Australia: TimeBase LawOne Weekly Email Report
Last Updated: 25 November 2015

New or affected legislation

Individually Tracked Legislation

Commonwealth of Australia

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Act 55/1999)
Amended By " Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015 (Act 126/2015)
Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Act 51/1974)
Amended By " Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015 (Act 126/2015)
  " Statute Law Revision Act (No. 1) 2016 (Act 4/2016)
  " Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015 (Act 10/2015)
Copyright Act 1968 (Act 63/1968)
Amended By " Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015 (Act 126/2015)
  " Statute Law Revision Act (No. 1) 2016 (Act 4/2016)
Designs Act 2003 (Act 147/2003)
Amended By " Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015 (Act 126/2015)
Fair Work Act 2009 (Act 28/2009)
Amended By " Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015 (Act 126/2015)
Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (Act 86/1988)
Amended By " Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015 (Act 126/2015)
Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Act 92/1975)
Amended By " Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Act 2015 (Act 150/2015)
Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Act 27/1936)
Amended By " Statute Law Revision Act (No. 1) 2016 (Act 4/2016)
  " Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015 (Act 126/2015)
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Act 38/1997)
Amended By " Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015 (Act 126/2015)
  " Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Restructure Roll-over) Act 2016 (Act 18/2016)
National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011 (Act 22/2011)
Amended By " Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015 (Act 126/2015)
Patents Act 1990 (Act 83/1990)
Amended By " Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015 (Act 126/2015)
  " Statute Law Revision Act (No. 1) 2016 (Act 4/2016)
Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Act 1/1953)
Amended By " Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015 (Act 126/2015)
  " Statute Law Revision Act (No. 1) 2016 (Act 4/2016)
Trade Marks Act 1995 (Act 119/1995)
Amended By " Statute Law Revision Act (No. 1) 2016 (Act 4/2016)
  " Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015 (Act 10/2015)



Details of legislative Activity

Commonwealth of Australia

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015 (Act 10/2015)
Assent " 5/03/2015 Gazette C2015G00345 as published on 10 March 2015
Commencement " 5/03/2016 Schedules 1 to 3 - A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.
However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

Editorial Note: Schedule 1 Item 3 changes the name of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.
  " 5/03/2015 Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table - The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.
Amends " Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000
  " Trade Representatives Act 1933
  " Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992
  " Telstra Corporation Act 1991
  " Primary Industry Councils Act 1991
  " Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991
  " National Transport Commission Act 2003
  " National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998
  " National Health Act 1953
  " National Environment Protection Measures (Implementation) Act 1998
  " National Blood Authority Act 2003
  " Interactive Gambling Act 2001
  " Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989
  " Imported Food Control Act 1992
  " Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000
  " High Court of Australia Act 1979
  " Hearing Services Administration Act 1997
  " Health Insurance Act 1973
  " Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995
  " Gene Technology Act 2000
  " Foreign Proceedings (Excess of Jurisdiction) Act 1984
  " Fisheries Management Act 1991
  " Export Control Act 1982
  " Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  " Defence (Visiting Forces) Act 1963
  " Customs Act 1901
  " Competition and Consumer Act 2010
  " Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905
  " Broadcasting Services Act 1992
  " Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998
  " Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Act 1989
  " Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
  " Aboriginal Land (Lake Condah and Framlingham Forest) Act 1987
  " Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986
  " Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Reserves and Communities Self - Management) Act 1978
  " Trade Marks Act 1995
  " Telecommunications Act 1997
  " Radiocommunications Act 1992
  " Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
  " Parliamentary Counsel Act 1970
  " Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989
  " Judiciary Act 1903
  " Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011
  " Health Insurance Commission (Reform and Separation of Functions) Act 1997
  " Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
  " Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
  " Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999
  " Family Law Act 1975
  " Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973
  " Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
  " Defence Act 1903
  " Acts Interpretation Act 1901
  " Ordinances and Regulations (Notification) Act 1972
  " Acts Publication Act 1905
  " Acts Citation Act 1976
  " Legislation Act 2003
Repeals " Legislative Instruments (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003
Summary " The Act implements a number of the outstanding recommendations of the 2008 Review of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. The Act makes a number of other amendments to improve the operation and clarity of legislative frameworks for Commonwealth Acts and instruments and contribute to the Government's deregulation agenda by creating administrative efficiencies across government and enhancing the public accessibility of Commonwealth laws.
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Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015 (Act 126/2015)
Assent " 10/09/2015 Gazette - C2015G01475 as published on FRLI on 11 September 2015
Commencement " 5/03/2016 Schedule 3 - The later of:
(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and
(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015: s 2
  " 10/03/2016 Schedule 2, Part 4 - At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 4: s 2
  " 10/03/2016 Schedule 2, Part 3 - The later of:
(a) the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 4; and
(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015: s 2
  " Schedule 2, Part 2 - At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 4.
However, if that time is the same time as, or after, the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015 , the provisions do not commence at all: s 2

