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  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to provide that: pre-poll votes cast in an elector’s home division can be cast and counted as ordinary votes; the Australian Electoral Commission may process enrolment transactions outside the division for which the person is enrolling; and electors can update their enrolment details electronically; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to restrict the number of candidates that can be endorsed by a political party in each division. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Trade 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
    to: extend the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme to 2015-16; reduce the maximum grant to $150 000; reduce the maximum number of grants available for an individual recipient to seven; cap intellectual property registration expenses at $50 000; increase the minimum expenses threshold to $20 000; increase the income limit for members of approved joint ventures/consortia to $50 million; remove approved trading houses as an eligible special approval applicant category; reinstate disqualifying convictions; enable Austrade to impose conditions on the accreditation of EMDG consultants; and make changes in relation to applications submitted by accredited EMDG consultants. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2010, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to increase the excise duty rate applying to tobacco products by 25 per cent from 30 April 2010. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Recreational Fishing for Mako and Porbeagle Sharks) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment, Heritage and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to provide that it is not an offence to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move longfin mako, shortfin mako and porbeagle sharks in or from Commonwealth waters when that action is taken during recreational fishing. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    and
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to: require all institutions currently registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students to re-register by 31 December 2010; introduce two new registration criteria; require providers to maintain and publish a list of persons/agents who represent them; provide the minister with a discretion to enable a suspended provider to accept monies in certain circumstances; enable national alignment of regulatory actions; and provide for regulations to be made in relation to: providers’ agents, and criteria to be applied when consideration is given to whether a course is a suitable alternative course. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [No. 2], the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to: increase the excise duty rate applying to certain alcoholic beverages ('alcopops') from $39.36 to $66.67 per litre of alcohol content; and alter the taxation definition of 'beer'. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Validation Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Validation Bill 2009, the bill validates all excise duties demanded or collected before 14 May 2009 to ensure the duties have been lawfully imposed and lawfully demanded or collected. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Employment and Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    to increase lump sum compensation to $400,000 and to $110 a week (to be increased annually) for benefits paid to each prescribed child in the event of a work-related death;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: extend the Sickness Allowance and Parenting Payment (single) which prevents a person from receiving payment while there is an Assurance of Support in force; and clarify rent assistance entitlements for Austudy and ABSTUDY receipts. Also makes technical amendments to the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures for Students) Act 2007

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Schools Assistance Bill 2008, the bill amends the:
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    to: provide additional funding for 2009-2013 to support Indigenous education outcomes; continue the ‘Away-From-Base’ element of ABSTUDY; provide for transitional arrangements in the early childhood development and vocational education and training sectors; and cease funding from 2009 for six Indigenous education program elements; and
    Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Act 2005
    ,
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    and
    Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Act 2004
    to make consequential, transitional and technical amendments. Also repeals the
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Evidence Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations made by the Australian Law Reform Commission, New South Wales Reform Commission and Victorian Law Reform Commission in their report into the operation of the uniform Evidence Acts (Uniform Evidence Law) by amending the:
    Evidence Act 1995
    to implement model evidence provisions in relation to hearsay and opinion rules, the admissibility of expert evidence, admissions in criminal proceedings, coincidence evidence, credibility of witnesses, compellability provisions in relation to same-sex couples, advance rulings on evidentiary issues, warnings and directions to the jury, and the manner and form of questioning witnesses, and make consequential amendments and update certain cross references;
    Amendments Incorporation Act 1905
    to: amend the long title of the Act and rename it as the
    Acts Publication Act 1905
    ; provide for certain printed and electronic versions of Acts to be taken, unless the contrary is proven, to be an accurate record of those Acts; and provide that printed compilations of Acts include amendments by either Acts or legislative instruments. Also makes consequential amendments to four other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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