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  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Fuels) Bill 2004

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    Date
    01 Apr 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Fuels) Bill 2004, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to provide for new differential excise duty rates for high sulphur diesel and ultra low sulphur diesel and certain similar products; increase the excise duty rate for aviation kerosene and aviation gasoline; introduce an excise duty on biodiesel for use as a fuel in an international combustion engine; and enable previously paid duties to be deducted in the formula for calculating excise duty payable on fuel ethanol/gasoline blends. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2004

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    Date
    13 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Trade 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
    to provide that grants are not payable if the applicant or an associate of the applicant are determined by Austrade, in accordance with Ministerial guidelines, to be “not fit and proper” to receive a grant, with effect to grants for grant years commencing after 1 July 2003. Also provides that a determination is review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Extension of Charitable Purpose Bill 2004

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    Date
    27 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Provides a statutory extension to the common law meaning of “charity” for the purposes of all Commonwealth legislation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Prisoner Voting and Other Measures) Bill 2004

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    Date
    05 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Addresses technical problems with the
    Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2004
    by amending the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to prevent prisoners who are serving a sentence of 3 years or more from enrolling to vote; and
    Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2004
    to: repeal early close of rolls provisions for referenda; and clarify the commencement and cessation of name and address evidentiary requirements for enrolment and changes to enrolment details. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Employee Protection (Employee Entitlements Guarantee) Bill 2005

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    Date
    20 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BOWEN, Chris, MP 

    Bill

  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2006

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    Date
    08 Dec 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    ,
    Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2004
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    in relation to: closure of the electoral rolls; proof of identity for enrolment and provisional voting; financial disclosure requirements in non-election periods; access to the electoral roll and its use; political party registration; paid electoral advertising on the Internet; candidate nomination deposits; prisoner voting entitlements; location of Divisional Offices; abolition of broadcasters and publishers returns; and the disclosure of political donations; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to increase the tax deductibility value of contributions and gifts to political parties, independent candidates and members; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    . Also provides for the automatic de-registration and requirement for re-registration of certain political parties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2006

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    Date
    29 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Further to the
    Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) Act 2005
    , the bill amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) Act 2005
    and
    Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999
    to: replace, amend or repeal terminology and provisions to clarify the policy intent of certain Welfare to Work measures, including the new income support payment compliance framework; allow parenting payment partnered recipients who have a temporary incapacity exemption to have access to pharmaceutical allowance; allow the continuation for 14 weeks of the same rate of Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance for single principal carer parents following the death of a child; and extend access to an Employment Entry Payment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (2006 Measures No. 1) Bill 2006

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    Date
    31 May 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to implement recommendations of the 3-year review of the Act, particularly in relation to: application of the “fit and proper” test; clarification of obligations in relation to receipt of course money and provision of refunds; automatic suspension for failure to pay the Annual Registration Charge; removal of a suspension on payment of outstanding amounts; and access to student information by Tuition Assurance Schemes; and
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to require a provider to pay an initial registration charge before registration. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment Bill 2006 [2007]

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    Date
    16 Aug 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs and Trade 
    Summary
    Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders (the Uhrig Review), the bill amends the
    Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991
    to implement changes to the board management structure of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (2006 Measures No. 2) Bill 2006

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    Date
    06 Sep 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to implement certain recommendations of the 3-year review of the Act, including clarifying provisions relating to providers’ consumer protection and reporting obligations; and makes technical amendments in relation to the administration of the Act. Also makes a consequential amendment to the
    Migration Act 1958

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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