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Western Australian Legislation and Gazettes

The Capital Monitor digital archive now includes more than 8,800 pieces of Western Australian Subsidiary Legislation, including all legislation from 1996 to present day. Our editorial team is currently in the process of reviewing the WA Gazettes collection back to 1996 to ensure there are no gaps. Current Subsidiary Legislation and Gazettes continue to be published as they become available.

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Today's Events

Joint: Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security inquiry into Review of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 and Statutory Review of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018.
Senate: Education and Employment Legislation Committee inquiry into Social Security Legislation Amendment (Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures) Bill 2021 [Provisions].
Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, & Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure & Transport, Michael Ferguson, to hold a press conference.
Refugee Action Collective to hold a public vigil for Tharnicaa Marugappan.
Federal Shadow Minister for Housing & Homelessness, Jason Clare, & Senator for Queensland, Nita Green, to hold a press conference to discuss the housing crisis in Far North Queensland.
Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, to attend G7 summit.
AgForce Officials to hold a press conference outside a public hearing into the Katter's Australian Party's bill to reverse Great Barrier Reef protection measures.
ABS: Using administrative data to improve the Census count.

See our Diary and Calendar pages for more detailed information.

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Top Headlines

Appointment to the Federal Court of Australia

Attorney-General Michaelia Cash announce that Ms Helen Rofe QC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and will commence on 12 July 2021. Ms Rofe has been appointed to the Victorian registry to replace Justice Simon Steward following his elevation to the High Court of Australia. She was admitted to both the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia in 1993 and has practised as a barrister since 2001, taking silk in 2014. Ms Rofe graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science in 1988, a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 1992 and a Master of Laws in 1995. In 1993, following her admission to the Supreme Court of Victoria, Ms Rofe commenced as a solicitor at Blake Sly & Weigall (now Deacons). She practised as Special Counsel at Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks (now Allens) from 1994 and commenced as a Senior Associate at Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) in 2000. Ms Rofe was called to the Bar in 2001 where she has specialised in science and technology related matters. She has significant experience in representing clients in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, mining, and manufacturing industries and government. Ms Rofe is currently Junior Vice President of the Victorian Bar Council and was the President of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand from 2007 to 2009.
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2032 Olympics and Paralympics a step closer for the Sunshine State

The Federal Government welcomed a further step toward South East Queensland securing the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It follows the recommendation overnight from the International Olympic Committee's executive board that the Queensland bid go to a final vote before its members at the IOC session in Japan next month. Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck and Member for Fairfax, Ted O'Brien who is also the Prime Minister's representative for Queensland's candidature, said it was another significant milestone. "It reinforces the work that has been achieved so far by all bid partners and highlights what can be achieved when all levels of government work toward on an outcome that will have enormous benefits for the entire nation," Minister Colbeck said. He said Australia already has an enviable reputation when it comes to hosting global sport. "We have demonstrated our strong credentials in successfully hosting major sporting events including the 2000 Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games, the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast," Minister Colbeck said.
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'Musseling in' to help marine ecosystems

The Federal Government is throwing in new mussel to support marine ecosystems, with the seeding of a reef restoration project in Perth's Swan-Canning Estuary. In a week where the UN launches its Decade of Ecosystem Restoration in 2021, more than one million live, locally-grown native Blue Mussels will be deployed across pilot reefs built between Point Walter (Bicton) and Point Dundas (Applecross) supported by the Federal Government's $20 million Reef Builder program. Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said the native mussels will improve the health of the estuary by filtering millions of litres of water and boosting fish stocks. "We are working with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to restore local marine environments by rebuilding native shellfish reefs at 13 sites around the country," Minister Ley said. "These projects are helping marine ecosystems, creating jobs and supporting local tourism. "Only last month I visited Port Stephens for the completion of the first reef and saw how it will support local marine environments, attracting more fish and with them more tourists.
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Recent Acts

Federal
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Archives and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 16/05 34
Migration Amendment (Clarifying International Obligations for Removal) Act 2021 24/05 35
Migration Amendment (Tabling Notice of Certain Character Decisions) Act 2021 24/05 36
Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2020-2021 27/05 37
Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2020-2021 27/05 38
Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Act 2021 27/05 39
Health Insurance Amendment (Prescribed Fees) Act 2021 27/05 40
Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Amendment (Extension and Other Measures) Act 2021 27/05 41
Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Student Assistance and Other Measures) Act 2021 27/05 42
Special Recreational Vessels Amendment Act 2021 10/06 43

See Capital Monitor's Federal Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

Australian Capital Territory
Act Name Date of Notification Act No.
Utilities Amendment Act 2021 19/05 9
Revenue Legislation Amendment Act 2021 19/05 10
Domestic Animals Legislation Amendment Act 2021 19/05 11
Statute Law Amendment Act 2021 09/06 12
Courts and Other Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2021 09/06 13

See Capital Monitor's Australian Capital Territory Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

New South Wales
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Real Property Amendment (Certificates of Title) Act 2021 24/05 10
Local Government Amendment Act 2021 24/05 11
Payroll Tax Amendment (Jobs Plus) Act 2021 24/05 12

See Capital Monitor's New South Wales Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

Northern Territory
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Health Service Act 2021 20/05 10
Mineral Royalty Amendment Act 2021 20/05 11
Serious Sex Offenders Amendment Act 2021 20/05 12
Taxation Administration Amendment Act 2021 20/05 13
Land Title Amendment Act 2021 25/05 14
Local Government Amendment Act 2021 25/05 15
National Disability Insurance Scheme (Worker Clearance) Amendment Act 2021 25/05 16

See Capital Monitor's Northern Territory Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

Queensland
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Act 2021 20/05 10
Nature Conservation and Other Legislation (Indigenous Joint Management - Moreton Island) Amendment Act 2021 20/05 11
Debt Reduction and Savings Act 2021 02/06 12

See Capital Monitor's Queensland Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

South Australia
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Fire and Emergency Services (Governance) Amendment Act 2021 20/05 15
Statutes Amendment (Fund Selection and Other Superannuation Matters) Act 2021 20/05 16
Statutes Amendment (Transport Portfolio) Act 2021 20/05 17
Disability Inclusion (Restrictive Practices - NDIS) Amendment Act 2021 20/05 18
COVID-19 Emergency Response (Expiry) (No 2) Amendment Act 2021 20/05 19
Supply Act 2021 03/06 20

See Capital Monitor's South Australian Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

Tasmania
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
     

See Capital Monitor's Tasmanian Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

Victoria
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 11/05 14
Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Arbitration) Act 2021 11/05 15
Cemeteries and Crematoria Amendment Act 2021 18/05 16
Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment Act 2021 18/05 17
Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Distance-Based Charge Act 2021 01/06 18

See Capital Monitor's Victorian Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

Western Australia
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
COVID-19 Response Legislation Amendment (Extension of Expiring Provisions) Act 2021 02/06 1
Treasurer's Advance Authorisation Act 2021 08/06 2

See Capital Monitor's Western Australian Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

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Political Calendar

Federal

The Federal Parliament is sitting from will next sit from 15-17 June 2021.
The Federal Budget was handed down on Tuesday, 11 May 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings will be held from 24 May - 4 June 2021.
The next Federal election is scheduled for 2022.

Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory Parliament will next sit from 22-24 June 2021.
The 2021-22 Territory Budget will be handed down on a date TBC, most likely 3 August 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings were held 19 Feb - 5 March 2021, and are scheduled for 6 - 17 September 2021.
The next ACT election is scheduled for 2024.

New South Wales

The New South Wales Parliament will next sit from 22-25 June 2021.
The 2021-22 State Budget will be handed down on Tuesday, 22 June 2021.
Estimates hearings were held from 25 February - 12 March 2021, and are scheduled for 16-31 August 2021.
The next NSW election is scheduled for 25 March 2023.

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Parliament will next sit from 15-17 June 2021.
The 2021-22 Territory Budget was handed down on 4 May 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings are scheduled for 15-24 June 2021.
The next Northern Territory election is scheduled for 2024.

Queensland

The Queensland Parliament will next sit from 15-18 June 2021.
The 2021-22 State Budget will be handed down on Tuesday, 15 June 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings will be held from 27 July - 5 August 2021.
The next Queensland election is scheduled for 2024.

South Australia

The South Australian Parliament will next sit from 22-24 June 2021.
The 2021-22 State Budget will be handed down on Tuesday, 22 June 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings will be held from 21-27 July 2021.
The next South Australian election is scheduled for 19 March 2022.

Tasmania

The Tasmanian Parliament will next sit from 22-24 June 2021.
The 2021-22 State Budget will be handed down on Thursday, 26 August 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings will be held from 6-9 September 2021.
The next Tasmanian election is scheduled for 2025.

Victoria

The Victorian Parliament will next sit from 22-24 June 2021.
The 2021-22 State Budget was handed down on Thursday, 20 May 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings have been delayed until a date to be advised.
The next Victorian election is scheduled for 26 November 2022.

Western Australia

The Western Australian Parliament will next sit from 15-17 June 2021.
The 2021-22 State Budget will be handed down on a date TBC.
Budget Estimates hearings will be held from 21-23 September 2021.
The next Western Australian election is scheduled for 8 March 2025.

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