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  • Australian Civilian Corps Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Infrastructure Australia Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    The bill: amends the
    Infrastructure Australia Act 2008
    to: re-establish Infrastructure Australia as an entity under the
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
    and provide for its functions, powers, board, Chief Executive Officer, staff and consultants, planning and reporting, and finance; and amend the long title of the Act; and provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    The bill: abolishes the supervisory and gaming machine regulation levies by repealing the
    National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Act (No. 1) 2012
    and
    National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Act (No. 2) 2012
    ; and amends: the
    National Gambling Reform Act 2012
    to: amend the long and short titles of the Act; abolish the position of the National Gambling Regulator; remove the automatic teller machine withdrawal limit, dynamic warnings, the mandatory pre-commitment trial, and the requirement for the Productivity Commission to undertake reviews; and express the Commonwealth’s commitment to encouraging responsible gambling, including the development and implementation of voluntary pre-commitment measures; the
    Charities Act 2013
    to delay commencement of the Act by nine months to 1 September 2014 to enable further consultation; the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable income management to continue in Cape York for a further two years; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that family tax benefit Part A will be paid to families only up to the end of the calendar year in which their teenager is completing school; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999
    to amend the rules for calculating pensions paid outside Australia; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to enable an interest charge to be applied to certain social security debts; seven Acts to replace the student start-up scholarship with an income-contingent student start-up loan; the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to remove the requirement for employers to provide paid parental leave to eligible employees; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: discontinue late registrations for the closed pension bonus scheme; and extend the deeming rules to account-based superannuation income streams; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Act 2011
    and
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to extend the indexation pauses on certain higher income limits for three years; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to amend the rules for receiving family and parental payments overseas; and nine Acts in relation to: the Student Financial Supplement Scheme; lodging tax returns for family assistance purposes; payments made under the National Disability Insurance Scheme; tax file number data sharing; child support; and the newborn supplement and stillborn baby payment. 

    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

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