Report

Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011: Bills introduced 20 – 30 October 2014, Legislative Instruments received 20 September – 10 October 2014

14 Nov 2014
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Executive summary

This report provides the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights' view on the compatibility with human rights as defined in the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

of bills introduced into the Parliament during the period 20 to 30 September 2014 and legislative instruments received during the period 20 September to 10 October 2014. The committee has also considered responses to the committee's comments made in previous reports.

Bills introduced 20 to 30 September 2014

The committee considered 25 bills, all of which were introduced with a statement of compatibility. Of these 25 bills, 10 do not require further scrutiny as they do not

appear to give rise to human rights concerns. The committee has decided to defer its consideration of 14 bills.

The committee has identified one bill that it considers requires further examination and for which it will seek further information.

Legislative instruments received between 20 September and 10 October 2014

The committee considered 86 legislative instruments received between 20 September and 10 October 2014. All instruments tabled in this period are listed in the Journals of the

Senate. Of these 86 instruments,none appear to raise any human rights concerns and all are accompanied by statements of compatibility that are adequate.

Responses

The committee has considered one response relating to matters raised in relation to bills and legislative instruments in previous reports. There are no concluded matters in this report.

New and continuing matters

  • Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Bill 2014
  • Australian War Memorial Amendment Bill 2014
  • Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Amendment Bill 2014
  • Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014
  • Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014
  • Customs Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014
  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014
  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 6) Bill 2014
  • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014
  • Telecommunications Amendment (Giving the Community Rights on Phone Towers) Bill 2014

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

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