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  • International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Transport 
    Summary
    Introduced with the International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013, the bill enables Australia’s accession to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment which will provide an international registry system to protect secure creditors who finance the acquisition of aircraft. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Establishes a system of governance and accountability across Commonwealth entities by: establishing a uniform set of duties for accountable authorities; establishing a uniform set of duties for all officials who use or manage public resources; establishing a comprehensive and uniform reporting framework including requiring the development of corporate plans; placing a duty on entities to establish appropriate systems of risk oversight and management (earned autonomy); enabling Commonwealth entities to partner with the states, territories and not-for-profit sector; and clarifying the Finance Minister’s role in relation to the financial framework. Also requires the minister in consultation with the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to cause an independent review of the operation of the Act after three years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Jobs Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 
    Summary
    The bill: requires private and public projects with a capital expenditure of $500 million or more to develop an Australian Industry Participation (AIP) plan; establishes the Australian Industry Participation Authority to administer and monitor AIP plan compliance; provides for the appointment, terms and conditions of the authority; provides for staff and consultants; establishes the Australian Industry Participation Advisory Board to advise the authority and the minister as required; provides for the authority’s reporting requirements; requires a review of the operation of the legislation within five years; and requires the minister to present a report of the review to Parliament. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • DisabilityCare Australia Fund Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 13 bills in relation to funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (DisabilityCare Australia), the bill: establishes the DisabilityCare Australia Fund to consist of the DisabilityCare Australia Fund Special Account and the investments of the DisabilityCare Australia Fund to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme; establishes the DisabilityCare Australia Transitional Special Account; makes the Future Fund Board responsible for fund investments and administration; provides for reporting requirements; and requires a review of the operation of the legislation before 30 June 2024, unless the responsible ministers agree to a later date. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Trust Distribution Tax (Primary Liability) Amendment (DisabilityCare Australia) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 13 bills in relation to funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (DisabilityCare Australia), the bill amends the
    Family Trust Distribution Tax (Primary Liability) Act 1998
    to increase to 47 per cent the rate of family trust distribution tax. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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