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Last updated Friday 24 May, 2024 3:38 PM


Today's Events

Senate: Environment and Communications References Committee inquiry into Greenwashing.
VIC Budget Estimates.
Federal Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Bill Shorten, to hold a Doorstop interview on the NDIS.
Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, to be interviewed by Ashley Bradnam, David Lutteral and Susie O'Neill on Nova 106.9 Brisbane.
The Australian Medical Association to hold a press conference along with other leading education institutions and school parent groups to call for action on vaping reform.
Federal Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Julie Collins, to hold a Doorstop discussing the Federal Government's commitments to building more homes in Sydney.
Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, to be interviewed by Laurel Edwards, Gary Clare and Mark Hine on 4BC Brisbane Breakfast.
NSW Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Kate Washington, to hold a Doorstop opening to the Sydney Disability Connection Expo.

See our Diary and Calendar pages for more detailed information.

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Top Headlines

icare simplifies how interstate contractors can access residential building work in NSW

icare is now recognising interstate contractor licences through the Automated Mutual Recognition (AMR) scheme. This will make it easier for individual building contractors from all states and territories, except Queensland, to register for Home Builders Compensation Fund (HBCF) eligibility using their home state's building license. From 14 May 2024, most interstate building contractors will not require an NSW license to apply for eligibility with HBCF. All builders and contractors working in NSW must obtain a Home Building Compensation insurance policy for residential building projects where a contract price is more than $20,000.
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Modernised trusts Bill introduced to Parliament

New legislation to reform, modernise and simplify Queensland's outdated trust laws has been introduced to Parliament, announced Attorney-General D'Ath. Trusts laws play an essential role in ensuring that funds, properties or assets held by trustees are appropriately managed and used to advance the purpose of the trust or for the benefit of the trust's beneficiaries. Despite its importance, Queensland's existing Trusts Act 1973 is more than half a century old and has not been comprehensively amended since it was introduced. Many of its provisions have their origins in English trustee legislation of the mid-to-late 19th century and, as a consequence, the Act contains outdated historical concepts and terminology.
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Queensland introduces new Bill to regulate assisted reproductive providers

'New laws to regulate Queensland's assisted reproductive technology (ART) were introduced in Parliament today. These laws reflect the Queensland Government's commitment to improving confidence in Queensland's ART industry and facilitating access to information for members of the donor-conceived community. The Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill establishes a licensing framework to provide robust oversight and greater transparency of the ART industry. This will give Queensland Health a sliding scale of enforcement powers to deal with non-compliance and adverse events, giving Queensland families greater confidence in providers,' said Premier Steven Miles and Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women Shannon Fentiman.
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New laws on the way for electrical safety

Following extensive consultation with industry, registered unions, electricity entities, peak bodies, and the community, the Government is taking action to strengthen Queensland's electrical safety laws. The Electrical Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024 will implement the first tranche of recommendations from the independent review of Queensland's Electrical Safety Act 2002. Over the last 20 years, since the Act 2002 was introduced, the way Queenslanders have used and interacted with electricity has changed dramatically. These changes have also created new safety risks which need to be managed. The Bill ensures Queensland's electrical safety laws remain contemporary and will capture new and emerging technologies, said Minister for State Development and Infrastructure Grace Grace.
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Expert report reveals nuclear impossible before 2040 and would cost up to eight times more than firmed renewables

New analysis in the 2023-24 GenCost report shows the Government’s plan for Reliable Renewables is delivering Australian homes and businesses cheaper, cleaner energy now and into the future. The report, prepared by independent expert bodies CSIRO with the Australian Energy Market Operator, compares the cost to build new coal, gas, solar, onshore wind, offshore wind, batteries and nuclear generators. It finds firmed renewables, including transmission and storage costs, provide Australians the cheapest power, at between $83/MWh and $120/MWh in 2030, when they account for 80 per cent of variable generation, said Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen and Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic.
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Recent Acts

Federal
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
National Security Legislation Amendment (Comprehensive Review and Other Measures No. 3) Act 2024

21/05/24

24

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

Australian Capital Territory

Act Name Date of Notification Act No.
University of Canberra Amendment Act 2024

19/04/24

10

Biosecurity Legislation Amendment Act 2024

19/04/24

11

Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2024

19/04/24

12

Liquor (Night-Time Economy) Amendment Act 2024

19/04/24

13

Cemeteries and Crematoria Amendment Act 2024

19/04/24

14

Workplace Legislation Amendment Act 2024

19/04/24

15

Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2024 (No 2)

19/04/24

16

Domestic Violence Agencies (Information Sharing) Amendment Act 2024

24/05/24

17

Remuneration Tribunal Amendment Act 2024

24/05/24

18

Civil Law (Wrongs) Amendment Act 2024

24/05/24

19

Road Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2024

24/05/24

20

Planning and Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2024

24/05/24

21

Human Rights Commission (Child Safe Standards) Amendment Act 2024

24/05/24

22

Crimes (Sentencing) Amendment Act 2024

24/05/24

23

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.
Local Government Amendment (De-Amalgamations) Act 2024 21/05/24 21

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.
   

