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  • Financial Management and Accountability Amendment (Value for Money in Government Spending) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BARNETT, Sen Guy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    to place an obligation on heads of Commonwealth agencies to seek value for money when spending Commonwealth funds and to promote the same principles within their agencies. 

    Bill

  • Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2010

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    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fisheries Administration Act 1991
    ,
    Fishing Levy Act 1991
    and
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    in relation to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority by: making co-management arrangements with stakeholders in Commonwealth fisheries; administering the regulatory regime; restructuring management advisory committees; and charging agencies for certain services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

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    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    to clarify the body corporate status of the Australian Human Rights Commission under the
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    ;
    Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996
    to enable the Australian Law Reform Commission to become a prescribed agency under the
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    and a statutory agency for the purposes of the
    Public Service Act 1999
    ;
    Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989
    to include references to general policy orders;
    Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980
    to rename the corporation as Wine Australia Corporation;
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
    in relation to: annual reports of Commonwealth authorities; notification of significant events; delegation power of the Finance Minister; references; interjurisdictional authorities; bodies corporate reporting requirements; procurement directions; general policy orders; and ministerial delegations of powers and functions;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to clarify the body corporate status of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission under the
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    ;
    Criminology Research Act 1971
    to merge the Criminology Research Council with the Australian Institute of Criminology;
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    in relation to: a ministerial requirement to inform Parliament of involvement in a company by their department, agencies and bodies corporate; and regulations to prescribe an agency as an interjurisdictional agency;
    National Transport Commission Act 2003
    to provide that the
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
    applies to the commission; and
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to clarify that the appropriation authority for certain payments is contained in the relevant Appropriation Act. Also: repeals six Acts and provisions of 11 other Acts to remove redundant special appropriations and other outdated references; and makes amendments consequential to the amendments to the
    Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    XENOPHON, Sen Nick;BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to require Food Standards Australia New Zealand to develop and approve labelling standards to be used by food producers, manufacturers and distributors of food containg palm oil; and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to include the use of palm oil in the characteristics of any goods for the purposes of misleading conduct as to the nature of goods. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2010

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    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Implements a reform agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments on 3 July 2008 by amending the:
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to enable the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to vary the Maximum Residue Limit Standard in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code; and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
    and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
    to make consequential amendments. Also amends the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to: amend the annual reporting requirements; and correct inconsistencies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that only Australian residents qualify for disability support pensions;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: provide that leave payments are included when calculating income concessions; provide that the work bonus rules apply to couples who receive separate income support payments from different agencies; and respond to recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs report
    Building trust: Supporting families through Disability Trusts
    by reducing the work capacity and trust purpose requirements for special disability trusts;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that students studying overseas full-time are treated for family tax benefit purposes similarly to full-time students studying in Australia; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Federal Financial Relations Act 2009
    to: vary the way the Commonwealth makes GST payments to states participating in the National Health and Hospitals Network (NHHN) Agreement; replace the National Healthcare Specific Purpose Payment with a special payment for participating states; provide for additional top-up payments from the 2014-15 financial year to be paid to participating states; create a NHHN Fund; specify conditions for payments made through the Fund; and impose additional conditions on the minister when making determinations which relate to the Agreement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Law Amendment (Validation of Certain Parenting Orders and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: validates certain parenting orders affected by the High Court decision in
    MRR v GR
    [2010] HCA 4; and amends the
    Family Law Act 1975
    to allow a family court to consider certain statutory criteria when considering a parenting order application. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Election Commitments and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to expand eligiblity for the seniors’ work bonus to pensioners;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to increase family assistance by up to $4200 a year for families with teenagers undertaking full-time secondary study or a vocational education equivalent;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable eligible baby bonus claimants to access a larger portion of the baby bonus upfront from 1 July 2011;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to ensure that annuity payments made from the Thalidomide Australia Fixed Trust are not taken into account as income; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to income management arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment Participation and Childcare 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Management System and Other Measures) Act 2007
    in relation to the recovery of fee reductions, enrolment advances and business continuity payments paid to approved child care services;
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care) Act 2010
    to make a technical amendment;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the effect of a child’s absence from the care of an approved child care service on the eligibility of an individual for child care benefit for that child;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Child Care Act 1972
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to clarify the definition of family assistance law;
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to enable disclosure of information about education and care services for the purposes of the Education and Care Services National Law; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to: the secretary’s power to refuse a child care service’s approval for the purposes of family assistance law; the requirement to comply with child care laws; and the recalculation of child care benefit fee reductions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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