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  • Migration Amendment (Regional Processing Arrangements) Bill 2015

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    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide statutory authority for the Commonwealth to provide assistance to other countries to carry into effect arrangements for the processing and management of unauthorised maritime arrivals who have been taken to regional processing countries, including the expenditure of Commonwealth money on these arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2015

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    Date
    23 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to re-introduce the biannual indexation of fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill amends the:
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to: increase the rate of excise-equivalent customs duty applying to imported fuels, including gaseous fuels, in line with Consumer Price Index movements; index excise-equivalent customs duty on imported fuel ethanol; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2015

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    Date
    23 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to re-introduce the biannual indexation of fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill amends the:
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to: increase the rate of excise duty applying to domestic fuels, including gaseous fuels, in line with Consumer Price Index movements; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Bill 2015

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    Date
    23 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to re-introduce the biannual indexation of fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill amends the:
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    to provide that the road user charge rate determined by the minister is rounded in the same way as fuel duty rates are rounded;
    COAG Reform Fund Act 2008
    , proposed
    Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account Act 2015
    and
    Excise Act 1901
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account Bill 2015

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    Date
    23 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to re-introduce the biannual indexation of fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill establishes the Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) special account to make grants of financial assistance to the states and territories for expenditure in relation to road infrastructure investment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Defined Benefit Income Streams) Bill 2015

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    Date
    23 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that the deductible amount for defined benefit income streams, excluding military defined benefits schemes, is capped at a maximum 10 per cent of the gross payments to an individual for the income year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Airports Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    04 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Airports Act 1996
    to: provide for the determination of an airport plan for Sydney West Airport; and provide options should Southern Cross Airports Corporation decline an offer to develop the airport; and Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996 and Airports Regulations 1997 to make consequential amendments. Also provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Energy Grants and Other Legislation Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015

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    Date
    04 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015, the bill amends: the
    Customs Act 1901
    to provide that: excise-equivalent customs duty cannot be extinguished on imported fuel ethanol and biodiesel; and excise-equivalent customs duty is payable on the biofuels component of an imported blend of fuel; the
    Excise Act 1901
    to: provide that the exemption from the blending rule also applies where biofuels have been subject to different rates of duty; and remove the requirement that biofuel blends that have been subject to duty cannot be blended with other duty-paid fuels without being subject to excise duty; the
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    to require that fuel tax credits for fuel ethanol, and biodiesel and blends including certain biofuels are calculated as if they had been subject to the excise rate of duty, whether locally manufactured or imported; and four Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
    Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Act 2004

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015

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    Date
    04 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Energy Grants and Other Legislation Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to: reduce the rates of excise duty for domestically manufactured fuel ethanol and biodiesel to nil for one year from 1 July 2015; increase the rate of excise duty for domestically manufactured fuel ethanol on 1 July of each subsequent year until the final rates are reached on 1 July 2020; and increase the rate of excise duty for domestically manufactured fuel biodiesel on 1 July of each subsequent year until the final rates are reached on 1 July 2030. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Pensions) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    and
    Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 6) Act 2014
    to increase the assets test free areas and the taper rate by which a pension is reduced once the free areas are exceeded from 1 January 2017; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide that people whose pension is nil on 1 January 2017 as a result of the assets test changes will automatically be issued with a Commonwealth seniors health card or a health card. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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