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  • Export Control Amendment (Quotas) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Consolidates quota export certification arrangements for agriculture by amending the:
    Export Control Act 1982
    to: provide the secretary with powers to make orders providing for, or in relation to, the establishment and administration of a system or systems of tariff rate quotas; and enable the secretary to make directions in relation to matters covered by an order, and to override the order; and
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    ,
    Dairy Produce Act 1986
    and
    Export Charges (Collection) Act 2015
    to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
    Australian Meat and Live-stock (Quotas) Act 1990

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 3) 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 19 Acts to correct technical errors; the
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    to clarify on the face of an Act that the Crown in right of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory is bound; and modernise the provision about whether the Crown is liable to be prosecuted for an offence; 152 Acts to replace references to ‘guilty of an offence’ with references to ‘commits an offence’ or similar phrases; eight Acts to replace references to ‘reference base’ with references to ‘index reference period’; and five Acts to remove spent and obsolete provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Gifts) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to add two organisations to the list of specifically listed deductible gift recipients. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Cessation of Visa Labels) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Repeals the
    Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge Act 2012
    ; and amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to remove inoperative provisions relating to the issuing of visa labels; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: enable certain New Zealand citizens who are Special Category Visa holders to be eligible for HELP assistance from 1 January 2016; enable Torrens University Australia to be eligible for equivalent funding support as all other private Australian universities; update the name of the University of Ballarat to Federation University Australia; and confirm the relevant heads of constitutional power for other grants;
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
    to remove the requirement for the commissioners to prepare annual operational plans; and
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to: apply indexation adjustments for existing schemes for the financial years starting 1 July 2015 and 2016; set additional funding caps for the financial years starting 1 July 2017 and 2018; and remove the requirement for the Australian Research Council to prepare corporate plans. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to restructure family tax benefit Part B by removing the benefit for couple families (other than grandparents or great-grandparents) with a youngest child 13 years of age or over. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General and Senator Xenophon 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to extend the retrospective operation of the offences of murder and manslaughter of an Australian citizen or resident of Australia to crimes that occurred before 1 October 2002. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: require VET FEE-HELP approved training providers to develop and apply appropriate student entry procedure requirements; require students under the age of 18 to seek their parent’s approval before requesting a VET FEE-HELP loan; broaden the circumstances in which a student can seek a re-credit of their VET FEE-HELP loan debt balance and remission of a debt; add to the eligibility criteria required for admitting new VET providers to the VET-FEE-HELP loan scheme; provide for an infringement notice scheme with a civil penalty regime for VET providers who engage in inappropriate marketing behaviours and administrative practices; extend the Commonwealth and national VET Regulator’s powers with respect to monitoring and investigation; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: reduce the methods for calculating work-related car expense deductions to include the logbook method and the cents per kilometre method; and provide for a single rate for the calculation of the cents per kilometre method to be determined by the Commissioner of Taxation;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to restrict the application of the Zone Tax Offset to people whose usual place of residence is within a zone or a prescribed area within a zone;
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to limit the concessional treatment of salary packaged entertainment benefits;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to create a new reporting regime which requires third parties to report to the commissioner on certain transactions which could reasonably be expected to have tax consequences for other entities; and
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Tax Agent Services Act 2009
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Legislation Amendment (First Principles) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations of the First Principles Review of Defence by: amending the
    Defence Act 1903
    to: give full command of the Australian Defence Force to the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF); and consolidate the statutory treatment of the components of the Defence Force Cadets; amending 27 Acts to make consequential amendments; and repealing the
    Air Force Act 1923
    and
    Naval Defence Act 1910
    and incorporating relevant provisions of these Acts into the
    Defence Act 1903

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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