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  • Australian Immunisation Register Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Immunisation Register (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015, the bill establishes the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register to collect and record vaccinations given to individuals under the age of 20 years and provides for: the type of information that may be collected for the purposes of the register; the disclosure and confidentiality of information; and the Commonwealth to make payments to recognised vaccination providers when they notify the register of a vaccination. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (More Generous Means Testing for Youth Payments) Bill 2015

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    Date
    10 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: remove the family assets test and the family actual means test from the youth allowance parental means test arrangements; align parental income test exemptions for youth allowance with existing arrangements for family tax benefit (FTB) Part A; apply a separate maintenance income test for the treatment of child support; and provide that, where a family has a dependent child who receives an individual youth payment that is parentally income-tested and younger siblings who qualify for FTB, the family pool for the youth parental income test will include all FTB children; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to remove maintenance income from the youth allowance parental income test assessment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    09 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Navigation Act 2012
    to: ensure that the definition of ‘dangerous goods’ includes goods which are characterised in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code; and correct minor drafting errors;
    Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Act 1981
    and
    Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) Act 2008
    to enable regulatory action to be taken against non-compliant vessel operators; and
    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
    to prevent heavy grade oil being carried as ballast in Antarctic waters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework, the bill amends the:
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
    to: provide a statutory basis for the requirements that apply to foreign government investors; enable the transfer to the Australian Taxation Office of responsibility for administering certain aspects of regulating foreign investment, including residential real estate; introduce civil and criminal penalties; enable the lowering of screening thresholds for investments in the agricultural sector; provide for fees to be payable for foreign investment applications; amend the long title of the Act; and make amendments consequential on the
    Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015
    ; and
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework, the bill establishes a Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land to be administered by the Commissioner of Taxation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 4) Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to ensure that capital gains tax scrip for scrip roll-over rules apply appropriately;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to remove the income tax exemption for employees of an Australian government agency who work overseas for not less than 91 days delivering Official Development Assistance; and
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    to increase the account balance threshold below which small lost member accounts must be transferred to the Commissioner of Taxation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Better Targeting the Income Tax Transparency Laws) Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to exempt Australian-owned private companies from the requirement that the Commissioner of Taxation publish certain tax information in relation to corporate tax entities that report total income above $100 million. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Primary Television Broadcasting Service) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: enable commercial and national free-to-air broadcasters to provide their primary television broadcasting services in standard definition or high definition; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable a trial of cashless welfare arrangements by disbursing 80 per cent of certain social security payments to a restricted bank account, accessed by a debit card which does not allow cash withdrawals; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2015

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    Date
    13 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Facilitates Australia’s membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) by: providing authority and an appropriation for the payment of Australia’s capital contribution to the AIIB; enabling the minister to issue promissory notes to the AIIB; and enabling regulations to confer certain privileges and immunities. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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