Appendix 6

List of bills in which the Senate has made requests for amendments and results of such requests, 1901-2016

V&P page(s) on which Senate schedule appears Date Title of bill and nature of request How disposed of
61 14/06/01 Consolidated Revenue (Supply) Bill 1901-02 (No. 1) — Request that the House of Representatives amend the bill to show the items of expenditure comprised in the sums which the bill purports to grant Bill not returned by House of Representatives, but a second bill forwarded, showing items as requested
67 21/06/01 Consolidated Revenue (Supply) Bill 1901-02 (No. 2) — Request to alter bill so that Supply should be joint grant of two Houses Request complied with by House of Representatives, with a modification which was accepted by the Senate
472-481 and 522-524 24/07/02 and 03/09/02 Customs Tariff Bill 1901-02 — Requests for alterations of duties, additions to free list, etc. Certain requested amendments made by House of Representatives, others made with modifications, remainder not made. Certain requests pressed by Senate and others modified. Bill returned by House of Representatives with question raised as to right of Senate to press requests, and with certain requested amendments made, others not made, others made with modifications, etc. Motion passed by Senate that action of House of Representatives in receiving and dealing with reiterated requests was in compliance with the undoubted constitutional position and rights of the Senate. Modification of requests agreed to by Senate, and requests not made by House of Representatives not further pressed
68 23/07/03 Sugar Bounty Bill 1903 — Amendment earlier disagreed to by House of Representatives reformulated as a request for amendment as to bounty to be paid Requested amendment made by House of Representatives with a modification which was agreed to by the Senate
172 14/10/03 Appropriation Bill 1903-04 (No. 1) — Requests for restoration of salaries of Senate officers which had been reduced by House of Representatives, etc. One requested amendment made, others not made. Senate pressed requests. House of Representatives laid aside bill, but gave effect to Senate's requests in a new bill, which was agreed to by Senate without requests
158, 169 and 173 03/10/06 and 10/10/06 Excise Tariff (Spirits) Bill 1906 — Requests for amendments concerning application of certain duties Some requested amendments made by House of Representatives, others not made, and one made with modifications. Senate pressed requests. One requested amendment made, others made with modifications. Senate further pressed requests. Requested amendments made as originally requested
166 05/10/06 Excise Tariff (Stripper Harvesters, etc.) Bill 1906 — Requests for omission of paragraphs from proviso as to application of duties Requested amendments made
172 and
174
10/10/06 and 11/10/06 Customs Tariff (British Preference) Bill 1906 — Requests for alteration of date of operation of certain provisions, and a request for re-insertion of item previously omitted by House of Representatives Two requested amendments made (including request for re-insertion of item), one not made, and further amendments made by House of Representatives. Amendments disagreed to by Senate as not being modification of requests, and request pressed. House of Representatives made requested amendment
302 02/04/08 Excise Tariff Bill 1908 — Request for alteration of duty Requested amendment made
303-369 and 459-478 02/04/08 and 21/05/08 Customs Tariff Bill 1907 — Requests for alterations of duties, and for additions to free list, etc. Some requested amendments made by House of Representatives, others not made, others made with modifications, and consequential amendments made in bill. Certain requests pressed, others pressed in part, or modified. Bill returned by House of Representatives with protest as to right of Senate to make further requests, and with modified requests made, and requests not made. Motion passed by Senate that the action of House of Representatives in receiving and dealing with reiterated requests was in compliance with the undoubted constitutional position and rights of the Senate. Requests not pressed by Senate, and modifications agreed to
107 11/12/08 Appropriation Bill 1908-09 — Requests for amendments to salaries schedule Requested amendments not made. Senate did not press requests
95 26/08/10 Surplus Revenue Bill 1910 — Request for amendment regarding the period of payment of subsidy to Western Australia Requested amendment made
251-252 25/11/10 Customs Tariff Bill 1910 — 22 requests for alterations of duties, alterations in wording, etc. Requested amendments made
202-203 20/12/11 Customs Tariff Bill 1911 — 31 requests for alterations in duties, altered wording of items, etc. Some requested amendments made, one not made, one made with modification. Requests not made not pressed by Senate and modification agreed to
136 15/12/14 Land Tax Bill 1914 — Six requests for amendments in rates of tax Requested amendments made
537 15/12/16 Supply Bill (No. 3) 1916-17 — Request for reduction of total amount of vote with consequential amendments in Schedule Requested amendments not made. Senate pressed requests. Bill laid aside. Another bill brought in, giving effect to requested reduction, and passed by both Houses
145 26/09/17 Income Tax Bill 1917 — Two requested amendments which would have the effect of exempting certain persons from tax Requested amendments made
344 06/11/18 Entertainments Tax Bill 1918 — Requested amendment to exempt certain children's payments from Entertainment Tax Requested amendment made
429 20/12/18 Income Tax Bill 1918 — Requested amendment to reduce tax in certain cases Requested amendment made
183 21/05/20 War Gratuity Bill 1920 (No. 2) — Requested amendments to alter rate of gratuity in certain cases Requested amendments made
713-732 and 810-817 13/10/21 and 05/12/21 Customs Tariff Bill 1921 — 92 requested amendments for alterations in the tariff Some requested amendments made, some made with modifications, and others not made. Certain requests pressed or modified by Senate. Bill returned by House of Representatives with question raised as to right of Senate to press requests, and with original requested amendments made, made with modifications, made as modified by Senate, and not made. President made statement re unusual terms of Message, and Senate passed motion that action of House of Representatives in receiving and dealing with reiterated requests was in compliance with constitutional rights of Senate. Modifications made by House of Representatives agreed to and remaining requests not further pressed by Senate
771 11/11/21 Excise Tariff Bill 1921 — Request for alteration in an item Requested amendment made
855 and
863
09/12/21 and 10/12/21 Appropriation Bill 1921-22 — Request to increase a salary vote and to reduce another salary vote One requested amendment not made, but Senate's request for the increase given effect to in new bill. Remaining request pressed by Senate, but not made by House of Representatives. Informal conference of representatives of both Houses appointed to deal with matter in disagreement; in view of this, request not further pressed1
126 15/09/22 Meat Export Bounties Bill 1922 — Requests for amendments to extend payment of bounty Requested amendments made
202 11/10/22 Superannuation Bill 1922 — Requests for amendments to extend superannuation benefits (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
391 09/09/24 Wine Export Bounty Bill 1924 — Request for amendment to extend payment of bounty Requested amendment made
199-201 25/06/26 Customs Tariff Bill 1926 — 19 requests for alterations of duties, alterations in wording of items, etc. Some requested amendments made, others made with modifications, and one not made. Senate agreed to modifications and did not press request not made
242 23/07/26 Judiciary Bill 1926 — Requests to vary conditions of pensions of justices Requested amendments made
520-521 23/03/28 Customs Tariff Bill 1927 — Nine requests for alterations of duties, alterations in wording of items, etc. Some requested amendments made, others made with consequential modifications. Senate agreed to consequential modifications
178 30/05/30 Wine Export Bounty Bill 1930 — Request for amendment as to eligibility of certain returned soldiers to receive bounty (both a request and an amendment were made in this bill) Requested amendment made
386 08/08/30 Appropriation Bill 1930-31 — Request that the appropriation be reduced by the amount of £1 — as an intimation to the Government that, in the opinion of the Senate, the expenditure upon the Parliament, the government, and the Public Service should be reduced by at least £1 000 000 Requested amendment not made. Senate did not press request
465 12/12/30 Income Tax Bill (No. 2) 1930 — Requested amendment to exempt shareholders of a company from certain super tax Requested amendment made
757 21/07/31 Customs Tariff (Canadian Preference) Bill 1931 — Request for minor drafting amendment Requested amendment made
797 31/07/31 Income Tax Bill 1931 — Request for drafting amendment Requested amendment made
816-817 06/08/31 Sales Tax Bills (Nos 1 to 9) 1931 — A request for a drafting amendment to each bill Requested amendments made
740-752 and 828 25/10/33 and 30/11/33 Customs Tariff Bill 1933 — 47 requested amendments for alterations in the tariff Some requested amendments made, some made with modifications, and others not made. Senate did not press certain requests, agreed to certain modifications made by House, and pressed certain requests. Bill returned by House of Representatives with question raised as to right of Senate to press requests, and requested amendments of the Senate made with modifications. President made statement re terms of Message, and motion passed that action of House of Representatives in receiving and dealing with reiterated requests was in compliance with the undoubted constitutional position and rights of the Senate. Senate agreed to modifications made by House of Representatives
770 02/11/33 Excise Tariff Bill 1933 — Requests for alteration in items Requested amendments made, and made with modifications. Modifications agreed to by the Senate
802 22/11/33 Customs Tariff (New Zealand Preference) Bill 1933 — Request for drafting amendment Requested amendment made
876 08/12/33 Flour Tax Bill (No. 1) 1933 — Request for drafting amendment Requested amendment made
110 14/12/34 Flour Tax Bill (No. 3) 1934 — Requested amendment to omit certain invalid and children's foods from the list of goods subject to flour tax Requested amendment made
530 18/03/36 Primary Producers Relief Bill 1936 — Requested amendments extending the date for lodging applications for fertiliser subsidy Requested amendments made
612-614 and 630 21/05/36 and 22/05/36 Customs Tariff Bill 1936 — Nine requested amendments for alterations in the tariff2 Some requested amendments made, others not made, one made with modification. Senate did not press certain requests, agreed to a modification made by House, and pressed one request. Bill returned by House of Representatives with question raised as to right of Senate to press requests, and pressed request not made. Deputy President made statement re terms of Message, and motion passed that action of House of Representatives in receiving and dealing with reiterated request was in compliance with the undoubted constitutional position and rights of the Senate. Request not further pressed
631 22/05/36 Customs Tariff (Exchange Adjustment) Bill 1936 — Requested amendment regarding exchange adjustment in connection with cement duty Requested amendment made
174 29/06/38 National Health and Pensions Insurance Bill 1938 — Requested amendments to provide for the payment of sickness benefit on the fifth day of sickness, instead of on the seventh day (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
333 08/12/38 Apple and Pear Tax Bill 1938 — Requested amendment for alteration of date of operation of tax Requested amendment made
358 29/05/42 Widows' Pensions Bill 1942 — A request for a drafting amendment, and a requested amendment to provide that the rate of institutional pension shall be adjusted in accordance with the cost of living variation (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
509 and
514
11/03/43 and 16/03/43 Income Tax Bill 1943 — A requested amendment to leave out certain words which the Senate considered constituted a clear case of 'tacking' in that the inclusion of such words in a tax bill was an infringement of section 55 of the Constitution, and two requested amendments for alterations to the tax provisions relating to life assurance companies Two requested amendments relating to life assurance companies made. Requested amendment for omission of provision which Senate claimed infringed section 55 of the Constitution not made. Senate pressed request. Bill returned by House of Representatives with question raised as to right of Senate to press requests, and pressed request made. Statement by President re terms of Message, and pointing out that Senate's action under standing order 252 was not in conflict with legal opinion circulated by Government that Senate can make a given request but once at any particular stage of a bill. Motion passed that action of House of Representatives in receiving and dealing with the reiterated request of the Senate was in compliance with the undoubted constitutional position and rights of the Senate
536-537 25/03/43 Australian Soldiers' Repatriation Bill 1943 — Requested amendments relating to the conditions of payment of pensions (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
518 24/10/52 Customs Tariff Bill 1952 — Two requests for amendments of tariff Requested amendments made
616 30/10/63 Phosphate Fertilisers Bounty Bill 1963 — A request for amendment relating to the rate of bounty in respect of superphosphate Requested amendment made
75 23/04/64 Live-stock Slaughter Levy Bill 1964 — Requested amendments to impose a maximum on the levies that could be charged under the bill Requested amendments made
235 17/11/64 Television Stations Licence Fees Bill 1964 — Requested amendment relating to concessions for Australian content in television programs3 Requested amendment not made. Senate did not press request
601 12/05/66 Customs Tariff Bill (No. 2) 1966 — Three requests for amendment of tariff on peas and beans in connection with the New Zealand-Australia Free Trade Agreement Requested amendments not made. Senate did not press requests
140 19/05/67 Homes Savings Grant Bill 1967 — Two requests that savings with credit unions be accepted for the purposes of the homes savings grant scheme Requested amendments not made. Senate did not press requests
316 21/11/68 (22/11/68 am) Parliamentary Allowances Bill 1968 — Two requests: one to provide an allowance to the leader of the second non-government party in the Senate, and the second to increase by $150 the electorate allowance of senators First requested amendment made, second not made. Senate did not press second request
166 21/05/70 Homes Savings Grant Bill 1970 — Request for an amendment to reduce from $7 000 to $5 000 the proposed minimum amount of a prescribed housing loan (the requested amendment had particular reference to credit unions) Requested amendment made
