Bills, Legislative

Briefing paper

5 Mar 2019
48

Proposed changes to Australia’s export credit agency, Efic, pose serious financial, environmental and diplomatic risks. They should not be rushed through and must be subject to close scrutiny, writes Tom Swann.

Briefing paper

15 Feb 2019
25

This Bill Brief looks primarily at law reforms concerning a new class of procedure known as a ‘DNA profile sample’, which seeks to grant police the ability to authorise the taking of DNA samples from persons suspected of committing indictable offences.

Report

14 Feb 2019
6

It has been estimated that approximately 70 per cent of family law disputes are resolved without involving the federal court system. Therefore, the family law jurisdiction is far larger than the disputes that go to court. Part of the much broader family law community includes...

Report

21 Dec 2018
66

This report outlines how the legal rights of the presumption of innocence, natural justice, the right to silence and the privilege against self-incrimination are explicitly breached by 358 separate provisions in Acts passed by the Australian Parliament in 2018.

Report

18 Dec 2018
33

This chronology of events has been compiled from published sources and includes images and links to audiovisual and documentary records. Appendix 1 presents a list of key legislation passed by the Commonwealth Parliament in 2017.

Journal article

1 Nov 2018
61

In the debate on euthanasia or assisted dying, many different arguments have been advanced either for or against legal reform in the academic literature, and much contemporary academic research seeks to engage with these arguments. However, very little research has been undertaken to track the...

Discussion paper

31 Oct 2018
73

The objective of the proposed reforms is to deliver improvements to native title claims resolution, agreement-making, and dispute resolution processes in the Native Title Act and other legislation. This document outlines the purpose of the proposed amendments and seeks stakeholder views on the approach to...

Submission

23 Oct 2018
33

ECCV is pleased to provide this submission towards the development of the Victorian government’s Gender Equality Bill (Bill).

Briefing paper

16 Oct 2018
51

The MHR (My Health Records) Act establishes a complex regulatory framework for the use, collection and disclosure of the health information included in a healthcare recipient’s My Health Record.

Submission

10 Sep 2018
82

Digital Rights Watch collaborated with Australian Privacy Foundation, Electronic Frontiers Australia, Future Wise, The Queensland Council for Civil Liberties, The New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties, Access Now and Blueprint for Free Speech to produce this joint submission.

Bill

Explanatory memorandum
22 Aug 2018
17

This explanatory note provides background to the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018.

The Bill will amend the My Health Records Act 2012 (MHR Act) to strengthen the privacy framework of the My Health Record system.

The Bill will specifically:...

Discussion paper

21 Aug 2018
322

The Victorian Gender Equality Bill, an Australian first, aims to ensure that the public sector takes active steps to promote gender equality. This paper sets out the key reforms proposed by the Bill.

Discussion paper

4 Jul 2018
432

The Australian government recognises that the data it holds is a strategic national resource that holds considerable value for growing the economy, improving service delivery and transforming policy outcomes for all Australians. This paper outlines key concepts and principles which may guide development of the...

Briefing paper

2 Jul 2018
51

This paper argues that it is evident that Australia’s attraction as a location to conduct R&D has diminished, with the net tax benefit available for non-refundables now being amongst the lowest on a comparison of international R&D tax regimes.

Discussion paper

29 Jun 2018
38

The federal government welcomes stakeholder feedback on the exposure draft legislation and associated explanatory materials. In addition, this accompanying consultation paper outlines key areas where the government requests specific feedback on the implementation of the reforms.

Report

25 Jun 2018
95

This advisory report examined the Bill to strengthen the transparency of foreign influence in Australia’s political and government decision making.

Submission

19 Jun 2018
17

The letter was drafted to gain support AB 2681 on seismic safety for potentially vulnerable buildings from U.S. Green building in California. An example of how building standards could influence public policy/by-law/codes.

Stated in the letter, the bill would go far to more comprehensively...

Bill

Introduction Bill
19 Jun 2018
84

The Family Violence Bill 2018 in Victoria, Australia creates a new statutory authority enshrined in legislation, Respect Victoria, which will work to address gender inequality as a root cause of family violence.

The new prevention organisation, will work to change the attitudes, social norms...

Report

7 Jun 2018
119

During its inquiry, the committee received compelling evidence that Australia is facing an unprecedented threat from espionage and foreign interference. The committee also received evidence that current laws are not adequate to deal with this threat.

Briefing paper

30 May 2018
86

The Serious Offenders Bill 2018 was introduced to the Victorian Legislative Assembly on 8 May 2018. It seeks to establish a civil, protective scheme under which offenders who have served custodial sentences for certain serious sexual and/or violent offences, and who present an unacceptable risk...

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