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  • Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: clarify the limitations or prohibitions on valid applications by persons who have been refused a visa or who held a visa that was cancelled; ensure that a bridging visa application is not an impediment to removal; apply debt recovery provisions to all convicted people smugglers and illegal foreign fishers; clarify the obligation of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal to provide documents to an authorised recipient; clarify the role of an authorised recipient and the extent of the obligation to notify an authorised recipient of direct communications made with the person who authorised them; clarify the procedural fairness provisions relating to giving of certain information to a visa applicant; and remove redundant references; and
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide access to, and use of, material and information obtained under certain search warrants. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Railway Agreement (Western Australia) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Railway Agreement (Western Australia) Act 1961
    to: enable early repayment of the Commonwealth loan made to the Western Australian Government for the construction of a standard gauge railway, primarily from Kalgoorlie to Perth; and repeal the Act 28 days after the loan repayment is made. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Student Identifiers Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Establishes a framework for the introduction of a student identifier for individuals undertaking nationally recognised vocational education and training from 1 January 2015 by: providing for how the student identifier may be assigned, collected, used and disclosed; providing for the creation of an authenticated transcript of an individual’s record of nationally recognised training undertaken; establishing the Student Identifiers Registrar to administer the scheme; and providing for the functions, powers, appointment and terms and conditions of the registrar. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: enable individuals to consolidate multiple farm management deposits (FMD); and increase the taxable non-primary production income threshold;
    Banking Act 1959
    to exclude an FMD from becoming unclaimed moneys;
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to retrospectively clarify the tax treatment of FMDs that became unclaimed money;
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: ensure that overpaid goods and services tax is only refundable in certain circumstances; and make consequential amendments; and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: enable merits review of certain commissioner’s decisions; and validate certain past objections and reviews. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Mental Health and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: expand non-liability health care to include certain mental health conditions and alcohol and substance use disorders; expand eligibility for the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service; provide that the seniors supplement is paid automatically following short periods of overseas travel; and make a technical amendment;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to: expand the circumstances in which an eligible young person is taken to be wholly dependent on a Defence Force member; and enable the Chief Executive Officer of Comcare to be nominated for appointment to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission; and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    and
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    in relation to the dispute resolution processes, case management powers and administrative and business procedures of the Veterans’ Review Board. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Bill 2014

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    Date
    26 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: increase the general threshold of the Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) to $2000 from 1 January 2015; and enable the Chief Executive Medicare to determine the manner in which families are contacted to confirm their family composition for EMSN purposes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Sport 
    Summary
    Prevents the unauthorised commercial use of certain indicia and images associated with the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup 2015, the International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup 2015 and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Force Retirement Benefits Legislation Amendment (Fair Indexation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973
    and
    Defence Forces Retirement Benefits Act 1948
    to: index Defence Forces Retirement Benefits (DFRB) and Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (DFRDB) retirement pensions, invalidity pensions, and reversionary pensions from 1 July 2014 in the same way as age and services pensions are indexed; and exempt DFRB and DFRDB members from a tax liability for the one-off capitalised value of the benefit improvement relating to past service as at 1 July 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • G20 (Safety and Security) Complementary Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Clarifies the interaction between the
    G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013
    (Qld) and existing Commonwealth aviation and airports legislation at the Brisbane Airport during the G20 Summit in Brisbane in 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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