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  • Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011

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    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to provide that regulations may be made in relation to the plain packaging of tobacco so that businesses are not prevented from registering new trade marks or from protecting trade marks against infringement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 6) Bill 2011

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    Date
    22 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: provide that the outer regional and remote payment made under the Better Start for Children with Disability initiative is exempt from income tax; and update the list of deductible gift recipients; and
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    to provide that transport costs from an employee’s residence to their employment in a remote area overseas is exempt from fringe benefits tax. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011

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    Date
    02 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: trust beneficiaries continuing to use primary production income averaging in certain circumstances; the operation of the National Rental Affordability Scheme; and anti-avoidance rules for exempt entities used to ‘shelter’ the taxable income of a trust;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to enable trust beneficiaries to continue to use farm management deposits in certain circumstances;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    in relation to: capital gains and franked distributions of trusts; and phasing out the dependent spouse tax offset; and
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    to provide for a single statutory rate of 20 per cent to determine the taxable value of car fringe benefits. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 4) Bill 2011

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    Date
    26 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: reduce the gross domestic product (GDP) factor to four per cent for the 2011-12 financial year for GDP-adjusted notional tax; and provide that contributions to superannuation required by an industrial instrument or rules of a superannuation fund are excluded from reportable employer superannuation contributions;
    Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 3) Act 2009
    to make consequential amendments;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide that minors cannot use the low income tax offset to reduce tax due on certain income; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    in relation to the percentage of premiums for certain total and permanent disability insurance policies that can be claimed as deductions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 3) Bill 2011

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    Date
    12 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    to allow supplies of particular types of new recreational boats to be goods and services tax free if the boats are exported within a specified 12-month period; and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to enable the ongoing imposition of the general interest charge in certain circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2011

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    Date
    12 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to: increase the Medicare levy and Medicare levy surcharge low-income threshold amounts for individuals, families and pensioners below pension age; and increase the phase-in limits as a result of the increased threshold amounts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Taxation of Alternative Fuels Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

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    Date
    12 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to apply an energy content based taxation to certain alternative fuels, the bill amends four Acts in relation to: the taxation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG); LPG reporting requirements; fuel tax credit entitlements; penalties concerning unauthorised excise-free LPG sale or use; and transitional excise licensing requirements for LPG, LNG and CNG. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 2) Bill 2011

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    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to the list of deductible gift recipients; the
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    in relation to self managed superannuation fund investment in collectables and personal use assets; the
    Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to allow superannuation fund trustees and retirement savings account providers to use tax file numbers in certain circumstances; the
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999
    to allow entities to self assess the goods and services tax treatment of a payment of an Australian tax, fee or charge; and 16 Acts to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Fibre Deployment) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to require developers to install fibre-ready infrastructure in new developments and ensure that any fixed line facilities installed in a development must be fibre-ready. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Bill 2011, the bill amends the:
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to provide that the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and its staff undertake functions relating to provider registration and monitoring;
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to recognise new registration requirements for higher education providers and the TEQSA; and proposed
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
    to update the definition of ‘vocational education and training course’. Also provides for the transition of functions from state and territories authorities to the TEQSA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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