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  • Parliamentary Service Amendment (Freedom of Information) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Leader of the House 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to restore the exclusion for the parliamentary departments and office holders from the application of the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Interest Disclosure (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Public Service and Integrity 
    Summary
    Further to the Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013, the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996
    ,
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    ,
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    ,
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    and
    Public Service Act 1999

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Supporting More Australians into Work) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: increase the income free area that applies for recipients of Newstart Allowance, Widow Allowance, Partner Allowance, Parenting Payment (Partnered) and Sickness Allowance; extend eligibility for the Pensioner Education Supplement to single principal carer parents receiving Newstart Allowance payments; and provide a 12-week extension of eligibility for the Pensioner Concessioner Card to single parents who are no longer qualified for Parenting Payment (Single) because their youngest child has turned eight years of age and who do not qualify for another income support payment due to earnings from employment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Laws Amendment (MySuper Capital Gains Tax Relief and Other Measures) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide income tax relief to superannuation funds where there is a mandatory transfer of default members’ account balances to a MySuper product in another superannuation fund;
    Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973
    to make consequential amendments as a result of the proposed
    Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Increased Concessional Contributions Cap and Other Measures) Act 2013
    ; and
    Fair Work Amendment Act 2012
    to: allow contributions for default fund employees to whom a modern award applies to be directed to an employer MySuper product, subject to Fair Work Commission (FWC) approval; increase the maximum number of funds that can generally be specified in a modern award from 10 to 15; require the FWC to review terms in modern awards every four years; and make consequential and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: require certain large entities to pay Pay As You Go instalments monthly rather than quarterly or annually; require the commissioner to publish limited information about the tax affairs of large corporate taxpayers; enable the publication of periodic aggregate tax collection information; and enable information sharing between government agencies in relation to foreign acquisitions and investment decisions affecting Australia; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to provide a tax incentive for entities that carry on a nationally significant infrastructure project that has been designated by the Infrastructure Coordinator; the
    Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987
    to address unintended impacts arising from the Federal Court’s decision in
    Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation
    [2012] FCAFC 5; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: remove the capital gains tax discount on discount capital gains accrued after 8 May 2012 by foreign and temporary resident individuals; and exempt payments made under the Defence Abuse Reparation Scheme from income tax; the
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    to ensure that certain National Disability Insurance Scheme funded supports are GST-free; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 2) Act 2011
    and proposed
    Tax Laws Amendment (Special Conditions for Not-for-profit Concessions) Act 2013
    in relation to deductible gift recipients; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Infrastructure Australia Act 2008
    to make consequential amendments; and seven Acts to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Special Residence Requirements) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    to enable the minister to apply alternative residence requirements to certain applicants for Australian citizenship by conferral. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    School Education, Early Childhood and Youth 
    Summary
    Establishes the Early Years Quality Fund Special Account to provide $300 million over two years to approved centre based long day care services in the form of grants to be used exclusively for the remuneration of employees and other employment-related costs and expenses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations of the Migration Maritime Taskforce by amending the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide that foreign workers who participate in, or support, offshore resources activities are taken to be in the migration zone and are required to hold a visa. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Education (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Consequential on the Australian Education Bill 2013, the bill: amends the:
    Federal Financial Relations Act 2009
    to: enable national specific purpose payments for schools to be transitioned from financial year to calendar year appropriations; and repeal a spent provision relating to financial assistance for the 2008-09 financial year; and
    Schools Assistance Act 2008
    to cease calendar year funding for non-government schools for capital purposes from the end of the 2013 calendar year; and contains transitional provisions, including providing for certain approvals and determinations to be deemed to have been made in reference to schools and authorities existing prior to 1 January 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Sugar Research and Development Services (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Sugar Research and Development Services Bill 2013, the bill amends the:
    Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991
    and Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Regulations 1991 to make consequential amendments; and Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Regulations 1991 to: provide for an instalment system for payment of the levy to commence on 1 March 2014; and a penalty for late payment. Also: repeals the Sugar Research and Development Corporation Regulations 1990 to abolish the Sugar Research and Development Corporation on 1 October 2013; and contains transitional provisions relating to the transition to a new industry services body. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum