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  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Taxation of Alternative Fuels) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to apply an energy content based taxation to certain alternative fuels, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to: set the customs duty rates applying to certain alternative fuels from 1 December 2011; and calculate the duty payable on blended goods. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish the Carbon Farming Initiative, the bill provides for: the types of abatement projects eligible for Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs); requirements for recognition as an offsets entity; eligibility for offsets projects; participation by holders of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land; characteristics of methodology determinations; permanence arrangements for sequestration projects; reporting requirements for offsets projects; a framework for auditing offset reports; the issue and exchange of ACCUs; monitoring and enforcement powers; merits review of decisions; the establishment and functions of the Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee and the Carbon Credits Administrator; and the publication of information and the treatment of confidential information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Credits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish the Carbon Farming Initiative, the bill amends the:
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to provide that financial institutions and other persons who buy Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) are subject to reporting and other obligations;
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Act 2001
    in relation to the regulation of financial services for ACCUs;
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    and
    National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
    to provide for the appropriate exchange of information between administrators; and
    National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
    to extend the arrangements for reporting transfer certificates beyond 30 June 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: prohibit the private disclosure of pricing information to a competitor; prohibit disclosure of that or other information if the disclosure is made to substantially lessen competition; provide that the prohibitions only apply to goods and services prescribed by regulations; provide exceptions to the prohibitions; and extend existing authorisation and notification regimes to enable businesses to obtain immunity from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission from the prohibitions where a public net benefit results. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • ComSuper Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish governance arrangements for Commonwealth superannuation schemes, the bill establishes ComSuper as a statutory body and provides for: the terms and conditions of employment, functions and powers of the Chief Executive Officer; staff and consultants; and finance and reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Child Support (Registration and Collection) Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Human Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    to: enable certain powers of the Child Support Registrar to be delegated to persons outside the Department of Human Services; and update certain criminal penalty provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Customs Administration Act 1985
    and
    Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006
    to include the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service within the jurisdiction of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity; the
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    and
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to: allow the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to commence litigation on proceeds of crime matters on behalf of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Taskforce; allow the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Commissioner of the AFP to transfer matters already commenced between themselves; give courts a discretion when calculating the amount of a pecuniary penalty order to take into account tax paid after proceeds of crime proceedings are commenced; and align the production order provisions with unexplained wealth provisions; the
    Family Law Act 1975
    to enable courts to take account of Commonwealth, state and territory forfeiture applications when determining a person’s property for the purpose of property settlement and spouse maintenance proceedings; and 10 Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Export Controls and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Customs Act 1901
    in relation to: goods that are no longer for export; directions for the movement and storage of goods subject to Customs control; the suspension of an authority to deal; compliance requirements for warehouse licences; and reporting requirements for cargo on board a ship or aircraft that is lost or wrecked; and
    Customs Act 1901
    and
    Customs Depot Licensing Charges Act 1997
    in relation to compliance requirements for depot licences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (2012 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    as a result of the fourth review by the World Customs Organization of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, by effecting changes required by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (relating to food security), the Rotherdam Convention (relating to hazardous chemicals and pesticides), and the Montreal Protocol (relating to halogenated hydrocarbons). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to: enable the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Customs to recommend, and the minister to declare, that anti-dumping measures be revoked at the end of a review; and provide for a revocation test outlining when the CEO may recommend that the minister revoke anti-dumping measures. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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