200-201 and 210 10/06/70 and 11/06/70 National Health Bill 1970 — Seven requests, the most important being to provide the Commonwealth benefit of $2 a day for all patients, whether or not the individual patient is insured (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) One requested amendment made and six not made. Senate did not press requests, but made two further requests to provide for the payment of Commonwealth benefit of $2 a day to hospitals in all cases in which no charge is made to patients. These further requested amendments made
218 12/06/70 States Grants (Special Financial Assistance) Bill 1970 — Request to correct a typographical error. A sum intended to be $1.5m appeared as $1 000 500 Requested amendment made
490 11/10/73 Meat Export Charge Bill 1973 — Request to reduce the levy on exported meat from 1.6c a pound to 1c Requested amendment not made. Senate did not press request
642-643 12/12/73 States Grants (Schools) Bill 1973 — Request to give continued per capita grants to schools in addition to needs grants Requested amendment made with modifications and a consequential amendment. Senate agreed to the modifications and the consequential amendment
544 06/03/75 Refrigeration Compressors Bounty Bill 1975 — Request to increase the amount available for payment of bounty to include all locally made compressors (both a request and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendment made
910 10/09/75 Stevedoring Industry Charge Bill 1975 — Request for new clause to limit the operation of the Act Requested amendment made with modifications, and House made further amendments. Senate suspended standing orders to enable consideration of further amendments. Senate agreed to modifications and agreed to the further amendments
942-943 02/10/75 Customs Tariff (Coal Export Duty) Bill 1975 — Requests to exempt certain steaming coal from export duty Requested amendments made
286 12/06/78 Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Amendment Bill 1978 — A requested amendment to clarify clause to the extent that it gives to senators equivalent rights to the rights of members of the House of Representatives for the same responsibilities Requested amendment made
1460 01/05/80 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Grants) Bill 1980 — A requested amendment to increase the prescribed size of a cylinder by 1kg Requested amendment made
1675-1676 17/09/80 Honey Export Charge Amendment Bill 1980, Honey Levy (No. 1) Amendment Bill 1980 and Honey Levy (No. 2) Amendment Bill 1980 — A requested amendment to each bill to substitute a date for the commencement of the bill Requested amendments made
589-593 14/10/81 Sales Tax Amendment Bills (Nos 1A to 9A) 1981 — Requested amendments to each bill to delete a number of items from the taxable category Requested amendments not made. Senate pressed requests. House of Representatives declined to consider Senate message. Bills discharged from House of Representatives Notice Paper
658 29/10/81 Social Services Amendment Bill 1981 — Requested amendments to remove clauses which reduced the right to unemployment benefits of spouses of strikers, and of spouses of unemployed persons who failed the work test Requested amendments made
1208-1209 09/11/82 Customs Tariff Bill 1982 — Requested amendments to limit ministerial discretion and provide for parliamentary scrutiny through the disallowance procedure Requested amendments made
125 25/05/83 Bounty (Steel Products) Bill 1983 — A requested amendment to clarify which steel products were eligible for receipt of bounty Requested amendment made
131 25/05/83 Taxation (Interest on Overpayments) Bill 1983 — Requested amendment to ensure equality in payment of interest by the Commissioner of Taxation on disputed amounts refunded as the result of a successful appeal or objection Requested amendment made
929 05/10/84 Judicial and Statutory Officers (Remuneration and Allowances) Bill 1984 — A requested amendment for inclusion of a new clause making provision for a “Canberra allowance” to be paid to the Solicitor-General Requested amendment made
327 23/05/85 (24/05/85 am) Dairy Industry Stabilization Levy Amendment Bill 1985 — A requested amendment to ensure that present domestic pricing arrangements continue for another two years and are then phased out in four equal steps by 1991 Requested amendment not made. Senate pressed request. House of Representatives declined to consider Senate message. Bill discharged from House of Representatives Notice Paper
532-533 13/11/85 Interstate Road Transport Charge Bill 1985 — Requested amendments to set a ceiling on the licence fee for operators and to establish an admonishment system for persons contravening safety provisions Requested amendments made
645 and
856-858
28/11/85 and 14/04/86 Veterans' Entitlements Bill 1985 — Requested amendments relating to the retention of repatriation cover for new enlistees, service pensions for allied veterans, and removal of retrospectivity Requested amendments not made. Senate pressed requests. Pressed requests not made, but the House informed the Senate that the requests would be acceptable in an alternative form. Senate rescinded previous requests and made requests in alternative form. Requested amendments made
231 18/11/87 Income Tax Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1987 — A requested amendment to remove words that would make the imposition of income tax a standing measure Requested amendment made
231 18/11/87 Medicare Levy Amendment Bill 1987 — A requested amendment to remove words that would make the imposition of the Medicare levy a standing measure Requested amendment made
277 26/11/87 Commonwealth Borrowing Levy Bill 1987 — A requested amendment to clarify that the levy is imposed on an annual basis and is not a once only charge on each borrowing Requested amendment made
991 and 1014 21/12/88 States Grants (Schools Assistance) Bill 1988 — Requested amendments to reinstate establishment grants for some non-government schools in 1989 Requested amendments not made. Senate pressed requests. Pressed requests made
1051-1052 06/03/89 Ozone Protection (Licence Fees — Imports) Bill 1988 and Ozone Protection (Licence Fees — Manufacture) Bill 1988 — A requested amendment to each bill to rectify a drafting error Requested amendments made
1138-1139 13/04/89 Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1988 — Six requested amendments to alter tariffs Requested amendments made
120 31/05/90 Sales Tax (Nos 1 to 9) Amendment Bills 1990 — A requested amendment to each bill to omit the commencement clause Requested amendments not made. Amendments made in place thereof. Senate did not press requests and agreed to substitute amendments
275-276 18/10/90 Medicare Levy Amendment Bill 1990 and Income Tax Amendment Bill 1990 — A requested amendment to each bill to make the imposition of the levy or tax, as the case may be, a standing charge Requested amendments made
444-445 20/12/90 Customs Tariff Amendment Bill 1990 — A requested amendment to apply an excise equivalent rate on the total alcohol content of the wine component for imported fruit juices, ciders, wines and spirits Requested amendment made
460-464 20/12/90 Cattle Transaction Levy Bill 1990, Beef Production Levy Bill 1990, Cattle Export Charge Bill 1990, Live-stock Slaughter Levy Amendment Bill 1990 and Live-stock Export Charge Amendment Bill 1990 — Requested amendments to change the commencement clause on each bill Requested amendments made
700 18/04/91 Superannuation Supervisory Levy Bill 1991 — A requested amendment to ensure industry consultation occurs before regulations are made Requested amendment not made. Amendment made in place thereof. Senate did not press request and agreed to substitute amendment
907 and
920
20/06/91 and 21/06/91 Wool Tax (Nos 1 to 5) Amendment Bills 1991 — A requested amendment to each bill to lower the wool tax rate Requested amendments not made. Senate pressed requests. Pressed requests not made and amendments made in place thereof. Senate did not further press requests and agreed to substitute amendments
