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  • 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

  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Mental Health and Other Measures) Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: expand non-liability health care to include certain mental health conditions and alcohol and substance use disorders; expand eligibility for the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service; provide that the seniors supplement is paid automatically following short periods of overseas travel; and make a technical amendment;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to: expand the circumstances in which an eligible young person is taken to be wholly dependent on a Defence Force member; and enable the Chief Executive Officer of Comcare to be nominated for appointment to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission; and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    and
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    in relation to the dispute resolution processes, case management powers and administrative and business procedures of the Veterans’ Review Board. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trust Recoupment Tax Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014

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    Date
    13 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 15 bills to implement a three-year progressive budget repair levy, the bill amends the
    Trust Recoupment Tax Act 1985
    to increase to 47 per cent the rate of tax imposed on amounts involved in certain trust stripping arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

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    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 imposes a levy on persons who were over-allocated free carbon units under the Jobs and Competitiveness Program in the 2013-14 financial year and would have had their allocation in the 2014-15 financial year reduced if the carbon tax had remained in force, so far as that levy is neither a duty of customs nor a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade Support Loans Bill 2014

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    Date
    04 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Trade Support Loans (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014, the bill establishes the Trade Support Loans Programme to provide concessional, income-contingent loans of up to $20 000 over four years to certain apprentices which will be repayable when the individual’s income reaches the Higher Education Loan Program repayment threshold. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade Support Loans (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014

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    Date
    04 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Trade Support Loans Bill 2014, the bill amends five Acts consequential on the establishment of the Trade Support Loans Programme. 

    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

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Submarine Cable Protection) Bill 2013

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    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    in relation to the regulatory regime for the protection of international submarine cables landing in Australia by: ensuring consistency with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea by modifying the regime’s application, including criminal and civil enforcement options, to foreign ships and nationals in the water beyond Australia’s territorial seas; enabling domestic submarine cables to be brought within the scope of the regime by regulation; providing for a consultation process between the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Attorney-General’s department on submarine cable installation permit applications; amending the submarine cable installation permit process by removing the requirement to obtain multiple permits, tightening processing timeframes and removing duplicated processes; and amending the operation of the protection zone declaration, revocation and variation processes; and
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    and
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) (No. 2) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 15 bills to implement a three-year progressive budget repair levy, the bill amends the
    Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) Act (No. 2) 2007
    to increase to 49 per cent the rate of trustee beneficiary non-disclosure tax where a share of the net income of a trust is distributed to the trustee of a closely held trust. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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