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  • Statute Stocktake Bill (No. 1) 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Amends 11 Acts and repeals 25 Acts to abolish 39 special appropriations, including one Special Account. Also makes consequential amendments to two Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Schools Assistance Amendment (Financial Assistance) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Schools Assistance Act 2008
    to extend the existing funding arrangements, including indexation arrangements, for: non-government primary and secondary schools until the end of 2013; and grants for capital expenditure until the end of 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: amends 36 Acts to correct technical and other errors and modernise language; repeals eight redundant Acts; amends 76 Acts to provide that Commonwealth ministers are mentioned by reference to the administration of identified legislation; amends 53 Acts to provide that specific departments are mentioned by reference to the minister administering legislation; and amends 103 Acts to update administrative references. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Screen Australia (Transfer of Assets) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Arts 
    Summary
    The bill: amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    ,
    National Film and Sound Archive Act 2008
    and
    Screen Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2008
    to enable the name change of the National Film and Sound Archive to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSAA); and transfers part of Screen Australia’s film library and associated assets and liabilities to the NFSAA; and provides for the transfer of certain Screen Australia staff to the NFSAA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Connecting People with Jobs) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to extend to 12 weeks the period of non-payment of income support when a relocating job seeker voluntarily leaves their employment within the first six months. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    in response to recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 2008 report
    Effectiveness of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 in eliminating discrimination and promoting gender equality
    , to: extend protections from discrimination on the grounds of family responsibilities to both women and men in all areas of work; provide improved protection from sexual harassment for students and workers; ensure protections from sex discrimination apply equally to women and men; and establish breastfeeding as a separate ground of discrimination;
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    to establish an Age Discrimination Commissioner in the Human Rights Commission; and
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    ,
    Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999
    and
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Service and Execution of Process Amendment (Interstate Fine Enforcement) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Service and Execution of Process Act 1992
    to enable states and territories to enforce interstate fines according to the laws of their own jurisdiction; and
    Service and Execution of Process Act 1992
    and
    Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to the transfer of unclaimed superannuation monies from states and territories to the Commissioner of Taxation;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to provide transitional relief from income tax deductibility of total and permanent disability insurance premiums paid by superannuation funds;
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    in relation to superannuation and relationship breakdowns;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 6) Act 2010
    in relation to deduction notices for successor funds;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: deductible employer contributions for former employees; excess contributions tax assessments; and treatment of untaxed elements of public sector defined benefit schemes;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to clarify the due date of the shortfall interest charge for excess contributions tax; and
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    to change references to the Immigration Secretary and Immigration Department. Also makes consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to ensure superannuation fund assets are protected in the event of a default on a limited recourse borrowing arrangement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Indigenous Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 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: the Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) Determination is to be used to assess a person’s qualification for carer allowance; and a person remains qualified for carer allowance three months after the child cared for turns 16;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to: income management; credit of income management accounts in error; credit to income management accounts before debt recovery; student start-up scholarship payments and relocation scholarship payments; and consequential amendments;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the recovery of income management debts; and
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005
    to: provide to the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) a guaranteed annual payment of $45 million from 1 July 2010, indexed to CPI for later years; provide additional funding to the ILC; and require regular review of these funding arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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