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  • Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment (Rotterdam Convention) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Amendment Bill 2004, the bill amends the
    Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989
    to give effect to Australia’s obligations under the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • A New Tax System (Commonwealth-State Financial Arrangements) Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Commonwealth-State Financial Arrangements) Act 1999
    in relation to: accounting by the Commissioner of Taxation for all Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds; the timing of final determinations; and introduction of a mechanism for residual Budget Balancing Assistance adjustments for GST transitional years. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Crime Commission Amendment Bill 2003 [2004]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    to facilitate the transition from the National Crime Authority to the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) by addressing transitional and other issues which have arisen since the establishment of the ACC on 1 January 2003;
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    to exempt certain decisions from being subject to requests for statements of reasons; and
    Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989
    to allow disclosure of certain information and documents to the ACC. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Federal Police and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    to complete the integration of the Australian Protective Service into the Australian Federal Police (AFP); and
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    and
    Crimes Act 1914
    to enable the AFP to investigate State offences which have a federal aspect. Also makes consequential amendments to 11 other Acts, repeals the
    Australian Protective Service Act 1987
    and contains transitional and application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporate Law Economic Reform Program (Audit Reform and Corporate Disclosure) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Corporations (Fees) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2003, the bill amends the:
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Act 2001
    in relation to audit oversight and auditor independence; financial reporting; classes of officers, senior managers and employees;
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to implement proportionate liability in respect of economic loss or damage to property;
    Corporations Act 2001
    in relation to: enforcement arrangements in the event of corporate misbehaviour; remuneration of directors and executives; continuous disclosure and infringements; disclosure rules; shareholder participation and information; conflicts of interest of financial services licensees. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations (Fees) Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Corporate Law Economic Reform Program (Audit Reform and Corporate Disclosure) Bill 2003, the bill amends the
    Corporations (Fees) Act 2001
    to provide for companies to be charged a fee for referring a matter to the newly established Financial Reporting Panel. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Legislation Amendment (Application of International Trade Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Import Processing Charges (Amendment and Repeal) Amendment Bill 2003, the bill amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    ,
    Customs Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2002
    ,
    Customs Legislation Amendment and Repeal (International Trade Modernisation) Act 2001
    ,
    Import Processing Charges (Amendment and Repeal) Act 2002
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to: make transitional arrangements for the handling of imports during the transition between the Customs legacy electronic systems and the new Integrated Cargo System; clarify the operation of the legislation that implements Customs international trade modernisation, particularly in relation to self-assessed clearance declarations; enhance Customs border controls in relation to certain restricted goods such as firearms; and clarify cargo reporting requirements, calculation of customs duties on certain alcoholic beverages, record retention obligations, certain maritime powers, impoundment provisions and charges payable for in-transit cargo reports. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fisheries Legislation Amendment (Compliance and Deterrence Measures and Other Matters) Bill 2003 [2004]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fisheries Administration Act 1991
    and
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    in relation to: deterrence and compliance regimes to deter foreign fishers from illegally fishing in Australian waters; the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s management of Commonwealth fisheries resources; and ecologically sustainable management of Commonwealth fisheries. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to introduce new safety-nets to cover 80 per cent of out-of-pocket costs incurred for out-of-hospital Medicare services above a specified threshold in a calendar year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Import Processing Charges (Amendment and Repeal) Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Legislation Amendment (Application of International Trade Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2003, the bill amends the
    Import Processing Charges (Amendment and Repeal) Act 2002
    to extend the application of cost recovery charges during the transition between the Customs legacy electronic systems and the new Integrated Cargo System. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum