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  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2006

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    Date
    08 Dec 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    ,
    Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2004
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    in relation to: closure of the electoral rolls; proof of identity for enrolment and provisional voting; financial disclosure requirements in non-election periods; access to the electoral roll and its use; political party registration; paid electoral advertising on the Internet; candidate nomination deposits; prisoner voting entitlements; location of Divisional Offices; abolition of broadcasters and publishers returns; and the disclosure of political donations; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to increase the tax deductibility value of contributions and gifts to political parties, independent candidates and members; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    . Also provides for the automatic de-registration and requirement for re-registration of certain political parties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Laws Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002

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    Date
    26 Sep 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002, the bill amends the:
    Excise Act 1901
    to: enable excise to be charged on the higher of the labelled alcohol content or the actual alcohol content of alcoholic beverages; and allow the Commission of Taxation to determine rules for working out the percentage by volume of alcohol in beverages; and
    Distillation Act 1901
    and
    Spirits Act 1906
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002

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    Date
    26 Sep 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Consequential on the Excise Laws Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to remove a previous reference to how the volume of alcohol should be physically measured and substitute references to the new provisions in the
    Excise Act 1901
    relating to the calculation of the volume of alcohol and excise duty. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2002

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    Date
    28 Aug 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to: clarify the definition of “registered provider”; clarify to whom refunds of student monies should be paid in the case of student default; provide greater flexibility to impose sanctions in cases of non-compliance, including the ability to impose lesser sanctions; and correct technical anomalies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Egg Industry Service Provision (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2002

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    Date
    28 Aug 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Egg Industry Service Provision Bill 2002, the bill provides for the transfer of assets and liabilities associated with the egg sub-programme of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation to the newly created Australian Egg Corporation Limited. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Egg Industry Service Provision Bill 2002

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    Date
    28 Aug 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Egg Industry Service Provision (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2002, the bill establishes Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) which will be limited by guarantee under the
    Corporations Act 2001
    and will be responsible for providing industry services to the egg industry, including generic promotion and research and development functions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002

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    Date
    22 Aug 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to: allow the water component of emulsified diesel/water fuel blends produced by licensed excise manufacturers to be free of excise duty; exempt certain goods from the Product Stewardship Oil levy; amend rates of excise duty for low alcohol beer; and remove indexation provisions for those goods subject to the Product Stewardship Oil levy. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2002

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    Date
    15 May 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Trade 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
    to increase the minimum grant available under the Export Market Development Grants Scheme from $2 500 to $5 000 effective from the 2001-02 financial year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Crude Oil) Bill 2001

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    Date
    30 Aug 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasurer's portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

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    Date
    23 Aug 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum