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  • Passports Legislation Amendment (Integrity) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Australian Passports Act 2005
    and
    Foreign Passports (Law Enforcement and Security) Act 2005
    to: ensure that the minister retains the power to issue a person with a travel-related document to facilitate a lawful requirement for a person to travel; provide more certainty as to who is required to consent to a child passport; provide that the minister may refuse to process a passport application if there are reasonable grounds to suspect fraud or dishonesty in the application; and amend and add offences; and 12 Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
    Australian Passports (Transitionals and Consequentials) Act 2005

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Pensions) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    and
    Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 6) Act 2014
    to increase the assets test free areas and the taper rate by which a pension is reduced once the free areas are exceeded from 1 January 2017; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide that people whose pension is nil on 1 January 2017 as a result of the assets test changes will automatically be issued with a Commonwealth seniors health card or a health card. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bill 2015, the bill: amends the
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    to enable the Commonwealth Ombudsman to transfer complaints to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO); and enables the Australian Small Business Commissioner to disclose to the ASBFEO relevant information and documents for the purposes of the ASBFEO’s functions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015, the bill: establishes the position of Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to advocate for, and give assistance to, small business and family enterprises by providing for the Ombudsman’s: powers and functions, terms and conditions of appointment, and powers of delegation; and provides: for staffing matters; for other governance requirements; for disclosure of protected information; for review of certain decisions; and that state or territory laws are not excluded by the operation of this legislation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Australian Trusted Trader Programme) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Customs Act 1901
    to establish the Australian Trusted Trader Programme which will introduce a differentiated trust-based regulatory framework at the border for those entities that meet or exceed international supply chain security and trade compliance standards; and
    Australian Border Force Act 2015
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Charges (Collection) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage exported goods, the bill provides for the collection of export charges by: providing that regulations prescribe when export charges are due and payable; making the Commonwealth notionally liable to pay fees, including late payment fees; requiring a late payment fee to be paid when a charge is not paid on time; empowering the secretary to take certain action when a charge or late payment fee is not paid; enabling the Commonwealth to recover any charge and late payment fee through action in court; and providing for the administration of the charges. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage exported goods, the bill imposes an export charge on regulated goods, to the extent that it is a duty of customs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage exported goods, the bill imposes an export charge on regulated goods, to the extent that it is a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage exported goods, the bill imposes an export charge on regulated goods, to the extent that it is neither a duty of customs nor a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Imported Food Charges (Collection) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage imported food, the bill provides for the collection of imported food charges by: providing that regulations prescribe when imported food charges are due and payable; making the Commonwealth notionally liable to pay fees, including late payment fees; requiring a late payment fee to be paid when a charge is not paid on time; empowering the secretary to take certain action when a charge or late payment fee is not paid; and providing for the administration of the charges. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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