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  • Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget and Other Measures) Act 2008
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to change ‘child care tax rebate’ to ‘child care rebate’ (CCR); and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to: CCR in substitution; recovery of debts; civil penalties being imposed by regulations; and calculation and payment of CCR for the final quarter of an income year. Also makes amendments to the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    consequential on the removal of the minimum child care benefit rate from 7 July 2008. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    (other than Schedules relating to registered organisations and transitionally registered associations) and renames it the
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    ; provides for the application of the National Employment Standards and minimum wages to all national system employees from 1 January 2010; ensures no reduction in employees’ take home pay results from the transition to a modern award; establishes rules in relation to the treatment of existing instruments; introduces transitional bargaining and agreement-making rules; abolishes the office of Workplace Ombudsman (WO); provides for the limited, continued operation of the Australian Fair Pay Commission, WO, Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) and the Australian Industrial Registry and appoints existing full-time AIRC members to Fair Work Australia (FWA); provides that existing investigations and compliance proceedings by the WO will be dealt with by the Fair Work Ombudsman and allows Fair Work Inspectors to exercise new compliance powers in relation to breaches occurring before or after 1 July 2009; gives FWA power to make representation orders in response to union demarcation disputes; establishes rules to enable state-registered organisations to participate in the new federal workplace relations system; and amends the
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    and
    Federal Magistrates Act 1999
    to create Fair Work Divisions within those courts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Implements a workplace relations system which provides for: the establishment of National Employment Standards, modern awards and national minimum wage orders; the establishment of the statutory offices of Fair Work Australia to administer the system and the Fair Work Ombudsman to promote compliance; fair work instruments; and the creation of Fair Work Divisions in the Federal Court and Federal Magistrate’s Court to hear workplace relations matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to: remove the minimum rate of child care benefit (CCB); increase the child care tax rebate (CCTR) to 50 per cent, provide for it to be paid quarterly and increase the annual limit to $7,500; and make amendments in relation to: weekly limits of hours for the purposes of CCB; automatic review of CCTR decisions; publishing information relating to sanctions or suspensions of approved child care service’s approval; allocation of child care places; approved child care services providing certain periodic statements; delegation of the secretary’s powers; infringement notices; and technical amendments relating to the Child Care Management System; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to: debt recovery; extension of the civil penalties and infringement notice schemes; and expanded entry powers for authorised officers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment Participation and Childcare 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to: provide for the assessment and monitoring of the financial viability of large long day care centre operators of approved child care services; and authorise the secretary to engage an audit expert to carry out an independent audit of a centre operator if there are concerns about its ongoing financial viability. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment Participation and Childcare 
    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 the recovery of fee reductions, enrolment advances and business continuity payments paid to approved child care services;
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care) Act 2010
    to make a technical amendment;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the effect of a child’s absence from the care of an approved child care service on the eligibility of an individual for child care benefit for that child;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Child Care Act 1972
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to clarify the definition of family assistance law;
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to enable disclosure of information about education and care services for the purposes of the Education and Care Services National Law; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to: the secretary’s power to refuse a child care service’s approval for the purposes of family assistance law; the requirement to comply with child care laws; and the recalculation of child care benefit fee reductions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment Participation and Childcare 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for fortnightly child rebate payments for individuals who are eligible for child care benefit by fee reduction;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    , the proposed
    Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011
    and
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Management System and Other Measures) Act 2007
    to make amendments consequential on the commencement of the proposed
    Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Sep 2000 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage portfolio 

    Bill

  • Date
    18 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment, Heritage and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000
    to: provide the minister with a wider range of conditions that can apply to approvals to vary fuel standards; simplify procedures when an urgent approval is required to avoid a fuel supply shortfall; provide for civil penalties, infringement notices and enforceable undertakings; enable the minister to consider how fuel is to be supplied when determining a standard; extend information sharing powers; and extend the types of courts that have jurisdiction for various matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to establish a $150,000 limit on primary earner income for family tax benefit Part B and related tax offsets;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the baby bonus to: introduce a means test; provide for instalment payment; change the indexation date to 1 July each year; and extend the eligibility to certain adopted children;
    Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide for the collection of tax file numbers as part of a new compliance regime for the seniors health card;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for a person to enter into a voluntary income management agreement;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to increase the eligible age for partner service pension to qualifying age; and five Acts in relation to: child support reforms; family assistance; and technical amendments relating to family tax benefits and social security. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum