introduced with the Healthcare Identifiers (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010, the bill establishes the national e-health Healthcare Identifiers Service to provide that patients, healthcare providers and provider organisations can be consistently identified.

Reps: Intro. 10/2/10; Passed 11/3/10

Senate: Intro. 15/3/10; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 15/3/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Committee amendments: 26 Govt/passed; 1 clause negatived (Govt); 2 AG/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 24/6/10]

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 72, 2010

Healthcare Identifiers (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010

Introduced with the Healthcare Identifiers Bill 2010, the bill amends the: Health Insurance Act 1973 to authorise the Chief Executive Officer of Medicare to delegate functions to support the Healthcare Identifiers Service (HIS); and Privacy Act 1988 to: provide that the HIS comes under the jurisdiction of the Privacy Commissioner; and make amendments consequential on the Personal Property Securities (Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 .

Reps: Intro. 10/2/10; Passed 11/3/10

Senate: Intro. 15/3/10; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 15/3/10

Committee amendments: 2 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 24/6/10]

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 73, 2010

L Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2009

Amends the: Higher Education Support Act 2003 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to: allow higher education providers to impose an annual capped compulsory student services and amenities fee of $250 from 1 July 2009; establish the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP): Services and Amenities-HELP (SA-HELP) to enable eligible students to access a loan for the fee; and require higher education providers that receive funding for student places under the Commonwealth Grants Scheme to implement National Access to Services Benchmarks.

Reps: Intro. 9/9/09; Passed 26/11/09

Senate: Intro. 30/11/09; 2nd reading adjourned 30/11/09

SBC report 13/09 (tabled and adopted 10/9/09): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2010

Amends the: Higher Education Support Act 2003 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to: allow higher education providers to impose an annual capped compulsory student services and amenities fee of $250 from 1 January 2011; establish the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP): Services and Amenities-HELP (SA-HELP) to enable eligible students to access a loan for the fee; and require higher education providers that receive funding for student places under the Commonwealth Grants Scheme to implement National Access to Services Benchmarks.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 18/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): Referred to Education and Employment Committee; report due end of autumn sittings in 2011; report tabled 15/11/10

Senate: Intro. 22/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 22/11/10

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): No reference

Higher Education Support Amendment (2010 Budget Measures) Bill 2010

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to revise the maximum funding amounts: under the Commonwealth Grants Scheme to provide for the transition to a student centred funding system; for other grants to provide a reduction in funding for the Australian and Learning Teaching Council and cease the Graduate Skills Assessment Program; and to increase the maximum grants payable for Commonwealth scholarships.

Reps: Intro. 20/10/10; Passed 15/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 15/11/10; Passed 15/11/10

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): No reference

Assent: 24/11/10; Act No. 129, 2010

Higher Education Support Amendment Bill 2009

(Act citation: Higher Education Support Amendment Act 2010 )

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 in relation to the FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP assistance schemes by: removing the need for certain organisations to have tuition assurance arrangements when applying for approval to offer assistance; and allowing recommendations from certain agencies to be used as part of the assessment and approval of training organisations to deliver assistance.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/09; Passed 16/9/09

Senate: Intro. 17/9/09; Passed 4/2/10

SBC report 10/09 (tabled and adopted 25/6/09): No reference

Assent: 19/2/10; Act No. 6, 2010

L Higher Education Support Amendment (FEE-HELP Loan Fee) Bill 2010

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to increase the loan fee for FEE-HELP for fee paying undergraduate students to 25 per cent.

Reps: Intro. 10/2/10; Passed 15/3/10

Senate: Intro. 16/3/10; 2nd reading adjourned 16/3/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Higher Education Support Amendment (FEE-HELP Loan Fee) Bill 2010

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to increase the loan fee for FEE-HELP for fee paying undergraduate students to 25 per cent.

Reps: Intro. 20/10/10; Passed 16/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 17/11/10; Passed 18/11/10

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): No reference

Assent: 24/11/10; Act No. 132, 2010

Higher Education Support Amendment (Indexation) Bill 2010

In response to a recommendation of the Review of Australian Higher Education (the Bradley Review), the bill amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to replace the Safety Net Adjustment wage price index with the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services wage price index published by the Australian Statistician.

Reps: Intro. 12/5/10; Passed 23/6/10

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): No reference

Assent: 14/7/10; Act No. 111, 2010

Higher Education Support Amendment (University College London) Bill 2010

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to list University College London as an eligible provider to enable it to offer FEE-HELP assistance to eligible domestic students.

Reps: Intro. 4/2/10; Passed 23/2/10

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 13/5/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

Assent: 31/5/10; Act No. 47, 2010

L Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010

Introduced with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010, the bill: establishes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; provides for the powers, proceedings and functions of the committee; introduces a requirement for statements of compatibility to be prepared for all bills and disallowable legislative instruments; and contains a regulation making power.

Reps: Intro. 2/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 2/6/10

Senate:

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 2/6/10; extension of time to report 15/6/10; report due 17/8/10; report presented 23/7/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010

Introduced with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010, the bill: establishes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; provides for the powers, proceedings and functions of the committee; introduces a requirement for statements of compatibility to be prepared for all bills and disallowable legislative instruments; and contains a regulation making power.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 23/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 24/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 17/11/10; interim report presented 7/12/10

L Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010

Introduced with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010, the bill amends the: Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 to: include the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission as an ex officio member of the Administrative Review Council (ARC); and increase the quorum of the ARC from four to five members; and Legislative Instruments Act 2003 to require explanatory statements for disallowable legislative instruments to contain a statement of compatibility.

Reps: Intro. 2/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 2/6/10

Senate:

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 2/6/10; extension of time to report 15/6/10; report due 17/8/10; report presented 23/7/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010

Introduced with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010, the bill amends the: Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 to: include the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission as an ex officio member of the Administrative Review Council (ARC); and increase the quorum of the ARC from four to five members; and Legislative Instruments Act 2003 to require explanatory statements for disallowable legislative instruments to contain a statement of compatibility.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 24/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 24/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 17/11/10; interim report presented 7/12/10

Human Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends: the Medicare Australia Act 1973 and Commonwealth Services Delivery Agency Act 1997 to: abolish Medicare Australia and Centrelink as statutory agencies; abolish the positions of the Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of these organisations; provide for the functions of the agencies and the CEOs to be integrated into the Department of Human Services (DHS); and amend the long and short titles of the Acts; the Medicare Australia Act 1973 in relation to patient notification when medical records are seized but not examined; the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 to abolish the position of Child Support Registrar and provide for the functions of that position to be integrated into the DHS; and 36 Acts to make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 25/11/10

SC report no. 9 (tabled 25/11/10): No reference

Senate:

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): Deferred

Immigration (Education) Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Immigration (Education) Act 1971 to implement the Adult Migrant English Program by: removing annual administration fees for English courses; providing that certain New Zealand citizens are unable to access English courses; extending the registration period in an English course from three to six months; providing that English courses are completed within five years; clarifying eligibility for English courses; and enabling the secretary to extend registration, commencement and completion timeframes for English courses retrospectively.

Reps: Intro. 17/3/10; Passed 23/6/10

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 5/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): No reference

Assent: 14/7/10; Act No. 112, 2010

PM Imported Food Control Amendment (Bovine Meat) Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Mr Oakeshott - Ind)

Amends the Imported Food Control Act 1992 to: require the packaging of any imported bovine product to display the country of origin and the last recorded date of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) in that country; and provide that a food control certificate cannot be issued for an imported bovine meat product unless the country of origin has cattle identification and tracing systems for bovine meat products exported to Australia.

Reps: Intro. 15/3/10; Read a 1st time 15/3/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

L Income Tax Rates Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010

Introduced with the Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010, the bill amends the Income Tax Rates Act 1986 to provide that the rate of additional income tax payable on all or part of a recoupment for research and development activities is 10 per cent.

Reps: Intro. 13/5/10; Passed 17/6/10

Senate: Intro. 21/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 21/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report tabled 15/6/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Income Tax Rates Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010

Introduced with the Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010, the bill amends the Income Tax Rates Act 1986 to provide that the rate of additional income tax payable on all or part of a recoupment for research and development activities is 10 per cent.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 22/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 23/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

S Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010

(Previous title: National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2009)

Appoints an Independent National Security Legislation Monitor to review the operation, effectiveness and implications of counter-terrorism and national security legislation and provides for: the functions and powers of the position; annual reporting requirements; and protection from legal action. Also contains a regulation making power.

Senate: Intro. 25/6/09; Passed 3/2/10

SBC report 10/09 (tabled and adopted 25/6/09): Referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; report tabled 7/9/09

Committee amendments: 20 Govt/passed; 5 AG/passed; 13 AG/negatived

Reps: Intro. 8/2/10; Passed 18/3/10

Assent: 13/4/10; Act No. 32, 2010

PS Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 [No. 2]

L   (Introduced by Senators Troeth and Humphries - LP)

Provides for the appointment of an independent person to review the operation, effectiveness and implications of laws relating to terrorism.

Senate: Intro. 23/6/08; Passed 13/11/08

SBC report 7/08 (tabled and adopted 26/6/08): No reference

Reference: Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee 2/9/08; order varied 2/9/08: report due 24/9/08; extension of time to report 22/9/08; report tabled 14/10/08

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Committee amendments: 11 Troeth (1 as amended by AG, 1 as amended by 4 AG)/passed; 2 AG/passed; 1 AG/negatived

Reps: Intro. 24/11/08; Read a 1st time 24/11/08; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000 to provide additional funding over three years to extend the activities under the Sporting Chance program.

Reps: Intro. 4/2/10; Passed 13/5/10

Senate: Intro. 13/5/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 87, 2010

Information Commissioner Bill 2009 see Australian Information Commissioner Bill 2010

PS Infrastructure Australia Amendment (National Broadband Network and Other  

L Projects) Bill 2009

(Introduced by Senator Minchin - LP)

Amends the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008 to: require Infrastructure Australia to assess the proposed national broadband network and provide a report to the minister to be tabled in Parliament; and enable either House of the Parliament to refer infrastructure proposals to Infrastructure Australia for analysis and assessment.

Senate: Intro. 15/6/09; 2nd reading adjourned 15/6/09

SBC report 8/09 (tabled and adopted 17/6/09): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 in relation to: duty of utmost good faith; ‘bundled’ workers’ compensation contracts; ‘bundled contracts’; enabling the use of electronic communication for statutory notices and documents; extending the Australian Securities and Investments Commission powers under the Act; disclosure and misrepresentations; remedies for bundled contracts of life insurance; the rights and obligations of third parties; and the division of proceeds from a recovery action.

Reps: Intro. 17/3/10; Passed 23/6/10

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/10

SBC report 6/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

International Arbitration Amendment Bill 2010

(Previous title: International Arbitration Amendment Bill 2009)

Amends the International Arbitration Act 1974 to: apply most of the amendments made by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law in 2006 to the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration to international commercial arbitration in Australia; confine the circumstances in which courts can set aside an award made under the Model Law or refuse to enforce foreign awards under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and the Model Law; include additional optional provisions to be made available to the parties to an arbitration agreement; include a regulation making power; and make general amendments in relation to the operation of the Act.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 13/5/10

CID amendments: 15 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

Assent: 6/7/10; Act No. 97, 2010

International Financial Institutions Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: International Monetary Agreements Act 1947 to appropriate funds from the Consolidated Revenue Fund to enable Australia to buy a specified number of additional shares in the capital stock of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; International Finance Corporation Act 1955 to adopt a proposed amendment to the Articles of Agreement of the International Finance Corporation; and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency Act 1997 to adopt amendments to the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency Convention.

Reps: Intro. 28/10/10; Passed 17/11/10

SC report no. 5 (tabled 28/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 17/11/10; Passed 18/11/10

SBC report 13/10 (tabled and adopted 28/10/10): No reference

Assent: 24/11/10; Act No. 133, 2010

International Monetary Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010

Amends the International Monetary Agreements Act 1947 to enable the Commonwealth to make loans to the International Monetary Fund in the event of calls under the amended New Arrangements to Borrow.

Reps: Intro. 16/6/10; Passed 22/6/10

Senate: Intro. 23/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 9/10 (tabled and adopted 23/6/10): No reference

Assent: 24/6/10; Act No. 58, 2010

International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2009

(Act citation: International Tax Agreements Amendment Act (No. 1) 2010 )

Amends the: International Tax Agreements Act 1953 to give legislative effect to: the 2009 Convention between Australia and New Zealand for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income and Fringe Benefits and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion ; the Second Protocol amending the Agreement between Australia and the Kingdom of Belgium for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income ; and the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Jersey for the Allocation of Taxing Rights with Respect to Certain Income of Individuals and to Establish a Mutual Agreement Procedure in Respect of Transfer Pricing Adjustments ; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to align the definition of dual listed company arrangements with the 2009 Australia-New Zealand Convention.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 10/2/10

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; Passed 25/2/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

Assent: 11/3/10; Act No. 13, 2010

L International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2010

Amends the International Tax Agreements Act 1953 to give legislative effect to the Second Protocol amending the Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Singapore for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income as amended by the Protocol of 16 October 1989.

Reps: Intro. 23/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): No reference

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2010

Amends the International Tax Agreements Act 1953 to give legislative effect to the Second Protocol amending the Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Singapore for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income as amended by the Protocol of 16 October 1989.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 20/10/10

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; Passed 25/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Assent: 9/11/10; Act No. 115, 2010

Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Interstate Road Transport Charge Act 1985 to remove a timing restriction on regulations made under the Act in relation to registration charges for certain heavy vehicles.

Reps: Intro. 12/5/10; Passed 26/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): No reference

Assent: 23/6/10; Act No. 57, 2010

PS Keeping Jobs from Going Offshore (Protection of Personal Information) Bill 2009  

R [2010]

(Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

The bill requires: Australian organisations to meet certain requirements before transferring personal information about an individual to an organisation in a foreign country; and foreign call centres to identify the city and country in which they are located when contacting customers.

Senate: Intro. 26/10/09; 2nd reading adjourned 26/10/09

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): Referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee; report due 18/10/10; report presented 6/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 30/9/10

L Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Identity Crimes and Other Measures) Bill 2008

Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: insert three identity crime offences in relation to identification information; and allow a victim of identity crime to obtain a certificate which may assist in re-establishing their credit history; Crimes Act 1914 in relation to the administration of justice offences and makes consequential amendments to eight other Acts; Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983 to: allow for the delegation of functions and powers to facilitate joint trial arrangements; and provide legal immunity for persons carrying out functions and duties under the Act; Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 in relation to certain written notices and the disclosure of sensitive information held by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre; Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to: enable the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to use alcohol screening as a preliminary test for all random, targeted investigation and certain incident alcohol testing; and allow the Commissioner to confer awards on other AFP employees; and Judiciary Act 1903 to repeal redundant provisions in relation to eligibility to practice law in the territories. Also makes miscellaneous amendments to the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 , Crimes Act 1914 , Criminal Code Act 1995 and Privacy Act 1988 .

Reps: Intro. 3/12/08; Passed 23/2/09

Senate: Intro. 10/3/09; 2nd reading adjourned 10/3/09

SBC report 17/08 (tabled and adopted 4/12/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

S Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Identity Crimes and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: insert three identity crime offences in relation to identification information; and allow a victim of identity crime to obtain a certificate which may assist in re-establishing their credit history; Crimes Act 1914 in relation to the administration of justice offences and makes consequential amendments to eight other Acts; Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983 to: allow for the delegation of functions and powers to facilitate joint trial arrangements; and provide legal immunity for persons carrying out functions and duties under the Act; Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 in relation to certain written notices and the disclosure of sensitive information held by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre; Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to: enable the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to use alcohol screening as a preliminary test for all random, targeted investigation and certain incident alcohol testing; and allow the Commissioner to confer awards on other AFP employees; and Judiciary Act 1903 to repeal redundant provisions in relation to eligibility to practice law in the territories. Also makes miscellaneous amendments to the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 , Crimes Act 1914 , Criminal Code Act 1995 and Privacy Act 1988 .

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 28/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Committee amendments: 3 FFP/negatived

Reps: Intro. 15/11/10; Read a 1st time 15/11/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

SC report no. 7 (tabled 17/11/10): No reference

PS Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2009

(Introduced by Senator Hanson-Young - AG)

Amends the Marriage Act 1961 to: remove all discriminatory references based on sexual orientation and gender identity; and allow marriage regardless of sex, sexuality and gender identity.

Senate: Intro. 24/6/09; Negatived at 2nd reading 25/2/10

SBC report 10/09 (tabled and adopted 25/6/09): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 26/11/09

PS Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Hanson-Young - AG)

Amends the Marriage Act 1961 to: remove discriminatory references based on sexual orientation and gender identity; and allow marriage regardless of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): No reference

PS Marriage (Relationships Equality) Amendment Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Nettle - AG)

Amends the Marriage Act 1961 to amend the definition of ‘marriage’ to include same-sex couples.

Senate: Intro. 14/2/08; 2nd reading adjourned 14/2/08

SBC report 2/08 (tabled and adopted 12/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Bill 2009

(Act citation: Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Act 2010 )

Introduced with the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Run-off Cover Support Payment) Bill 2009, the bill establishes the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme to provide indemnity insurance to eligible privately practising midwives.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/09; Passed 8/9/09

Senate: Intro. 9/9/09; Passed 16/3/10

SBC report 10/09 (tabled and adopted 25/6/09): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; interim report presented 7/8/09 and tabled 11/8/09; extension of time for final report 11/8/09; final report tabled 17/8/09

Reference: Bill and Govt amendments referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee 23/11/09; report presented 1/2/10 and tabled 2/2/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Assent: 12/4/10; Act No. 30, 2010

Midwife Professional Indemnity (Run-off Cover Support Payment) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Midwife Professional Indemnity (Run-off Cover Support Payment) Act 2010 )

Introduced with the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Bill 2009, the bill imposes the run-off cover support payment as a levy on insurers’ premium income for providing insurance cover to eligible midwives.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/09; Passed 8/9/09

Senate: Intro. 9/9/09; Passed 16/3/10

SBC report 10/09 (tabled and adopted 25/6/09): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; interim report presented 7/8/09 and tabled 11/8/09; extension of time for final report 11/8/09; final report tabled 17/8/09

Reference: Bill and Govt amendments referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee 23/11/09; report presented 1/2/10 and tabled 2/2/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Assent: 12/4/10; Act No. 31, 2010

L Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection) Bill 2009

In response to certain recommendations of the Senate Legal and Constitutional References Committee’s reports A Sanctuary under Review: An Examination of Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Determination Processes and Administration and operation of the Migration Act 1958 and the Senate Select Committee report Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters , the bill amends the Migration Act 1958 to introduce complementary protection arrangements to allow all claims that may engage Australia’s non-refoulement obligations to be considered under a single protection visa application process.

Reps: Intro. 9/9/09; 2nd reading adjourned 9/9/09

Senate:

SBC report 13/09 (tabled and adopted 10/9/09): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; interim report presented 16/10/09 and tabled 26/10/09; final report presented 19/10/09 and tabled 26/10/09; correction presented 22/10/09 and tabled 26/10/09

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

PS Migration Amendment (Detention of Minors) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Hanson-Young - AG)

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to provide that the minister must, within 12 days: determine that a detained minor reside within the community; and appoint a person to act as guardian to the minor.

Senate: Intro. 28/10/10; 2nd reading adjourned 28/10/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): Deferred

PS Migration Amendment (Detention Reform and Procedural Fairness) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Hanson-Young - AG)

Amends the: Migration Act 1958 to: establish asylum seeker principles; facilitate judicial review of detention decisions; repeal excised offshore places and indefinite detention provisions; and restore asylum seekers rights to fair process and procedural fairness; and Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 to repeal the privative clause decision within the Migration Act 1958 .

Senate: Intro. 18/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 18/11/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): Deferred

S Migration Amendment (Immigration Detention Reform) Bill 2009 [2010]

L   Amends the Migration Act 1958 to implement seven Immigration Detention Values to provide the framework for immigration detention.

Senate: Intro. 25/6/09; 2nd reading adjourned 25/6/09

SBC report 10/09 (tabled and adopted 25/6/09): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; interim report presented 7/8/09 and tabled 11/8/09; extensions of time for final report 11/8/09, 13/8/09; final report tabled 20/8/09

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Migration Amendment (Visa Capping) Bill 2010

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to: enable the minister to determine a cap for certain visa grants and to terminate visa applications; and make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; 2nd reading adjourned 26/5/10

Senate:

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 26/5/10; extension of time to report 15/6/10; report due 11/8/10; report presented 26/7/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

PS Migration Legislation Amendment (Access to Judicial Review of Migration  

L Decisions) Bill 2007 [2008]

(Introduced by Senator Bartlett - AD)

Amends the Migration Act 1958 in relation to access to judicial review of migration decisions.

Senate: Intro. 1/3/07; 2nd reading adjourned 1/3/07

SBC report 4/07 (tabled and adopted 21/3/07): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 12/3/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Migration Legislation Amendment (End of Mandatory Detention) Bill 2006 [2008] 

(Introduced by Senator Bartlett - AD)

Amends the Migration Act 1958 to end the mandatory detention of visa applicants and asylum seekers.

Senate: Intro. 7/9/06; 2nd reading adjourned 7/9/06

SBC report 10/06 (tabled and adopted 14/9/06): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 12/3/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Zone Excision Repeal) Bill 2006  

L [2008]

(Introduced by Senator Bartlett - AD)

Introduced with the Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Zone Excision Repeal) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2006, the bill amends the Migration Act 1958 to repeal provisions which provide for the excision from the migration zone of certain offshore places and prevent a person who arrives unlawfully at an ‘excised offshore place’ from making a valid visa application unless the minister determines it is in the public interest to do so.

Senate: Intro. 15/6/06; 2nd reading adjourned 15/6/06

SBC report 6/06 (tabled and adopted 22/6/06): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 12/3/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Zone Excision Repeal) 

L (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2006 [2008]

(Introduced by Senator Bartlett - AD)

Introduced with the Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Zone Excision Repeal) Bill 2006, the bill makes consequential amendments to the Migration Act 1958 in relation to the repeal of the excision from the migration zone of certain offshore places.

Senate: Intro. 15/6/06; 2nd reading adjourned 15/6/06

SBC report 6/06 (tabled and adopted 22/6/06): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 12/3/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Migration Legislation Amendment (Provisions Relating to Character and 

L Conduct) Bill 2006 [2008]

(Introduced by Senator Bartlett - AD)

Amends the Migration Act 1958 in relation to ministerial discretion to assess the character or conduct of a non-citizen for the purposes of refusing a visa application or cancelling an existing visa.

Senate: Intro. 14/8/06; 2nd reading adjourned 14/8/06

SBC report 9/06 (tabled and adopted 7/9/06): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 12/3/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Migration Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Rights and Procedural 

L Fairness) Bill 2007 [2008]

(Introduced by Senator Bartlett - AD)

Amends the: Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 and Migration Act 1958 to remove the privative clause mechanism restricting access to Federal and High Court judicial review of administrative decisions made under the Migration Act; and Migration Act 1958 in relation to: immigration detainees; the natural justice hearing rule; the refusal or cancellation of visas on character grounds; and mandatory migration detention.

Senate: Intro. 8/8/07; 2nd reading adjourned 8/8/07

SBC report 13/07 (tabled and adopted 16/8/07): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 12/3/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Migration Legislation Amendment (Temporary Protection Visas Repeal) Bill 2006 

L [2008]

(Introduced by Senator Bartlett - AD)

Amends the Migration Regulations 1994 to remove the category of Temporary Protection Visa.

Senate: Intro. 22/6/06; 2nd reading adjourned 22/6/06

SBC report 7/06 (tabled and adopted 9/8/06): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 12/3/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Military Court of Australia Bill 2010

Establishes the Military Court of Australia and provides for the court’s: management; jurisdiction; administration within the infrastructure of the Federal Court of Australia; and general practices and procedures.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report due 21/9/10; report presented 23/7/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Ministers of State Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Ministers of State Act 1952 to: increase the limit on the annual sum appropriated from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the payment of salaries of ministers; and enable future increases to be made by regulation.

Reps: Intro. 17/3/10; Passed 25/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 5/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): No reference

Assent: 25/6/10; Act No. 59, 2010

PS Ministers of State (Post-Retirement Employment Restrictions) Bill 2002 [2008]

L  (Introduced by Senators Stott Despoja and Murray - AD)

Regulates certain pre and post-retirement conduct of, and places post-retirement employment restrictions on, ministers and ministerial advisers; and includes offence and penalty provisions.

Senate: Intro. 13/3/02; 2nd reading adjourned 13/3/02

SBC report 2/02 (tabled and adopted 20/3/02): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 17/11/04, 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010

Introduced with the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Access Arrangements) Bill 2010, the bill provides: for the operations of NBN Co and any NBN corporations; for ownership and control of NBN Co; for certain reporting obligations of NBN Co; for anti-avoidance obligations of NBN Co; powers to the Federal Court to grant injunctions; that NBN Co is not a public authority; that NBN corporations are not subject to the Public Works Committee Act 1969 ; and for the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Ownership of NBN Co to be established for the specific purpose of examining a Productivity Commission report on its inquiry into the NBN and cease to exist after it has reported to Parliament.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 25/11/10

SC report no. 9 (tabled 25/11/10): No reference

Senate:

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): Deferred

PM National Broadband Network Financial Transparency Bill 2010

(Introduced by Mr Turnbull - LP)

Requires: NBN Co to prepare a business case for the National Broadband Network (NBN) and publish it by 19 November 2010; and the Productivity Commission to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of the NBN proposal and publish it by 31 May 2011.

Reps: Intro. 25/10/10; Negatived at 2nd reading 18/11/10

SC report no. 5 (tabled 28/10/10): No reference

PS National Broadband Network Financial Transparency Bill 2010 (No. 2)

(Introduced by Senator Birmingham - LP)

Requires: NBN Co to prepare a business case for the National Broadband Network (NBN) and publish it by 19 November 2010; and the Productivity Commission to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of the NBN proposal and publish it by 31 May 2011.

Senate: Intro. 23/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/11/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): Deferred

L National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

Amends the: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 and Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 to establish a merit-based appointment process for ABC and SBS non-executive directors for their respective boards; and Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 to re-establish the position of staff-elected director to the ABC Board.

Reps: Intro. 29/10/09; Passed 4/2/10

CID amendments: 4 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 4/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 4/2/10

SBC report 17/09 (tabled and adopted 19/11/09): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 and Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 to establish a merit-based appointment process for ABC and SBS non-executive directors for their respective boards; and Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 to re-establish the position of staff-elected director to the ABC Board.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 23/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 24/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 16/11/10; report tabled 17/11/10

PS National Commissioner for Children Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Bartlett - AD)

Establishes the Office of the National Commissioner for Children and Young People to promote and protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of all Australian children under 18 years of age, and appoints and outlines the functions and responsibilities of the Commissioner. Also establishes an Advisory Committee on Children and sets out membership, function, procedure and membership conditions.

Senate: Intro. 18/3/08; 2nd reading adjourned 18/3/08

SBC report 4/08 (tabled and adopted 14/5/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 to: recognise certain variations to the scope of the amendment power which some states make in referral legislation; and enable a state to adopt the national credit legislation and refer an agreed amendment power.

Reps: Intro. 10/2/10; Passed 23/2/10

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 25/2/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): No reference

Assent: 3/3/10; Act No. 9, 2010

National Health Amendment (Continence Aids Payment Scheme) Bill 2010

Amends the National Health Act 1953 to enable the minister to establish a scheme to provide for payments to eligible persons as a contribution towards the costs of purchasing products that help manage incontinence.

Reps: Intro. 12/5/10; Passed 21/6/10

Senate: Intro. 22/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): No reference

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 68, 2010

L National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2010

Amends the: National Health Act 1953 in relation to: pricing arrangements for certain medicines listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; price disclosure arrangements; and the collection of under co-payment data; and Health Insurance Act 1973 and Medicare Australia Act 1973 to make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 2/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 2/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 8/10 (tabled and adopted 16/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; report presented 26/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2010

Amends the: National Health Act 1953 in relation to: pricing arrangements for certain medicines listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; price disclosure arrangements; and the collection of under co-payment data; and Health Insurance Act 1973 and Medicare Australia Act 1973 to make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 19/10/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; Passed 22/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 16/11/10

2nd reading amendments: 1 AG/passed; 1 Ind (Xenophon)-FFP/passed; 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 23/11/10; Act No. 126, 2010

L National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2010

Establishes the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care as an independent statutory body and provides for: the functions and powers of the commission; appointment of members to the board of the commission; procedures of the board; the terms and conditions of employment, functions and powers of the Chief Executive Officer; staff and consultants; committees; and reporting and planning obligations of the commission.

Reps: Intro. 23/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled 24/6/10; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 24/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; report presented 24/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2010

Establishes the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care as an independent statutory body and provides for: the functions and powers of the commission; appointment of members to the board of the commission; procedures of the board; the terms and conditions of employment, functions and powers of the Chief Executive Officer; staff and consultants; committees; and reporting and planning obligations of the commission.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 27/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 27/10/10; 2nd reading adjourned 27/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 18/11/10; report tabled 22/11/10

National Health Security Amendment (Background Checking) Bill 2009

(Act citation: National Health Security Amendment (Background Checking) Act 2010 )

In response to a recommendation of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee report on the AusCheck Amendment Bill 2009, the bill amends the National Health Security Act 2007 to enable the minister to require background checks of individuals who handle or dispose of security sensitive biological agents to be conducted by AusCheck.

Reps: Intro. 19/11/09; Passed 11/2/10

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; Passed 25/2/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

Assent: 11/3/10; Act No. 15, 2010

PS National Integrity Commissioner Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Establishes a National Integrity Commission as an independent statutory agency which will consist of the National Integrity Commissioner, the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner and the Independent Parliamentary Advisor and provide for: the investigation and prevention of misconduct and corruption in all Commonwealth departments, agencies, and federal parliamentarians and their staff; the investigation and prevention of corruption in the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission; and independent advice to ministers and parliamentarians on conduct, ethics and matters of proprietary. Also provides for the establishment of a Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Integrity Commission.

Senate: Intro. 22/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 22/6/10

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS National Integrity Commissioner Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Establishes a National Integrity Commission as an independent statutory agency which will consist of the National Integrity Commissioner, the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner and the Independent Parliamentary Advisor and provide for: the investigation and prevention of misconduct and corruption in all Commonwealth departments, agencies, and federal parliamentarians and their staff; the investigation and prevention of corruption in the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission; and independent advice to ministers and parliamentarians on conduct, ethics and matters of proprietary. Also provides for the establishment of a Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Integrity Commission.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

PS National Market Driven Energy Efficiency Target Bill 2007 [2008]

L  (Introduced by Senator Allison - AD)

Amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to create a market for energy savings, additional to energy efficiency activities set by minimum energy performance regulation by: setting a National Market Driven Energy Efficiency Target; and providing for the creation, acquisition and trading of Energy Efficiency Certificates.

Senate: Intro. 14/8/07; 2nd reading adjourned 14/8/07

SBC report 13/07 (tabled and adopted 16/8/07): Referred to Economics Committee; interim report tabled 17/9/07; extension of time to report 17/9/07; further interim report tabled 12/2/08

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/2/08

SBC report 2/08 (tabled and adopted 12/3/08): Referred to Economics Committee; report presented 30/5/08 and tabled 16/6/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L National Measurement Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the National Measurement Act 1960 to: narrow the circumstances in which some offence provisions may apply; provide for a new offence about letting for hire or loan unverified measuring instruments; replace monetary penalties with penalty units; provide for the Chief Metrologist to determine various technical standards and procedures; and make technical amendments.

Reps: Intro. 23/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): No reference

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

S National Measurement Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the National Measurement Act 1960 to: narrow the circumstances in which some offence provisions may apply; provide for a new offence about letting for hire or loan unverified measuring instruments; replace monetary penalties with penalty units; provide for the Chief Metrologist to determine various technical standards and procedures; and make technical amendments.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 25/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Reps: Intro. 26/10/10; Passed 24/11/10

SC report no. 5 (tabled 28/10/10): No reference

Assent: 15/12/10; Act No. 142, 2010

L National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010

The bill: enables a site to be nominated as the location to establish a facility to manage radioactive waste arising from medical, industrial and research uses of radioactive material; repeals the Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act 2005 ; and makes a consequential amendment to the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 .

Reps: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 18/3/10

Senate: Intro. 11/5/10; 2nd reading adjourned 11/5/10

SBC report 3/10 (tabled 25/2/10; motion to adopt report amended and agreed to 25/2/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; interim report presented 30/4/10 and tabled 11/5/10; final report presented 7/5/10 and tabled 11/5/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010

The bill: enables a Northern Territory Land Council and the minister to volunteer land sites as potential facilities for the management of radioactive waste arising from medical, industrial and research uses of radioactive material; repeals the Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act 2005 ; and makes a consequential amendment to the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 .

Reps: Intro. 21/10/10; 2nd reading adjourned 21/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): Referred to Climate Change, Environment and the Arts Committee; report due end of autumn sittings in 2011 (24/3/11); report presented 22/12/10

Senate:

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): No reference

L National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Introduced with the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010, the bill amends: the Crimes Act 1914 and Criminal Code Act 1995 in relation to treason and sedition (urging violence) offences; the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 and Criminal Code Act 1995 to: clarify when an organisation advocates the doing of a terrorist act; extend to three years the period of a regulation that lists a terrorist organisation; and update the terrorist organisation listing; the Criminal Code Act 1995 to update definitions; the Crimes Act 1914 in relation to: investigation of Commonwealth offences; powers to search premises in relation to terrorism offences; re-entry of premises in emergency situations; and bail for terrorism and national security offences; the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 in relation to: the standard for listing a person, entity, assets or class of assets; and listing reviews; the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 in relation to the protection and disclosure of national security information in criminal and civil proceedings; the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 to enable the Prime Minister to request the Inspector-General to inquire into an intelligence or security matter relating to any Commonwealth department or agency; and five Acts to make amendments consequent on the establishment of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement.

Reps: Intro. 18/3/10; Passed 26/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 15/6/10

SBC report 6/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 15/6/10; report tabled 17/6/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Introduced with the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010, the bill amends: the Crimes Act 1914 and Criminal Code Act 1995 in relation to treason and sedition (urging violence) offences; the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 and Criminal Code Act 1995 to: clarify when an organisation advocates the doing of a terrorist act; extend to three years the period of a regulation that lists a terrorist organisation; and update the terrorist organisation listing; the Criminal Code Act 1995 to update definitions; the Crimes Act 1914 in relation to: investigation of Commonwealth offences; powers to search premises in relation to terrorism offences; re-entry of premises in emergency situations; and bail for terrorism and national security offences; the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 in relation to: the standard for listing a person, entity, assets or class of assets; and listing reviews; the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 in relation to the protection and disclosure of national security information in criminal and civil proceedings; the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 to enable the Prime Minister to request the Inspector-General to inquire into an intelligence or security matter relating to any Commonwealth department or agency; and five Acts to make amendments consequent on the establishment of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 20/10/10

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; Passed 15/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Committee amendments: 34 AG/negatived; 2 sections opposed (AG)/sections agreed to; 3 subsections opposed (AG)/subsections agreed to

Assent: 24/11/10; Act No. 127, 2010

National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2009 [2010] see Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010

S National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Bill 2010

Introduced with the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2010, the bill establishes the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator as a independent statutory body to regulate the vocational education and training sector and provides for: registration of training organisations; accreditation of courses; powers to issue and cancel qualifications; investigative powers; enforcement; Commonwealth-State arrangements; terms and conditions of employment, functions and powers of the regulator and two commissioners; staff and consultants; offences and civil penalties; reporting requirements; strategic and annual reporting plans; and the establishment of the Australian Quality Training Framework to provide for national standards for registered training organisations by legislative instrument.

Senate: Intro. 26/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 26/11/10

S National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2010

Introduced with the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Bill 2010, the bill provides for transitional arrangements to: continue existing registrations of vocational education and training providers; continue existing course accreditations; enable certain decisions of the regulator to be reviewed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; enable staff of referring state and territory regulators to transfer to the national regulator; continue legal proceedings; and make miscellaneous amendments.

Senate: Intro. 26/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 26/11/10

L Native Title Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2009

Amends the Native Title Act 1993 to: provide that representative Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander bodies and certain native title claimants may comment or request to be consulted about proposed housing and other services for indigenous communities which may affect native title; apply the principle of non-extinguishment to the proposals; provide for compensation for any acquisition of property; and provide for a 10-year sunset period.

Reps: Intro. 21/10/09; Passed 24/11/09

Senate: Intro. 26/11/09; 2nd reading adjourned 26/11/09

SBC report 16/09 (tabled and adopted 29/10/09): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 2/2/10; report tabled 24/2/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

S Native Title Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010

Amends the Native Title Act 1993 to: provide that representative Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander bodies and certain native title claimants may comment or request to be consulted about proposed housing and other services for indigenous communities which may affect native title; apply the principle of non-extinguishment to the proposals; provide for compensation for any acquisition of property; and provide for a 10-year sunset period.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 28/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Committee amendments: 3 AG/negatived; 9 subsections opposed (AG)/subsections agreed to; 1 item opposed (AG)/item agreed to

Reps: Intro. 15/11/10; Passed 25/11/10

SC report no. 7 (tabled 17/11/10): No reference

Assent: 15/12/10; Act No. 144, 2010

L Occupational Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

Amends the: Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991 to provide that the manufacture, supply, installation, design and safe use of lifts are regulated; Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 to: restore Comcare’s access to the Consolidated Revenue Fund to pay compensation claims for diseases with long latency periods; re-instate workers’ compensation claims arising from off-site recess injuries; allow for compensation for medical expenses to be paid when payment of compensation benefits is suspended; and set time limits within which claims must be determined; and Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991 , Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 and Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 to make amendments consequent on the commencement of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 .

Reps: Intro. 26/11/09; 2nd reading adjourned 26/11/09

Senate:

SBC report 19/09 (tabled and adopted 30/11/09): Provisions of bill referred to Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee; report tabled 25/2/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

L Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2010

Amends the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 in relation to: registration fees; functions of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority; multiple titleholders of petroleum titles; strict liability offences; occupational health and safety duties of titleholders; and transitional and technical amendments.

Reps: Intro. 10/2/10; Passed 11/3/10

Senate: Intro. 15/3/10; 2nd reading adjourned 15/3/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report presented 23/4/10 and tabled 11/5/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2010

Amends the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 in relation to: functions of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority; multiple titleholders of petroleum titles; strict liability offences; occupational health and safety duties of titleholders; and transitional and technical amendments.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 19/10/10

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; Passed 28/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Assent: 16/11/10; Act No. 118, 2010

L Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Act 2003 to provide transitional arrangements until 31 December 2012 to enable safety levies relating to pipelines in designated coastal waters to be collected in certain states and the Northern Territory.

Reps: Intro. 10/2/10; Passed 11/3/10

Senate: Intro. 15/3/10; 2nd reading adjourned 15/3/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Act 2003 to provide transitional arrangements until 31 December 2012 to enable safety levies relating to pipelines in designated coastal waters to be collected in certain states and the Northern Territory.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 19/10/10

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; Passed 28/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Assent: 16/11/10; Act No. 119, 2010

PS Ombudsman Amendment (Education Ombudsman) Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Senator Hanson-Young - AG)

Amends the: Ombudsman Act 1976 to establish the Education Ombudsman as a separate office within the office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman to deal with complaints about the domestic and international education sector; and Migration Act 1958 and Privacy Act 1988 to make consequential amendments.

Senate: Intro. 11/3/10; 2nd reading adjourned 11/3/10

SBC report 4/10 (tabled and adopted 11/3/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Ombudsman Amendment (Education Ombudsman) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Hanson-Young - AG)

Amends the: Ombudsman Act 1976 to establish the Education Ombudsman as a separate office within the office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman to deal with complaints about the domestic and international education sector; and Migration Act 1958 and Privacy Act 1988 to make consequential amendments.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

L Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 in relation to: establishing a civil penalties regime; powers of inspectors; evidential material procedures; funding from the Ozone Account; and technical and administrative changes.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; 2nd reading adjourned 26/5/10

Senate:

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee 26/5/10; report presented 1/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 in relation to: establishing a civil penalties regime; powers of inspectors; evidential material procedures; funding from the Ozone Protection and SGG Account; phasing out of hydrochlorofluorocarbon using equipment in Australia; and technical and administrative changes.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 20/10/10

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; Passed 28/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Assent: 18/11/10; Act No. 125, 2010

Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010

Establishes a national paid parental leave scheme to enable eligible primary carers to receive 18 weeks’ paid parental leave at the national minimum wage from 1 January 2011.

Reps: Intro. 12/5/10; Passed 1/6/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

CID amendments: 58 Ind (Katter)/negatived

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; report presented 3/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Committee amendments: 3 Govt/passed; 14 Opp (as reconsidered)/passed; 2 Parts negatived (Opp); 4 clauses negatived (Opp); 2 subclauses negatived (Opp); 5 AG/negatived; 3 FFP/negatived; 1 AG/withdrawn

Committee requests for amendments : 4 Govt/passed; 6 AG/negatived; 10 FFP/negatived

[Reps made Senate requests for amendments 17/6/10; Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 1, 15 and 23 and disagreed to amendments nos 2 to 14 and 16 to 22, 17/6/10; Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 2 to 14 and 16 to 22, 17/6/10]

Assent: 14/7/10; Act No. 104, 2010

Paid Parental Leave (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010

Amends 11 Acts to make amendments consequential on the Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010 and provide for transitional arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; Passed 1/6/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 8/10 (tabled and adopted 16/6/10): No reference

Committee amendment: 1 Part negatived (Opp)

[Reps disagreed to Senate amendment 17/6/10; Senate did not insist on its amendment 17/6/10]

Assent: 14/7/10; Act No. 105, 2010

PM Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010

(Introduced by Mr Billson - LP)

Amends the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to provide that the Family Assistance Office continues to administer the paid parental leave scheme after 1 July 2011.

Reps: Intro. 15/11/10

SC report no. 7 (tabled 17/11/10): No reference

Main Committee: Referred 22/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 22/11/10

PS Parliamentary Budget Office Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Senator Barnett - LP)

Provides for the appointment of an independent officer of Parliament as the Parliamentary Budget Officer to provide advice and analysis to Parliament on the annual Commonwealth budget and any revisions of budgetary estimates or outcomes.

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/10

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): Referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; report due 25/8/10; interim report presented 17/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Parliamentary Charter of Rights and Freedoms Bill 2001 [2008]

L   (Introduced by Senator Lees - AD)

Provides for a Parliamentary Charter of Rights and Freedoms to protect all Australians against violations of their fundamental civil and political rights by governments.

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

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 9/11/05, 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010

Introduced with the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010, the bill: establishes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (by renaming and extending the functions of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission); provides for the powers, proceedings and functions of the committee; and gives the committee responsibility for oversighting the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission.

Reps: Intro. 18/3/10; Passed 26/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 15/6/10

SBC report 6/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 15/6/10; report tabled 17/6/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010

Introduced with the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010, the bill: establishes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (by renaming and extending the functions of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission); provides for the powers, proceedings and functions of the committee; and gives the committee responsibility for oversighting the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 20/10/10

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; Passed 15/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Committee amendments: 4 AG/negatived

Assent: 24/11/10; Act No. 128, 2010

PS Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission Bill 2007 [2008]

L   (Introduced by Senator Kirk - ALP)

Establishes the Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission to inquire into, and advise the Parliament on, allegations of judicial misbehaviour or incapacity made against a federal justice.

Senate: Intro. 11/9/07; 2nd reading adjourned 11/9/07

SBC report 16/07 (tabled and adopted 20/9/07): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 15/5/08

SBC report 5/08 (tabled and adopted 18/6/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PM Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Mr Kerr - ALP)

Establishes the Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission to inquire into, and advise the Parliament on, allegations of judicial misbehaviour or incapacity made against a federal justice. Also amends the Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987 to permit the testing of a witness’ credibility in court or other proceedings when that witness has previously given evidence to a House or committee of the Parliament which is inconsistent with the evidence given to the court or tribunal.

Reps: Intro. 22/2/10

Main Committee: Referred 26/5/10; 2nd reading adjourned 31/5/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

PS Parliamentary Superannuation Amendment (Removal of Excessive Super)  

L Bill 2009

(Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

Amends the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 to: terminate the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Scheme; require existing scheme members to choose a complying superannuation fund in line with the arrangements applying to new parliamentarians since 2004; and require the Commonwealth to pay into the complying superannuation funds chosen by members their respective commuted superannuation benefits and ongoing superannuation contributions.

Senate: Intro. 14/5/09; 2nd reading adjourned 14/5/09

SBC report 8/09 (tabled and adopted 17/6/09): Referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 8/9/09; report tabled 17/9/09

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Patent Amendment (Human Genes and Biological Materials) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senators Coonan and Heffernan - LP, Senator Siewert - AG and Senator Xenophon - Ind)

Amends the Patents Act 1990 to prevent the patenting of biological materials which are identical or substantially identical to materials as they exist in nature.

Senate: Intro. 24/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/11/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report due 16/6/11

PS Patents Amendment Bill 1996 [2008]

L   (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

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98, 14/5/02, 17/11/04, 14/2/08

SBC report 10/96 (tabled and adopted 12/9/96): No reference

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Peace and Non-Violence Commission Bill 2007 [2008]

L  (Introduced by Senator Allison - AD)

Establishes a Peace and Non-Violence Commission, an independent statutory body, to promote peace and non-violence and advance Australia’s obligations under international humanitarian law.

