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  • Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009 [No. 2]

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    Date
    12 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill amends the
    Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Act 1911
    to authorise the Treasurer to increase the cap on the face value of Commonwealth Government Securities on issue by $125 billion in special circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2008 [2009]

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    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to provide a mechanism for recognising disqualifications from managing corporations that occur in prescribed foreign jurisdictions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Enhanced Border Controls and Other Measures) Bill 2009

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    Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    in relation to: arrival, stores and prohibited goods reporting requirements; infringement notices; failing to make a cargo report; missing goods and goods delivered without authority; harmonising the boarding powers with the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea; impending arrival reporting requirements for pleasure craft; devices used to enable boarding of ships subject to a 'hot pursuit'; powers to request aircraft to land; seizure of unaccounted goods without a warrant; powers of arrest; warrants; obstruction or interference with Customs equipment; powers to moor a Customs vessel to man-made structures; enabling Customs officers to board ships; entering places other than ports or airports; right of access for patrols; and technical corrections. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (Short Selling) Bill 2008

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    Date
    13 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: clarify the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's powers to regulate short selling of financial products and other similar transactions; prohibit naked short selling; and require the disclosure of covered short sale transactions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • COAG Reform Fund Bill 2008

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    Date
    23 Oct 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasurer's portfolio 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the COAG Reform Fund as a Special Account for the purpose of making grants of financial assistance to the States and Territories; and provides that the terms and conditions of grants are set out in written agreements between the Commonwealth and states and territories. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2008

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    Date
    16 Oct 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2008 to give effect to Australia's obligations under the Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the bill amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to: provide preferential rates of duty for Chilean originating goods; and impose certain obligations on Australian exporters and producers of goods who claim preferential tariff treatment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2008

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    Date
    16 Oct 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs portfolio 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2008 to give effect to Australia's obligations under the Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to: provide duty-free and preferential rates of customs duty for certain goods of Chilean origin; and phase the preferential rates of customs duty to zero by 2015. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Securities and Investment Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasurer's portfolio 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Act 1911
    to: authorise the Treasurer to borrow money on behalf of the Commonwealth by issuing stock denominated in Australia currency (subject to the total face value amount not exceeding $75 billion); and provide for the creation of stock and securities for facilitating securities lending arrangements;
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    to permit the Treasurer to invest public money in authorised investments for purposes other than 'managing the public debt of the Commonwealth'; and
    Loans Securities Act 1919
    to allow the Treasurer to enter into securities lending arrangements and specify the collateral that may be accepted in connection with such arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    to retrospectively re-insert the maximum penalty of two years imprisonment for the secrecy offence;
    Crimes Act 1914
    to defer until November 2009 the second review of Part ID of the Act (relating to forensic procedures); and
    Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991
    to ensure standard criminal offences apply on relevant flights. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco Content) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to insert a definition of 'tobacco content' to clarify that the customs duty payable on tobacco and tobacco products is based on the total weight of the goods. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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