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  • Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Income Tax Rates Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010, the bill amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to replace the existing research and development (R&D) tax concession with a 45 per cent refundable R&D tax offset for eligible entities with a turnover of less than $20 million, and a non-refundable 40 per cent R&D tax offset for all other eligible entities;
    Industry Research and Development Act 1986
    to set out the role of Innovation Australia in relation to the administration of the R&D tax offset; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments. Also contains application, savings and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: enable the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to provide technical assistance to law enforcement agencies in relation to telecommunications interception warrants; require carriers and certain carriage service providers to inform the Communications Access Co-ordinator of proposed changes to telecommunications services, networks, systems or devices that could adversely affect the ability to conduct interception; enable authorised police officers to disclose telecommunications data when trying to locate missing persons; enable enforcement agencies to apply for a stored communications warrant to access stored communications of a victim of a serious contravention, without the person’s consent; permit notification of an interception warrant to be made to a representative of a carrier; and make minor and technical amendments; and
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    ,
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to enable ASIO, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, the Defence Signals Directorate and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation to work cooperatively. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    in relation to: the supply of medical devices that are not on the Therapeutic Goods Register; the listing of export-only variations of certain medicines already on the register; permissible ingredients for inclusion in medicines; information that may be considered by the minister when reviewing initial decisions; the process for submission and approval of product information for medicines; the power of the secretary to make declarations that goods are therapeutic goods; the revised business processes which apply to prescription medicines; and the secretary’s information gathering powers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 4) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    in relation to certain third party payment adjustments;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: the capital gains tax (CGT) treatment of water entitlements and termination fees; foreign currency gains and losses; certain takeovers and mergers qualifying for CGT scrip for scrip rollover; and the list of deductible gift recipients;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Act 2010
    and
    Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Act 2009
    in relation to: taxation of financial arrangements; and debt/equity rules;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to: increase the threshold above which a taxpayer may claim the net medical expenses tax offset; and commence annually indexing the threshold to the Consumer Price Index; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to extend access to tax deductible donations to all volunteer based emergency services, including volunteer fire brigades. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    The bill: amends the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to establish a framework to protect the confidentiality of taxpayer information by placing a general prohibition on the disclosure of taxpayer information except in certain specified circumstances; makes consequential amendments to 38 other Acts; contains a regulation making power; and repeals the
    A New Tax System (Bonuses for Older Australians) Act 1999

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Territories Law Reform Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    In response to recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories report
    Quis custodiet ipsos Custodes?: Inquiry into Governance on Norfolk Island
    , the bill amends: the
    Norfolk Island Act 1979
    in relation to: the voting system for the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly; when elections are held; the process for selecting a Chief Minister and Ministers; advice provided to the Administrator when assenting to bills; the role of the Governor-General and Minister responsible for Territories in processing legislation; and the implementation of a contemporary financial management framework; six Acts in relation to the review of administrative actions; 10 Acts to make consequential amendments; and the
    Christmas Island Act 1958
    and
    Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955
    to provide a vesting mechanism for powers and functions under Western Australian laws in these territories. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Territories Self-Government Legislation Amendment (Disallowance and Amendment of Laws) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988
    to remove the Governor-General’s power to to disallow or recommend amendments of any enactments made by the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly; and
    Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978
    to remove the Governor-General’s power to to disallow or recommend amendments of any laws made by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tradex Scheme Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Tradex Scheme Act 1999
    to: provide that partnerships are eligible to apply for a tradex order; and remove transitional arrangements relating to the Texco Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: enable the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to provide technical assistance to law enforcement agencies in relation to telecommunications interception warrants; require carriers and certain carriage service providers to inform the Communications Access Co-ordinator of proposed changes to telecommunications services, networks, systems or devices that could adversely affect the ability to conduct interception; enable authorised police officers to disclose telecommunications data when trying to locate missing persons; enable enforcement agencies to apply for a stored communications warrant to access stored communications of a victim of a serious contravention, without the person’s consent; permit notification of an interception warrant to be made to a representative of a carrier; and make minor and technical amendments; and
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    ,
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to enable ASIO, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, the Defence Signals Directorate and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation to work cooperatively. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 4) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    in relation to certain third party payment adjustments;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: the capital gains tax (CGT) treatment of water entitlements and termination fees; foreign currency gains and losses; certain takeovers and mergers qualifying for CGT scrip for scrip rollover; and the list of deductible gift recipients;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Act 2010
    and
    Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Act 2009
    in relation to: taxation of financial arrangements; and debt/equity rules;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to: increase the threshold above which a taxpayer may claim the net medical expenses tax offset; and commence annually indexing the threshold to the Consumer Price Index; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to extend access to tax deductible donations to all volunteer based emergency services, including volunteer fire brigades. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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