28 January 2011

Prime Minister's exemption – Government’s response to the National Broadband Network Implementation Study – Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

On 20 December 2010, the Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan, the Minister for Finance & Deregulation Senator Penny Wong and the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy, announced the Government’s response to the National Broadband Network Implementation Study.

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17 January 2011

Water Charges (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 – Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and Communities

On the 11 January 2011 the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 were registered. The rules were introduced to promote greater transparency and consistency in the way fees and charges are levied across the Murray Darling Basin. 

The RIS has been approved by the OBPR.

Water Charges (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 RIS – RTF version [  5.33MB ]
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12 January 2011

Maritime Labour Convention Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, in association with the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

On 24 November 2010, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (No. 186) was tabled in Parliament. The Maritime Labour Convention sets minimum requirements for seafarers to work on ships, conditions of employment, access to accommodation, recreational facilities, food and catering, and access to medical care. The Convention is estimated to apply to […]

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12 January 2011

Media Access Review Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

On 3 December 2010, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, announced that the Government will pursue the 22 recommendations put forward by the Media Access Review Final Report. The aim of these changes is to improve access to electronic media for people with hearing and vision impairment.

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6 January 2011

Phase-out of Greenhouse-Intensive Water Heaters – Ministerial Council on Energy

On 10 December 2010 the Ministerial Council on Energy agreed to phase-out Greenhouse-Intensive Water Heaters in class 1 buildings (eg houses) through prohibiting the installation of electric water heaters in existing Australian homes. The phase-out will apply to all states and territories except Tasmania and will be implemented in two stages; the first stage will […]

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