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  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Cash Bidding) Bill 2013, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003
    to enable the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator to collect an annual titles administration levy in relation to cash bid petroleum exploration permits. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Cash Bidding) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2013, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to apply a cash bidding title allocation method for exploration permits in the offshore petroleum regulatory regime by: requiring a 10 per cent forfeitable deposit which is payable upon placement of a cash bid; enabling a reserve price to be set; requiring pre-qualification assessment of the eligibility of bidders; and specifying a non-discretionary tie-breaker mechanism. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to rural research and development, the bill amends the
    Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999
    to: remove product specific maximum rates for research and development and marketing charge rates; standardise and clarify the industry bodies to be consulted before the minister sets new or changed rates; provide that the maximum charge rate to be imposed is the rate requested by the charge payers; and make contingent amendments in relation to wine production. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to rural research and development, the bill amends the
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999
    to: remove product specific maximum levy rates for research and development and marketing levies; standardise and clarify the industry bodies to be consulted before the minister sets new or changed levies; provide that the maximum levy rate to be imposed is the rate requested by the levy payers; and make contingent amendments in relation to wine production. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to rural research and development, the bill amends: the
    Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989
    to: require research and development corporations (RDCs) to enter into a funding agreement with the Commonwealth before the end of the 2014-15 financial year; enable individual fisheries industry levies to be collected and matched subject to a relevant industry cap; amend the process for selecting board members for statutory RDCs; include marketing activities in the role of RDCs; and amend the long and short titles of the Act; the
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    ,
    Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000
    ,
    Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989
    and
    Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000
    to standardise ministerial delegation rules for industry-owned RDCs; the
    Dairy Produce Act 1986
    and
    Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000
    to enable the minister to give written directions to the industry and research bodies in certain circumstances; the
    Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000
    to: enable the research body to use certain funds for marketing activities; and provide that the timing of the wool levy poll is prescribed in regulations; seven Acts to enable the Commonwealth to match voluntary contributions made to RDCs by businesses for research and development; eight Acts to make technical amendments; and the
    Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980
    and renamed
    Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013
    to make contingent amendments in relation to the proposed Australian Grape and Wine Authority. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Import Processing Charges Act 2001
    to increase the import declaration and warehouse declaration processing charges levied on air, sea and post consignments with a value of $10 000 or more. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Simplified Price Disclosure) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Implements the simplified price disclosure measure by amending the
    National Health Act 1953
    to: provide that 1 April or 1 October are price disclosure reduction days; and ensure that the existing Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) price for a medicine is not reduced by a price disclosure reduction unless the weighted average market price is at least 10 per cent less than the PBS price on the day the 10 per cent test is applied. 

    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

  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to: enable the minister to specify products that are taken not to be therapeutic goods; enable the secretary to remove products that are not therapeutic goods from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods; clarify the secretary’s powers to approve product information for medicines accepted for registration in the register; and make amendments in relation to: compliance with advertising requirements; obtaining information and documents; use of restricted and prohibited representations in advertisements; conditions of registration or listing in the register; presentation of registered or listed goods; consent to the import, supply or export of goods; review of decisions; a package and its contents to constitute a kit; criminal offences and civil penalties for false or misleading statements in relation to variation requests; minimum notice period for cancellation of registration or listing in the register; secretary’s discretion to publish certain information on the department’s website; clarification of the merits review process; prescribing of alternative periods of time in relation to the secretary’s selection of an application for auditing; failure to comply with requirements to provide information; and revocation of requested cancellation of devices, licences or certificates. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to clarify arrangements for the payment of travel expenses for treatment;
    Defence Service Homes Act 1918
    to extend eligibility for benefits;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: align maintenance income and attendant allowance provisions with those in the
    Social Security Act 1991
    ; provide for provision of special assistance by inclusion in a legislative instrument; clarify administrative arrangements for certain travel; and clarify that debt recovery provisions apply to all provisions of the Act, the regulations and any legislative instrument made under the Act;
    War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920
    to: amend the short title to the
    Protection of Word ‘Anzac’ Act 1920
    ; amend the long title of the Act; and remove redundant provisions; and
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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