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  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Further Streamlining and Other Measures) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: require the minister to automatically revoke a body’s approval as a higher education or VET provider if registration ceases or a winding up order is made; enable a provider’s business entity name to be changed without having to revoke their approval and re-approve with retrospective application; enable the minister to issue a provider with a compliance notice in certain circumstances; update the calculation of indexation to apply to HELP repayment thresholds; and enable the minister to seek information from the relevant tertiary education regulator for the purposes of administration or enforcing compliance. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment Bill 2013

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    Date
    13 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988
    to enable the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly to determine the size of the Assembly with the approval of a two-thirds majority of the members of the Assembly. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Dividend) Bill 2013

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    Date
    13 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: provide that a designated datacasting service is a datacasting service provided by a commercial television broadcasting licensee, a commercial radio broadcasting licensee or a national broadcaster, or is of a kind specified by the minister; and generally require that providers of designated datacasting services hold datacasting licences;
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to require the minister to direct the Australian Communications and Media Authority to review and report on the provision of spectrum for low interference potential device class licenses and provide a transition pathway for such licences by 30 July 2013; and
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Finance) Bill 2013

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    Date
    13 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Trade and Competitiveness 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991
    to: allow for the payment of a $200 million special dividend from the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation’s (EFIC) surplus capital in the 2012-13 financial year; enable the minister to direct that future special dividends be made by EFIC; and enable the minister, by legislative instrument, to prescribe an increase in EFIC’s callable capital; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

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    Date
    13 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012
    to reduce the amount of baby bonus for second and subsequent children to $3000; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to provide that family tax benefit continues until the end of the calendar year that a child completes secondary school; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to extend the double orphan pension qualification period for students completing study; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to: replace the baby bonus from 1 March 2014 with: an increase to the family tax benefit Part A payment of $2000 for a family’s first child and $1000 for second and subsequent children; and a stillborn baby payment; reduce to one year the claim period for family assistance lump sum claims; provide that certain students who are unable to attend school due to special circumstances are still eligible to receive the schoolkids bonus; enable certain clean energy supplement arrears to be paid straight away; and provide that a member of a couple is entitled to a clean energy advance top-up in certain situations; five Acts to clarify that the baby bonus is only paid at around the time a child first enters a person’s care; the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to: enable a person to count previous paid parental leave towards satisfying the work test for the purposes of a new claim; and set out how paid parental leave applies to dad and partner pay claims made in prescribed circumstances; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to clarify that customers who end payment on a quarterly basis of clean energy supplement, pension supplement or seniors supplement do not have to wait to be paid arrears; and the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Royal Commissions Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Royal Commissions Act 1902
    to: enable the President or Chair of a multi-member Royal Commission to authorise one or more members to hold a hearing; and permit the Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to authorise members of the commission to hold private sessions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Reform of Self Managed Superannuation Funds Supervisory Levy Arrangements) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Superannuation (Self Managed Superannuation Funds) Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1991
    to: increase the maximum levy payable by a trustee of a self managed superannuation fund for an income year from $200 to $300, effective from the 2013-14 financial year; and make consequential amendments; and
    Superannuation (Self Managed Superannuation Funds) Taxation Act 1987
    to: provide that the levy payable for a year of income is due and payable on a day specified in the regulations; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Act 2007
    and
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    to provide that income tax is generally not payable on the interest paid by the Commonwealth on unclaimed money from 1 July 2013; the
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    to: align the airline transport fringe benefits rules with the in-house property and in-house residual fringe benefit provisions; and update the method for determining the taxable value of airline transport fringe benefits; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to enable participants in the Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program to choose to make payments they derive under the program free of income tax, with expenditure related to infrastructure improvements required under the program then being non-deductible; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: enable corporate tax entities to carry-back losses to previous income years; and make consequential amendments; and 18 Acts to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Countering Tax Avoidance and Multinational Profit Shifting) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    in relation to: the operation of the general anti-avoidance rule; the application of the arm’s length principle in transfer pricing rules aligning with international transfer pricing standards; rules for trusts and partnerships; record keeping requirements and penalties; and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2012-2013

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    Date
    07 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2012-2013

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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