[DOES NOT COMMENCE]
  " 10/03/2016 Schedule 2, Part 1 - A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.
However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period: s 2
  " Schedule 1, Part 2 - The later of:
(a) the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to this Act; and
(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 4 to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2015 .
However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur: s 2
(b) applies
  " 5/03/2016 Schedule 1, Part 1 - The later of:
(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and
(b) the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015 : s 2

Default commencement of conditional act is 5 March 2016
  " 10/09/2015 Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table - The day this Act receives the Royal Assent: s 2
Amends " Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012
  " Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  " Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005
  " Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
  " Tourism Australia Act 2004
  " Trade Marks Act 1995
  " Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
  " Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
  " Telstra Corporation Act 1991
  " Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Act 1997
  " Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
  " Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
  " Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Charges) Act 1997
  " Telecommunications Act 1997
  " Taxation Administration Act 1953
  " Tax Agent Services Act 2009
  " Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997
  " Surveillance Devices Act 2004
  " Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
  " Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988
  " Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Simplification) Act 2007
  " Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
  " Superannuation Act 2005
  " Superannuation Act 1990
  " Superannuation Act 1976
  " Superannuation Act 1922
  " Student Identifiers Act 2014
  " Student Assistance Act 1973
  " Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012
  " Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  " Social Security Act 1991
  " Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account Act 2012
  " Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Act 2012
  " Screen Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2008
  " Screen Australia Act 2008
  " Schools Assistance (Learning Together - Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Act 2004
  " Schools Assistance Act 2008
  " Safe Work Australia Act 2008
  " Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
  " Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997
  " Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
  " Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973
  " Quarantine Act 1908
  " Public Service Act 1999
  " Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013
  " Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014
  " Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
  " Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2015
  " Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Act 2013
  " Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000
  " Product Stewardship Act 2011
  " Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994
  " Privacy Act 1988
  " Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987
  " Petroleum Excise (Prices) Act 1987
  " Personal Property Securities Act 2009
  " Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012
  " Patents Act 1990
  " Parliamentary Service Act 1999
  " Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948
  " Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989
  " Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995
  " Ombudsman Act 1976
  " Offshore Petroleum (Royalty) Act 2006
  " Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
  " Navigation Act 2012
  " Native Title Act 1993
  " Nation-building Funds Act 2008
  " National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
  " National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004
  " National Rental Affordability Scheme Act 2008
  " National Portrait Gallery of Australia Act 2012
  " National Land Transport Act 2014
  " National Health Security Act 2007
  " National Health Reform Act 2011
  " National Health Act 1953
  " National Film and Sound Archive of Australia Act 2008
  " National Environment Protection Council Act 1994
  " National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013
  " National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011
  " National Blood Authority Act 2003
  " Acts Interpretation Act 1901
  " Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015
  " Legislation Act 2003
  " Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
  " Military Superannuation and Benefits Act 1991
  " Migration Act 1958
  " Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Act 2010
  " Medical Indemnity Act 2002
  " Medibank Private Sale Act 2006
  " Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012
  " Low Aromatic Fuel Act 2013
  " Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995
  " Liquid Fuel Emergency Act 1984
  " Life Insurance Act 1995
  " Lands Acquisition Act 1989
  " Judges' Pensions Act 1968
  " International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995
  " International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1963
  " International Monetary Agreements Act 1947
  " Interactive Gambling Act 2001
  " Intelligence Services Act 2001
  " Insurance Act 1973
  " Industry Research and Development Act 1986
  " Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989
  " Independent Contractors Act 2006
  " Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
  " Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
  " Higher Education Support Act 2003
  " Higher Education Funding Act 1988
  " Hearing Services Administration Act 1997
  " Health Insurance Act 1973
  " Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010
  " Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
  " Governor - General Act 1974
  " Future Fund Act 2006
  " Fisheries Management Act 1991
  " Fisheries Levy Act 1984
  " First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008
  " Federal Financial Relations Act 2009
  " Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999
  " Family Law Act 1975
  " Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009
  " Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
  " Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012
  " Fair Work Act 2009
  " Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
  " Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Act 1985
  " Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985
  " Excise Tariff Act 1921
  " Excise Act 1901
  " Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  " Enhancing Online Safety for Children Act 2015
  " Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Act 2012
  " Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
  " DisabilityCare Australia Fund Act 2013
  " Designs Act 2003
  " Dental Benefits Act 2008
  " Defence Trade Controls Act 2012
  " Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952
  " Defence Housing Australia Act 1987
  " Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990
  " Dairy Produce Act 1986
  " Customs Tariff Act 1995
  " Customs Act 1901
  " Cross-Border Insolvency Act 2008
  " Criminal Code Act 1995
  " Copyright Act 1968
  " Competition and Consumer Act 2010
  " Commonwealth Places (Mirror Taxes) Act 1998
  " Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
  " Commonwealth Bank Sale Act 1995
  " Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Administration Act 1992
  " Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011
  " Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Act 2014
  " Civil Aviation Act 1988
  " Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994
  " Charter of the United Nations Act 1945
  " Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1991
  " Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011
  " Broadcasting Services Act 1992
  " Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Industry Contribution Act 2011
  " Bankruptcy Act 1966
  " Banking Act 1959
  " Aviation Transport Security Act 2004
  " Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011
  " Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006
  " Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
  " Australian Research Council Act 2001
  " Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011
  " Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989
  " Australian Passports Act 2005
  " Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Act 2008
  " Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011
  " Australian Jobs Act 2013
  " Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
  " Australian Hearing Services Act 1991
  " Australian Energy Market Act 2004
  " Australian Education Act 2013
  " Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
  " Australian Citizenship Act 2007
  " Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012
  " Australian Capital Territory (Self - Government) Act 1988
  " Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988
  " Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013
  " Australia Council Act 2013
  " Auditor - General Act 1997
  " Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Act 2013
  " Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
  " A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
  " A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
  " Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation (Abolition) Act 2014
  " Airspace Act 2007
  " Airports Act 1996
  " Air Navigation Act 1920
  " Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
  " Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994
  " Age Discrimination Act 2004
  " Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013
  " Aged Care Act 1997
  " Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984
  " Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005
Summary " This Act assists in implementing the reforms in the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015 by amending various Acts to:
" update references to the Legislative Instruments Act to refer to the Legislation Act 2003 (as it will be renamed by the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act)
" update references to parts of the Legislative Instruments Act to refer to the corresponding parts of the Legislation Act
" update provisions which deal with the application of the Legislative Instruments Act to reflect amendments to that Act. For example, it updates the drafting of provisions dealing with the application of section 12 of the Legislative Instruments Act, relating to retrospective operation of legislative instruments, to reflect amendments to that section in the Legislation Act. These amendments do not change the legal effect of the provisions, and
" update references to the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments to refer to the Federal Register of Legislation, as it will be renamed by the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act.
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Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Act 2015 (Act 150/2015)
Assent " 25/11/2015 Gazette - C2015G01952 as published on 30 November 2015
Commencement " 1/12/2015 Schedule 5 - The later of:
(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent ; and
(b) immediately after the commencement of the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Act 2015: s 2 - paragraph (b) applies
  " 1/12/2015 Schedules 3 and 4: s 2
  " 5/03/2016 Schedule 2 - Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015: s 2
  " 1/12/2015 Schedule 1: s 2
  " 25/11/2015 Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table - The day this Act receives the Royal Assent: s 2
Amends " Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Act 2015
  " Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
  " Taxation Administration Act 1953
  " Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
  " Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
Summary " The Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Act 2015 (Act) makes substantial changes to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Act) to modernise the rules and strengthen the enforcement of the foreign investment system.
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Statute Law Revision Act (No. 1) 2016 (Act 4/2016)
Assent " 11/02/2016 Gazette Number C2016G00236 as published on 16 February 2016
Commencement " 10/03/2016 Schedules 4 to 6 - The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent: s 2
  " 1/07/2016 Schedule 3 -The later of:
(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and
(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015: s 2
- Paragraph (b) applies
  " 1/07/1991 Schedule 2, item 3 - Immediately after the time specified in the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection (Consequential Provisions) Act 1991 for the commencement of that Act: s 2
  " 20/03/2015 Schedule 2, items 1 and 2 - Immediately after the time specified in the Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Act 2015 for the commencement of item 1 of Schedule 8 to that Act: s 2
  " 10/03/2016 Schedule 1 - The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent: s 2
  " 11/02/2016 Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table - The day this Act receives the Royal Assent: s 2
Amends " Spam Act 2003
  " Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999
  " Do Not Call Register Act 2006
  " Dairy Produce Act 1986
  " Australian Meat and Live-Stock Legislation (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 1985
  " Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
  " Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987
  " A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
  " Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
  " Superannuation Act 1922
  " Sea Installations Act 1987
  " Scout Association Act 1924
  " Offshore Minerals Act 1994
  " Geneva Conventions Act 1957
  " Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
  " Freedom of Information Act 1982
  " Evidence Act 1995
  " Defence Service Homes Act 1918
  " Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955
  " Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Act 1911
  " A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999
  " Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention of Proliferation) Act 1995
  " Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003
  " Tradex Scheme Act 1999
  " Trade Marks Act 1995
  " Torres Strait Fisheri

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