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  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 [2012]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Patents Act 1990
    in relation to: the thresholds set for the grant of a patent; and exempting patent infringement of research and experimental activities;
    Patents Act 1990
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to: reduce delays in finalising patent and trade mark applications; enable trade marks and patent attorneys to practise through a corporate structure; and extend to trade marks and patent attorneys the same ‘advice’ privilege available to legal professionals;
    Copyright Act 1968
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    in relation to the enforcement regime for counterfeit trade mark and copyright goods; and
    Designs Act 2003
    ,
    Patents Act 1990
    ,
    Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to provide that the intellectual property rights system can adapt to the electronic and global business environments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    School Education, Early Childhood and Youth 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    to provide funding for non-ABSTUDY payments for the 2013 calendar year; and
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to transfer funding for the 2012 and 2013 calendar years for the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education from the
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    to the Other Grants Program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State for the Public Service and Integrity 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    to: recognise expressly the role of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) in assisting the Government to provide the Parliament and the public with assurances that the use of special powers and capabilities by Australian intelligence and security agencies are subject to scrutiny; enable the IGIS to undertake own-motion preliminary inquiries; extend the IGIS capacity to undertake own-motion full inquiries; enable the IGIS to delegate powers of the agency subject to ministerial approval; enable the IGIS to release material to any Royal Commission at the discretion of the government; and make technical amendments; and
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to: provide a consistent meaning of foreign intelligence and consistent approach to foreign intelligence with the
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    and the
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    ; clarify that a computer access warrant authorises access to data held in the target computer at any time while the warrant is in force; and exclude the communication of information relating to employment within the Australian intelligence community from the operation of security assessment provisions;
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to clarify that the immunity for liability for certain employees for computer-related activities cannot be overridden by other Commonwealth, state or territory laws; and
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to: provide a specific function for the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation to assist the defence force; provide a new ground for granting a ministerial authorisation for producing intelligence on a person; clarify that the immunity for liability for certain employees for computer-related activities cannot be overridden by other Commonwealth, state or territory laws; and move existing exemptions from the Legislative Instruments Regulations 2004 into the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Tax Agreements Act 1953
    to: change the structure of the Act; and give legislative effect to bilateral taxation agreements with Aruba, Chile, the Cook Islands, Guernsey, Malaysia, Samoa and Turkey. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Income Tax Rates Act 1986
    to increase income tax rates for the 2011-12 financial year by 0.5 per cent on taxable income between $50 001 and $100 000, and 1 per cent on taxable income above $100 000. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • International Financial Institutions Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    International Monetary Agreements Act 1947
    to appropriate funds from the Consolidated Revenue Fund to enable Australia to buy a specified number of additional shares in the capital stock of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
    International Finance Corporation Act 1955
    to adopt a proposed amendment to the Articles of Agreement of the International Finance Corporation; and
    Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency Act 1997
    to adopt amendments to the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency Convention. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Income Tax Rates Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010, the bill amends the
    Income Tax Rates Act 1986
    to provide that the rate of additional income tax payable on all or part of a recoupment for research and development activities is 10 per cent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Tax Agreements Act 1953
    to give legislative effect to the
    Second Protocol amending the Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Singapore for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income
    as amended by the Protocol of 16 October 1989. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • International Monetary Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Monetary Agreements Act 1947
    to enable the Commonwealth to make loans to the International Monetary Fund in the event of calls under the amended New Arrangements to Borrow. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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