Senate: Intro. 18/6/07; 2nd reading adjourned 18/6/07

SBC report 12/07 (tabled and adopted 9/8/07): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Personal Property Securities (Corporations and Other Amendments) Bill 2010

Amends: the Corporations Act 2001 to: provide for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission register of company charges to be closed; amend terminology relating to certain transactions which create security interests; and extend the concept of property; the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 to simplify certain transitional provisions; and 10 Acts to make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 10/3/10; Passed 13/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 4/10 (tabled and adopted 11/3/10): No reference

SBC report 5/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): Order varied: Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report tabled 12/5/10

Assent: 6/7/10; Act No. 96, 2010

PS Plain Tobacco Packaging (Removing Branding from Cigarette Packs) Bill 2009  

R [2010]

(Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 and Trade Practices (Consumer Product Information Standards) (Tobacco) Regulations 2004 to ban advertising, logos or trademarks and specify the appearance requirements for cigarette packaging.

Senate: Intro. 20/8/09; 2nd reading adjourned 20/8/09

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): Referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 24/2/10; report presented 26/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 30/9/10

PS Plastic Bag Levy (Assessment and Collection) Bill 2002 [2008]

L  (Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Provides for the assessment and collection of a 25 cent levy on the use of plastic bags at retail points of sale. Also includes reporting requirements and a regulation making power.

Senate: Intro. 21/10/02; 2nd reading adjourned 21/10/02

SBC report 2/03 (tabled and adopted 5/3/03): Referred to Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee; extensions of time to report 7/10/03, 29/10/03; report tabled 26/11/03; corrigendum tabled 1/3/04

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/5/08

SBC report 11/08 (tabled and adopted 18/9/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Plastic Bag Levy (Assessment and Collection) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Provides for the assessment and collection of a 25 cent levy for each plastic bag used at retail points of sale. Also includes reporting requirements and a regulation making power.

Senate: Intro. 22/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 22/11/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): No reference

PS Plebiscite for an Australian Republic Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Provides for a national plebiscite to be held in conjunction with the next House of Representatives election on whether Australia should become a republic.

Senate: Intro. 11/11/08; 2nd reading adjourned 11/11/08

SBC report 15/08 (tabled and adopted 13/11/08): Referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 1 ; extension of time to report 25/11/08; report tabled 15/6/09; correction tabled 16/6/09

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Plebiscite for an Australian Republic Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Provides for a national plebiscite to be held in conjunction with the next House of Representatives election on whether Australia should become a republic.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

PS Poker Machine Harm Minimisation Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

Seeks to promote responsible gaming practices by: imposing technical requirements on corporations which manufacture, sell and supply gaming and poker machines, manufacture or supply cash-back terminals, and on financial institutions which own or operate automatic teller machines; and imposing penalties for contraventions of the requirements.

Senate: Intro. 19/6/08; 2nd reading adjourned 19/6/08

SBC report 6/08 (tabled and adopted 25/6/08): Referred to Community Affairs Committee; report tabled 10/11/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008 [2010]

R   (Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

The bill: provides for the administration of a poker machine harm reduction tax to be payable by a licensed operator on revenue derived from licensed poker machines; establishes the Poker Machine Harm Reduction Transition Fund Supervisory Board to determine grants to be made from the fund for the purposes of funding community activities, rehabilitation and prevention programs; and provides for promotional educational programs highlighting the risks of gambling.

Senate: Intro. 14/2/08; 2nd reading adjourned 14/2/08

SBC report 2/08 (tabled and adopted 12/3/08): Referred to Community Affairs Committee; extensions of time to report 18/3/08, 26/6/08; report tabled 10/11/08

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 30/9/10

Reference: Referred to Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform 28/10/10; report due 30/6/13

PS Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind)

Regulates poker machine use by requiring that poker machines cannot: accept banknotes with a denomination greater than $20; accept certain additional credits; allow a bet in excess of $1 per spin; and allow a loss exceeding $120 in one hour’s operation. Also imposes penalties for a contravention of these requirements.

Senate: Intro. 28/10/09; 2nd reading adjourned 28/10/09

SBC report 17/09 (tabled and adopted 19/11/09): Referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; extensions of time to report 16/3/10, 22/6/10; report due 28/10/10; report presented 26/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind)

Regulates poker machine use by requiring that poker machines cannot: accept banknotes with a denomination greater than $20; accept certain additional credits; allow a bet in excess of $1 per spin; and allow a loss exceeding $120 in one hour’s operation. Also imposes penalties for a contravention of these requirements.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): No reference

Reference: Referred to Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform 28/10/10; report due 30/6/13

PS Pregnancy Counselling (Truth in Advertising) Bill 2006 [2008]

L   (Introduced by Senator Stott Despoja - AD, Senator Troeth - LP, Senator Nettle - AG and Senator Carol Brown - ALP)

Prohibits misleading or deceptive advertising or notification of pregnancy counselling services.

Senate: Intro. 7/12/06; 2nd reading adjourned 7/12/06, 14/6/07

SBC report 1/07 (tabled and adopted 8/2/07): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 19/6/08 (by Senators Stott Despoja and Nettle)

SBC report 6/08 (tabled and adopted 25/6/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Preventing the Misuse of Government Advertising Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Requires the Auditor-General to assess certain government information and advertising campaigns for their compliance with guidelines and to present reports of any assessment to Parliament.

Senate: Intro. 16/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 16/6/10

Reference: Referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 16/6/10; report tabled 21/6/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Preventing the Misuse of Government Advertising Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Requires the Auditor-General to assess certain government information and advertising campaigns for their compliance with guidelines and to present reports of any assessment to Parliament.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

L Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999 to increase the cap on the research and development component of the laying chickens levy from 10 cents to 30 cents per laying chicken.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; 2nd reading adjourned 26/5/10

Senate:

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 26/5/10; report presented 4/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999 to increase the cap on the research and development component of the laying chickens levy from 10 cents to 30 cents per laying chicken.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 20/10/10

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; Passed 28/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Assent: 17/11/10; Act No. 122, 2010

PS Privacy (Data Security Breach Notification) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]

L  (Introduced by Senator Stott Despoja - AD)

Amends the Privacy Act 1988 to require organisations and Commonwealth agencies to notify affected individuals of a data security breach where their personal information is accessed by, or disclosed to, an unauthorised person.

Senate: Intro. 16/8/07; 2nd reading adjourned 16/8/07

SBC report 16/07 (tabled and adopted 20/9/07): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Privacy (Extension to Political Acts and Practices) Amendment Bill 2006 [2008]

L  (Introduced by Senator Stott Despoja - AD)

Amends the Privacy Act 1988 to remove the exemption in the Act for political acts and practices.

Senate: Intro. 22/6/06; 2nd reading adjourned 22/6/06

SBC report 7/06 (tabled and adopted 9/8/06): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2009

(Act citation: Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2010 )

Amends the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 to: allow for conditional listing of prostheses in the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Rules; and require the Minister for Health and Ageing to make rules specifying criteria for listing prostheses in the rules.

Reps: Intro. 17/9/09; Passed 28/10/09

Senate: Intro. 29/10/09; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 15/09 (tabled and adopted 17/9/09): No reference

Assent: 13/4/10; Act No. 40, 2010

PS Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising Bill 2006 [2008]

L   (Introduced by Senator Allison - AD)

Amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to impose restrictions on: food and beverage advertising on television during children’s viewing times; and advertising in schools by companies whose principal activity is the manufacture, distribution or sale of junk food.

Senate: Intro. 30/3/06; 2nd reading adjourned 30/3/06

SBC report 7/06 (tabled and adopted 9/8/06): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising (Broadcasting Amendment) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to restrict the advertising or other promotion of unhealthy food and beverages on television between 6.30 am and 9.30 pm.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

PS Protecting Problem Gamblers Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

Regulates poker and gaming machine use by placing technical requirements on manufacturers and suppliers of those machines by requiring that they cannot: accept banknotes with a denomination greater than $20; accept certain additional credits; and allow a bet in excess of $1 per spin. Also imposes penalties for a contravention of these requirements.

Senate: Intro. 27/10/09; 2nd reading adjourned 27/10/09

SBC report 17/09 (tabled and adopted 19/11/09): Referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; extensions of time to report 16/3/10, 22/6/10; report due 28/10/10; report presented 26/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Protection of the Sea Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 to implement the revised Annex VI to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships to provide for the stepped reduction in the sulphur level in fuel oil used in ships; and Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) Act 2008 to create responder immunity to protect persons and organisations from liability who act reasonably and in good faith when providing assistance following a spill of fuel oil.

Reps: Intro. 3/2/10; Passed 18/3/10

Senate: Intro. 11/5/10; 2nd reading adjourned 11/5/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Protection of the Sea Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 to implement the revised Annex VI to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships to provide for the stepped reduction in the sulphur level in fuel oil used in ships; and Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) Act 2008 to create responder immunity to protect persons and organisations from liability who act reasonably and in good faith when providing assistance following a spill of fuel oil.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 20/10/10

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; Passed 25/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Assent: 9/11/10; Act No. 116, 2010

PS Public Interest Disclosures Bill 2007 [2008]

L  (Introduced by Senator Murray - AD)

Creates a framework to facilitate the disclosure of information in the public interest by protecting public officials and others who make such disclosures.

Senate: Intro. 14/6/07; 2nd reading adjourned 14/6/07

SBC report 12/07 (tabled and adopted 9/8/07): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Qantas Sale (Keep Jetstar Australian) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]

L   (Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

Amends the Qantas Sale Act 1992 to ensure that restrictions about foreign ownership and other matters that apply to Qantas also apply to Jetstar and other Qantas subsidiaries.

Senate: Intro. 27/2/07; 2nd reading adjourned 27/2/07

SBC report 3/07 (tabled and adopted 1/3/07): Referred to Economics Committee; report tabled 20/3/07; corrected comments tabled 28/3/07

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 13/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PM Quarantine Proclamation Amendment Bill 2009

(Introduced by Mr Katter - Ind)

Amends the Quarantine Proclamation 1998 made under the Quarantine Act 1908 to require the Director of Quarantine to consider certain matters when deciding to grant a permit to import fruit and vegetables into Australia.

Reps: Intro. 22/6/09; Removed from Notice Paper 16/3/10

L Radiocommunications Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Radiocommunications Act 1992 in relation to: the commencement timeframe of spectrum licence re-issue processes by the Australian Communications Media Authority; the coexistence of class licences and spectrum licences; and certain determinations not being subject to disallowance.

Reps: Intro. 16/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 16/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 9/10 (tabled and adopted 23/6/10): No reference

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Radiocommunications Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Radiocommunications Act 1992 in relation to: the commencement timeframe of spectrum licence re-issue processes by the Australian Communications Media Authority; the coexistence of class licences and spectrum licences; certain determinations not being subject to disallowance; and ministerial spectrum access charge directions.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 28/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 15/11/10; Passed 26/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; report tabled 17/11/10

Assent: 16/12/10; Act No. 146, 2010

PS Renewable Energy Amendment (Feed-in-Tariff for Electricity) Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Milne - AG)

Amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to establish a national feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme to provide financial support for the commercialisation of prospective renewable energy technologies by providing: that the minister sets and reviews a FiT rate for renewable energy technology and a FiT levy rate to fund payments under the scheme; that qualifying generators be allowed to connect and feed into the grid; that the Renewable Energy Regulator establish a Feed-in-Tariff Register; and for the preparation and tabling of an independent report on the operation of the scheme.

Senate: Intro. 11/11/08; 2nd reading adjourned 11/11/08, 13/11/08

SBC report 15/08 (tabled and adopted 13/11/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PM Renewable Energy Amendment (Feed-in-Tariff for Electricity) Bill 2009

(Introduced by Mr Oakeshott - Ind)

Amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to establish a national feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme to provide financial support for the commercialisation of prospective renewable energy technologies by providing: that the minister sets and reviews a FiT rate for renewable energy technology and a FiT levy rate to fund payments under the scheme; that qualifying generators be allowed to connect and feed into the grid; that the Renewable Energy Regulator establish a Feed-in-Tariff Register; and for the preparation and tabling of an independent report on the operation of the scheme.

Reps: Intro. 18/8/09; Removed from Notice Paper 1/6/10

PS Renewable Energy Amendment (Feed-in-Tariff for Electricity) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Milne - AG)

Amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to establish a national feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme to provide financial support for the commercialisation of prospective renewable energy technologies by providing: that the minister sets and reviews a FiT rate for renewable energy technology and a FiT levy rate to fund payments under the scheme; that qualifying generators be allowed to connect and feed into the grid; that the Renewable Energy Regulator establish a Feed-in-Tariff Register; and for the preparation and tabling of an independent report on the operation of the scheme.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

PS Renewable Energy Amendment (Increased Mandatory Renewable Energy Target)  

L Bill 2008

(Introduced by Senator Milne - AG)

Amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to increase the mandatory renewable energy target from 9500GWh to 45 000GWh and require the minister to review the targets annually.

Senate: Intro. 27/11/08; 2nd reading adjourned 27/11/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Renewable Energy (Certificates and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Senator Cash - LP)

Amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to: limit the issue of renewable energy certificates to mature renewable energy technologies to one-third of the total certificates issued; and provide for the creation of certificates for building efficient long distance transmission systems.

Senate: Intro. 17/9/09; 2nd reading adjourned 17/9/09

SBC report 15/09 (tabled and adopted 17/9/09): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010

Part of a package of three bills, the bill amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to: separate the Renewable Energy Target scheme into the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target and the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme and create obligations on liable entities; establish an optional clearing house for the transfer of certificates; provide for an enforcement and compliance framework which includes a civil penalty regime; enable corporations to apply for partial exemption certificates; and provide for waste coal mine gas in the renewable energy target. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 12/5/10; Passed 27/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 23/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee; interim report presented 10/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10; extension of time for final report 15/6/10; final report tabled 15/6/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Committee amendments: 11 Govt/passed; 3 Opp/passed; 4 AG/passed; 3 Ind (Xenophon) (1 as amended)/passed; 3 Opp/negatived; 3 AG/negatived; 4 Ind (Xenophon)/negatived; 2 items opposed (Opp)/items agreed to; 1 AG/withdrawn

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 24/6/10]

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 69, 2010

Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010

Part of a package of three bills, the bill amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Act 2000 to: impose a shortfall charge in relation to surrendering renewable energy certificates created from large-scale renewable energy power generation; and amend the long and short titles of the Act.

Reps: Intro. 12/5/10; Passed 27/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 23/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee; interim report presented 10/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10; extension of time for final report 15/6/10; final report tabled 15/6/10

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 70, 2010

Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) 

Bill 2010

Part of a package of three bills, the bill imposes a shortfall charge in relation to surrendering renewable energy certificates created from installations of small-scale renewable energy technologies.

Reps: Intro. 12/5/10; Passed 27/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 23/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee; interim report presented 10/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10; extension of time for final report 15/6/10; final report tabled 15/6/10

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 71, 2010

PS Renewable Energy—Electricity (Water Heaters and Phantom Certificates)  

L Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Milne - AG)

The bill: requires the minister to develop a scheme to support solar hot water systems and heat pump hot water systems by 1 July 2011; requires the minister to ensure the phasing-out of electric resistance water heaters by 30 June 2012; and amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to require that the number of renewable energy certificates (RECs) created by solar hot water systems, heat pump hot water systems and ‘phantom RECs’ must be added to the subsequent year’s renewable energy target.

