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  • Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

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    Date
    22 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [No. 2], the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to: increase the excise duty rate applying to certain alcoholic beverages ('alcopops') from $39.36 to $66.67 per litre of alcohol content; and alter the taxation definition of 'beer'. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Validation Bill 2009

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    Date
    12 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Validation Bill 2009, the bill validates all excise duties demanded or collected before 14 May 2009 to ensure the duties have been lawfully imposed and lawfully demanded or collected. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Employment and Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2009

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    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    to increase lump sum compensation to $400,000 and to $110 a week (to be increased annually) for benefits paid to each prescribed child in the event of a work-related death;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: extend the Sickness Allowance and Parenting Payment (single) which prevents a person from receiving payment while there is an Assurance of Support in force; and clarify rent assistance entitlements for Austudy and ABSTUDY receipts. Also makes technical amendments to the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures for Students) Act 2007

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

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    Date
    24 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Schools Assistance Bill 2008, the bill amends the:
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    to: provide additional funding for 2009-2013 to support Indigenous education outcomes; continue the ‘Away-From-Base’ element of ABSTUDY; provide for transitional arrangements in the early childhood development and vocational education and training sectors; and cease funding from 2009 for six Indigenous education program elements; and
    Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Act 2005
    ,
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    and
    Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Act 2004
    to make consequential, transitional and technical amendments. Also repeals the
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Evidence Amendment Bill 2008

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    Date
    28 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations made by the Australian Law Reform Commission, New South Wales Reform Commission and Victorian Law Reform Commission in their report into the operation of the uniform Evidence Acts (Uniform Evidence Law) by amending the:
    Evidence Act 1995
    to implement model evidence provisions in relation to hearsay and opinion rules, the admissibility of expert evidence, admissions in criminal proceedings, coincidence evidence, credibility of witnesses, compellability provisions in relation to same-sex couples, advance rulings on evidentiary issues, warnings and directions to the jury, and the manner and form of questioning witnesses, and make consequential amendments and update certain cross references;
    Amendments Incorporation Act 1905
    to: amend the long title of the Act and rename it as the
    Acts Publication Act 1905
    ; provide for certain printed and electronic versions of Acts to be taken, unless the contrary is proven, to be an accurate record of those Acts; and provide that printed compilations of Acts include amendments by either Acts or legislative instruments. Also makes consequential amendments to four other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008

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    Date
    15 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008, the bill amends the:
    Petroleum Excise (Prices) Act 1987
    to ensure the method for determining the price of condensate (to calculate the excise payable) is the same as that used to determine the price of stabilised crude petroleum oil; and
    Excise Act 1901
    and
    Petroleum Revenue Act 1985
    to ensure condensate is treated consistently to stabilised crude petroleum oil for the purposes of the excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to remove the current crude oil exemption and introduce a new regime applicable to condensate produced from petroleum fields located in the North West Shelf project area and onshore Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs and Trade 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Trade Commission Act 1985
    and
    Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
    to: increase the maximum grant to $200,000; add two claimable expense categories to the range of eligible expenses; expand the range of bodies able to access the scheme; lift the maximum turnover limit to $50 million; reduce the minimum threshold of expenditure to a $10,000 minimum; extend the limit on the number of annual grants to eight; remove the distinction between internal and external services to provide that all non-tourism services are eligible products; and introduce a performance measure for applicants claiming their third and subsequent grants. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists' Privilege) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Evidence Act 1995
    to introduce a privilege during trial and pre-trial stages of civil or criminal proceedings to protect confidential communications between journalists and their sources;
    James Hardie (Investigations and Proceedings) Act 2004
    and
    Proceeds of Crimes Act 2002
    to ensure that the professional confidential relationship privilege under the
    Evidence Act 1995
    , Evidence Act (NSW) or a similar law in another State or Territory, does not apply in James Hardie proceedings and in proceeds of crime examinations and subsequent proceedings; and
    Family Law Act 1975
    to ensure that the best interests of the child are paramount when a court is determining whether confidential communications should be disclosed in family law proceedings concerning children. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to: include education to overseas students on Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands; facilitate course delivery across state boundaries; require international education providers to have written agreements with all overseas students; and remove the penalty for late payment of the annual Assurance Fund contribution. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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