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  • Therapeutic Goods Legislation Amendment (Copyright) Bill 2011

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    Date
    24 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1968
    to prevent companies commencing legal action asserting copyright in the text of an approved product information (PI) document for a medicine where it is used in the PI document of another version of the same medicine. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011

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    Date
    10 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to implement a one-year progressive flood and cyclone reconstruction levy in the form of additional income tax in the 2011-12 financial year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011

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    Date
    25 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: change the eligibility criteria for accessing film tax offsets; extend the main residence capital gains tax exemption to certain compulsory acquisitions; include terminal medical condition benefits; and include school uniforms as an eligible expense for the education expenses tax offset;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to adjust the benchmark interest rate used to determine the cost of capital protection;
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    to allow non-profit sub-entities to access the goods and services tax concessions available to their parent entity; and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable the Commissioner of Taxation not to apply a payment, credit or running balance account surplus against certain tax debts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Access Arrangements) Bill 2011

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    Date
    25 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010, the bill amends the:
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: support the rollout of NBN-consistent fibre-to-the-premises networks in new real estate developments; place certain obligations on the supply of wholesale services by an NBN corporation; and require carriers (other than NBN corporations) operating certain superfast broadband networks to offer a wholesale Layer 2 ethernet bitstream service; and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    in relation to infringement notices. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992
    to make it an offence to advertise tobacco products on the internet and other electronic media and future technologies, unless the advertising complies with state or territory legislation or Commonwealth regulations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010

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    Date
    20 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    ,
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to prevent Telstra from acquiring specified bands of spectrum which could be used for advanced wireless broadband services unless it structurally separates and divests its interests in cable networks and subscription broadcasting licences;
    National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998
    ,
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to require the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to: set up-front prices and non-price terms for declared services; make binding rules of conduct for the supply of declared services; issue access determinations for declared services; receive access agreements between providers and access seekers; remove the option to apply for exemptions from access obligations or undertakings; and remove merits review of regulatory decisions made by the ACCC;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: remove the requirement for the ACCC to undertake consultation before issuing a Part A competition notice; and clarify that content services supplied by carriers and carriage service providers are subject to the competition notice regime;
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    to: require the universal service provider to supply standard telephone services and payphones as determined by the minister; and provide for the minister to establish minimum Customer Service Guarantee performance benchmarks; and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: enable the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to obtain regular reports about carriers’ and service providers’ compliance with their obligations; require service providers to offer a priority assistance service; establish an infringement notice regime to deal with breaches of civil penalty provisions; and enable the minister to direct ACMA to determine industry standards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Income Tax Rates Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010, the bill amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to replace the existing research and development (R&D) tax concession with a 45 per cent refundable R&D tax offset for eligible entities with a turnover of less than $20 million, and a non-refundable 40 per cent R&D tax offset for all other eligible entities;
    Industry Research and Development Act 1986
    to set out the role of Innovation Australia in relation to the administration of the R&D tax offset; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments. Also contains application, savings and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: enable the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to provide technical assistance to law enforcement agencies in relation to telecommunications interception warrants; require carriers and certain carriage service providers to inform the Communications Access Co-ordinator of proposed changes to telecommunications services, networks, systems or devices that could adversely affect the ability to conduct interception; enable authorised police officers to disclose telecommunications data when trying to locate missing persons; enable enforcement agencies to apply for a stored communications warrant to access stored communications of a victim of a serious contravention, without the person’s consent; permit notification of an interception warrant to be made to a representative of a carrier; and make minor and technical amendments; and
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    ,
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to enable ASIO, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, the Defence Signals Directorate and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation to work cooperatively. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    in relation to: the supply of medical devices that are not on the Therapeutic Goods Register; the listing of export-only variations of certain medicines already on the register; permissible ingredients for inclusion in medicines; information that may be considered by the minister when reviewing initial decisions; the process for submission and approval of product information for medicines; the power of the secretary to make declarations that goods are therapeutic goods; the revised business processes which apply to prescription medicines; and the secretary’s information gathering powers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 4) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    in relation to certain third party payment adjustments;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: the capital gains tax (CGT) treatment of water entitlements and termination fees; foreign currency gains and losses; certain takeovers and mergers qualifying for CGT scrip for scrip rollover; and the list of deductible gift recipients;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Act 2010
    and
    Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Act 2009
    in relation to: taxation of financial arrangements; and debt/equity rules;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to: increase the threshold above which a taxpayer may claim the net medical expenses tax offset; and commence annually indexing the threshold to the Consumer Price Index; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to extend access to tax deductible donations to all volunteer based emergency services, including volunteer fire brigades. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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