1004-1005 10/09/91 Social Security (Disability and Sickness Support) Amendment Bill 1991 — Requested amendments relating to the mobility allowance, impairment ratings and gynaecological conditions Requested amendments made
1588 24/06/92 Migration Agents Registration (Application) Levy Bill 1992 — Two requested amendments to reduce the application fees of applicants and agents who gave paid immigration assistance in relation to five or fewer cases during the period of registration and to exempt certain persons from the scope of the bill Requested amendments made
1589 24/06/92 Migration Agents Registration (Renewal) Levy Bill 1992 — Two requested amendments to reduce the renewal fees of applicants and agents who gave paid immigration assistance in relation to five or fewer cases during the period of registration and to exempt certain persons from the scope of the bill Requested amendments made
1590 24/06/92 Customs Tariff Amendment Bill 1992 — Four requested amendments to take account of changes in status of countries and places which qualify for preferential treatment Requested amendments made
1628 25/06/92 (26/06/92 am) Local Government (Financial Assistance) Amendment Bill 1992 — House earlier declined to consider an amendment to increase the upper limit of funding allocated to Tasmania — earlier amendment reformulated as a request (though the Senate did not concede that it should have been a request)4 Requested amendment made
1993 17/12/92 Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1992 — A requested amendment to broaden concessional entry of aids and appliances for people with disabilities Requested amendment made
364-366 18/10/93 Sales Tax (Customs) (Deficit Reduction) Bill 1993, Sales Tax (Excise) (Deficit Reduction) Bill 1993 and Sales Tax (General) (Deficit Reduction) Bill 1993 — Five requested amendments to each bill regarding an increase in sales tax rates and in tax rates on wine Requested amendments nos 1, 2 and 5 not made, and requested amendments nos 3 and 4 made. Senate did not press requests nos 1, 2 and 5
405 21/10/93 Excise Tariff (Deficit Reduction) Bill 1993 — Six requested amendments regarding excise increases for certain types of fuel Requested amendments nos 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 not made, and requested amendment No. 2 made. Senate did not press requests nos 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6
407 21/10/93 Customs Tariff (Deficit Reduction) Bill 1993 — Four requested amendments regarding increases in customs duty on certain types of fuel Requested amendments nos 1, 2, 3 and 4 not made. Senate did not press requests
417-421 26/10/93 Taxation (Deficit Reduction) Bill (No. 1) 1993 — 13 requested amendments relating to treatment of lump sum payments of unused leave, travel allowances and expenses, and credit unions Requested amendments made
639 17/12/93 Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1993 — A requested amendment to decrease the excise imposed on beer produced by micro-breweries Requested amendment made
835-836 02/03/94 Social Security (Home Child Care and Partner Allowances) Legislation Amendment Bill 1994 — Two requested amendments to maintain payment of the home child-care allowance to certain persons receiving dependent spouse rebate Requested amendments not made. Senate did not press requests
885-900 24/03/94 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1993 — Four requested amendments regarding payments of instalments by companies and certain trustees and deductions allowable to life companies and registered organisations (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
1035 and
1109
30/05/94 and 27/06/94 Student Assistance Amendment Bill 1994 — Two requested amendments to exempt certain families from the assets test when applying for Austudy (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments not made. Senate pressed requests. Bill laid aside
1601 17/11/94 ATSIC Amendment (Indigenous Land Corporation and Land Fund) Bill 1994 — One requested amendment to increase the amount to be credited to the Land Fund in the second year of operation by increasing the base figure of the relevant formula (both a request and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendment not made. Senate request and amendments referred to a Senate select committee. Senate did not press request and made amendments in place thereof and made amendments in substitution for certain amendments previously agreed to. House of Representatives agreed to certain amendments, disagreed to remainder and laid bill aside
1624-1625 05/12/94 Veterans' Affairs (1994-95 Budget Measures) Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1994 — One requested amendment to allow payment by the Commonwealth of certain expenses incurred by applicants to the Specialist Medical Review Council Requested amendment made
1648-1649 07/12/94 Social Security (1994 Budget and White Paper) Amendment Bill 1994 — Four requested amendments relating to assessment of certain fringe benefits for certain social security payments and three requested amendments relating to extension of eligibility for certain allowances Requested amendments made
1705-1709 08/12/94 Student Assistance (Youth Training Allowance) Amendment Bill 1994 — 23 requested amendments principally relating to eligibility for the allowance 22 requested amendments made and one requested amendment not made, with an amendment made in place thereof. Senate did not press request and agreed to substitute amendment
1710-1713 08/12/94 Student Assistance (Youth Training Allowance — Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 1994 — 22 requested amendments principally relating to eligibility for the allowance 21 requested amendments made and one requested amendment not made, with an amendment made in place thereof. Senate did not press request and agreed to substitute amendment
2273-2274 30/06/95 Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Modification (Excise) Bill 1995, Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Modification (Customs) Bill 1995 and Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Modification (General) Bill 1995 — Two requested amendments to each bill to delete certain building items from the taxable category Requested amendments made
2359 31/08/95 Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1995 — One requested amendment to validate social security payments made pursuant to a social security agreement with Italy (not yet ratified at the time of passing of this bill) (both a request and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendment made
2360 31/08/95 Social Security (Non-Budget Measures) Legislation Amendment Bill 1995 — One requested amendment to change the commencement date in relation to the suspension and restoration of fringe benefits payable to disability support pensioners (both a request and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendment made
2429 27/09/95 Student and Youth Assistance Amendment (Youth Training Allowance) Bill 1995 — One requested amendment to provide that low income earners who have obtained a health care card are not required to meet an assets test to obtain Austudy for dependents (both a request and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendment not made. Senate reported message
2491-2493 19/10/95 Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Bill 1994 — Six requested amendments relating to the recovery of Medicare or nursing home benefits Requested amendments made
2503-2504 19/10/95 Primary Industries and Energy Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1995 — One requested amendment to restore the payment of the exotic animal disease levy to the Exotic Animal Disease Preparedness Trust Account and to enable the funds in the account to be invested (both a request and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendment made
