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  • International Monetary Agreements Amendment (Financial Assistance) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Monetary Agreements Act 1947
    to: enable loans or currency swaps to be provided as part of a package prepared by the World Bank or the Asian Development Bank; appropriate funds from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for such loan or currency swaps; and provide that the Treasurer table in each House a national interest statement when an agreement to provide such financial assistance is entered into. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Infrastructure Australia Amendment (National Broadband Network and Other Projects) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MINCHIN, Sen Nick 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Infrastructure Australia Act 2008
    to: require Infrastructure Australia to assess the proposed national broadband network and provide a report to the minister to be tabled in Parliament; and enable either House of the Parliament to refer infrastructure proposals to Infrastructure Australia for analysis and assessment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Cabinet Secretary 
    Summary
    Appoints an Independent National Security Legislation Monitor to review the operation, effectiveness and implications of counter-terrorism and national security legislation and provides for: the functions and powers of the position; annual reporting requirements; and protection from legal action. Also contains a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Income Tax (TFN Withholding Tax (ESS)) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2009, the bill imposes a withholding tax on employees who have not quoted a Tax File Number or Australian Business Number to their employer by the end of the income year in relation to employee share schemes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • International Arbitration Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Arbitration Act 1974
    to: apply most of the amendments made by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law in 2006 to the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration to international commercial arbitration in Australia; confine the circumstances in which courts can set aside an award made under the Model Law or refuse to enforce foreign awards under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and the Model Law; include additional optional provisions to be made available to the parties to an arbitration agreement; include a regulation making power; and make general amendments in relation to the operation of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    International Tax Agreements Act 1953
    to give legislative effect to: the 2009
    Convention between Australia and New Zealand for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income and Fringe Benefits and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion
    ; the
    Second Protocol amending the Agreement between Australia and the Kingdom of Belgium for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income
    ; and the
    Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Jersey for the Allocation of Taxing Rights with Respect to Certain Income of Individuals and to Establish a Mutual Agreement Procedure in Respect of Transfer Pricing Adjustments
    ; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to align the definition of dual listed company arrangements with the 2009 Australia-New Zealand Convention. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    to provide additional funding over three years to extend the activities under the Sporting Chance program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Imported Food Control Amendment (Bovine Meat) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    OAKESHOTT, Rob, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Imported Food Control Act 1992
    to: require the packaging of any imported bovine product to display the country of origin and the last recorded date of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) in that country; and provide that a food control certificate cannot be issued for an imported bovine meat product unless the country of origin has cattle identification and tracing systems for bovine meat products exported to Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Immigration (Education) Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Immigration (Education) Act 1971
    to implement the Adult Migrant English Program by: removing annual administration fees for English courses; providing that certain New Zealand citizens are unable to access English courses; extending the registration period in an English course from three to six months; providing that English courses are completed within five years; clarifying eligibility for English courses; and enabling the secretary to extend registration, commencement and completion timeframes for English courses retrospectively. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    in relation to: duty of utmost good faith; ‘bundled’ workers’ compensation contracts; ‘bundled contracts’; enabling the use of electronic communication for statutory notices and documents; extending the Australian Securities and Investments Commission powers under the Act; disclosure and misrepresentations; remedies for bundled contracts of life insurance; the rights and obligations of third parties; and the division of proceeds from a recovery action. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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