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  • Tax Laws Amendment (Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Complementary to the Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Bill 2009, the bill amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide that the resale royalty collecting society is not taxed on amounts it collects on behalf of resale royalty right owners. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: enable owners and operators of computer networks to undertake activities to operate, maintain and protect their networks; enable Commonwealth agencies, security authorities and eligible State authorities to ensure their network is appropriately used by employees, office holders or contractors of the agency or authority; limit secondary use and disclosure of information obtained through network protection activities; and require the destruction of records obtained by undertaking network protection activities when the information is no longer required for those purposes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    ,
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to prevent Telstra from acquiring specified bands of spectrum which could be used for advanced wireless broadband services unless it structurally separates and divests its hybrid fibre coaxial cable network and its interests in Foxtel;
    National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998
    ,
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to require the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to: set up-front prices and non-price terms for declared services; make binding rules of conduct for the supply of declared services; remove the option to apply for exemptions from access obligations or undertakings; and remove merits review of regulatory decisions made by the ACCC;
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to: remove the requirement for the ACCC to undertake consultation before issuing a Part A competition notice; and clarify that content services supplied by carriers and carriage service providers are subject to the competition notice regime;
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    to: require the universal service provider to supply standard telephone services and payphones as determined by the minister; and provide for the minister to establish minimum Customer Service Guarantee performance benchmarks; and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: require service providers to offer a priority assistance service; and establish an infringement notice regime to deal with breaches of civil penalty provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Network Information) Bill 2009

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    Date
    19 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: require utilities to provide information, as well as telecommunications providers, specified by the minister; specify the purposes for which protected network information is permitted to be disclosed and used; and change sunset periods so that information can be disclosed and used during the roll-out of the national broadband network. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 4) Bill 2009

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    Date
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to increase the research and development expenditure cap for eligibility to the tax offset from $1 million to $2 million;
    A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    , and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    in relation to private ancillary funds;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to provide capital gains tax relief to certain friendly societies; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    in relation to losses transferred to the head company of a consolidated group by a joining entity. Also amends 15 Acts relating to taxation laws to make various minor amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures No. 1) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: require utilities to provide information, as well as telecommunications providers, specified by the minister; specify the purposes for which protected network information is permitted to be disclosed and used; and change sunset periods so that information can be disclosed and used during the roll-out of the national broadband network. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Agent Services (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Consequent on the
    Tax Agent Services Act 2009
    , the bill: amends eight Acts; and provides for transitional arrangements for certain entities providing tax agent services before the commencement of the
    Tax Agent Services Act 2009

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2009 Measures No. 2) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    in relation to: separate scheduling of medicines and poisons; the preclusion of certain kinds of medical devices from being entered in the Register; consultation with the Gene Technology Regulator; advertising therapeutic goods; exercising delegations; and the inclusion of advisory statements on the labels of specified medicines. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill (No. 1) 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to implement a national consumer law regime (the Australian Consumer Law) which will: address unfair contract terms; and include penalties, enforcement powers and consumer redress options;
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to include corresponding provisions applicable to financial services; and
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    ,
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act
    1979, and
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade Practices Amendment (Guaranteed Lowest Prices—Blacktown Amendment) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    XENOPHON, Sen Nick;JOYCE, Sen Barnaby 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to provide that a corporation sell the same product at the same price at all its retail outlets within a 35 kilometre geographic area. 

    Bill

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