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  • Fuel Quality Standards Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Emergency Response Consolidation) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    The bill amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to prohibit the provision of R18+ television programs in prescribed areas of the Northern Territory;
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    in relation to residential tenancy agreements and Commonwealth obligations;
    Defence Housing Australia Act 1987
    to allow Defence Housing Australia to assist the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to deliver housing to remote Indigenous communities;
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    in relation to land rights; and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    in relation to the acquisition of rights, titles and interests in land and community stores. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Child Disability Assistance) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to introduce an annual, tax free payment of $1000 to certain carers of disabled children under the age of 16, and makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    07 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to implement the Northern Territory National Emergency Response, the bill amends the
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    ,
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    ,
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    ,
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    and proposed
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    in relation to: prohibition of pornographic material; law enforcement; retention of government ownership of facilities constructed on Aboriginal land; access to Aboriginal land; and certain township lease grants. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Further 2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the family assistance and taxation laws in relation to: the pension bonus scheme; the assurance of support scheme for migrants; crisis payments to qualifying humanitarian visa entrants; the threshold for funeral investments exempt from the income and assets test; and extending the payment of multiple birth allowance to children under 16 years of age and to children who are undertaking full-time study until they turn 18. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other 2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    31 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the family assistance law to: increase the rate of child care benefits payable from 1 July 2007 by 10 per cent over and above the CPI indexation increase; convert the child care tax offset for out-of-pocket child care expenses to a child care tax rebate; and the social security law to provide full-time students aged 16 to 25 years who have a disability or a severe medical condition with a health care card. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Management System and Other Measures) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the family assistance law to: provide for a new online-based Child Care Management System; introduce a civil penalty and infringement notice scheme; and enhance administration of child care benefits. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Child Support Reform Consolidation and Other Measures) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends family assistance law in relation to: the operation of the Child Support Scheme; overseas maintenance arrangements; the maintenance income test; portability of family tax benefit; the baby bonus; remote area allowance; extension of the assets test exemption period; income streams; dependant and housekeeper rebates; Medicare levy; and makes minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Feb 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: replace the maternity immunisation allowance by making payment of the family tax benefit (FTB) Part A supplement conditional on a child meeting the immunisation requirements; pause the indexation of baby bonus for three years from 1 July 2012 and reset the amount of baby bonus to $5000 per child from 1 September 2012; and prevent an individual from being entitled to FTB as fortnightly instalments on the basis of estimated income in certain circumstances;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to give certain carer allowance recipients, who care for a disabled adult, access to bereavement payments on the death of the care receiver;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to allow access to carer supplement for those carers whose rate of payment is reduced to nil because of employment income received in the fortnight covering 1 July in any given year; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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