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  • Food Importation (Bovine Meat Standards) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    COLBECK, Sen Richard;JOYCE, Sen Barnaby 
    Summary
    The bill requires: that bovine meat and meat products must meet certain assessment processes before being imported into Australia; and the minister to determine a country of origin labelling standard for those products. 

    Bill

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care) Bill 2010

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    Date
    24 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Early Childhood Education, Childcare and Youth 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Management System and Other Measures) Act 2007
    in relation to business continuity payments;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to: the provision of statements by child care services to certain individuals; the secretary exercising discretion to suspend a child care service approval for child care benefit; and increasing the notification period when a child care service ceases operation; and
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Management System and Other Measures) Act 2007
    in relation to: the recovery of over advances of child care benefit to child care services; and the appropriation of funds to enable final acquittal payments to be made to child care services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Cabinet Secretary 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Information Commissioner Bill 2010, the bill amends: the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to: establish a statutory framework for an information publication scheme for certain Commonwealth agencies; remove fees for applications under the Act; enable the Australian Information Commissioner to extend time periods for processing requests in certain cases; provide for consultation processes when responding to onerous requests; provide that documents held by certain contracted service providers are subject to the Act; and limit access to certain intelligence agency information and documents of the Department of Defence; the
    Archives Act 1983
    to reduce open access periods for certain Commonwealth records; the
    Archives Act 1983
    ,
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to: amend exemption provisions; and provide for a public interest test; the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    and
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    to provide that the Australian Information Commissioner has: a merits review and an investigatory function; and the power to declare a person to be a vexatious applicant; and 17 Acts consequent on the establishment of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Also makes consequential and transitional amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2009 Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    to enable three additional parcels of land in the Northern Territory to be granted to the relevant Aboriginal Land Trusts;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: enable people in Cape York who receive age pension or carer payments to have their payments income managed; and make changes to the treatment of residual balances when a person again become subject to income management, or dies;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the administrative functions of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to clarify that a gift that has been returned does not have to be assessed as a deprived asset for the purposes of the social security assets test;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to clarify the requirements for an individual to pass the control test in relation to a controlled private trust; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to require notification within 26 weeks to be given when a child for whom baby bonus is paid leaves an individual’s care. Also makes minor and technical amendments to five Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    to: enable the Australian Fisheries Management Authority to undertake certain administrative and licensing functions by an eLicensing system (GOFish); and provide that fisheries officers engaged in investigating suspected illegal fishing can be issued with, and carry, prescribed defensive equipment in the course of their duties; and
    Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
    to clarify which individuals who receive fish directly from Torres Strait commercial fishers require a fish receiver licence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    XENOPHON, Sen Nick;BROWN, Sen Bob;JOYCE, Sen Barnaby 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to require Food Standards Australia New Zealand to develop and approve labelling standards to be used by food producers, manufacturers and distributors of food containing palm oil. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to effect three private health insurance tiers, the bill amends the
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for certain taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to effect three private health insurance tiers, the bill amends the
    A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge--Fringe Benefits) Act 1999
    to increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income (including reportable fringe benefits) for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to effect three private health insurance tiers, the bill amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983
    to reduce the amount of private health insurance rebate eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SIEWERT, Sen Rachel 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Act 2007
    ,
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    and
    Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Act 2007
    so that: provisions of the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    prevail over the Acts; the Acts do not authorise conduct inconsistent with the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    ; the Acts and any acts done under them are intended to qualify as special measures; and any acts done, decisions made or discretion exercised under the Acts must be consistent with the intended beneficial purpose of the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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