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  • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency 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 (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011, the bill establishes the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency as an independent national regulatory and quality assurance agency for higher education. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2011 Measures No. 1) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    in relation to: processes for the evaluation of prescription medicines; the refund of evaluation fees; and standard conditions for the registration or listing of therapeutic goods. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trans-Tasman Proceedings Amendment and Other Measures Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: amends the:
    Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010
    in relation to staying an Australian proceeding on forum grounds; and
    Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010
    and
    Trans-Tasman Proceedings (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2010
    to: reflect amendments made by the New Zealand Parliament to the companion legislation to enable the cooperative scheme to operate; and retrospectively validates fees charged (from 1 March 2009 to 25 November 2010) for de facto financial proceedings under the
    Family Law Act 1975

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 1) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to exempt from income tax: the Disaster Recovery Subsidy paid to those affected by the floods in Australia during the summer of 2010-11 and by Cyclone Yasi; and ex-gratia payments to New Zealand non-protected special category visa holders for a disaster that occurred in Australia during the 2010-11 financial year;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 2) Act 2009
    to exempt from income tax certain payments paid to small businesses and primary producers affected by the floods in Australia during the summer of 2010-11 and by Cyclone Yasi; and
    First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to enable money in a First Home Saver Account to be paid into a genuine mortgage after the end of a minimum qualifying period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Therapeutic Goods Legislation Amendment (Copyright) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1968
    to prevent companies commencing legal action asserting copyright in the text of an approved product information (PI) document for a medicine where it is used in the PI document of another version of the same medicine. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws 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 Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to implement a one-year progressive flood and cyclone reconstruction levy in the form of additional income tax in the 2011-12 financial year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: change the eligibility criteria for accessing film tax offsets; extend the main residence capital gains tax exemption to certain compulsory acquisitions; include terminal medical condition benefits; and include school uniforms as an eligible expense for the education expenses tax offset;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to adjust the benchmark interest rate used to determine the cost of capital protection;
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    to allow non-profit sub-entities to access the goods and services tax concessions available to their parent entity; and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable the Commissioner of Taxation not to apply a payment, credit or running balance account surplus against certain tax debts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Access Arrangements) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010, the bill amends the:
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: support the rollout of NBN-consistent fibre-to-the-premises networks in new real estate developments; place certain obligations on the supply of wholesale services by an NBN corporation; and require carriers (other than NBN corporations) operating certain superfast broadband networks to offer a wholesale Layer 2 ethernet bitstream service; and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    in relation to infringement notices. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992
    to make it an offence to advertise tobacco products on the internet and other electronic media and future technologies, unless the advertising complies with state or territory legislation or Commonwealth regulations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    ,
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to prevent Telstra from acquiring specified bands of spectrum which could be used for advanced wireless broadband services unless it structurally separates and divests its interests in cable networks and subscription broadcasting licences;
    National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998
    ,
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to require the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to: set up-front prices and non-price terms for declared services; make binding rules of conduct for the supply of declared services; issue access determinations for declared services; receive access agreements between providers and access seekers; remove the option to apply for exemptions from access obligations or undertakings; and remove merits review of regulatory decisions made by the ACCC;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: remove the requirement for the ACCC to undertake consultation before issuing a Part A competition notice; and clarify that content services supplied by carriers and carriage service providers are subject to the competition notice regime;
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    to: require the universal service provider to supply standard telephone services and payphones as determined by the minister; and provide for the minister to establish minimum Customer Service Guarantee performance benchmarks; and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: enable the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to obtain regular reports about carriers’ and service providers’ compliance with their obligations; require service providers to offer a priority assistance service; establish an infringement notice regime to deal with breaches of civil penalty provisions; and enable the minister to direct ACMA to determine industry standards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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