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  • Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to increase the excise duty rate applying to certain alcoholic beverages (‘alcopops’) from $39.36 to $66.67 per litre of alcohol content. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Employment and Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2009

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    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    to increase lump sum compensation to $400,000 and to $110 a week (to be increased annually) for benefits paid to each prescribed child in the event of a work-related death;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: extend the Sickness Allowance and Parenting Payment (single) which prevents a person from receiving payment while there is an Assurance of Support in force; and clarify rent assistance entitlements for Austudy and ABSTUDY receipts. Also makes technical amendments to the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures for Students) Act 2007

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

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    Date
    24 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Schools Assistance Bill 2008, the bill amends the:
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    to: provide additional funding for 2009-2013 to support Indigenous education outcomes; continue the ‘Away-From-Base’ element of ABSTUDY; provide for transitional arrangements in the early childhood development and vocational education and training sectors; and cease funding from 2009 for six Indigenous education program elements; and
    Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Act 2005
    ,
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    and
    Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Act 2004
    to make consequential, transitional and technical amendments. Also repeals the
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Emergency Assistance Fund for the Lower Lakes and Coorong Region of South Australia Bill 2008 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MINCHIN, Sen Nick 
    Summary
    Requires the responsible minister to determine, by legislative instrument, guidelines for the operation of the Lower Lakes and Coorong Assistance Scheme, and gives the secretary responsibility for the administration of the scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Emergency Assistance Fund for the Lower Lakes and Coorong Region of South Australia Bill 2008

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    Date
    01 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    NELSON, Brendan, MP 
    Summary
    Requires the responsible minister to determine, by legislative instrument, guidelines for the operation of the Lower Lakes and Coorong Assistance Scheme, and gives the secretary responsibility for the administration of the scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Emergency Water (Murray-Darling Basin Rescue) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Aug 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    XENOPHON, Sen Nick 
    Summary
    Provides the minister with power to direct the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to establish an Interim Basin Plan to provide for emergency measures to ensure the environmental and economic sustainability of the Murray-Darling Basin. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Control of Power Station Emissions) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ALLISON, Lyn 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to: provide for a set greenhouse gas emission intensity threshold to apply to all new power stations and require the responsible minister to approve the operation or construction of those power stations which meet this condition; establish a monitoring regime; and includes offence and penalty provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Evidence Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations made by the Australian Law Reform Commission, New South Wales Reform Commission and Victorian Law Reform Commission in their report into the operation of the uniform Evidence Acts (Uniform Evidence Law) by amending the:
    Evidence Act 1995
    to implement model evidence provisions in relation to hearsay and opinion rules, the admissibility of expert evidence, admissions in criminal proceedings, coincidence evidence, credibility of witnesses, compellability provisions in relation to same-sex couples, advance rulings on evidentiary issues, warnings and directions to the jury, and the manner and form of questioning witnesses, and make consequential amendments and update certain cross references;
    Amendments Incorporation Act 1905
    to: amend the long title of the Act and rename it as the
    Acts Publication Act 1905
    ; provide for certain printed and electronic versions of Acts to be taken, unless the contrary is proven, to be an accurate record of those Acts; and provide that printed compilations of Acts include amendments by either Acts or legislative instruments. Also makes consequential amendments to four other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008, the bill amends the:
    Petroleum Excise (Prices) Act 1987
    to ensure the method for determining the price of condensate (to calculate the excise payable) is the same as that used to determine the price of stabilised crude petroleum oil; and
    Excise Act 1901
    and
    Petroleum Revenue Act 1985
    to ensure condensate is treated consistently to stabilised crude petroleum oil for the purposes of the excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to remove the current crude oil exemption and introduce a new regime applicable to condensate produced from petroleum fields located in the North West Shelf project area and onshore Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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