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  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Legislative Instruments Bill 2003, the bill: makes consequential amendments to 20 Acts (including the
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    ); applies the proposed
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    to certain rules of court; and repeals the
    Statutory Rules Publication Act 1903
    . Also contains a limited retrospective regulation-making power and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Legislative Instruments (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003, the bill establishes a regime for the registration, tabling, scrutiny and sunsetting of legislative instruments. Deals with: drafting standards; consultation before making legislative instruments; establishment of the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments; Parliamentary scrutiny of legislative instruments; sunsetting of legislative instruments; instruments not dealt with before the Act’s commencing day; gazettal and registration requirements; effect on existing tabling and disallowance requirements; delegation of certain Ministerial powers; review of the operation of the Act and sunsetting provisions; existing references to the Legislative Instruments Act. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide a legislative framework for the collection of personal identifiers, such as fingerprints and handprints, photographs, physical measurements, audio and video recordings, signatures, iris scans and any other identifiers prescribed in regulations, from certain non-citizens at key points in the immigration process. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987
    to strengthen arrangements for the protection of, and application of non-proliferation safeguards to, nuclear material, facilities and associated information;
    Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Act 1998
    to enable Australia to enact legislation banning nuclear weapon tests ahead of entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty; and
    Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994
    ,
    Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Act 1998
    and
    Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987
    to provide for the implementing office and its Director to be referred to by a name or title specified by the Minister. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Australian Protective Service Act 1987[eitalss] and
    Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000
    to provide: additional capital grant funding amounts for government and non-government schools for 2004-2007; additional funding for 2004 for the Strategic Assistance for Improving Student Outcomes programme; and funding for 2003-2004 for the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies and Projects programme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975
    ,
    Census and Statistics Act 1905
    and the Statistics Regulations to rectify technical deficiencies in relation to secrecy provisions, engagement of supplementary staff and validation of certain Australian Bureau of Statistics practices, which arose as unintended consequences of previous amendments to the
    Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide tax exemptions for Australian residents receiving Second World War compensation payments from overseas funds;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: update and simplify the listing of specifically-listed deductible gift recipients; allow deductions for cash donations to deductible gift recipients to be spread over a period of up to 5 years; and provide an automatic capital gains tax roll-over for financial services providers during the financial services reform transitional period;
    Crimes (Taxation Offences) Act 1980
    to correct a technical deficiency with the deeming mechanism; and clarify the interpretation of offences under the Criminal Code;
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to allow certain entities with foreign losses to be excluded from a consolidated group for a transitional period;
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    to ensure that certain supplies made as a result of the consolidation regime are not taxable supplies;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to include imputation rules for life insurance companies;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to exclude from the overseas forces tax offset provisions periods of service for which an income tax exemption for foreign employment income is available; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to treat foreign hybrids as partnerships. Also makes technical amendments to 8 Acts to repeal redundant provisions and correct terminology, section references and cross-references and contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Vocational Education and Training Funding Act 1992
    to: supplement 2003 funding; appropriate general vocational education and training funding for 2004; provide additional growth funding in 2004 for those State and Territories that satisfy the provisions set out in the Australian National Training Authority Agreement for 2004-2006; and provide further funding under the “Australians Working Together” and “Recognising and Improving the Capacity of People with a Disability” programs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to: codify offences that amount to contempt of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission; create a new offence prohibiting the giving of false evidence to the Commission; update certain penalties; and insert legislative notes after certain provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (ACIS) Bill 2003, the bill amends the
    ACIS Administration Act 1999
    to extend the Automotive Competitiveness and Investment Scheme (ACIS) from its initial finishing date in 2005 to the end of 2015. Also provides for: distribution of ACIS funding into two funding pools (motor vehicle producers; and component producers and other scheme participants); establishment of a $150 million research and development fund for motor vehicle producers; and disclosure of information relating to scheme participants. Also contains transitional and application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum