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14 March 2019

Regulatory Systems Development Amendment Act 2019, in force (23 January 2020)

23 January 2020 The Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act 2019 came into force on 13 January 2020.The Act provides amendments to existing intellectual property legislation, including the Trade Marks Act 2002, the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987, and the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006.Following the... More about Regulatory Systems Development Amendment Act 2019, in force.

Three select committees report on legislation (23 January 2020)

23 January 2020 Three parliamentary select committees have released reports and recommendations on legislation.Committee recommends prohibition on smoking in cars billThe Health Committee has reported on the Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Bill and recommends that it be passed without amendment.The bill amends the... More about Three select committees report on legislation.

Committee considers petition to remove religion from parliamentary prayer (23 January 2020)

23 January 2020 Parliament's Governance and Administration Committee has reported on a petition to remove religion from parliamentary prayer, oaths, and national anthem and recommends that the House take note of its report.The committee received written submissions from the petitioner and the Speaker of the House and oral evidence... More about Committee considers petition to remove religion from parliamentary prayer.

Last updated on the 14th March 2019