2664-2665 29/11/95 Customs Tariff Legislation Amendment Bill 1995 — Three requested amendments to reduce the customs duty paid on avgas by the general aviation industry Requested amendments made
2665 29/11/95 Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1995 — Three requested amendments to reduce the excise duty paid on avgas by the general aviation industry Requested amendments made
266 19/06/96 Housing Assistance Bill 1996 — One requested amendment to appropriate funds for 1997-98 and 1998-99 for state public housing capital works programs to provide transitional funding while the Commonwealth switches from capital to recurrent funding (both a request and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendment not made. Senate did not press request
348-349 27/06/96 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1996 — House of Representatives disagreed to an earlier amendment. Three requested amendments to set a formula for the provisional tax uplift factor made in substitution for earlier amendment5 Requested amendments made
350-351 and 358 27/06/96 (and 28/06/96 am) Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1996 — Three requested amendments to exempt certain capital equipment and consumption goods from a three per cent tariff rate increase for tariff concession goods Requested amendments made. Senate recommitted bill and made two further requests to reduce the level of duty on certain imported goods to zero. Further requested amendments made
937-938 02/12/96 Social Security Legislation Amendment (Newly Arrived Resident's Waiting Periods and Other Measures) Bill 1996 — One requested amendment to expand the category of persons holding a qualifying residence exemption6 Requested amendment made
983 05/12/96 Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill 1996 — One requested amendment to increase the allowable loan amount to students under the Open Learning Deferred Payment Scheme Requested amendment made
1108-1111 11/02/97 Customs Depot Licensing Charges Bill 1996 — Six requested amendments to introduce a two tier annual licence charge for depots7 Requested amendments made
1245 05/03/97 Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Bill 1996 — One requested amendment concerning determination of total enrolments in a course for the purposes of the annual registration charge scheme Requested amendment made
1253-1254 05/03/97 Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 1997 — Three requested amendments to index the maximum level of income a person can earn and still remain eligible for the incentives Requested amendments not made. Senate did not press requests
1255-1257 and 1447-1448 05/03/97 and 26/03/97 (27/03/97 am) Medicare Levy Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1996 — 13 requested amendments concerning indexation of the income threshold at which the Medicare surcharge comes into effect Requested amendments not made. Senate did not press requests and made nine further requests to increase the income threshold for the Medicare surcharge for families. Further requested amendments made
1407 26/03/97 Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Charges) Bill 1996 — Two requested amendments to incorporate in annual carrier licence charges a levy to fund consumer representation and social policy research Requested amendments made
1407 26/03/97 Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Bill 1996 — Three requested amendments to exempt from the charge geographic numbers allocated to a carrier or service provider for the purposes of providing a standard telephone service Requested amendments made
1422 26/03/97 Telecommunications (Numbering Fees) Amendment Bill 1996 — Two requested amendments to exempt from the charge geographic numbers allocated to a carrier or service provider for the purposes of providing a standard telephone service Requested amendments made
1472-1474 14/05/97 Superannuation Contributions Surcharge Imposition Bill 1997 [Superannuation Contributions Tax Imposition Bill 1997] — Two requested amendments to substitute references to “surcharge” with “tax”, two requested amendments concerning the rate of surcharge in certain circumstances and one requested amendment in relation to the surchargeable contributions threshold Requested amendments made
1475 14/05/97 Termination Payments Surcharge Imposition Bill 1997 [Termination Payments Tax Imposition Bill 1997] — Two requested amendments to substitute references to “surcharge” with “tax” Requested amendments made
1527-1529 27/05/97 Natural Heritage Trust of Australia Bill 1996 — Seven requested amendments to: increase the Trust capital by $100 million; to fix the Trust's minimum balance at $300 million; establish arrangements for interest earned by the Trust; and use of certain funds from the Trust (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
1803-1807 27/06/97 Tax Law Improvement Bill 1997 — 12 requested amendments to introduce tax rules dealing with change of use for trading stock8 (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
2127 20/10/97 Social Security and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Male Total Average Weekly Earnings Benchmark) Bill 1997 — Two requested amendments to remove the sunset clause in relation to the indexation of pensions and veterans' affairs payments based on 25 per cent of average male weekly earnings Requested amendments made
2644-2645 04/12/97 Live-stock Transactions Levy Bill 1997 — One requested amendment to include a two-year sunset clause Requested amendment made
HRD page(s) on which Senate requests appear Date Title of Bill and Nature of Request How disposed of
1903-1904 30/03/98 Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Allowance) Bill 1997 — 17 requested amendments principally relating to eligibility for youth allowance (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
4160-4161 28/05/98 Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Allowance Consequential and Related Measures) Bill 1998 — Four requested amendments relating to rates of Austudy payment and one requested amendment relating to qualification for child disability allowance9 (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
4871-4872, 4906 and 4907 04/06/98 Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions Supervisory Levy Imposition Bill 1998, General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Bill 1998, Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Bill 1998 and Retirement Savings Account Providers Supervisory Levy Imposition Bill 1998 — One requested amendment to each bill to determine an appropriate date for entities to measure their assets to calculate the levy payable Requested amendments made
5579-5580 29/06/98 Social Security and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 1997 — Four requested amendments to extend the qualification for carer payment to carers of profoundly disabled children and two requested amendments to expand the qualification for mobility allowance (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
4607 29/03/99 Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999 — One requested amendment to provide the Medicare rebate for procedures for which a facilities fee is set which can be covered by private health insurance (both a request and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendment not made/ Senate did not press request and made alternative amendments
7736 29/06/99 A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) Bill 1998 — One requested amendment to ensure that a right granted after 2 December 1998 and before 1 July 2000 for exercise after 1 July 2000 is subject to GST10 (both a request and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendment made
