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  • Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

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    Date
    24 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Passenger Movement Charge Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2016, the bill amends the:
    Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015
    to: enable New Zealand residents who hold a permanent visa and reside on Norfolk Island access to social security payments from 1 July 2016; align the early claims period for family assistance payments with the early claims periods for social security and child support payments before 1 July 2016; and broaden the definition of the Norfolk Island Regional Council to enable flexibility in the application of local government law;
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    and
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    to extend the child support scheme to residents of the Indian Ocean Territories of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands;
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to require eligible Australian citizens and eligible other persons living in Norfolk Island to enrol and vote in federal elections and referendums; and
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    and
    Norfolk Island Act 1979
    to extend all Commonwealth laws to Norfolk Island, unless expressly provided otherwise. Also makes consequential and transitional amendments to 57 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016

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    Date
    22 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Responds to the first interim and final reports of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters’ inquiry into the conduct of the 2013 Federal Election by amending the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: implement a partial optional preferential voting system above the line for Senate elections, including instructing voters to vote for at least six parties or groups in their order of preference; abolish group and individual voting tickets; remove the ability of an individual to be the registered officer or deputy registered officer of multiple registered political parties at the same time; enable political party logos to be printed on ballot papers for the House of Representatives and the Senate; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

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    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

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    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

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016

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    Date
    10 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    to ensure that the goods and services tax (GST) is applied consistently to all supplies of digital products and other imported services to Australian consumers; and relieve non-resident suppliers of the obligation to account for GST on certain supplies;
    A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to increase the maximum amount that can be held in farm management deposits (FMDs) by a primary producer to $800 000; and enable certain primary producers experiencing severe drought conditions to withdraw an amount that has been held in an FMD for less than 12 months,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable FMDs to be used to offset loans or other debts; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make a technical amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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