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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

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Bill 2014

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    Date
    26 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to provide that a person must not promote a scheme that has resulted in a payment being made from a regulated superannuation fund otherwise than as prescribed by payment standards and impose a civil penalty for any contravention;
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide the power to give directions and impose administrative penalties for contraventions relating to self managed superannuation funds;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to phase out the net medical expenses tax offset by the end of the 2018-19 income year; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to update the list of deductible gift recipients; and
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013

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    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Do Not Call Register Act 2006
    to clarify which party is responsible for making telemarketing calls and sending marketing faxes where third parties are carrying out the marketing activities;
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: enable industry codes to be varied; extend the application of the reimbursement scheme for developing consumer-related industry codes to varying these codes; require code developers to publish draft code and draft variations and related public submissions; and make amendments consequent on the new Australian Privacy Principles; and
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Services Standards) Act 1999
    to: require the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) scheme to comply with standards determined by the minister; and require independent periodic public reviews of the TIO scheme to be conducted. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

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    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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