7736-7741 29/06/99 A New Tax System (Compensation Measures Legislation Amendment) Bill 1998 — Ten requested amendments to: introduce a pension supplement of four per cent of the maximum basic pension rate; provide a seven per cent increase in the rent assistance rate; and modify the CPI adjustment provisions for social security and veterans' benefits and allowances (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
29/06/99 A New Tax System (Bonuses for Older Australians) Bill 1998 — Ten requested amendments to extend the self-funded retirees' supplementary bonus to persons aged 55 years and over on 1 July 2000 who meet certain qualification conditions (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
7748-7749 29/06/99 A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Bill 1999 — Nine requested amendments to: extend eligibility for and increase the rate of family tax benefit; and provide for CPI indexation of family tax benefit (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
8649-8653 12/08/99 A New Tax System (Commonwealth–State Financial Arrangements) Bill 1998 — One requested amendment to include in GST revenue to States and Territories local government assistance grants withheld from local authorities that do not comply with the GST system; one requested amendment to provide States and Territories with an entitlement to revenue replacement payments in 2000-2001 equal to the amount of business franchise fee safety net revenues; and three requested amendments in relation to distribution of GST revenue grants and transitional assistance to States and Territories (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
10849-10850 29/09/99 Aged Care Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 1999 — Six requested amendments to ensure that people who became charge exempt residents after 1 July 1999 but before the passage of the bill are covered by the provisions exempting the principal home and rental income earned on a principal home to pay for accommodation charges from the pension income and asset tests (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
11321 12/10/99 Further 1998 Budget Measures Legislation Amendment (Social Security) Bill 1999 — Two requested amendments to extend retrospective entitlement to Community Development Employment Projects Scheme participant supplement payments and two requested amendments relating to circumstances where a person will be considered to have sufficient reason to move to a new place of residence, even though the person's employment prospects will be reduced as a result of the move, thus continuing to receive allowance payments11 (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
12189 21/10/99 Higher Education Funding Amendment Bill 1999 — One requested amendment to appropriate additional funds for the 2000 and 2001 funding years Requested amendments made
13305-13306 09/12/99 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program Bill 1999 — Two requested amendments to provide for advances on grants and loans to be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
15756 12/04/00 A New Tax System (Family Assistance and Related Measures) Bill 2000 — 2 requested amendments to exclude certain income support recipients from the child care benefit income test; and to include the pension supplement in the income cut-out amount formula12 (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
16255-8 11/05/00 A New Tax System (Fringe Benefits) Bill 2000 — 19 requested amendments to provide for consistent FBT treatment of public and non-profit hospitals; clarify FBT capping changes; broaden the definition of 'remote area'; clarify GST-creditable benefits and the calculation of aggregate fringe benefits amounts13 Requested amendments made
15474-5, 16131-2, 18268-75 06/04/00, 10/05/00 and 26/06/00 Youth Allowance Consolidation Bill 1999 — 2 requested amendments to extend the definition of 'full-time student'; and provide for payment of Austudy for masters studies (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments not made, with an amendment made in place of first request. Senate did not press requests, agreed to substitute amendment and made four further requests (and a consequential amendment) to increase rates for certain youth allowance, Austudy and disability support pension recipients. Further requests made
18054-5, 18433 22/06/00 and 28/06/00 Social Security and Veterans' Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2000 — 1 requested amendment to exclude war time disability pensions from the income test for social security payments (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendment not made. Senate did not press request and made one further request14 to remove disability pensions paid to certain World War II veterans from the social security income test. Further request not made. Senate did not press further request
18434 28/06/00 Indirect Tax Legislation Amendment Bill 2000 — 3 requested amendments to remove the goods and services tax reverse charge on fees paid for the services of expatriate employees; and allow an input tax credit to financial supply providers where no fringe benefits tax is payable15 (both requests and amendments were made in this bill) Requested amendments made
18725-6 30/06/00 am New Business Tax System (Alienation of Personal Services Income) Bill 2000 — 13 requested amendments to amend proposed new rules for the income tax treatment of certain personal services income; and provide for a report on the operation of the Act16 Requested amendments nos 2 to 5 and 7 to 12 made, requested amendments nos 1, 6 and 13 not made, with two amendments made in place of requested amendment No. 6. Senate did not press requests nos 1, 6 and 13 and agreed to substitute amendments
22767 27/11/00 States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Bill 2000 — Two requested amendments to raise levels of assistance to government and non-government schools for special education (both requests and amendments were made to this bill) Requested amendments not made. Senate pressed requests. Pressed requests not made. Senate further pressed requests. Further pressed requests not made. Senate did not further press requests
22942 29/11/00 Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2000 — One requested amendment to extend veterans' benefits to members of civilian medical or surgical teams who served in Vietnam Requested amendment not made. Senate pressed request. Pressed request not made. Senate did not further press request
23738 7/12/00 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 8) 2000 — One requested amendment to make the surrender of short-term crown leases in return for the grant of freehold or long-term leases GST-free17 (both requests and amendments were made to this bill) Requested amendment made
26563-4 5/4/01 Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2001 — Two requested amendments to reduce the rate of excise on certain beer products18 Requested amendments made
26569-74 5/4/01 Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001 — Two requested amendments to reduce the rate of customs duty on certain beer products19 Requested amendments made
28731 27/6/01 Dairy Produce Legislation Amendment (Supplementary Assistance) Bill 2001 — One requested amendment to increase amounts payable under the Supplementary Dairy Assistance Scheme by providing a lower threshold for a basic level of payment Requested amendment not made, with nine amendments made in place of requested amendment. Senate did not press request and agreed to substitute amendments
