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  • Foreign States Immunities Amendment Bill 2009

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    Date
    19 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Foreign States Immunities Act 1985
    to enable a foreign State and its emergency management personnel to be immune in tort proceedings for acts or omissions that occur in the course of the foreign State providing emergency management assistance to Australia. Also contains a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Amendment (Further 2008 Budget Measures) Bill 2009

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    Date
    03 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to: introduce mandatory continuous adjustment of family tax benefit rates in certain circumstances; cease fortnightly family tax benefit and past period payments in the same income year when income tax returns are not lodged; and enable information sharing between the Australian Taxation Office and Centrelink for reconciliation and debt offsetting purposes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work (State Referral and Consequential and Other Amendments) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: enable states to refer matters to the Commonwealth to provide for the establishment of a uniform national workplace relations system for the private sector; enable states to choose the extent to which the Act applies to the public sector; and make consequential and minor amendments; the proposed
    Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009
    and
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: transition Victorian employers and employees to the workplace relations system created by the Fair Work Act; and establish a framework for making state reference public sector modern awards; and 67 Acts to make transitional and consequential amendments. Also enables further transitional and consequential arrangements to be made by regulation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to effect three private health insurance tiers, the bill amends the
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for certain taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to effect three private health insurance tiers, the bill amends the
    A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge--Fringe Benefits) Act 1999
    to increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income (including reportable fringe benefits) for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to effect three private health insurance tiers, the bill amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983
    to reduce the amount of private health insurance rebate eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget and Other Measures) Act 2008
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to change ‘child care tax rebate’ to ‘child care rebate’ (CCR); and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to: CCR in substitution; recovery of debts; civil penalties being imposed by regulations; and calculation and payment of CCR for the final quarter of an income year. Also makes amendments to the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    consequential on the removal of the minimum child care benefit rate from 7 July 2008. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Assistance Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Federal Financial Relations Act 2009
    to increase the general drawing rights limit for the 2008-09 financial year to $1,250,000,000 to enable the Commonwealth to provide general purpose financial assistance to the states; and
    Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995
    to enable the minister to permit a state to receive an entitlement to financial assistance before the end of the financial year to which that assistance relates. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    (other than Schedules relating to registered organisations and transitionally registered associations) and renames it the
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    ; provides for the application of the National Employment Standards and minimum wages to all national system employees from 1 January 2010; ensures no reduction in employees’ take home pay results from the transition to a modern award; establishes rules in relation to the treatment of existing instruments; introduces transitional bargaining and agreement-making rules; abolishes the office of Workplace Ombudsman (WO); provides for the limited, continued operation of the Australian Fair Pay Commission, WO, Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) and the Australian Industrial Registry and appoints existing full-time AIRC members to Fair Work Australia (FWA); provides that existing investigations and compliance proceedings by the WO will be dealt with by the Fair Work Ombudsman and allows Fair Work Inspectors to exercise new compliance powers in relation to breaches occurring before or after 1 July 2009; gives FWA power to make representation orders in response to union demarcation disputes; establishes rules to enable state-registered organisations to participate in the new federal workplace relations system; and amends the
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    and
    Federal Magistrates Act 1999
    to create Fair Work Divisions within those courts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Supervision and Enforcement) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    to establish a prudential regulation regime for non-operating holding companies of life insurance companies to be administered by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA); 19 other Acts to make consequential amendments; and the
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    ,
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    and
    First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008
    to provide APRA with power to seek court injunctions against breaches of conditions or directions issued under those Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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