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/10

SBC report 3/10 (tabled and adopted 25/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Renewable Energy (Food Processing Activities) Amendment Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Senator Boswell - Nats)

Amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to require regulations to be made to determine that food processing activities, to the extent that they are trade exposed, be given a 90 per cent partial exemption from the additional renewable source electricity acquisition obligation for 2010 and later years.

Senate: Intro. 17/9/09; 2nd reading adjourned 17/9/09

SBC report 15/09 (tabled and adopted 17/9/09): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Renewable Energy Legislation Amendment (Renewable Power Percentage)  

L Bill 2008

(Introduced by Senator Allison - AD)

Amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 to expand interim targets by increasing the renewable energy power percentages from 1 January 2008 until 31 December 2020.

Senate: Intro. 14/2/08; 2nd reading adjourned 14/2/08

SBC report 2/08 (tabled and adopted 12/3/08): Referred to Economics Committee; report presented 30/5/08 and tabled 16/6/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Repatriation of Citizens Bill 2007 [2008]

L  ( Introduced by Senators Allison and Stott Despoja - AD)

Provides for the repatriation of Australian citizens held in detention overseas if there is a risk of infringement of their human rights.

Senate: Intro. 29/3/07; 2nd reading adjourned 29/3/07

SBC report 10/07 (tabled and adopted 21/6/07): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Republic (Consultation of the People) Bill 2001 [2008]

L  (Introduced by Senator Stott Despoja - AD)

Provides for electors to be consulted, at the same time as the next House of Representatives general election, on whether Australia should become a republic and on whether they should vote again, if applicable, to choose from different republic models.

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

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/5/02, 17/11/04, 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Reserve Bank Amendment (Enhanced Independence) Bill 2008

Amends the Reserve Bank Act 1959 to give the Governor-General authority to appoint, suspend and terminate the positions of Governor or Deputy-Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Terminations of these positions require parliamentary approval.

Reps: Intro. 20/3/08; Passed 26/5/08

CID amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 16/6/08; Passed 23/6/08

SBC report 4/08 (tabled and adopted 14/5/08): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Committee; report due 31/5/08; interim report presented 30/5/08 and tabled 16/6/08; final report presented 11/6/08 and tabled 16/6/08

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

[Reps reported Senate message returning bill with amendments 24/6/08; Senate requested Reps to immediately consider amendments 19/3/09; Reps reported Senate message requesting them to immediately consider amendments 19/3/09]

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

PS Responsible Takeaway Alcohol Hours Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

Prohibits the sale of takeaway alcoholic beverages between midnight and 7 am on any day and imposes offences for any contravention.

Senate: Intro. 13/5/10; 2nd reading adjourned 13/5/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): Referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; report due 25/10/10; report presented 26/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Responsible Takeaway Alcohol Hours Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

Prohibits the sale of takeaway alcoholic beverages between midnight and 7 am on any day and imposes offences for any contravention.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): Deferred

PS Restoring Territory Rights (Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation) Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Amends the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 , Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 and Norfolk Island Act 1979 to remove the prohibition on legalising voluntary euthanasia. Also repeals the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 .

Senate: Intro. 17/9/08; 2nd reading adjourned 17/9/08

SBC report 11/08 (tabled and adopted 18/9/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Restoring Territory Rights (Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Amends the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 , Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 and Norfolk Island Act 1979 to remove the prohibition on legalising voluntary euthanasia. Also repeals the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 .

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10, 28/10/10

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): No reference

PS Rights of the Terminally Ill (Euthanasia Laws Repeal) Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Bob Brown - AG)

Repeals the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 which prevents the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly and the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly from legalising voluntary euthanasia.

Senate: Intro. 14/2/08; 2nd reading adjourned 14/2/08

SBC report 2/08 (tabled and adopted 12/3/08): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee; extensions of time to report 18/3/08, 23/6/08, 25/6/08; report tabled 26/6/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Safe Climate (Energy Efficient Non-Residential Buildings Scheme) Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Senator Milne - AG)

Establishes an emissions intensity cap and building efficiency certificate trading scheme for non-residential buildings.

Senate: Intro. 17/9/09; 2nd reading adjourned 17/9/09

SBC report 15/09 (tabled and adopted 17/9/09): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 10/3/10; report tabled 17/3/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Safe Climate (Energy Efficient Non-Residential Buildings Scheme) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Milne - AG)

Establishes an emissions intensity cap and building efficiency certificate trading scheme for non-residential buildings.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 29/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2009

(Act citation: Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Act 2010 )

Amends the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 to provide that the minister is not compelled to consider requests for declarations of eligibility by corporations seeking to join the Comcare scheme as self-insurers.

Reps: Intro. 21/10/09; Passed 25/11/09

Senate: Intro. 26/11/09; Passed 4/2/10

SBC report 16/09 (tabled and adopted 29/10/09): No reference

Assent: 19/2/10; Act No. 5, 2010

PS Same-Sex Marriages Bill 2006 [2008]

L   (Introduced by Senators Stott Despoja and Bartlett - AD)

Amends the Marriage Act 1961 to ensure that same-sex marriages are given equal status to heterosexual marriages, including repealing the definition of ‘marriage’ as the union between a man and a woman and repealing provisions which prevent same-sex marriages entered into under the law of another country from being recognised in Australia.

Senate: Intro. 15/6/06; 2nd reading adjourned 15/6/06

SBC report 6/06 (tabled and adopted 22/6/06): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Same-Sex: Same Entitlements Bill 2007 [2008]

L   (Introduced by Senators Allison, Bartlett, Murray and Stott Despoja - AD)

Implements recommendations of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission report Same-Sex: Same Entitlements to remove from Commonwealth law relating to taxation, superannuation, employment and family law, provisions which discriminate against same-sex couples and their children.

Senate: Intro. 14/8/07; 2nd reading adjourned 14/8/07

SBC report 13/07 (tabled and adopted 16/8/07): No reference [Report of inquiry (conducted by Democrat senators) tabled 20/9/07]

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Save Our Solar (Solar Rebate Protection) Bill 2008 [No. 2]

L   (Introduced by Senator Johnston - LP)

Requires the minister to determine, by legislative instrument, guidelines for the operation of the Solar Homes and Communities Plan, and gives the secretary general responsibility for the administration of the plan.

Senate: Intro. 24/6/08; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/08, 25/9/08

Reference: Bill and related matters referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee 25/6/08; interim report presented 15/8/08 and tabled 26/8/08; final report presented 25/8/08 and tabled 26/8/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Screen Australia (Transfer of Assets) Bill 2010

The bill: amends the Freedom of Information Act 1982 , National Film and Sound Archive Act 2008 and Screen Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2008 to enable the name change of the National Film and Sound Archive to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSAA); and transfers part of Screen Australia’s film library and associated assets and liabilities to the NFSAA; and provides for the transfer of certain Screen Australia staff to the NFSAA.

Reps: Intro. 17/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 17/11/10

SC report no. 7 (tabled 17/11/10): No reference

Senate:

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): No reference

L Service and Execution of Process Amendment (Interstate Fine Enforcement) Bill 2010

Amends the: Service and Execution of Process Act 1992 to enable states and territories to enforce interstate fines according to the laws of their own jurisdiction; and Service and Execution of Process Act 1992 and Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983 to make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 16/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 16/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 9/10 (tabled and adopted 23/6/10): No reference

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

S Service and Execution of Process Amendment (Interstate Fine Enforcement) Bill 2010

Amends the: Service and Execution of Process Act 1992 to enable states and territories to enforce interstate fines according to the laws of their own jurisdiction; and Service and Execution of Process Act 1992 and Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983 to make consequential amendments.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 25/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Reps: Intro. 26/10/10; Passed 25/11/10

SC report no. 5 (tabled 28/10/10): No reference

Assent: 15/12/10; Act No. 143, 2010

Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Sex Discrimination Act 1984 in response to recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 2008 report Effectiveness of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 in eliminating discrimination and promoting gender equality , to: extend protections from discrimination on the grounds of family responsibilities to both women and men in all areas of work; provide improved protection from sexual harassment for students and workers; ensure protections from sex discrimination apply equally to women and men; and establish breastfeeding as a separate ground of discrimination; Age Discrimination Act 2004 to establish an Age Discrimination Commissioner in the Human Rights Commission; and Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986, Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 and Fair Work Act 2009 to make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 28/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 28/10/10; 2nd reading adjourned 28/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report due third sitting day of 2011 (10/2/11)

L Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill 2010

In response to recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 2008 report Effectiveness of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 in eliminating discrimination and promoting gender equality , the bill amends the: Sex Discrimination Act 1984 to: extend protections from discrimination on the grounds of family responsibilities to both women and men in all areas of work; provide improved protection from sexual harassment for students and workers; ensure protections from sex discrimination apply equally to women and men; and establish breastfeeding as a separate ground of discrimination; and Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 to make a consequential amendment.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): Deferred

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Social Security Amendment (Flexible Participation Requirements for Principal Carers) Bill 2010

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 to extend participation requirement exemptions to parents receiving certain income support payments who have school-aged children and are required to report approved activities to Centrelink.

Reps: Intro. 10/3/10; Passed 13/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 5/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 88, 2010

PS Social Security Amendment (Income Support for Regional Students) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Nash - Nats)

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 to provide that the same eligibility criteria for independent youth allowance is applied for students residing in the Inner Regional Australia Zone.

Senate: Intro. 28/10/10; 2nd reading adjourned 28/10/10

SBC report 13/10 (tabled and adopted 28/10/10): Deferred

Reference: Referred to Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee 17/11/10; report due second sitting day in February 2011 (9/2/11)

Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Weekly Payments) Bill 2010

Amends the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 , A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 , Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Social Security Act 1991 to allow weekly payments of social security periodic payment, family tax benefit and baby bonus to people assessed as being vulnerable; and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to make technical corrections.

Reps: Intro. 10/2/10; Passed 11/3/10

Senate: Intro. 15/3/10; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): No reference

Committee requests for amendments: 2 Govt/passed

[Reps made Senate requests for amendments 17/3/10]

Assent: 14/4/10; Act No. 45, 2010

Social Security and Indigenous Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to provide that: the Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) Determination is to be used to assess a person’s qualification for carer allowance; and a person remains qualified for carer allowance three months after the child cared for turns 16; Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to: income management; credit of income management accounts in error; credit to income management accounts before debt recovery; student start-up scholarship payments and relocation scholarship payments; and consequential amendments; Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to the recovery of income management debts; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 to: provide to the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) a guaranteed annual payment of $45 million from 1 July 2010, indexed to the Consumer Price Index for later years; provide additional funding to the ILC; and require regular review of these funding arrangements.

Reps: Intro. 18/3/10; Passed 13/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 6/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): No reference

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 89, 2010

L Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2009

In response to recommendations of the Review of Higher Education (the Bradley Review), the bill amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to: phase-in a change to the age of independence from 25 to 22 years for the purposes of the independent youth allowance; provide that youth allowance claimants will not be able to attain independence through part-time employment or wages; increase the annual parental income threshold for non-independent youth allowance recipients; change the taper rate from 25 per cent per person to 20 per cent for families for the parental income reduction for youth allowance; increase and index to the Consumer Price Index the personal income free area for youth allowance, Austudy students and Australian Apprentices; and provide the training supplement to all parenting payment recipients who are subject to participation requirements; and Social Security Act 1991 , Higher Education Support Act 2003 , Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 , Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: provide for a start-up scholarship and a relocation scholarship (both to be indexed from 2011); and exempt (to an indexed threshold) merit and equity based scholarships from the income test under social security and veterans’ entitlements legislation.

Reps: Intro. 10/9/09; Passed 27/10/09

CID amendments: 4 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 28/10/09; Passed 17/11/09 [ but see bill below]

SBC report 14/09 (tabled and adopted 17/9/09): Provisions of bill referred to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee; extension of time to report 26/10/09; report tabled 27/10/09

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Committee amendments: 7 Opp/passed; 2 AG/passed; 1 Opp/negatived; 3 AG/negatived; 6 FFP/negatived

Committee requests for amendments: 3 AG/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments nos 1 and 2 and disagreed to amendments nos 3 to 9, 18/11/09; The committee of the whole disagreed to further amendments (8 Govt) and resolved not to insist on amendments nos 3 to 9; The Senate disagreed to the adoption of the report of the committee of the whole 24/11/09]

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

(Act citation: Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Act 2010 )

In response to recommendations of the Review of Higher Education (the Bradley Review), the bill amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to: phase-in a change to the age of independence from 25 to 22 years for the purposes of the independent youth allowance; provide that youth allowance claimants will not be able to attain independence through part-time employment or wages; increase the annual parental income threshold for non-independent youth allowance recipients; change the taper rate from 25 per cent per person to 20 per cent for families for the parental income reduction for youth allowance; increase and index to the Consumer Price Index the personal income free area for youth allowance, Austudy students and Australian Apprentices; and provide the training supplement to all parenting payment recipients who are subject to participation requirements; and Social Security Act 1991 , Higher Education Support Act 2003 , Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 , Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: provide for a start-up scholarship and a relocation scholarship (both to be indexed from 2011); and exempt (to an indexed threshold) merit and equity based scholarships from the income test under social security and veterans’ entitlements legislation. Also requires a review of the impact of this proposed Act on student income arrangements to be completed by 30 September 2012.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 25/11/09

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 30/11/09; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 19/09 (tabled and adopted 30/11/09): No reference

Committee amendments: 14 Govt/passed; 1 Opp to Govt/negatived; 3 FFP/negatived

Committee requests for amendments: 2 Govt/passed

[Reps made Senate requests for amendments 17/3/10; Reps agreed to Senate amendments 18/3/10]

Assent: 24/3/10; Act No. 17, 2010

PS Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Scholarship Payments)  

L Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Hanson-Young - AG)

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 , Higher Education Support Act 2003 , Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 , Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: provide for a start-up scholarship and a relocation scholarship (both to be indexed from 2011); and exempt (to an indexed threshold) merit and equity based scholarships from the income test under social security and veterans’ entitlements legislation.

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/2/10

SBC report 3/10 (tabled and adopted 25/2/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform and Reinstatement of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform and Reinstatement of Racial Discrimination Act) Act 2010 )

Amends the: Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Social Security Act 1991 to establish a new model of income management to be used in selected Australian locations; Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007 to: tailor alcohol restrictions based on community circumstances; and clarify the administration of five-year land leases; Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 to enable residents in prescribed areas to apply for the removal of restrictions on prohibited material; Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to provide for an explicit food security objective in relation to community stores licensing; and Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 to ensure that the Australian Crime Commission’s use of its special powers is in relation to violence and child abuse committed against Indigenous victims. Also repeals provisions of the Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Act 2007 , Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007 and Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Act 2007 .

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 24/2/10

Senate: Intro. 25/2/10; Passed 21/6/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): Provisions of bill referred to Community Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 9/3/10; report tabled 10/3/10; correction tabled 16/3/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 93, 2010

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Connecting People with Jobs) Bill 2010

Amends the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to extend to 12 weeks the period of non-payment of income support when a relocating job seeker voluntarily leaves their employment within the first six months.

Reps: Intro. 21/10/10; Passed 28/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 15/11/10; Passed 16/11/10

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): No reference

Assent: 24/11/10; Act No. 130, 2010

PS Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Prohibition of Disruptive Advertising)  

L Bill 2008

(Introduced by Senator Allison - AD)

Amends the Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 to prohibit certain advertising being shown during programs on SBS television.

