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  • Invasion of Iraq Royal Commission (Restoring Public Trust in Government) Bill 2004 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob;NETTLE, Kerry 
    Summary
    Provides for the appointment of a royal commission of inquiry to investigate the accuracy, independence and use of intelligence information provided to the Commonwealth Government that contributed to its decision to commit Australian military forces to the war against Iraq. 

    Bill

  • International Transfer of Prisoners Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997
    to facilitate the transfer of Australian citizens, convicted by a United States (US) military commission, to Australia for the purpose of serving any penal sentence in accordance with Australian and US law. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment (Rotterdam Convention) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Amendment Bill 2004, the bill amends the
    Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989
    to give effect to Australia’s obligations under the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Import Processing Charges (Amendment and Repeal) Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Legislation Amendment (Application of International Trade Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2003, the bill amends the
    Import Processing Charges (Amendment and Repeal) Act 2002
    to extend the application of cost recovery charges during the transition between the Customs legacy electronic systems and the new Integrated Cargo System. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Industry Research and Development Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Industry Research and Development Act 1986
    to: remove the existing powers of the Industry Research and Development Board to commit and approve expenditure of Commonwealth funds; and clarify the Board’s role in the provision of advice on innovation programs in addition to research and development programs. Also contains savings and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing portfolio 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989
    to: increase the maximum quantity of new industrial chemicals that a manufacturer or importer can introduce under the Commercial Evaluation Permit system from 2 000 to 4 000 kilograms; align the renewal deadline for the registration of introducers of industrial chemicals with the expiry date of registration (i.e. 31 August); require notification of non-renewal by 31 August; abolish the urgent handling fee and establish late renewal penalties for renewals received after the renewal deadline; and remove fees and charges provisions from the Act so that they may be specified in regulations. Also contains application and saving provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Insurance and Aviation Liability Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Transport and Regional Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959
    to correct a technical error in relation to the application of the definitions of “Australian citizen” and “Australian person” to charter operators;
    Damage by Aircraft Act 1999
    to exempt passive owners from liability for damage to third parties on the ground; and
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    to allow for the exemption, by regulation, of third party aviation war risk insurance from the cancellation and variation provisions of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Inspector-General of Taxation Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Sep 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Establishes an independent statutory office of Inspector-General of Taxation to conduct reviews and advise the Minister in relation to tax administration systems. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    and
    National Crime Authority Act 1984

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Sep 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Tax Agreements Act 1953
    to: give legislative authority to protocols to amend an existing convention between Australia and Canada and an existing agreement between Australia and Malaysia in relation to double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on incomes; ensure that interest that is currently not taxable in Australia does not become so as a result of changes in the
    International Tax Agreements Amendment Act (No. 1) 2002
    to the convention between Australia and the United States of America in relation to double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on incomes; and make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Industry, Tourism and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Ethnic Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    ACIS Administration Act 1999
    to clarify the use of duty credits earned under the Automotive Competitiveness and Investment Scheme;
    Bounty (Computers) Act 1984
    to replace a reference to the Standards Association of Australia with a reference to Standards Australia International Limited;
    Bounty (Ships) Act 1989
    to provide for progress payments of the research and development bounty;
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Legislation Amendment Act 2001
    to correct a drafting error;
    Pooled Development Funds Act 1992
    to correct a drafting oversight in relation to excluded superannuation funds;
    States Grants (Petroleum Products) Act 1965
    to reflect changes in administrative arrangements; and
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to correct a drafting oversight in relation to country of origin defences. Also repeals the
    Aluminium Industry Act 1960
    and
    Management and Investment Companies Act 1983

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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