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  • Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services (Amendment) Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000
    to deem Horticulture Australia Limited in its capacity as the export control body under the Act to be a Commonwealth agency for the purposes of section 16 of the
    Customs Administration Act 1985

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Quarantine Amendment Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    in relation to: Australia’s national emergency powers in the event of a major national animal disease; compensation for property destroyed and a new offence for commercial smuggling, with increased pecuniary penalties applicable to individuals and corporations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Veterans' Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Disposal of Assets—Integrity of Means Testing) Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to gifting of assets by introducing a free area of $25 000, over and above already deprived assets, that will apply over a rolling 5-year period and will operate concurrently with the current $10 000 per year free area. Gifts in excess of this $25 000 free area within the 5 years will be assessed as a deprived asset for 5 years. Also changes the applicable period from a pension year to a financial year. The new rules will apply from 1 July 2002. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Taxation Laws Amendment (Baby Bonus) Bill 2002

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    Date
    14 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to introduce the first child tax refund (baby bonus) which provides for a refundable tax offset, of a minimum of $500 and up to $2 500 per annum, for a maximum period of 5 years, for parents following the birth, adoption or legal guardianship of a child on or after 1 July 2001. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    in relation to: imputation (consequential on company rate changes); intercorporate dividend rebates for prescribed dual resident companies; eligibility for the senior Australians tax offset; franking rebates for exempt institutions; and a new demutualisation method for non-insurance mutual entities;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: certain investment income received by friendly societies; calculation of the capital component of ordinary life insurance investment policies; demutualisation of Tower Corporation;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: income tax deductions for gifts to certain organisations; capital gains tax same asset rollovers; refunds of excess imputation credits; and technical amendments; and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to correct cross-references. Also makes technical amendments to 24 Acts, repeals certain provisions of 13 Acts and contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Entitlements Amendment (Gold Card Extension) Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to extend eligibility for full repatriation health care (that is, the Gold Card) to Australian veterans who are aged 70 or over and who have post-World War 2 qualifying service. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989
    in relation to: appointment, terms of office and eligibility for election of certain statutory office holders of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC); consistency of terminology and practice with the Commonwealth Accrual-Based Outcomes and Outputs Framework; clarification and enhancement of ATSIC’s internal review process; and access to appeal and review processes through the Administrative Review Tribunal. Also contains transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Copyright Amendment (Parallel Importation) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1998
    in relation to: the parallel importation and subsequent commercial distribution of computer software products, including interactive computer games; copyright enforcement; and makes minor amendments to correct errors in, and clarify amendments made by, the
    Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000
    . Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Criminal Code Amendment (Espionage and Related Matters) Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to insert a new chapter into the Criminal Code which establishes offences dealing with the protection of security and defence; and repeals certain provisions of the
    Crimes Act 1914
    in relation to espionage. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Crimes Act 1914
    and
    Australian Protective Service Act 1987

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Law Amendment (Child Protection Convention) Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Family Law Act 1975
    to enable Australia to ratify the 1996 Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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