Senate: Intro. 12/3/08; 2nd reading adjourned 12/3/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Prohibition of Disruptive Advertising)  

L Bill 2009

(Introduced by Senator Ludlam - AG)

Amends the Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 to prohibit certain advertising being shown during programs on SBS television.

Senate: Intro. 7/9/09; 2nd reading adjourned 7/9/09

SBC report 14/09 (tabled and adopted 17/9/09): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Prohibition of Disruptive Advertising) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Ludlam - AG)

Amends the Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 to prohibit certain advertising being shown during programs on SBS television.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

PS State Elections (One Vote, One Value) Bill 2001 [2008]

L  (Introduced by Senator Murray - AD)

Provides that the ‘one vote, one value’ principle must be observed as closely as possible in state and territory elections.

Senate: Intro. 7/8/01; 2nd reading adjourned 7/8/01, 21/8/03

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 13/2/02, 17/11/04, 14/2/08

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

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/pending 21/8/03 (reference to committee - and see below)

Reference: Referred to Legal and Constitutional References Committee 9/9/03; extension of time to report 28/10/03; interim report tabled 1/3/04; extension of time to report 1/3/04; report tabled 3/3/04

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Statute Law Revision Bill 2009

(Act citation: Statute Law Revision Act 2010 )

The bill: amends 54 Acts to correct clerical and drafting errors; repeals five redundant Acts; amends the Tradesmen’s Rights Regulation Act 1946 to replace gender-specific language with gender-neutral language; amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to ensure the consistent use of the expression ‘ballot paper’; and amends 75 Acts to ensure the consistency of language used to describe the internet and internet-related technology.

Reps: Intro. 28/10/09; Passed 26/11/09

Senate: Intro. 30/11/09; Passed 4/2/10

SBC report 16/09 (tabled and adopted 29/10/09): No reference

Assent: 1/3/10; Act No. 8, 2010

Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2010

The bill: amends 36 Acts to correct technical and other errors and modernise language; repeals eight redundant Acts; amends 76 Acts to provide that Commonwealth ministers are mentioned by reference to the administration of identified legislation; amends 53 Acts to provide that specific departments are mentioned by reference to the minister administering legislation; and amends 103 Acts to update administrative references.

Reps: Intro. 24/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/11/10

SC report no. 9 (tabled 25/11/10): No reference

Senate:

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): Deferred

PS Stolen Generation Compensation Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Bartlett - AD)

The bill: provides for compensation payments for certain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons removed from their families; establishes the Stolen Generations Tribunal and Stolen Generations Fund and their functions and powers; and provides for additional support services.

Senate: Intro. 14/2/08; 2nd reading adjourned 14/2/08

SBC report 2/08 (tabled and adopted 12/3/08): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee; report tabled 16/6/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Stolen Generations Reparations Tribunal Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Siewert - AG)

Establishes a Stolen Generations Reparations Tribunal to decide and make recommendations on claims for reparation.

Senate: Intro. 24/9/08; 2nd reading adjourned 24/9/08

SBC report 12/08 (tabled and adopted 25/9/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Stolen Generations Reparations Tribunal Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Siewert - AG)

Establishes a Stolen Generations Reparations Tribunal to decide and make recommendations on claims for reparation.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 to ensure superannuation fund assets are protected in the event of a default on a limited recourse borrowing arrangement.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; Passed 23/6/10

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 26/5/10; report presented 1/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

Assent: 6/7/10; Act No. 100, 2010

L Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to the transfer of unclaimed superannuation monies from states and territories to the Commissioner of Taxation; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to provide transitional relief from income tax deductibility of total and permanent disability insurance premiums paid by superannuation funds; Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 in relation to superannuation and relationship breakdowns; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 6) Act 2010 in relation to deduction notices for successor funds; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to: deductible employer contributions for former employees; excess contributions tax assessments; and treatment of untaxed elements of public sector defined benefit schemes; Taxation Administration Act 1953 to clarify the due date of the shortfall interest charge for excess contributions tax; and Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999 to change references to the Immigration Secretary and Immigration Department. Also makes consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): Deferred

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to the transfer of unclaimed superannuation monies from states and territories to the Commissioner of Taxation; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to provide transitional relief from income tax deductibility of total and permanent disability insurance premiums paid by superannuation funds; Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 in relation to superannuation and relationship breakdowns; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 6) Act 2010 in relation to deduction notices for successor funds; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to: deductible employer contributions for former employees; excess contributions tax assessments; and treatment of untaxed elements of public sector defined benefit schemes; Taxation Administration Act 1953 to clarify the due date of the shortfall interest charge for excess contributions tax; and Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999 to change references to the Immigration Secretary and Immigration Department. Also makes consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 19/10/10

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; Passed 25/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Assent: 16/11/10; Act No. 117, 2010

L Superannuation Legislation (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2010

Part of a package of three bills to establish governance arrangements for Commonwealth superannuation schemes, the bill amends 35 Acts and regulations to make amendments consequential upon, and transitional to, the proposed ComSuper Act 2010 and Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Act 2010 .

Reps: Intro. 4/2/10; Passed 2/6/10

CID amendments: 4 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 15/6/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): Provisions of bill referred to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; report tabled 15/3/10; correction tabled 17/3/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Tax Laws Amendment (2009 GST Administration Measures) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Tax Laws Amendment (2009 GST Administration Measures) Act 2010 )

Amends the: A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 , Fuel Tax Act 2006 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to require that input tax credits and fuel tax credits are claimed within a four-year period; A New Tax System (Goods and Services) Tax Act 1999 , A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to enable residents of Australian external territories to claim refunds of good and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax under the tourist refund scheme; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to enable certain intermediaries to act as principals for GST accounting purposes; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 in relation to: clarification of the calculation of the gambling operator’s margin when the supplies made by the operator are GST-free; and the treatment of supplies and acquisitions between associates without consideration; and A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 , A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999 , Fuel Tax Act 2006 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to provide for the treatment of overpaid refunds.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 23/2/10

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 11/3/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

Assent: 24/3/10; Act No. 20, 2010

Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 6) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 6) Act 2010 )

Amends the: Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to: remove the capital gains tax trust cloning exception; provide a limited capital gains tax rollover for the transfer of certain assets between trusts with the same beneficiaries; allow the rollover of capital losses and transfer of revenue losses when complying superannuation funds merge; and update the list of deductible gift recipients; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No. 2) Act 2006 and Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Simplification) Act 2007 to clarify the circumstances in which income derived by life insurance companies in respect of immediate annuity business qualifies as non-assessable non-exempt income; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to provide that the Income Recovery Subsidy for the North Western Queensland floods is not subject to income tax; and Excise Act 1901 to provide that the blending of spirits constitutes excise manufacture.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 10/2/10

Senate: Intro. 22/2/10; Passed 11/3/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report tabled 25/2/10

Assent: 24/3/10; Act No. 19, 2010

Tax Laws Amendment (2010 GST Administration Measures No. 1) Bill 2010

Amends the: A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to ensure that goods and services tax adjustments are required in all situations when consideration is paid by an entity in the supply chain to a third party; and A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 to confirm that the rules allowing attribution in the current period applies to all input tax credits.

Reps: Intro. 10/2/10; Passed 10/3/10

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

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): No reference

Assent: 24/3/10; Act No. 21, 2010

Tax Laws Amendment (2010 GST Administration Measures No. 2) Bill 2010

Amends the: A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to: the formation and subsequent changes of goods and services tax (GST) groups and joint ventures; and indirect tax sharing agreements for GST groups and joint ventures; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 , Excise Act 1901 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to include indirect tax rulings and excise advice in the general rulings regime; and A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 in relation to the requirements for tax invoices.

Reps: Intro. 18/3/10; Passed 13/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 6/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): No reference

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 74, 2010

Tax Laws Amendment (2010 GST Administration Measures No. 3) Bill 2010

Amends the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 in relation to: goods and services tax (GST) and cross-border transport supplies; GST relief for telecommunications supplies for global roaming in Australia; and adjustments for third party payments.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; Passed 21/6/10

Senate: Intro. 22/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 26/5/10; report presented 1/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 91, 2010

Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Bill 2010

The bill: amends eight Acts in relation to: approved superannuation clearing houses; forestry managed investment schemes; managed investment trusts; eligibility criteria for the entrepreneurs’ tax offset; and the corporate consolidation regime; and amends 13 Acts to make miscellaneous and technical amendments.

Reps: Intro. 10/2/10; Passed 10/3/10

Senate: Intro. 11/3/10; Passed 12/5/10

SBC report 2/10 (tabled and adopted 24/2/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report tabled 15/3/10

Committee amendments: 16 Govt/passed; 3 sections negatived (Govt); 1 Opp/negatived; 1 AG/negatived; 2 Ind (Xenophon)/negatived

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 12/5/10]

Assent: 3/6/10; Act No. 56, 2010

Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 2) Bill 2010

Amends: the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to: prevent shareholders of private companies accessing tax-free dividends from the provision of company assets for less than market value; and make consequential amendments; the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to extend existing arrangements for tax file number withholding to cover closely held trusts; the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to: provide that the HECS-HELP benefit is exempt from income tax; update the list of deductible gift recipients; and provide that the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute Limited is exempt from income tax for a four-year period; and 108 Acts to repeal certain unlimited periods for amending taxpayers’ assessments.

Reps: Intro. 17/3/10; Passed 13/5/10

Senate: Intro. 13/5/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 5/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report tabled 12/5/10

Committee amendments: 2 Govt/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 17/6/10]

Assent: 28/6/10; Act No. 75, 2010

Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 3) Bill 2010

Amends the: Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003 to: freeze indexation of the co-contribution income threshold for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years; and maintain the current matching rate and maximum co-contribution payable on an individual’s eligible superannuation contributions; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to modify the thin capitalisation rules in relation to the application of accounting standards for authorised deposit-taking institutions; Taxation Administration Act 1953 to enable certain officers to declare that a specified entity is not subject to Commonwealth tax law in relation to a specified transaction; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to provide that unexpended income of a special disability trust is taxed at a certain rate; and Taxation Administration Act 1953 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to managed investment trusts and withholding tax.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; Passed 23/6/10

CID amendments: 20 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee 26/5/10; report presented 1/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 90, 2010

L Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 4) Bill 2010

Amends the: A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 in relation to certain third party payment adjustments; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to: the capital gains tax (CGT) treatment of water entitlements and termination fees; foreign currency gains and losses; certain takeovers and mergers qualifying for CGT scrip for scrip rollover; and the list of deductible gift recipients; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Act 2010 and Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Act 2009 in relation to: taxation of financial arrangements; and debt/equity rules; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to: increase the threshold above which a taxpayer may claim the net medical expenses tax offset; and commence annually indexing the threshold to the Consumer Price Index; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to extend access to tax deductible donations to all volunteer based emergency services, including volunteer fire brigades.

Reps: Intro. 23/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): No reference

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 4) Bill 2010

Amends the: A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 in relation to certain third party payment adjustments; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in relation to: the capital gains tax (CGT) treatment of water entitlements and termination fees; foreign currency gains and losses; certain takeovers and mergers qualifying for CGT scrip for scrip rollover; and the list of deductible gift recipients; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Act 2010 and Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Act 2009 in relation to: taxation of financial arrangements; and debt/equity rules; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to: increase the threshold above which a taxpayer may claim the net medical expenses tax offset; and commence annually indexing the threshold to the Consumer Price Index; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to extend access to tax deductible donations to all volunteer based emergency services, including volunteer fire brigades.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 17/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

CID amendments: 2 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 18/11/10; Passed 22/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Committee amendments: 2 Opp/negatived

[Amendment to motion that the report from the committee of the whole be adopted 22/11/10: 1 Ind (Xenophon)/passed (Opposition amendments referred to Economics References Committee; report due 31/3/11)]

Assent: 7/12/10; Act No. 136, 2010

Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 5) Bill 2010

Amends the: Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to: change the eligibility criteria for accessing film tax offsets; extend the main residence capital gains tax exemption to certain compulsory acquisitions; include terminal medical condition benefits; and include school uniforms as an eligible expense for the education expenses tax offset; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to adjust the benchmark interest rate used to determine the cost of capital protection; A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 to allow non-profit sub-entities to access the goods and services tax concessions available to their parent entity; and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to enable the Commissioner of Taxation not to apply a payment, credit or running balance account surplus against certain tax debts.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 25/11/10

SC report no. 9 (tabled 25/11/10): No reference

Senate:

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): Deferred

L Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Bill 2009

The bill: amends the Taxation Administration Act 1953 to establish a framework to protect the confidentiality of taxpayer information by placing a general prohibition on the disclosure of taxpayer information except in certain specified circumstances; makes consequential amendments to 38 other Acts; contains a regulation making power; and repeals the A New Tax System (Bonuses for Older Australians) Act 1999 .

Reps: Intro. 19/11/09; 2nd reading adjourned 19/11/09

Senate:

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 23/2/10; report tabled 11/3/10

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Standing Committee of Privileges 18/3/10; extension of time to report 12/5/10; report presented 4/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Bill 2010

The bill: amends the Taxation Administration Act 1953 to establish a framework to protect the confidentiality of taxpayer information by placing a general prohibition on the disclosure of taxpayer information except in certain specified circumstances; makes consequential amendments to 38 other Acts; contains a regulation making power; and repeals the A New Tax System (Bonuses for Older Australians) Act 1999 .

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 22/11/10

Senate: Intro. 23/11/10; Passed 26/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Committee amendments: 9 Opp/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 29/11/10]

Assent: 16/12/10; Act No. 145, 2010

Tax Laws Amendment (Foreign Source Income Deferral) Bill (No. 1) 2010

Amends the: Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to repeal the foreign investment fund and the deemed present entitlement rules; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 to make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 13/5/10; Passed 23/6/10

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): No reference

Assent: 14/7/10; Act No. 114, 2010

PM Tax Laws Amendment (Improving the Producer Offset) Bill 2009

L   (Introduced by Mr Ciobo - LP)

Amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to specify the criteria the Commissioner of Taxation must consider when making a special assessments decision in relation to the producer offset.

Reps (Main Committee): Intro. 23/11/09; Read a 1st time 23/11/09; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2010

Amends the A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge--Fringe Benefits) Act 1999 and Medicare Levy Act 1986 to: increase the Medicare levy and Medicare levy surcharge low-income threshold amounts for individuals, families and pensioners below pension age; and increase the phase-in limits as a result of the increased threshold amounts.

Reps: Intro. 13/5/10; Passed 1/6/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): No reference

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 78, 2010

Tax Laws Amendment (Political Contributions and Gifts) Bill 2008

(Act citation: Tax Laws Amendment (Political Contributions and Gifts) Act 2010 )

Amends the: Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to remove tax deductibility for contributions and gifts to political parties, independent members and independent candidates; and A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 to make consequential amendments to ensure political parties, independent members and independent candidates continue to access goods and services tax concessions.

Reps: Intro. 27/8/08; Passed 13/10/08

Senate: Intro. 14/10/08; Passed 3/2/09

SBC report 9/08 (tabled and adopted 3/9/08): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Committee; report due 5/11/08; report presented 20/10/08 and tabled 10/11/08

Committee amendments: 17 AG/passed; 6 items negatived (AG); 1 FFP/negatived

[Reps disagreed to Senate amendments and agreed to 5 Govt amendments in their place 18/6/09; Senate did not insist on its amendments and agreed to the Govt amendments made by the Reps in their place 25/2/10]

Assent: 15/3/10; Act No. 16, 2010

PS Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind)

Amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to require that, in order to receive exemption from income tax, the aims and activities of religious and charitable institutions must be assessed against a public benefit test.

