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  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Economic Security Strategy) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for economic security strategy payments (to be made as lump sum payments from 8 December 2008) to age, disability support, wife, widow B and veterans’ service pensioners and people receiving income support supplements, carer payments, and partner, widow and bereavement allowances. Also establishes administrative schemes to provide for payments in certain circumstances; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Temporary Residents’ Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2008, the bill amends the
    Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Act 2007
    to increase the departing Australia superannuation payment withholding tax rates by five per cent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Schools Assistance Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2008, the bill provides financial assistance to the states and territories for non-government schools for 2009-2012 to: maintain the current socioeconomic status funding and indexation arrangements to ensure that total recurrent funding for schools will not fall below 2008 levels; provide recurrent funding for Indigenous Supplementary Assistance and an Indigenous Funding Guarantee; provide a remoteness loading; provide funding for capital grants; provide for establishment assistance grants in 2009; implement a school performance information and reporting framework; and require authorities and schools to implement the National Curriculum before the 2012 school year commences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: implement a job seeker compliance system to apply to certain job seekers in receipt of newstart allowance, parenting payment, youth allowance and special benefit; give effect to employment pathway plans; remove references to the Personal Support Programme; and make minor technical and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Stolen Generations Reparations Tribunal Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SIEWERT, Sen Rachel 
    Summary
    Establishes a Stolen Generations Reparations Tribunal to decide and make recommendations on claims for reparation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Safe Work Australia (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Safe Work Australia Bill 2008, the bill repeals the
    Australian Workplace Safety Standards Act 2005
    and amends three Acts consequent upon the establishment of Safe Work Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Safe Work Australia Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Safe Work Australia (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2008, the bill establishes Safe Work Australia (SWA) as a statutory body, with power to make recommendations directly to the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council in relation to occupational health and safety outcomes and workers’ compensation arrangements. SWA will replace the Australian Safety and Compensation Council. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—General Law Reform) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends 68 Acts to: extend the meaning of ‘de facto partner’, ‘child’ and ‘parent’ to include same-sex relationships; introduce a tracing rule to identify family relationships; and provide for transitional arrangements, including empowering the Governor-General to make regulations of a transitional nature. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Veterans' Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Schooling Requirements) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Aug 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to make receipt of income support payments conditional on parents ensuring their children of compulsory school age are enrolled in school and attending regularly. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Save Our Solar (Solar Rebate Protection) Bill 2008 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    JOHNSTON, Sen David 
    Summary
    Requires the minister to determine, by legislative instrument, new guidelines for the operation of the Solar Homes and Communities Plan, and gives the secretary general responsibility for the administration of the plan. 

    Bill

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