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  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2014

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    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 35 Acts to correct technical errors; 49 Acts to replace references to ‘servants’ with references to ‘employees’; the
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    and
    Defence Act 1903
    to remove gender-specific language; the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to make technical amendments; the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    ,
    Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990
    ,
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to repeal spent and obsolete provisions; and the
    Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Limited Sale Act 1993
    to make an amendment consequential on a repeal. Also repeals the
    Conciliation and Arbitration (Electricity Industry) Act 1985
    ,
    Immigration (Education) Charge Act 1992
    and
    Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Act 1970

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 1) 2014

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    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 74 Acts to correct technical errors and misdescribed or redundant amendments and modernise language; three Acts to provide that Commonwealth ministers are mentioned by reference to the administration of identified legislation; 54 Acts to make amendments consequential on amendments to the
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    ; and eight Acts to repeal spent and obsolete provisions. Also repeals 17 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

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    Date
    20 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    The bill: abolishes the supervisory and gaming machine regulation levies by repealing the
    National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Act (No. 1) 2012
    and
    National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Act (No. 2) 2012
    ; and amends: the
    National Gambling Reform Act 2012
    to: amend the long and short titles of the Act; abolish the position of the National Gambling Regulator; remove the automatic teller machine withdrawal limit, dynamic warnings, the mandatory pre-commitment trial, and the requirement for the Productivity Commission to undertake reviews; and express the Commonwealth’s commitment to encouraging responsible gambling, including the development and implementation of voluntary pre-commitment measures; the
    Charities Act 2013
    to delay commencement of the Act by nine months to 1 September 2014 to enable further consultation; the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable income management to continue in Cape York for a further two years; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that family tax benefit Part A will be paid to families only up to the end of the calendar year in which their teenager is completing school; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999
    to amend the rules for calculating pensions paid outside Australia; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to enable an interest charge to be applied to certain social security debts; seven Acts to replace the student start-up scholarship with an income-contingent student start-up loan; the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to remove the requirement for employers to provide paid parental leave to eligible employees; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: discontinue late registrations for the closed pension bonus scheme; and extend the deeming rules to account-based superannuation income streams; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Act 2011
    and
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to extend the indexation pauses on certain higher income limits for three years; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to amend the rules for receiving family and parental payments overseas; and nine Acts in relation to: the Student Financial Supplement Scheme; lodging tax returns for family assistance purposes; payments made under the National Disability Insurance Scheme; tax file number data sharing; child support; and the newborn supplement and stillborn baby payment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Health Card and Other Measures) Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to annually index income thresholds for the Commonwealth seniors health card; the
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to align provisions in relation to the operation of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) with similar provisions in social security and related laws; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to ensure that a statement of reasons for an SSAT decision is provided to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal if there is to be a review of the decision; six Acts to reflect machinery of government changes; and the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to make technical amendments, including a restructure of the Part of the Act that deals with definitions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 6) Bill 2014

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    Date
    02 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    The bill amends: six Acts to rename the clean energy supplement as the energy supplement and cease indexation of the supplement from 20 September 2014; the
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to pause indexation of assets value limits for working age allowances, student payments and parenting payment single for two years from 1 July 2015; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: require certain disability support pension recipients to actively participate in a program of support; limit the six-week overseas portability period for students payments from 1 January 2015; limit the overseas portability period for disability support pension from 1 January 2015; extend to 19 weeks the portability period for seniors health cardholders; and restrict qualification for relocation scholarship payments; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: pause indexation on assets test free areas for all pensions (other than parenting payment single) for three years from 1 July 2017; exclude from the social security and veterans’ entitlements income test payments made under the Young Carer Bursary Programme from 1 January 2015; and include tax-free superannuation income in the assessment of income for qualification for the seniors health card; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    in relation to family tax benefit (from 1 July 2015) by: limiting the large family supplement; removing the per-child add-on; and reducing the primary earner income limit; the
    Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account Act 2012
    to provide that the State pay equity order (Western Australia) made on 29 August 2013 is a pay equity order for the purposes of the Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account and amend the amounts by which the account will be credited accordingly; and the
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    , Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Scheme 2004 and Veterans’ Children Education Scheme to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014

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    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: provide that: from 1 January 2015, where a job seeker’s payment is suspended following a failure to attend an appointment with their employment services provider, it will not be restored until the job seeker attends their next appointment; and from 1 July 2015, if it is determined that a job seeker has no reasonable excuse for missing their first appointment, they will not be back paid for the period of non-compliance; and broaden the existing delegation powers to include regulations or other instruments; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to exclude certain job seekers aged 55 years or over from certain concessional treatment otherwise available. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

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    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

  • 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

  • Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
    and
    Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993
    to clarify that the Seacare scheme is not intended to apply to certain employees engaged on ships undertaking intrastate trade or commerce; and
    Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
    to ensure that where an employee’s employment is not covered by the Seacare scheme, their employer will not be liable for a levy in respect of that employee. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to rural research and development, the bill amends: the
    Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989
    to: require research and development corporations (RDCs) to enter into a funding agreement with the Commonwealth before the end of the 2014-15 financial year; enable individual fisheries industry levies to be collected and matched subject to a relevant industry cap; amend the process for selecting board members for statutory RDCs; include marketing activities in the role of RDCs; and amend the long and short titles of the Act; the
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    ,
    Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000
    ,
    Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989
    and
    Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000
    to standardise ministerial delegation rules for industry-owned RDCs; the
    Dairy Produce Act 1986
    and
    Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000
    to enable the minister to give written directions to the industry and research bodies in certain circumstances; the
    Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000
    to: enable the research body to use certain funds for marketing activities; and provide that the timing of the wool levy poll is prescribed in regulations; seven Acts to enable the Commonwealth to match voluntary contributions made to RDCs by businesses for research and development; eight Acts to make technical amendments; and the
    Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980
    and renamed
    Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013
    to make contingent amendments in relation to the proposed Australian Grape and Wine Authority. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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