 

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

Queensland

Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Land and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2024

26/04/24

12

Housing Availability and Affordability (Planning and Other Legislation Amendment) Act 2024

26/04/24

13

Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2024

26/04/24

14

Energy (Renewable Transformation And Jobs) Act 2024

26/04/24

15

Clean Economy Jobs Act 2024

26/04/24

16

Agriculture and Fisheries and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2024

26/04/24

17

Emergency Services Reform Amendment Act 2024

03/05/24

18

State Emergency Service Act 2024

03/05/24

19

Marine Rescue Queensland Act 2024

03/05/24

20

Victims Commissioner and Sexual Violence Review Board Act 2024
09/05/24

21

Disaster Management and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2024
09/05/24

22

Criminal Code (Decriminalising Sex Work) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2024
09/05/24

23

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

South Australia

Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Constitution (Countersigning) Amendment Act 2024

18/04/24

10

Ayers House Act 2024

18/04/24

11

Statutes Amendment (National Energy Laws) (Wholesale Market Monitoring) Act 2024

18/04/24

12

AUKUS (Land Acquisition) Act 2024

16/05/24

13

Bail (Conditions) Amendment Act 2024

16/05/24

14

Controlled Substances (Destruction of Seized Property) Amendment Act 2024

16/05/24

15

Second-Hand Vehicle Dealers (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2024

23/05/24

16

Parliamentary Committees (Referral of Petitions) Amendment Act 2024

23/05/24

17

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.
Statute Law Revision Act 2024

23/04/24

13

Energy and Public Land Legislation Amendment (Enabling Offshore Wind Energy) Act 2024

07/05/24

14

National Electricity (Victoria) Amendment (VicGrid) Act 2024

14/05/24

15

Commercial and Industrial Property Tax Reform Act 2024

21/05/24

16

Estate Agents, Residential Tenancies and Other Acts Amendment (Funding) Act 2024

21/05/24

17

National Energy Retail Law (Victoria) Act 2024

21/05/24

18

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

Western Australia

Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Electricity Industry Amendment (Alternative Electricity Services) Act 2024

22/04/24

10

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2024

22/04/24

11

Short-Term Rental Accommodation Act 2024

22/04/24

12

School Education Amendment Act 2024

22/04/24

13

Treasurer's Advance Authorisation Act 2024

22/04/24

14

Road Traffic Legislation Amendment (Infringement Management Reform) Act 2024

14/05/24

15

Criminal Code Amendment Act 2024

14/05/24

16

Petroleum Legislation Amendment Act 2024

14/05/24

17

Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Safety Levies Amendment Act 2024

14/05/24

18

Therapeutic Goods Law Application Act 2024

14/05/24

19

Criminal Investigation Amendment (Protection of Law Enforcement Animals) Act 2024

14/05/24

20

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Application Act 2024

14/05/24

21

Land Tax Assessment Amendment (Build-to- Rent) Act 2024

14/05/24

22

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

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Political Calendar

Federal

Federal Parliament will next sit from 28 May - 7 June 2024 (Reps only).
The 2024-25 Federal Budget was handed down on Tuesday, 14 May.
Additional Budget Estimates were held Monday 12 Feb - Friday 16 Feb. Additional dates: 27 Feb, 18, 19 & 27 March.
Budget Estimates are on 28 May - 7 June 2024.
Supplementary Budget Estimates are on 4 - 8 Nov.
The last Federal Election was on 21 May 2022.
Federal Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 16 August 2023.

Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory Parliament will next sit from 4 - 6 June 2024.
The 2024-25 Territory Budget will be handed down on Tuesday 25 June.
Budget Estimates are on 22 July - 5 August 2024.
The next ACT election is scheduled for Saturday 19 October 2024.
ACT Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 11 December 2023.

New South Wales

NSW Parliament will next sit 4 - 6 June 2024.
The 2024-25 State Budget will be handed down in June 2024.
2024 Supplementary Budget Estimates are on 20 Feb - 7 March.
Budget Estimates are on Tuesday 27 August - Wednesday 11 September 2024.
The last NSW Election was on 25 March 2023.
New South Wales Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 05 April 2023.

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Parliament will next sit from 21- 23 May 2024.
The 2024-25 Territory Budget was handed down on Tuesday, 14 May.
Budget Estimates are on 11 - 20 June 2024
The next Northern Territory Election is scheduled for Saturday 24 August 2024.
Northern Territory Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 01 February 2024.

Queensland

The Queensland Parliament will next sit 21 -23 May 2024.
The 2024-25 State Budget will be handed down on Tuesday, 11 June.
Budget Estimates are on 23 July -1 August 2024.
The next Queensland Election is scheduled for Saturday 26 October 2024.
Queensland Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 18 December 2023.

South Australia

The South Australian Parliament will next sit from on 4 - 6 June 2024.
The 2024-25 State Budget will be handed down on Thursday, 6 June.
Budget Estimates are on 20 - 26 June.
The last South Australian Election was on 19 March 2022.
South Australian Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 15 April 2024.

Tasmania

The Tasmanian Parliament will next sit from 21 - 23 May 2024.
The Tasmanian Parliament was prorogued on 14 February 2024. All legislation in the prorogued Parliament is now lapsed.
The 2024-25 State Budget will be handed down on Thursday, 12 September.
Budget Estimates will be held on 23 - 26 September 2024.
The last Tasmanian Election was held on Saturday 23 March 2024.
Tasmanian Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 11 April 2024.

Victoria

The Victorian Parliament will next sit on 28 - 30 May 2024.
The 2024-25 State Budget was handed down on Tuesday 7 May 2024.
Budget Estimates are on 16 - 17, 20 - 24 and 27 May 2024.
The last Victorian election was held on 26 November 2022.
Victorian Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 02 October 2023 with supplementary Orders made on 12 December 2023.

Western Australia

The Western Australian Parliament will next sit on 28 - 30 May 2024.
The 2024-25 State Budget was handed down on Thursday, 9 May.
Budget Estimates are on 21 - 23 May.
The next Western Australian election is scheduled for 8 March 2025.
Western Australian Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 08 June 2023.

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