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  • Australian Capital Territory Water Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988
    to provide that the abstraction of water on National Land and by Commonwealth agencies throughout the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will be managed by the ACT Government;
    Water Act 2007
    to enable the water resources of the Googong Dam Area to be included in a water resource plan area for which the ACT has responsibility; and
    Canberra Water Supply (Googong Dam) Act 1974
    to ensure that the ACT Executive has the appropriate powers to manage the surface waters of the Googong Dam. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Civilian Corps Amendment Bill 2013

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    Date
    20 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs and Trade 
    Summary
    Following the integration of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on 1 November 2013, the bill amends the:
    Australian Civilian Corps Act 2011
    to: transfer the powers and functions of the Director-General of AusAID to the secretary of the department; and update related references; and Australian Civilian Corps Regulations 2011, Prime Minister’s Australian Civilian Corps Directions 2012 and Director-General’s Australian Civilian Corps Directions 2011 to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to: apply indexation adjustments for existing schemes for the financial years starting 1 July 2013, 2014 and 2015; and set an additional funding cap for the financial year starting 1 July 2016. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Act 1911
    to increase the cap on the face value of stock and securities that can be on issue under the Treasurer’s standing borrowing authority to $500 billion. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Commission Transfer) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Customs Act 1901
    to transfer the Anti-Dumping Commission from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to the Department of Industry; and
    Customs Administration Act 1985
    ,
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    and
    Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2014

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    Date
    26 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to: increase the rate of excise equivalent customs duty on tobacco through a series of four staged increases of 12.5 per cent, commencing on 1 December 2013; and index the rates of excise equivalent customs duty on tobacco to average weekly ordinary time earnings instead of the consumer price index. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to: clarify the arrangements for refunds of pre-paid tuition fees by registered providers to overseas students as a result of a default; enable the minister to make a legislative instrument to stipulate the methods of calculation for refunds to students in the case of default for the reason of visa refusal or where there is no written agreement in place; and amend the title of the National Code. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to: increase the rate of excise duty on tobacco through a series of four staged increases of 12.5 per cent, commencing on 1 December 2013; index the rates of excise duty on tobacco to average weekly ordinary time earnings instead of the consumer price index; and make consequential amendments contingent upon the commencement of the proposed
    Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Governor-General Amendment (Salary) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Governor-General Act 1974
    to set the salary for the next Governor-General. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Grape and Wine Legislation Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to create the Australian Grape and Wine Authority, the bill: amends the:
    Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980
    to: implement the merger of the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC) and the Wine Australia Corporation to create the Australian Grape and Wine Authority; and rename the Act; and
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to make a consequential amendment; transfers the operations, assets, liabilities and staffing conditions of the GWRDC and the Wine Australia Corporation to the authority; and repeals the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation Regulations 1991. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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