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  • National Fuelwatch (Empowering Consumers) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Fuelwatch (Empowering Consumers) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008, the bill establishes a National Fuelwatch Scheme to be implemented and administered by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) which requires petrol retailers to notify the ACCC of their next day’s fuel prices by 2 pm each day and maintain this notified price for a 24-hour period from 6 am the next day. Also confers compliance and enforcement powers upon the ACCC. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical and Other Benefits—Cost Recovery) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to enable regulations to be made for the cost recovery of services provided by the Commonwealth in relation to the exercise of powers for listing medicines, vaccines and other products or services on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and designation of vaccines for the National Immunisation Program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to: expand the criteria for determining that brands of pharmaceutical items are co-marketed; provide access to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for government officers (and accompanying spouses and dependants) working overseas; enable married or de facto couples living apart permanently due to illness or infirmity to use the PBS safety net jointly; and make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax Imposition—Customs) Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to increase the luxury car tax rate from 1 July 2008, the bill amends the
    A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax Imposition—Customs) Act 1999
    to impose a 33 per cent tax rate on taxable supplies and imported luxury cars, calculated on the value that exceeds the luxury car tax threshold, to the extent that it is a duty of customs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax Imposition—Excise) Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to increase the luxury car tax rate from 1 July 2008, the bill amends the
    A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax Imposition—Excise) Act 1999
    to impose a 33 per cent tax rate on taxable supplies and imported luxury cars, calculated on the value that exceeds the luxury car tax threshold, to the extent that it is a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax Imposition—General) Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to increase the luxury car tax rate from 1 July 2008, the bill amends the
    A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax Imposition—General) Act 1999
    to impose a 33 per cent tax rate on taxable supplies and imported luxury cars, calculated on the value that exceeds the luxury car tax threshold, to the extent that it is neither a duty of customs nor a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Improved Access to Baby Bonus) Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    STOTT DESPOJA, Natasha 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to abolish the age restriction to enable all adoptive parents access to the baby bonus scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Commissioner for Children Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BARTLETT, Andrew 
    Summary
    Establishes the Office of the National Commissioner for Children and Young People to promote and protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of all Australian children under 18 years of age, and appoints and outlines the functions and responsibilities of the Commissioner. Also establishes an Advisory Committee on Children and sets out membership, function, procedure and membership conditions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Film and Sound Archive Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment, Heritage and the Arts 
    Summary
    Establishes the National Film and Sound Archive as a statutory body, sets out functions and powers, and establishes a governing board and management. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Security Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    The bill: enables the exchange of public health surveillance information in relation to public health events of national significance; enables the sharing of information with the World Health Organization and countries affected by any event relating to public health or an overseas mass casualty; gives effect to the International Health Regulations 2005; and establishes a scheme for the national registration and regulation of entities handling security-sensitive biological agents. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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