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  • Medical Indemnity Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Medical Indemnity (IBNR Indemnity) Contribution Amendment Bill 2004, the bill amends the:
    Medical Indemnity Act 2002
    to: replace the Incurred But Not Reported (IBNR) Claims Contribution with the United Medical Protection (UMP) support payment; implement the Premium Support Scheme in place of the Medical Indemnity Subsidy Scheme; and clarify the definition of health care related vocation; and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Health Insurance Commission Act 1973
    ,
    Medical Indemnity Act 2002
    and
    National Health Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments renaming the IBNR contribution as the UMP support payment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2004 Measures No. 1) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    in relation to: broadening the list of eligible medical expenses to include payments in relation to guide dogs; rules for payments, loans and forgiven debts made by a trustee to a private company’s shareholder; and deductions for dividends on-paid to non-resident owners;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: income tax deductions for transport expenses for travel between workplaces; small business capital gains tax relief and discretionary trusts; net input tax credits and capital gains tax; and updating the list of deductible gift recipients;
    Energy Grants (Credits) Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Act 2003
    to clarify the treatment of claims for fuel purchased in the 3 years preceding the scheme’s introduction;
    A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999
    to clarify permitted disclosure of Australian Business Number information;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to income tax deductions for fund-raising event contributions; and 5 Acts to require that charities be endorsed in order to access relevant tax concessions. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979
    to: extend the availability of telecommunications interception warrants to additional serious offences; extend the protections of the Act in relation to text-based communications; facilitate the recording of calls to publicly-listed Australian Security Intelligence Organisation numbers; and clarify the application of the Act to delayed access message services. Also contains a transitional provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade Practices Amendment (Personal Injuries and Death) Bill (No. 2) 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Further to the Trade Practices Amendment (Personal Injuries and Death) Bill 2003, the bill amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to ensure a nationally consistent approach in relation to limitation periods and constraints on damages arising from personal injury or death. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
    to restructure the method of payment and collection of the Environmental Management Charge levied on standard tourism operations to clarify that goods and services tax is not payable; and consequentially extend the powers of inspectors to search aircraft and vessels and the powers of magistrates to issue search warrants. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program Act 1999
    ] to establish an alternative cap for certain grants in respect of value-adding activities by leather and technical textile firms for the 2003-04 and 2004-05 financial years of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program Scheme. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment (Rotterdam Convention) Bill 2004, the bill amends the
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
    in relation to: the management of pesticides under consideration by the international community because of particular human health or environmental concerns; regulation-making powers including to enable the collection of prescribed information about prescribed chemicals; and offence and penalty provisions for failure to comply with national control mechanisms. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2003-2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Administration 
    Summary
    Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, additional to the sum appropriated by
    Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2003-2004
    , for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments in respect of the year ending on 30 June 2004. 

    Bill

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2003-2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Administration 
    Summary
    Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, additional to the sum appropriated by
    Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2003-2004
    , for the service of the year ending on 30 June 2004. 

    Bill

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2003-2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Administration 
    Summary
    Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, additional to the sum appropriated by
    Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2003-2004
    , for certain expenditure in respect of the year ending on 30 June 2004. 

    Bill