30096-7 23/8/01 Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Account Bill 2001 — One requested amendment to provide for the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation to receive interest on moneys collected for four financial years Requested amendment made
31644-5 27/9/01 States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Bill (No. 2) 2001 — One requested amendment to raise the levels of assistance to government schools Requested amendment not made. Senate pressed request. House of Representatives reported message
7777 16/10/02 Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Bill 2002 — One requested amendment to expand the definition of 'spouse' to include defacto spouses Requested amendment not made. Senate pressed request. Pressed request not made. Senate did not further press request
9485 3/12/02 Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review and Other Matters) Bill 2002 — One requested amendment to enable a Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Scheme patient to undergo certain further treatment after 28 years of age Requested amendment made
20815 8/10/03 Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Bill 2003 — One requested amendment to raise the income threshold for government co-contributions and one requested amendment to raise the cap on government co-contributions Requested amendments made
21788-9 3/11/03 Family Assistance Legislation (Amendment) (Extension of Time Limits) Bill 2003 — Eight requested amendments to extend the time limits for making past period claims for family assistance and top up payments of family assistance by 12 months Requested amendments not made. Senate pressed requests. House of Representatives did not consider pressed requests. Senate did not further press requests
23456 5/12/03 Higher Education Support Bill 2003 — Five requested amendments to increase the amounts available to fund grants under the bill Requested amendments made
23456-7 5/12/03 Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003 — Two requested amendments to exclude the value of certain scholarships from certain income tests Requested amendments made
26629 11/3/04 Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare) Bill 2003 — Three requested amendments to reduce the thresholds for the Medicare safety-net for families and individuals Requested amendments made
27667-8 31/3/04 Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Bill 2003 — Eight requested amendments to extend eligibility for compensation, treatment and telephone allowances and to increase the amounts of certain compensation payable Requested amendments nos 2 to 8 made and requested amendment No. 1 not made. Senate did not press request No. 1
27671-3 31/3/04 Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2003 — Two requested amendments to increase the rate at which certain pensions are payable Requested amendments made
31075-87 22/6/04 Veterans' Entitlements (Clarke Review) Bill 2004 — Two requested amendments to increase expenditure in relation to income support supplements, bereavement payments, remote area allowances, social security pensions and benefits; and provide for two new veterans' payments Requested amendments made
57 16/6/05 Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Family Assistance and Related Measures) Bill 2005 — Three requested amendments to widen eligibility for maternity payment for adopted children by increasing the upper limit of the age range of such children Requested amendments not made. Senate did not press requests
131 7/12/05 Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) Bill 2005 — Six requested amendments to provide for exemption from certain requirements for carers and higher maximum payments of certain allowances Requested amendments made
111 16/8/06 Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2006 — Two requested amendments to remove a cap on rental payments for township leases and a restriction on other payments in relation to township leases Requested amendments made
43-4 27/3/07 Private Health Insurance (Reinsurance Trust Fund Levy) Amendment Bill 2006 — Three requested amendments to set the rates of risk equalisation levy by administrative instrument rather than by legislative instrument Requested amendments made
119 19/9/07 Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 5) Bill 2007 — Two requested amendments to increase the number of films that may be eligible for a refundable tax offset Requested amendments made
34-5 25/6/08 Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008 — One requested amendment to lower adjusted taxable income for family assistance payment purposes (both a request and amendments were made to this bill) Requested amendment made
8404-8407 24/9/08 Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Bill 2008 — One requested amendment to reduce the luxury car tax applicable to fuel-efficient cars; one requested amendment to provide for a four-year sunset clause in relation to the indexation method; one requested amendment to specify that the tax does not apply retrospectively to contracts entered into before 7.30 pm on 13 May 2008; and one requested amendment to provide exemptions for primary producers and tourism operators from the tax20 Requested amendments made
8698-8699 25/9/08 Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008 — One requested amendment to change the commencement clause; three requested amendments to provide for the determination of VOLWARE prices for condensate; three requested amendments to implement transitional arrangements for the setting of VOLWARE prices; one requested amendment to extend the period of grace applicable to licensed producers of condensate; and one requested amendment to provide a transitional period for licensing purposes21 Requested amendments made
8700-8701 25/9/08 Excise Tariff Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008 — One requested amendment to change the commencement clause; one requested amendment to remove condensate from the definition of relevant accumulation; and one requested amendment to extend the period of grace applicable to licensed producers of condensate22 Requested amendments made
9487-9493 20/10/08 Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures) Bill 2008 — Eight requested amendments to increase the number of individuals eligible to access the de facto property settlement and spouse maintenance regime; and 12 consequential requested amendments (both requests and amendments were made to this bill) Requested amendments made
11050-11055 24/11/08 Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008 — Two requested amendments to increase the number of individuals eligible to access reversionary superannuation benefits (both requests and amendments were made to this bill) Requested amendments made
11250-11259 25/11/08 Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—General Law Reform) Bill 2008 — Two requested amendments to increase the number of individuals eligible to access child support (both requests and amendments were made to this bill) Requested amendments made
12690-12691 4/12/08 Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Bill 2008 — Eight requested amendments relating to the determination of the rate of road user charge; one requested amendment to specify that the road charge is not indexed by regulation; one requested amendment to provide that the road charge is determined only once each financial year; and one requested amendment to provide for a review of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program23 Requested amendments made
12716-12717 4/12/08 Temporary Residents' Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 — Three requested amendments to make interest payable by the Commissioner of Taxation for certain unclaimed superannuation Requested amendments made
