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  • 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

  • Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2014

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    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to the recovery of costs for biosecurity and quarantine services, the bill imposes charges, so far as those charges are neither duties of customs nor duties of excise, for prescribed matters associated with the administration of the
    Quarantine Act 1908

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2014

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    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to the recovery of costs for biosecurity and quarantine services, the bill imposes charges, as duties of excise, for prescribed matters associated with the administration of the
    Quarantine Act 1908

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2014

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    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to the recovery of costs for biosecurity and quarantine services, the bill imposes charges, as duties of customs, for prescribed matters associated with the administration of the
    Quarantine Act 1908

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Quarantine Charges (Collection) Bill 2014

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    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to the recovery of costs for biosecurity and quarantine services, the bill: provides for regulations to be made to deal with when quarantine charges are due and payable, and the liability of agents; provides that the Commonwealth may be notionally liable to pay quarantine charges and late payment fees; applies late payment fees and other penalties if quarantine charges are unpaid; provides that charges can be created over goods or vessels subject to quarantine; enables quarantine officers to withhold goods and vessels for sale when charges and fees are owing; enables abandoned goods and vessels to be sold, destroyed or otherwise disposed of; and provides for miscellaneous matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment Bill 2014

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    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
    to: clarify the use and management of public resources and the capacity of an accountable authority to issue instructions on resource management and governance matters within entities; require Commonwealth entities to provide annual reports to the relevant minister by the 15th day of the fourth month after the reporting period; clarify the nature of certain legislative instruments and enable the Finance Minister to make other instruments that are not subject to disallowance; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to: provide, for the purposes of determining the private health insurance rebate, a single rebate adjustment factor which will apply to premiums on 1 April each year from 2014; and make a technical amendment. Also repeals the
    Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Base Premium) Act 2013

    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

  • Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Dairy Produce) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999
    to increase the maximum rates of the Australian Animal Health Council levies on milk fat and milk protein. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Primary Industries (Excise) Levies 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
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999
    to: enable levies collected to be paid to the Australian Grape and Wine Authority; and remove the requirement for the Wine Australia Corporation to make recommendations to the minister about the levy rate. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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