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  • Schools funding legislation passed by Parliament - Parliament of Australia Posted 28/06/2017 by Marilyn Harrington Podfoto/shutterstock.com (This FlagPost updates information in the Parliamentary Library’s Bills Digest for the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017.) Following the Government’s negotiations with the Crossbench, the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill), with significant
    Date: 28/06/2017 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/5364824 - Source: FlagPost - Author: HARRINGTON, Marilyn

  • The Major Bank Levy explained Posted 23/06/2017 by Phillip Hawkins On 19 June 2017, the Parliament passed the Major Bank Levy Bill 2017 and the Treasury Laws Amendment (Major Bank Levy) Bill 2017 to introduce a new ‘major bank levy’ on banks with over $100 billion in total liabilities. Currently,
    Date: 23/06/2017 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/5353106 - Source: FlagPost - Author: HAWKINS, Phillip

  • Proposed travel restrictions for registered child sex offenders Posted 19/06/2017 by Monica Biddington In November 2016, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop and the Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan announced that the Government would develop measures to stop child sex offenders from travelling overseas to commit acts against vulnerable
    Date: 19/06/2017 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/5349022 - Source: FlagPost - Author: BIDDINGTON, Monica

  • July 17, 2015 Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 Posted 09/05/2017 by Andrew Cameron Background to the Bill In 2016 there were a number of high profile media reports involving the exploitation of temporary work visa holders and other vulnerable workers. These cases led to significant community concern
    Date: 09/05/2017 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/5267017 - Source: FlagPost - Author: CAMERON, Andrew

  • New Bill allows specialists to certify medical exemptions to vaccines Posted 13/04/2017 by Alex Grove Starting with the 2015-16 Budget, the Australian Government has made significant changes to immunisation policy in recent years. These include removing conscientious objection as a valid exemption to immunisation requirements for certain family payments (the
    Date: 13/04/2017 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/5236796 - Source: FlagPost - Author: GROVE, Alex

  • Omnibus Bill dropped and new savings Bill introduced to fund child care package Posted 22/03/2017 by Michael Klapdor The Government has announced that it will discharge the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 (Omnibus Bill) from the notice paper, if it can secure passage
    Date: 22/03/2017 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/5184349 - Source: FlagPost - Author: KLAPDOR, Michael

  • Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority Bill 2017 and Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017 Posted 14/02/2017 by Cathy Madden and Deirdre McKeown On 13 January 2017, in response to the recent controversy over MPs’ travel entitlements, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the establishment of an Independent Parliamentary Entitlements Authority.
    Date: 14/02/2017 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/5099830 - Source: FlagPost - Author: MADDEN, Catherine -...

  • Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Amendment (New Governance Arrangements) Bill 2016 EML/Shutterstock.com Posted 23/11/2016 by Philip Hamilton Following the recommendations of a review conducted in 2015, the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Amendment (New Governance Arrangements) Bill 2016 (the Bill) proposes that the current
    Date: 23/11/2016 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4955546 - Source: FlagPost - Author: HAMILTON, Philip

  • Omnibus Bill compromise to find further savings from family payments Posted 14/09/2016 by Michael Klapdor The Government and Opposition have agreed on amendments to secure passage of the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 that includes a new Family Tax Benefit (FTB) savings measure. The measure would see families with adjusted
    Date: 14/09/2016 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4819028 - Source: FlagPost - Author: KLAPDOR, Michael

  • Foreign political donations Milleflore Images/Shutterstock.com Posted 06/09/2016 by Damon Muller Recently the subject of political donations from foreign interests has received considerable attention. The Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (CEA) regulates donations to political parties and candidates. It does not distinguish between donors from Australia or overseas, or (effectively) between donors
    Date: 06/09/2016 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4803145 - Source: FlagPost - Author: MULLER, Damon

  • So you’ve been prorogued - Common questions answered Posted 23/03/2016 by Damon Muller Why are we talking about proroguing Parliament? On 21 March 2016 the Prime Minister wrote to the Governor-General to ask the Governor-General to prorogue Parliament on Friday 15 April and summon Parliament to sit again on Monday
    Date: 23/03/2016 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4450967 - Source: FlagPost - Author: MULLER, Damon

  • The Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 - optional preferential voting below the line in the Senate Posted 15/03/2016 by Damon Muller On 22 February 2016 the government introduced the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 (the Bill) into the House of Representatives. The Bill responds to elements of the interim and
    Date: 15/03/2016 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4433997 - Source: FlagPost - Author: MULLER, Damon

  • Tertiary education providers—more regulation for some and less regulation for others Posted 14/12/2015 by James Griffiths In the last sitting week of Parliament for the year, the Government changed regulatory requirements for tertiary education providers with the passage of the Education Services for Overseas Services (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015, and
    Date: 14/12/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4259334 - Source: FlagPost - Author: GRIFFITHS, James

  • $1.2 billion in higher education and welfare savings set to pass Posted 1/12/2015 by Michael Klapdor On 26 November, the Government introduced the Labor 2013-14 Budget Savings (Measures No. 2) Bill 2015 which proposes amendments affecting student payments, university funding, university fees and the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP). Similar
    Date: 01/12/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4240735 - Source: FlagPost - Author: KLAPDOR, Michael - G...

  • Whistle-blowing under the Border Force Act: Three months on Posted 21/10/2015 by Elibritt Karlsen Despite both major political parties agreeing that the Border Force Bill 2015 (introduced into Parliament in February this year) would be dealt with as non-controversial legislation, since its commencement on 1 July 2015, it has proved
    Date: 21/10/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4147182 - Source: FlagPost - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt

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