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  • Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to: enable funding for a home care package to ‘follow’ the care recipient; provide a consistent national approach to prioritising access to subsidised home care; and simplify the approval process for approved providers; and the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the
    Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) Act 2016

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Amendment Bill 2016

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    Date
    11 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Act 2015
    to give effect to a mediated settlement agreement in a representative proceeding in the Federal Court of Australia (
    Duval-Comrie v Commonwealth of Australia
    (VID 1367 of 2013)) and make administrative changes by: increasing one-off payments from 50 per cent to 70 per cent of the difference between the actual wage paid to an eligible person and the amount they would have been paid had the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) productivity-only component been applied; providing a ‘top up’ payment for persons who have already received a 50 per cent payment under the BSWAT payment scheme; removing the current compulsory requirement to obtain legal advice before any payments are made; extending all relevant scheme dates by 12 months; clarifying certain administrative arrangements; and enabling a deceased person’s legal personal representative to engage with the payment scheme on their behalf. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Dairy Produce Amendment (Dairy Service Levy Poll) Bill 2016

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    Date
    11 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Dairy Produce Act 1986
    to remove the requirement for the dairy industry to hold a dairy levy poll every five years; and enable the minister to make a legislative instrument to require the industry services body to establish a levy poll advisory committee to consider the levy rate every five years, require the industry services body to hold a levy poll if a variation to the rate is recommended by the advisory committee, and include a mechanism for dairy farmer members of Dairy Australia Limited to request a poll if they disagree with the advisory committee’s decision not to convene a levy poll. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment Bill 2016

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    Date
    11 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Innovation and Science 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to validate past Joint Authority decisions to grant renewals, or extensions of the term of ‘prior usage rights’ petroleum titles, where the consent of the Minister for the Environment was not sought. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Norfolk Island CGT Exemption) Bill 2016

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    Date
    11 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to exempt assets held by Norfolk Island residents before 24 October 2015 from capital gains tax; and the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill 2016

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    Date
    10 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Narcotic Drugs Act 1967
    to: give effect to certain of Australia’s obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 (the Single Convention); establish licensing and permit schemes for the cultivation and production of cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal and scientific purposes, and for the manufacture of narcotic drugs covered by the Single Convention; provide for monitoring, inspection and enforcement powers for authorised inspectors and for the secretary to give directions to licence holders and former licence holders; and enable the secretary to authorise a state or territory government agency to undertake cultivation and production of cannabis and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products; and the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment (Injury Compensation Scheme) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990
    to enable the minister to make a legislative instrument to establish a parliamentary injury compensation scheme to provide the same benefits to parliamentarians and the spouse of the Prime Minister based on the scheme applicable to Commonwealth employees under the
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    and for Comcare to administer the scheme; and the
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    and
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Trade and Investment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
    to: remove communications as an eligible expenditure category; place a limit of $15 000 on the free sample expenditure category; describe the promotional literature or other advertising expenditure category as including literature or material in electronic or any other form; remove reimbursement of in country travel (other than air fares) and increase the daily allowance for overseas visits; add to the list of excluded expenses those relating to activities or products that the chief executive officer of Austrade considers may have had a detrimental impact on Australia’s trade reputation; permit Austrade to direct funds from other sources towards export market development grants (EMDG) administration costs; provide that the first independent review of the EMDG scheme must be completed by no later than 31 December 2021 and enable the minister to determine a date for later reviews; and enable the EMDG scheme to continue without a specified termination date; and the
    Australian Trade Commission Act 1985
    to: change the name of the Australian Trade Commission to the Australian Trade and Investment Commission; and amend the short title of the Act to the
    Australian Trade and Investment Commission Act 1985
    . Also makes consequential amendments to 10 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2015-2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2015-2016

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2015-2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, in addition the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2015-2016

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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