Senate: Intro. 13/5/10; 2nd reading adjourned 13/5/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report due 31/8/10; interim report presented 16/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10; final report presented 7/9/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010

Introduced with the Income Tax Rates Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010, the bill amends the: Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to replace the existing research and development (R&D) tax concession with a 45 per cent refundable R&D tax offset for eligible entities with a turnover of less than $20 million, and a non-refundable 40 per cent R&D tax offset for all other eligible entities; Industry Research and Development Act 1986 to set out the role of Innovation Australia in relation to the administration of the R&D tax offset; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to make consequential amendments . Also contains application, savings and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 13/5/10; Passed 17/6/10

Senate: Intro. 21/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 21/6/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report tabled 15/6/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010

Introduced with the Income Tax Rates Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010, the bill amends the: Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to replace the existing research and development (R&D) tax concession with a 45 per cent refundable R&D tax offset for eligible entities with a turnover of less than $20 million, and a non-refundable 40 per cent R&D tax offset for all other eligible entities; Industry Research and Development Act 1986 to set out the role of Innovation Australia in relation to the administration of the R&D tax offset; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to make consequential amendments . Also contains application, savings and transitional provisions.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 22/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 23/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 23/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Tax Laws Amendment (Transfer of Provisions) Bill 2010

The bill: rewrites provisions from the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 into the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to: collection and recovery of tax; forgiveness of commercial debts; leases of luxury cars; farm management deposits; and general insurance; and amends 10 Acts to make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 17/3/10; Passed 13/5/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 5/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): No reference

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 79, 2010

PS Taxation Laws Amendment (Scholarships) Bill 2005 [2008]

L  (Introduced by Senator Stott Despoja - AD)

Amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: abolish the distinction between full-time and part-time scholarships and make all scholarships which satisfy certain criteria tax free; and extend the exemption for fee-waiver, fee-pay and Commonwealth Learning Scholarships from the social security personal income test to University Equity Scholarships.

Senate: Intro. 21/6/05; 2nd reading adjourned 21/6/05

SBC report 7/05 (tabled and adopted 10/8/05): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2009

(Act citation: Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Act 2010 )

Amends the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: enable owners and operators of computer networks to undertake activities to operate, maintain and protect their networks; enable Commonwealth agencies, security authorities and eligible state authorities to ensure their network is appropriately used by employees, office holders or contractors of the agency or authority; limit secondary use and disclosure of information obtained through network protection activities; and require the destruction of records obtained by undertaking network protection activities when the information is no longer required for those purposes.

Reps: Intro. 16/9/09; Passed 26/10/09

Senate: Intro. 27/10/09; Passed 2/2/10

SBC report 14/09 (tabled and adopted 17/9/09): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 17/9/09; report tabled 16/11/09

Committee amendments: 10 AG/negatived

Assent: 12/2/10; Act No. 2, 2010

L Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: enable the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to provide technical assistance to law enforcement agencies in relation to telecommunications interception warrants; require carriers and certain carriage service providers to inform the Communications Access Co-ordinator of proposed changes to telecommunications services, networks, systems or devices that could adversely affect the ability to conduct interception; enable authorised police officers to disclose telecommunications data when trying to locate missing persons; enable enforcement agencies to apply for a stored communications warrant to access stored communications of a victim of a serious contravention, without the person’s consent; permit notification of an interception warrant to be made to a representative of a carrier; and make technical amendments; and Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 , Intelligence Services Act 2001 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to enable ASIO, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, the Defence Signals Directorate and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation to work cooperatively.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 10/10 (tabled and adopted 24/6/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report due 21/9/10; report presented 23/7/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the: Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: enable the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to provide technical assistance to law enforcement agencies in relation to telecommunications interception warrants; require carriers and certain carriage service providers to inform the Communications Access Co-ordinator of proposed changes to telecommunications services, networks, systems or devices that could adversely affect the ability to conduct interception; enable authorised police officers to disclose telecommunications data when trying to locate missing persons; enable enforcement agencies to apply for a stored communications warrant to access stored communications of a victim of a serious contravention, without the person’s consent; permit notification of an interception warrant to be made to a representative of a carrier; and make technical amendments; and Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 , Intelligence Services Act 2001 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to enable ASIO, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, the Defence Signals Directorate and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation to work cooperatively.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 20/10/10

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; 2nd reading adjourned 25/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): Provisions of bill referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report due 24/11/10; report presented 26/11/10

L Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009

Amends the: Radiocommunications Act 1992 , Telecommunications Act 1997 and Trade Practices Act 1974 to prevent Telstra from acquiring specified bands of spectrum which could be used for advanced wireless broadband services unless it structurally separates and divests its hybrid fibre coaxial cable network and its interests in Foxtel; National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998 , Telecommunications Act 1997 and Trade Practices Act 1974 to require the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to: set up-front prices and non-price terms for declared services; make binding rules of conduct for the supply of declared services; issue access determinations for declared services; receive access agreements between providers and access seekers; remove the option to apply for exemptions from access obligations or undertakings; and remove merits review of regulatory decisions made by the ACCC; Trade Practices Act 1974 to: remove the requirement for the ACCC to undertake consultation before issuing a Part A competition notice; and clarify that content services supplied by carriers and carriage service providers are subject to the competition notice regime; Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to: require the universal service provider to supply standard telephone services and payphones as determined by the minister; and provide for the minister to establish minimum Customer Service Guarantee performance benchmarks; and Telecommunications Act 1997 to: require service providers to offer a priority assistance service; and establish an infringement notice regime to deal with breaches of civil penalty provisions.

Reps: Intro. 15/9/09; Passed 22/10/09

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 26/10/09; 2nd reading adjourned 26/10/09, 10/3/10, 11/3/10, 15/3/10

SBC report 14/09 (tabled and adopted 17/9/09): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee; report tabled 26/10/09

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010

Amends the: Radiocommunications Act 1992 , Telecommunications Act 1997 and Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to prevent Telstra from acquiring specified bands of spectrum which could be used for advanced wireless broadband services unless it structurally separates and divests its interests in cable networks and subscription broadcasting licences; National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998 , Telecommunications Act 1997 and Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to require the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to: set up-front prices and non-price terms for declared services; make binding rules of conduct for the supply of declared services; issue access determinations for declared services; receive access agreements between providers and access seekers; remove the option to apply for exemptions from access obligations or undertakings; and remove merits review of regulatory decisions made by the ACCC; Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to: remove the requirement for the ACCC to undertake consultation before issuing a Part A competition notice; and clarify that content services supplied by carriers and carriage service providers are subject to the competition notice regime; Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to: require the universal service provider to supply standard telephone services and payphones as determined by the minister; and provide for the minister to establish minimum Customer Service Guarantee performance benchmarks; and Telecommunications Act 1997 to: enable the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to obtain regular reports about carriers’ and service providers’ compliance with their obligations; require service providers to offer a priority assistance service; establish an infringement notice regime to deal with breaches of civil penalty provisions; and enable the minister to direct ACMA to determine industry standards.

Reps: Intro. 20/10/10; Passed 16/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

CID amendments: 65 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 17/11/10; Passed 26/11/10

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): No reference

Committee amendments: 12 AG/passed; 10 Ind (Xenophon) (1 as amended by 2 Govt)/passed; 48 Opp/negatived; 7 AG/negatived; 3 Ind (Xenophon)/negatived; 19 items opposed (Opp)/  

items agreed to; 1 Part opposed (Opp)/Part agreed to; 3 Divisions opposed (Opp)/Divisions agreed to; 1 section opposed (Opp)/section agreed to; 10 subsections opposed (Opp)/subsections agreed to

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments (1 Opp to Senate amendment no. 2/negatived; 1 Opp/ruled out of order) 29/11/10]

Assent: 15/12/10; Act No. 140, 2010

L Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Fibre Deployment) Bill 2010

Amends the: Telecommunications Act 1997 and Trade Practices Act 1974 to provide that optical fibre and fibre-ready fixed line facilities are installed in development projects approved from 1 July 2010; and Telecommunications Act 1997 to make a consequential amendment in relation to civil penalties for third party access regimes.

Reps: Intro. 18/3/10; 2nd reading adjourned 18/3/10

Senate:

SBC report 6/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): Provisions of bill referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee; report tabled 12/5/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Access Arrangements) Bill 2010

Introduced with the National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010, the bill amends the: Telecommunications Act 1997 and Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to: support the rollout of NBN-consistent fibre-to-the-premises networks in new real estate developments; place certain obligations on the supply of wholesale services by an NBN corporation; and require carriers (other than NBN corporations) operating certain superfast broadband networks to offer a wholesale Layer 2 ethernet bitstream service; and Telecommunications Act 1997 in relation to infringement notices.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 25/11/10

SC report no. 9 (tabled 25/11/10): No reference

Senate:

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): Deferred

L Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Network Information) Bill 2009

Amends the Telecommunications Act 1997 to: require utilities to provide information, as well as telecommunications providers, specified by the minister; specify the purposes for which protected network information is permitted to be disclosed and used; and change sunset periods so that information can be disclosed and used during the roll-out of the national broadband network.

Reps: Intro. 19/8/09; Passed 14/9/09

2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 15/9/09; 2nd reading adjourned 15/9/09

SBC report 12/09 (tabled and adopted 20/8/09): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Territories Law Reform Bill 2010

In response to recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories report Quis custodiet ipsos Custodes?: Inquiry into Governance on Norfolk Island , the bill amends: the Norfolk Island Act 1979 in relation to: the voting system for the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly; when elections are held; the process for selecting a Chief Minister and Ministers; advice provided to the Administrator when assenting to bills; the role of the Governor-General and Minister responsible for Territories in processing legislation; and the implementation of a contemporary financial management framework; six Acts in relation to the review of administrative actions; 11 Acts to make consequential amendments; and the Christmas Island Act 1958 and Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955 to provide a vesting mechanism for powers and functions under Western Australian laws in these territories.

Reps: Intro. 17/3/10; Passed 21/6/10

Senate: Intro. 22/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 22/6/10

Reference: Provisions of bill referred to Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories 18/3/10; report tabled 11/5/10

SBC report 6/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Territories Law Reform Bill 2010

In response to recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories report Quis custodiet ipsos Custodes?: Inquiry into Governance on Norfolk Island , the bill amends: the Norfolk Island Act 1979 in relation to: the voting system for the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly; when elections are held; the process for selecting a Chief Minister and Ministers; advice provided to the Administrator when assenting to bills; the role of the Governor-General and Minister responsible for Territories in processing legislation; and the implementation of a contemporary financial management framework; six Acts in relation to the review of administrative actions; 10 Acts to make consequential amendments; and the Christmas Island Act 1958 and Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955 to provide a vesting mechanism for powers and functions under Western Australian laws in these territories.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 16/11/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

CID amendments: 18 Opp/negatived

Senate: Intro. 17/11/10; Passed 26/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Assent: 10/12/10; Act No. 139, 2010

PS Textbook Subsidy Bill 2003 [2008]

L  (Introduced by Senator Stott Despoja - AD)

Extends the Educational Textbook Subsidy Scheme beyond 30 June 2004 (when it was due to lapse).

Senate: Intro. 18/6/03; 2nd reading adjourned 18/6/03

SBC report 7/03 (tabled and adopted 25/6/03): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 17/11/04, 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program Amendment (Building Innovative Capability) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program Amendment (Building Innovative Capability) Act 2010 )

Amends the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program Scheme Act 1999 to: establish the Clothing and Household Textile (Building Innovative Capability) Scheme to replace the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Post-2005 (Strategic Investment Program) Scheme for the 2010-2011 to 2014-2015 program years; and amend the long and short titles of the Act.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 22/2/10

Senate: Intro. 24/2/10; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report tabled 25/2/10

Committee amendments: 2 Opp/passed

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 18/3/10]

Assent: 14/4/10; Act No. 43, 2010

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2009 Measures No. 3) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2009 Measures No. 3) Act 2010 )

Amends the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to: introduce a framework to regulate biological therapeutic goods; provide immunity from civil actions, suit or proceedings for certain individuals performing duties under the Act; enable the recall of goods without suspending or cancelling the goods listing on the Therapeutic Goods Register; enable information to be sought from past sponsors and manufacturers of medicines and therapeutic devices; provide that unpaid annual charges remain payable if a therapeutic good is suspended from the register; and make technical amendments.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 17/3/10

Senate: Intro. 18/3/10; Passed 13/5/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

Assent: 31/5/10; Act No. 54, 2010

L Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Bill 2010

Amends the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 in relation to: the supply of medical devices that are not on the Therapeutic Goods Register; the listing of export-only variations of certain medicines already on the register; permissible ingredients for inclusion in medicines; information that may be considered by the minister when reviewing initial decisions; and the secretary’s information gathering powers.

Reps: Intro. 17/3/10; 2nd reading adjourned 17/3/10

Senate:

SBC report 5/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): No reference

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Bill 2010

Amends the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 in relation to: the supply of medical devices that are not on the Therapeutic Goods Register; the listing of export-only variations of certain medicines already on the register; permissible ingredients for inclusion in medicines; information that may be considered by the minister when reviewing initial decisions; the process for submission and approval of product information for medicines; the power of the secretary to make declarations that goods are therapeutic goods; the revised business processes which apply to prescription medicines; and the secretary’s information gathering powers.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 27/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

CID amendments: 15 Govt/passed

Senate: Intro. 15/11/10; Passed 26/11/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Assent: 15/12/10; Act No. 141, 2010

Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2009

(Act citation: Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Act 2010 )

Amends the Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Act 1989 to: impose an annual charge on biological therapeutic goods for inclusion in the Therapeutic Goods Register; and provide that when a registered or listed therapeutic or biological good is suspended from the register it continues to be taken to be included in the register for the purposes of the payment of the annual charge.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 17/3/10

Senate: Intro. 18/3/10; Passed 13/5/10

SBC report 1/10 (tabled and adopted 4/2/10): No reference

Assent: 31/5/10; Act No. 53, 2010

Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992 to make it an offence to advertise tobacco products on the internet and other electronic media and future technologies, unless the advertising complies with state or territory legislation or Commonwealth regulations.

Reps: Intro. 17/11/10; 2nd reading adjourned 17/11/10

SC report no. 7 (tabled 17/11/10): No reference

Senate:

SBC report 15/10 (tabled and adopted 26/11/10): No reference

Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 1) 2010 )

Amends the: Trade Practices Act 1974 to implement a national consumer law regime (the Australian Consumer Law) which will: address unfair contract terms; and include penalties, enforcement powers and consumer redress options; Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 to include corresponding provisions applicable to financial services; and Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 , Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 and Trade Practices Act 1974 to make consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 24/6/09; Passed 20/10/09

Senate: Intro. 26/10/09; Passed 17/3/10

SBC report 10/09 (tabled and adopted 25/6/09): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report tabled 7/9/09

Committee amendments: 52 Govt/passed; 1 Division negatived (Govt); 28 items negatived (Govt); 1 section negatived (Govt); 12 Ind (Xenophon)/negatived; 1 Ind (Xenophon) to Govt/negatived; 2 subsections opposed (Opp)/subsections agreed to

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 17/3/10]

Assent: 14/4/10; Act No. 44, 2010

Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill (No. 2) 2010

Further to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill 2009, the bill amends: the Trade Practices Act 1974 , Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 and Corporations Act 2001 to implement a national consumer law regime (the Australian Consumer Law) in relation to: general and specific consumer protections;  misleading and deceptive conduct; unconscionable conduct; unfair practices; consumer transactions; statutory consumer guarantees; a standard consumer product safety law for consumer goods; and product-related services; the Trade Practices Act 1974 to rename it as the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ; and 61 Acts to reflect the change in title of the Trade Practices Act 1974 .

