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A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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  • Date
    17 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Agents Integrity Measures) Bill 2003, the bill amends the
    Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997
    to: impose a pro rata charge on migration agents who register to provide immigration assistance on a non-commercial basis, but who give immigration assistance on a commercial basis during the course of their registration period. Also contains a regulation-making power and an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to strengthen and improve the regulation of migration agents; and make minor technical and consequential amendments. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Bill 2003, the bill imposes levies (a safety investigation levy, a safety case levy and a pipeline safety management plan levy) on the operators of facilities engaged in the exploration, development and production of offshore petroleum. The levies will be used to fund the regulatory activities of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum (Safety Levies) Bill 2003, the bill amends the
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967
    to: establish a National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority which will provide a national safety regulatory regime for Australia’s offshore petroleum industry in Commonwealth, State and Northern Territory coastal waters; ensure that the Commonwealth remittance to the States and the Northern Territory of annual fees collected in respect of titles does not include the goods and services tax component of the fees; move the procedures for petroleum data submission from the Act into regulations; and improve safety regulation and administration. Also contains a regulation-making power and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964
    to: extend the criminal law of the Jervis Bay Territory to Australians who are working in a foreign country in certain circumstances; make a technical amendment to the current application of Australian criminal jurisdiction to persons to whom the Act applies by applying the substantive criminal law of the Jervis Bay Territory extraterritorially. Also contains a power to make regulations with a limited retrospective application; and application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Bill 2003, the bill amends the
    Product Grants and Benefits Administration Act 2000
    ,
    Excise Act 1901
    and
    Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000
    to facilitate the operation of the Energy Grants Cleaner Fuels Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003, the bill establishes the Energy Grants Cleaner Fuels Scheme which will provide a framework for the payment of grants to importers and manufacturers of biodiesel and certain other cleaner fuels to offset customs and excise duties, with effect from 18 September 2003. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Tax Agreements Act 1953
    to: give legislative authority to agreements between Australia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Australia and the United Mexican States, in relation to the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion; and make consequential amendments. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to franking of non-share dividends;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    in relation to the consolidation regime by: clarifying the cost setting rules; ensuring that multiple entry consolidated groups are given the same treatment as consolidated groups; and enabling the transfer of unapplied excess franking deficit tax (FDT) offsets;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: income tax deductions for certain conservation covenants; and endorsement of perpetual bodies as deductible gift recipients;
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    in relation to the fringe benefits tax deemed depreciation rate for cars;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to clarify eligibility rules for the farm management deposits scheme;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to insert rules in the simplified imputation system for offsetting FDT against company tax. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to extend time frames in relation to: past period lump sum claims for family tax benefit (FTB) and child care benefit; payment of top-ups of FTB as a result of income reconciliation; and exchange, use and destruction of tax file number data for income reconciliation purposes; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments to allow tax advisers’ fees for FTB lump sums claims that relate to the 2001-02 income year to be tax deductible. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum