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  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2014

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    Date
    26 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to: increase the rate of excise equivalent customs duty on tobacco through a series of four staged increases of 12.5 per cent, commencing on 1 December 2013; and index the rates of excise equivalent customs duty on tobacco to average weekly ordinary time earnings instead of the consumer price index. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2014

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    Date
    26 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to: increase the rate of excise duty on tobacco through a series of four staged increases of 12.5 per cent, commencing on 1 December 2013; index the rates of excise duty on tobacco to average weekly ordinary time earnings instead of the consumer price index; and make consequential amendments contingent upon the commencement of the proposed
    Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Green Army Programme) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: specify that persons receiving a green army allowance under the Green Army Programme (GAP) cannot also receive a social security benefit or pension; provide that certain participants in the GAP are not considered workers or employees for the purposes of various laws; and specify the income testing arrangements to apply to a social security pensioner if their partner is receiving a green army allowance; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Governor-General Amendment (Salary) Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Governor-General Act 1974
    to set the salary for the next Governor-General. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Nation Building Program (National Land Transport) Act 2009
    to: amend the short title of the Act; enable the Roads to Recovery Programme to continue past June 2014; combine provisions of the Act relating to national projects and off-network projects; enable funding of research and investigations of transport development and innovation projects funded under the Act; and enable certain partnership and non-corporate Commonwealth entities to be eligible for funding; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Telstra Corporation Act 1991
    to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
    Australian Land Transport Development Act 1988
    ,
    Railway Standardization (New South Wales and Victoria) Agreement Act 1958
    and
    Roads to Recovery Act 2000

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Increased Employment Participation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that job seekers aged from 18 to 30 years who have been receiving newstart or youth allowance for at least 12 months will be eligible to receive a $2500 tax free payment (the first job commitment bonus) if they remain in gainful work and off income support for a continuous period of at least 12 months, and a further $4000 tax free payment (the second bonus) if they remain in continuous gainful work for an additional 12 months;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide that the job commitment bonus is not subject to income tax; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: provide financial assistance through the Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program to job seekers receiving newstart, youth allowance or parenting payments; and provide that recipients of relocation assistance who leave employment without a reasonable excuse within six months incur a 26-week non-payment period before becoming eligible to receive unemployment benefits again. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Civil Aviation Amendment (CASA Board) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Civil Aviation Act 1988
    to: enable the appointment of two additional members to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Board; and make consequential amendments in relation to the board’s quorum and ad hoc meeting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Trade and Investment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
    to: increase the maximum number of grants per applicant to eight; reduce the minimum expenses threshold incurred by an applicant to $15 000; reduce the deduction from the applicant’s provisional grant amount to $2500; prevent the payment of grants to applicants engaging an export market development grants consultant assessed to not be a fit and proper person; provide that if an amount of a grant is determined before 1 July following the ‘balance distribution date’, the grant becomes payable immediately; and enable the payment of additional expenses above the cap on administration costs for the 2013-14 financial year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Farm Household Support (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Farm Household Support Bill 2014, the bill: repeals the
    Farm Household Support Act 1992
    ; and makes consequential and contingent amendments to 10 Acts and two proposed Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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