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  • Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015

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    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to extend the unfair contract term protections to businesses with less than 20 employees agreeing to standard form contracts valued at less than a prescribed threshold. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tribunals Amalgamation Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 12 Acts, including the
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    , to merge the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal into the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and 31 Acts to make consequential amendments. Also provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (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 a duty of excise. 

    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

  • 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

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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill 2015

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    Date
    25 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme to: include medical management and psychosocial services in the scheme; and make changes to the intermediate and special rate disability pensions;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to provide for a single appeal path for the review of original determinations made under the Act; and
    Defence Act 1903
    to expand the war graves regulation making power to include graves of service dependants buried in Terendak Military Cemetery in Malaysia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2013

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    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

  • Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Water Act 2007
    in relation to: reviews and reporting requirements for the Basin Plan; accreditation of first generation state water resource plans with further accreditations linked to Basin Plan review outcomes; incorporation of Indigenous expertise and knowledge in the governance of the basin’s water resources; trading by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder; and the redundancy of the Murray-Darling Basin Water Rights Information Service; and technical and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Water Act 2007
    to impose a duty on the Commonwealth not to exceed the 1500 gigalitre limit on surface water purchases in the Murray-Darling Basin at the time of entering into a water purchase contract; and Basin Plan 2012 to provide flexibility in the recovery of 450 gigalitres of water for the environment through efficiency measures funded under the Water for the Environment Special Account. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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