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  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Torture Prohibition and Death Penalty Abolition) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to replace the existing offence of torture in the
    Crimes (Torture) Act 1988
    with a new offence of torture in the Criminal Code to fulfil Australia’s obligations under the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and
    Death Penalty Abolition Act 1973
    to provide that the death penalty cannot be reintroduced anywhere in Australia. Also repeals the
    Crimes (Torture) Act 1988

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Act 1992
    to: ensure that employers are reimbursed from the Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Fund for long service leave payments they make to employees which are preserved by the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    and paid under industrial instruments and contracts; and preserve existing long service leave entitlements for employees in the black coal industry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—Customs) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill imposes a tax on the issue of Australian emissions units issued as a result of an auction or for a fixed charge, to the extent that it is a duty of customs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—Excise) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

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    Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill imposes a tax on the issue of Australian emissions units issued as a result of an auction or for a fixed charge, to the extent that it is a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—General) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill imposes a tax on the issue of Australian emissions units issued as a result of an auction or for a fixed charge, to the extent that it is neither a duty of customs nor a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

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    Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill: amends 11 Acts and the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 consequent on the introduction of the scheme; and makes transitional arrangements to transfer the functions of the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer and the Renewable Energy Regulator to the Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    consequent on the proposed
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Act 2009

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) fuel credits, the bill establishes a CPRS fuel credits program to provide transitional assistance to eligible businesses and gaseous fuels suppliers to offset the impact of the scheme emissions unit charge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Consequent on the implementation of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: increase pensions, income support allowances and family payments by 2.8 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and make adjustments to indexation arrangements;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance)(Administration) Act 1999
    to: increase certain family tax benefit rates (FTB) additional to the usual indexation; and introduce a FTB combined supplement;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: increase disability, war widow and widower, and service pensions by 2.8 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and provide for increases to payment rates and adjustments to indexation by legislative instrument;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to increase the maximum rate weekly permanent impairment compensation, weekly compensation for wholly dependant partners and Special Rate Disability Pension by 2.8 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to increase the low income tax, Senior Australians tax, dependency tax, dependent spouse, housekeeper and child-housekeeper, invalid relative, and parent/parent-in-law offsets, and Medicare levy low-income thresholds. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill gives effect to Australia’s obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol by outlining: entities and emissions covered by the scheme; liable entities’ obligations to surrender emission units corresponding to their emissions; limits on the number of emissions units that will be used; the nature and allocation of Australian emissions units; mechanisms to contain costs; linking to other emissions trading schemes; assistance in relation to emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities and coal-fired electricity generators; voluntary inclusion of reforestation activities under the scheme; the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units; and monitoring and enforcement. Also contains a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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