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  • Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008, the bill repeals the
    Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993
    and repeals provisions of the
    Road Transport Reform (Heavy Vehicles Registration) Act 1997
    to allow the Australian Capital Territory Government to introduce the new heavy vehicle registration charges. Also amends the
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    to: increase the road user charge rate to 21 cents per litre from 1 January 2009; and establish a mechanism to allow for regulations to be made to adjust the charge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Restoring Territory Rights (Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978
    ,
    Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988
    and
    Norfolk Island Act 1979
    to remove the prohibition on legalising voluntary euthanasia. Also repeals the
    Euthanasia Laws Act 1997

    Bill

  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Feed-in-Tariff) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to establish a national feed-in tariff scheme to provide financial support for the commercialisation of prospective renewable energy technologies. Also provides for an annual review of the operation of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Reserve Bank Amendment (Enhanced Independence) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Reserve Bank Act 1959
    to give the Governor-General authority to appoint, suspend and terminate the positions of Governor or Deputy-Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Terminations of these positions requires parliamentary approval. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Repeal Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill 2008, the bill repeals the
    Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993
    and repeals provisions of the
    Road Transport Reform (Heavy Vehicles Registration) Act 1997
    to allow the Australian Capital Territory Government to introduce the new heavy vehicle registration charges. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Renewable Energy Legislation Amendment (Renewable Power Percentage) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ALLISON, Lyn 
    Summary
    Amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 to expand interim targets by increasing the renewable energy power percentages from 1 January 2008 until 31 December 2020. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Rights of the Terminally Ill (Euthanasia Laws Repeal) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Repeals the
    Euthanasia Laws Act 1997
    which prevents the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly and the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly from legalising voluntary euthanasia. 

    Bill

  • Radio Licence Fees Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Radio Licence Fees Act 1964
    to ensure that all revenue earned from analogue and digital radio broadcasting services by a broadcaster is used to calculate the broadcaster’s radio broadcasting licence fee. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Removal of Recognition of US Military Commissions (David Hicks) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    07 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    NETTLE, Kerry;BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Removes recognition of United States military commissions from the
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Retirement Savings Account Providers Supervisory Levy Imposition Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial sector levy setting framework, the bill amends the
    Retirement Savings Account Providers Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998
    to: separate the retirement savings account providers supervisory levy into a restricted and an unrestricted component; increase the statutory upper limit for the restricted levy component set for the 2005-06 financial year; and alter the calculation of the indexation factor used to establish the statutory upper limits applying in later financial years. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum