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  • National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Responds to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
    Report of the Inquiry into Potential Reforms of Australia’s National Security Legislation
    by amending: the
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to: align the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s (ASIO) employment conditions with the Australian Public Service employment framework; modernise ASIO’s warrant-based intelligence collection powers; establish a framework for the conduct of authorised covert intelligence operations; clarify ASIO’s ability to cooperate with the private sector; and provide for certain breaches to be referred to law enforcement agencies for investigation; the
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to: enable the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) to collect intelligence on Australian persons involved in activities in relation to its operational security; enable ASIS to cooperate with ASIO without ministerial authorisation when undertaking certain intelligence collection activities; enable ASIS to train certain individuals in the use of weapons and self-defence techniques and provide for a limited exception of these in a controlled environment; extend immunity for actions taken in relation to overseas activities; clarify the authority of the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation (DIGO) to provide assistance; and rename DIGO as the Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation and the Defence Signals Directorate as the Australian Signals Directorate; the
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    and
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to create two new offences and update existing offences, and increase penalties, in relation to the protection of intelligence-related information; and 19 Acts to make consequential and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Defence Act 1903
    to establish a framework for the administration of access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) by: enabling the minister to make the Woomera Prohibited Area Rules to prescribe certain matters, including defining the WPA and the zones to be demarcated within that area; creating a permit system for access and use by non-defence users; introducing offences and penalties for entering the WPA without permission and for failing to comply with a condition of a permit; providing for compensation for any acquisition of property from a person otherwise than on just terms; providing for a cap on compensation payable in respect of loss or damage in the WPA; and validating any declaration or past act under the regulations; and Defence Force Regulations 1952 to update terminology in relation to compensation for acquisition of property. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

  • Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    to: enable the minister to enter into agreements with service providers authorising the making of payments from 1 January 2014; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Minerals Resource Rent Tax Act 2012
    ,
    Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Customs) Act 2012
    ,
    Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Excise) Act 2012
    and
    Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—General) Act 2012
    ; amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to provide that companies can carry tax losses forward to use as a deduction for a future year;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: amend the instant asset write-off threshold provisions for small business entities; provide that motor vehicle purchases made by small business entities will be treated as normal business assets for depreciation purposes; and provide that geothermal energy exploration and prospecting expenditure are no longer immediately deductible;
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to enable the Treasurer by non-disallowable legislative instrument to vary the superannuation guarantee charge percentage for a particular year commencing on 1 July;
    Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003
    to abolish the low income superannuation contribution;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to abolish the income support bonus payment; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to abolish the schoolkids bonus payment; and makes consequential amendments to 13 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Industry Code Penalties) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    in relation to contraventions of civil penalty provisions of industry codes (the franchising code) by: enabling regulations to be made prescribing pecuniary penalties; and requiring the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to issue infringement notices. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Tax Agreements Act 1953
    to: give legislative effect to the
    Convention between Australia and the Swiss Confederation for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income
    and its
    Protocol
    ; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to enable the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to retrospectively recalculate the amounts payable for certain claims for transitional permanent impairment compensation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 8 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill: repeals the six Acts which established the carbon pricing mechanism; amends 13 Acts to make amendments consequent on the repeals; enables the payment and future enforcement of carbon tax liabilities for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years; amends the:
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: prohibit carbon tax-related price exploitation and false or misleading representations about the carbon tax repeal; and provide the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with additional price monitoring powers, including taking action against businesses that do not pass on cost savings attributable to the carbon tax repeal;
    Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Act 2011
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to remove the conservation tillage tax offset; and
    Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011
    to change the future funding for the agency; and repeals the
    Steel Transformation Plan Act 2011
    to cease carbon tax-related assistance to steel industry businesses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 8 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to remove the carbon component rate from the rates of excise and excise equivalent customs duty imposed on aviation fuels. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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