2911-2914 17/3/09 Customs Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 — 18 requested amendments to validate the customs duty collected on 'alcopops' between 27 April 2008 and royal assent Requested amendments not made. Senate did not press requests
2918 17/3/09 Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 — Two requested amendments to validate the excise duty collected on 'alcopops' between 27 April 2008 and royal assent Requested amendments not made. Senate did not press requests
3960 14/5/09 Employment and Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2008 —Three requested amendments to make death benefits retrospectively payable to dependent children in the event of a work-related death (both requests and amendments were made to this bill) Requested amendments made
13268-13269 2/12/09 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2009 [No. 2] — Six requested amendments to extend eligibility for the CPRS fuel credits program to the forestry industry; and seven consequential requested amendments Requested amendments made
13269-13270 2/12/09 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 [No. 2] —Two requested amendments to lower the income threshold to extend eligibility to the FTB combined supplement (both requests and amendments were made to this bill) Requested amendments made
2854-2855 17/3/10 Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Weekly Payments) Bill 2010 — One requested amendment to delay the start date of education participation requirements for family tax benefit; and one consequential requested amendment Requested amendments made
2777-2778 17/3/10 Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2009 [No. 2] — One requested amendment to extend eligibility for student start-up scholarship and relocation scholarship payments; and one requested amendment to provide higher education assistance to certain rural and regional students (both requests and amendments were made to this bill) Requested amendments made
5755 17/6/10 Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010 — Two requested amendments to expand the eligibility criteria for parental leave pay; and two consequential requested amendments (both requests and amendments were made to this bill) Requested amendments made
9162-9163 24/8/11 Income Tax Rates Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010 — One requested amendment to delay the start date of additional income tax payable on all or part of a recoupement for research and development activities Requested amendments made
3536-3539 20/3/12 Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Bill 2011 — Two requested amendments to compensate carriage service providers for the cost of providing copies of documents to the Telecommunications Universal Service ManagmentAgency (both requests and amendments were made to this bill) Requested amendments made
1960 9/12/13 Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2013 — House of Representatives disagreed to an earlier amendment. One requested amendment to remove the limit on stock and securities on issue under the Treasurer's standing borrowing authority made in place of the earlier amendment (both a request and further amendments were made to this bill) Requested amendment made
- 24/11/14 Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 — One requested amendment to provide payments for certain actions and activities relating to the administration of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool payment scheme from the Consolidated Revenue Fund; and two consequential requested amendments (both requests and amendments were made to this bill) Bill, as amended, subject to requests, negatived in committee of the whole
6297 16/6/15 Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 — One requested amendment to provide payments for certain actions and activities relating to the administration of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool payment scheme from the Consolidated Revenue Fund; and two consequential requested amendments (both requests and amendments were made to this bill) Senate recommitted bill, as previously amended. Requested amendments made
101 2/12/15 Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015 — One requested amendment to allow a student's VET FEE-HELP assistance to be re-credited in certain circumstances (both a request and amendments were made to this bill) Requested amendment made
70 24/11/16 Income Tax Rates Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016 — Two requested amendments to reduce the proposed income tax rate on working holiday makers' taxable income (up to $37 000) from 19% to 10.5% Requested amendments not made. Senate reported message
81 30/11/16 Income Tax Rates Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016 (No. 2) — Two requested amendments to reduce the proposed income tax rate on working holiday makers' taxable income (up to $37 000) from 15% to 10.5% Requested amendments not made. Senate did not press requests
19-20 1/12/16 VET Student Loans Bill 2016 — Four requested amendments to provide that the Minister cannot specify a maximum loan amount for a course provided by a TAFE until on or after 1 January 2019 and that courses provided by a TAFE on 1 January 2017 are taken to be approved courses until 31 December 2018 (both requests and amendments were made to this bill) Requested amendments not made. Senate did not press requests
  1. Appropriation Bill 1921-22: for an elaboration of this case, see ASP, 6th ed., pp 641-642.
  2. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 5/5/1936, J.186.
  3. There is ground for arguing that this request should have been an amendment, because section 53 of the Constitution provides that a bill does not impose taxation by reason of provisions for the payment of fees for licences.
  4. See motion moved by minister, not conceding the amendment should have been a request, 25/6/1992, J.2632-3; and motion that bill as amended at request of the Senate be agreed to, 26/6/1992 (am). J.2641.
  5. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 27/6/1996, J.432; and motion that the bill as amended at the request of the Senate be agreed to, 28/6/1996, J.442.
  6. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning this request, 26/11/1996, J.1106.
  7. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 10/2/1997, J.1391.
  8. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 26/6/1997, J.2248.
  9. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 13/5/1998, J.3776.
  10. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning this request, 25/6/1999, J.1250.
  11. Statement made by the Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 20/9/1999, J.1690.
  12. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 11/4/2000, J.2602.
  13. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 10/5/2000, J.2676.
  14. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning this request, 27/6/2000, J.2912.
  15. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 26/6/2000, J.2885.
  16. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 29/6/2000, J.3012.
  17. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning this request, 7/12/2000, J.3800.
  18. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 4/4/2001, J.4179.
  19. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 4/4/2001, J.4179.
  20. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 22/9/2008, J.904.
  21. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 25/9/2008, J.958.
  22. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 25/9/2008, J.958.
  23. Statement made by Chair of Committees concerning these requests, 3/12/2008, J.1393.
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