Reps: Intro. 17/3/10; Passed 24/6/10

Senate: Intro. 24/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 5/10 (tabled and adopted 18/3/10): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report presented 21/5/10 and tabled 15/6/10

Committee amendments: 32 Govt/passed; 1 section negatived (Govt)

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 24/6/10]

Assent: 13/7/10; Act No. 103, 2010

PM Trade Practices Amendment Bill 2009

(Introduced by Mr Katter - Ind)

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 to provide protection to unions and their members from being sued if they stop the export of Pacific Brands manufacturing machinery or the importation of goods to replace Pacific Brands products.

Reps: Intro. 22/6/09; Removed from Notice Paper 23/2/10

PS Trade Practices Amendment (Guaranteed Lowest Prices—Blacktown  

L Amendment) Bill 2009

(Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind and Senator Joyce - Nats)

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 to provide that a corporation sells the same product at the same price at all its retail outlets within a 35 kilometre geographic area.

Senate: Intro. 24/6/09; 2nd reading adjourned 24/6/09

SBC report 11/09 ( tabled and adopted 12/8/09 ): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report tabled 24/11/09

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

Trade Practices Amendment (Infrastructure Access) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Trade Practices Amendment (Infrastructure Access) Act 2010 )

Amends the National Access Regime in Part IIA of the Trade Practices Act 1974 in relation to: binding time limits and limited merits review; applications by certain persons that a certain service is ineligible to be a declared service; enabling the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to accept access undertakings with fixed principles that will apply to subsequent undertakings; enabling the ACCC to issue an amendment notice proposing amendments to a proposed access undertaking submitted by a service provider; administrative processes of the National Competition Council and the Australian Competition Tribunal; and consequential amendments.

Reps: Intro. 29/10/09; Passed 1/12/09

Senate: Intro. 2/12/09; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 17/09 (tabled and adopted 19/11/09): Provisions of bill referred to Economics Legislation Committee; report tabled 9/3/10

Committee amendments: 15 Govt/passed; 4 items negatived (Govt)

[Reps agreed to Senate amendments 24/6/10]

Assent: 13/7/10; Act No. 102, 2010

PS Trade Practices Amendment (Material Lessening of Competition—Richmond  

L Amendment) Bill 2009

(Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind)

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 to prevent corporations from directly or indirectly merging with or acquiring an asset which would result in material lessening of competition in the relevant market.

Senate: Intro. 26/11/09; 2nd reading adjourned 26/11/09

SBC report 19/09 (tabled and adopted 30/11/09): Referred to Economics Legislation Committee; extension of time to report 24/2/10; report tabled 13/5/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Trade Practices (Creeping Acquisitions) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]

L   (Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 to prohibit large businesses from acquiring shares, assets or other companies through buyouts or takeovers which result in reducing fair competition.

Senate: Intro. 20/9/07; 2nd reading adjourned 20/9/07

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 13/2/08

SBC report 7/08 (tabled and adopted 26/6/08): Referred to Economics Committee; report due 27/8/08; report tabled 26/8/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

L Tradex Scheme Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Tradex Scheme Act 1999 to: provide that partnerships are eligible to apply for a tradex order; and remove transitional arrangements relating to the Texco Scheme.

Reps: Intro. 16/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 16/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 9/10 (tabled and adopted 23/6/10): No reference

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Tradex Scheme Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Tradex Scheme Act 1999 to: provide that partnerships are eligible to apply for a tradex order; and remove transitional arrangements relating to the Texco Scheme.

Reps: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 20/10/10

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; Passed 28/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Assent: 18/11/10; Act No. 124, 2010

Trans-Tasman Proceedings Bill 2009

(Act citation: Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 )

Introduced with the Trans-Tasman Proceedings (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2009, the bill: gives effect to the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand on Trans-Tasman Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement ; incorporates the existing provisions of the Evidence and Procedure (New Zealand) Act 1994 (the taking of evidence and service and enforcement of subpoenas); and incorporates Part IIIA of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (the conduct of market proceedings).

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 15/3/10

Senate: Intro. 16/3/10; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 19/09 (tabled and adopted 30/11/09): No reference

Assent: 13/4/10; Act No. 35, 2010

Trans-Tasman Proceedings (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2009

(Act citation: Trans-Tasman Proceedings (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2010 )

Introduced with the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Bill 2009, the bill: amends the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 in relation to the conduct of trans-Tasman market proceedings; makes consequential amendments to seven Acts; and repeals the Evidence and Procedure (New Zealand) Act 1994 .

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; Passed 15/3/10

Senate: Intro. 16/3/10; Passed 18/3/10

SBC report 19/09 (tabled and adopted 30/11/09): No reference

Assent: 13/4/10; Act No. 36, 2010

PS Transport Safety Investigation Amendment (Incident Reports) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind)

Amends the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 to impose a penalty on any persons who improperly influence a ‘responsible person’ reporting an incident to aviation authorities.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

Reference: Referred to Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee 30/9/10; extension of time to report 17/11/10; report due second sitting day in March 2011 (2/3/11)

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Transport Security Legislation Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Bill 2010

Amends the: Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 to: allow the prohibited items list to be made by legislative instrument; and enable the secretary to delegate powers and functions to a Senior Executive Service (SES) officer in the Attorney-General’s Department; and Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 to: exempt ship operators from certain security requirements in certain circumstances; make regulations to define different classes of passenger ships and to enable screening officers to conduct frisk searches of passengers and crew; enable certain persons to be appointed as security assessment inspectors; enable the secretary to delegate powers and functions to agency heads and certain SES officers in other agencies in certain circumstances; and make amendments in relation to image recording powers.

Reps: Intro. 11/3/10; Passed 12/5/10

Senate: Intro. 13/5/10; Passed 17/6/10

SBC report 4/10 (tabled and adopted 11/3/10): No reference

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 81, 2010

PS Unit Pricing (Easy comparison of grocery prices) Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Fielding - FFP)

Amends the National Measurement Act 1960 to: require grocery retailers to display unit prices of products sold by measure, weight or volume; provide for a penalty regime for breaches; appoint unit pricing inspectors to monitor compliance; and require the secretary to undertake certain guidance functions.

Senate: Intro. 15/5/08; 2nd reading adjourned 15/5/08

SBC report 5/08 (tabled and adopted 18/6/08): Referred to Economics Committee; report due 2/9/08; report tabled 1/9/08

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Uranium Mining in or near Australian World Heritage Properties (Prohibition) 

L Bill 1998 [2008]

(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

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 23/11/98, 11/12/02, 17/11/04, 14/2/08

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

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Urgent Relief for Single Age Pensioners Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Coonan - LP)

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to increase the single age pension, single age service pension and Widow B pension by $30 per week.

Senate: Intro. 22/9/08; Passed 22/9/08

2nd reading amendment: 1 FFP/negatived

Committee amendments: 2 AG/negatived; 8 FFP/negatived

SBC report 13/08 (tabled and adopted 15/10/08): No reference

Reps: Message from Senate transmitting bill reported 23/9/08

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

L Veterans’ Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2009

Amends the: Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 to extend nuclear test participant eligibility to certain Australian Protective Service officers; Defence Service Homes Act 1918 to enable Defence Service Homes Insurance to pay the New South Wales State Emergency Services levy; Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to: time limits for claims for certain travel expenses; the aggravation of war-caused or defence-caused injury or disease remaining compensable; dependants of veterans who were prisoners of war; and review of the Statement of Principles; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to the serving of notices or other documents; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to: require that certain lump sum compensation payments are made into the recipient’s account; and make technical amendments; and Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to enable Victoria Cross recipients to receive a Victoria Cross allowance or annuity under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and from a foreign country.

Reps: Intro. 25/11/09; 2nd reading adjourned 25/11/09

Senate:

SBC report 18/09 (tabled and adopted 26/11/09): No reference

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

Veterans’ Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2010

Amends the: Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 to extend nuclear test participant eligibility to certain Australian Protective Service officers; Defence Service Homes Act 1918 to enable Defence Service Homes Insurance to pay the New South Wales State Emergency Services levy; Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to: time limits for claims for certain travel expenses; the aggravation of war-caused or defence-caused injury or disease remaining compensable; dependants of veterans who were prisoners of war; and review of the Statement of Principles; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to the serving of notices or other documents; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to: require that certain lump sum compensation payments are made into the recipient’s account; and make technical amendments; and Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to enable Victoria Cross and decoration allowance recipients to receive a Victoria Cross allowance, decoration allowance or annuity under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and from a foreign country.

Reps: Intro. 30/9/10; Passed 20/10/10

Senate: Intro. 25/10/10; Passed 28/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Assent: 17/11/10; Act No. 120, 2010

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2010 Budget Measures) Bill 2010

Amends the: Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: provide that Australian Defence Force members with British nuclear test defence service are eligible for pensions, treatment and other benefits; lower the age of domicile of choice from 21 to 18 years of age; and cease eligibility for war widow or widower pension for widows and widowers who enter into a de facto relationship prior to claiming the pension; Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 , Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and Defence Service Homes Act 1918 to provide that certain submarine special operations between 1978 and 1992 will be reclassified as operational and qualifying service; and Defence Service Homes Act 1918 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to reclassify certain service in Ubon in Thailand as qualifying service.

Reps: Intro. 26/5/10; Passed 3/6/10

Senate: Intro. 15/6/10; Passed 24/6/10

Reference ( see item 8, Journals 13/5/10): Provisions of bill referred to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee 26/5/10; report presented 3/6/10 and tabled 15/6/10

2nd reading amendment: 1 AG/negatived

Assent: 29/6/10; Act No. 83, 2010

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Weekly Payments) Bill 2010

Amends the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to provide for weekly payments of certain periodic payments to persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Reps: Intro. 21/10/10; Passed 27/10/10

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Senate: Intro. 28/10/10; Passed 15/11/10

SBC report 12/10 (tabled and adopted 27/10/10): No reference

Assent: 24/11/10; Act No. 135, 2010

Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Claims for Travel Expenses) Bill 2010

Amends the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to extend the time period for lodging a claim for non-treatment related travel expenses to 12 months and enable further extensions of time in exceptional circumstances.

Reps: Intro. 28/9/10; Read a 1st time 28/9/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

SC report no. 3 (tabled 21/10/10): No reference

Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Income Support Measures) Bill 2010

Amends the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: remove redundant references and provisions relating to ‘benevolent homes’; exempt from the veterans’ entitlements exemption test payments associated with expenses for part-time work experience under a labour market program; require partners of persons claiming or receiving a service pension or income support to claim a comparable foreign pension; provide that arrears payments of comparable foreign pensions are treated as periodic payments; and clarify that the value of certain superannuation investments are not disregarded for the purposes of deemed income rules and asset deprivation rules.

Reps: Intro. 10/3/10; Passed 13/5/10

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

Senate: Intro. 13/5/10; Passed 24/6/10

SBC report 4/10 (tabled and adopted 11/3/10): No reference

Assent: 6/7/10; Act No. 99, 2010

PS Water Amendment (Saving the Goulburn and Murray Rivers) Bill 2008

L   (Introduced by Senator Birmingham - LP)

Amends the Water Act 2007 to: prohibit the unauthorised extraction of water from the Murray-Darling Basin; prevent the construction of  water infrastructure or river flow control work; ensure that Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales comply with their obligations to allocate audited, saved water to the Living Murray Initiative and Water for Rivers; and ensure water is not used for any other purpose other than the Living Murray Initiative and Water for Rivers.

Senate: Intro. 3/12/08; 2nd reading adjourned 3/12/08

SBC report 17/08 (tabled and adopted 4/12/08): Referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee; extension of time to report 17/3/09; report presented 7/5/09 and tabled 12/5/09

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind and Senator Hanson-Young - AG)

Enables the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to manage the water resources of the Basin as a single system during periods of extreme crisis.

Senate: Intro. 18/3/10; 2nd reading adjourned 18/3/10

SBC report 7/10 (tabled and adopted 13/5/10): Referred to Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee; report due 24/8/10; report presented 6/8/10 and tabled 28/9/10

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

PS Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Senator Xenophon - Ind and Senator Hanson-Young - AG)

Enables the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to manage the water resources of the Basin as a single system during periods of extreme crisis.

Senate: Intro. 30/9/10; 2nd reading adjourned 30/9/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Reference: Referred to Environment and Communications Legislation Committee 26/10/10; report tabled 18/11/10

L Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005 to provide that a Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) standard may require a product to comply with certain requirements relating to plumbing before the product can be registered as a WELS product.

Reps: Intro. 16/6/10; 2nd reading adjourned 16/6/10

Senate:

SBC report 9/10 (tabled and adopted 23/6/10): No reference

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

S Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment Bill 2010

Amends the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005 to provide that a Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) standard may require a product to comply with certain requirements relating to plumbing before the product can be registered as a WELS product.

Senate: Intro. 29/9/10; Passed 25/10/10

SBC report 11/10 (tabled and adopted 30/9/10): No reference

Reps: Intro. 26/10/10; Read a 1st time 26/10/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

SC report no. 5 (tabled 28/10/10): No reference

PM Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010

L   (Introduced by Mr Abbott - LP)

Provides that the development or use of native title land in a wild river area cannot be regulated under the Wild Rivers Act 2005 (Qld) without the agreement of the Indigenous traditional owners of that land.

Reps: Intro. 8/2/10; 2nd reading adjourned 22/2/10

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

PS Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010 [No. 2]

L   (Introduced by Senator Scullion - CLP)

Provides that the development or use of native title land in a wild river area cannot be regulated under the Wild Rivers Act 2005 (Qld) without the agreement of the Indigenous traditional owners of that land.

Senate: Intro. 23/2/10; Passed 22/6/10

SBC report 3/10 (tabled and adopted 25/2/10): Referred to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; report due 9/5/10; interim report presented 5/5/10 and tabled 11/5/10; extension of time for final report 11/5/10; final report tabled 22/6/10

Reps: Intro. 23/6/10; Read a 1st time 23/6/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

[ Lapsed at prorogation of 42nd Parliament ]

PM Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010

(Introduced by Mr Abbott - LP)

Provides that the development or use of native title land in a wild river area cannot be regulated under the Wild Rivers Act 2005 (Qld) without the agreement of the land owner.

Reps: Intro. 15/11/10; Read a 1st time 15/11/10; 2nd reading order of day for next sitting

SC report no. 6 (tabled 17/11/10): Referred to Economics Committee; report due end of autumn sittings in 2011 (24/3/11)

PS Workplace Relations (Guaranteeing Paid Maternity Leave) Amendment Bill 2007 

L [2008]

(Introduced by Senator Stott Despoja - AD)

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to provide for a 14-week government funded, paid maternity leave scheme available to all women in the Australian workforce.

Senate: Intro. 13/9/07; 2nd reading adjourned 13/9/07

SBC report 16/07 (tabled and adopted 20/9/07): No reference

Restored to Notice Paper at 2nd reading 14/2/08

SBC report 3/08 (tabled and adopted 19/3/08): No reference

[ Lapsed immediately before commencement of 43rd Parliament ]

 

 

 

 

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