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  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Emergency Response Consolidation) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    to prohibit certain pay television licensees from providing television channels that contain a large amount of R18+ programming to certain prescribed areas;
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    to permit the transportation of pornographic material through a prescribed area to a place outside the prescribed area;
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    to repeal permit system amendments providing public access to certain Aboriginal land; and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    to enable community dependent roadhouses to be licensed as community stores. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fisheries Legislation Amendment (New Governance Arrangements for the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Other Matters) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    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:
    Fisheries Administration Act 1991
    ,
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    and
    Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
    to implement changes to the governance arrangements of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority;
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    and
    Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
    to require foreign fishing vessels to stow fishing equipment whilst transiting through the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ); and
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to enable enforcement action to be taken against foreign vessels breaching international fishery management measures and boats supporting illegal fishing in the AFZ. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • First Home Saver Accounts (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills, the bill: makes consequential amendments to: provide for the taxation treatment of First Home Saver Accounts and change certain references; and amends the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to ensure that the financial services licensing, conduct, advice and disclosure rules apply appropriately to First Home Saver Accounts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • First Home Saver Accounts Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills, the bill: establishes and governs the operation of First Home Saver Accounts; provides for the payment of Government contributions of 17 per cent on the first $5,000 of personal contributions made into an account each year; and provides for the prudential regulation of account providers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to establish a $150,000 limit on primary earner income for family tax benefit Part B and related tax offsets;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the baby bonus to: introduce a means test; provide for instalment payment; change the indexation date to 1 July each year; and extend the eligibility to certain adopted children;
    Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide for the collection of tax file numbers as part of a new compliance regime for the seniors health card;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for a person to enter into a voluntary income management agreement;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to increase the eligible age for partner service pension to qualifying age; and five Acts in relation to: child support reforms; family assistance; and technical amendments relating to family tax benefits and social security. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to: remove the minimum rate of child care benefit (CCB); increase the child care tax rebate (CCTR) to 50 per cent, provide for it to be paid quarterly and increase the annual limit to $7,500; and make amendments in relation to: weekly limits of hours for the purposes of CCB; automatic review of CCTR decisions; publishing information relating to sanctions or suspensions of approved child care service’s approval; allocation of child care places; approved child care services providing certain periodic statements; delegation of the secretary’s powers; infringement notices; and technical amendments relating to the Child Care Management System; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to: debt recovery; extension of the civil penalties and infringement notice schemes; and expanded entry powers for authorised officers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Farm Household Support Amendment (Additional Drought Assistance Measures) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Farm Household Support Act 1992
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: increase the maximum allowable income exemption for the Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment (ECRP); and extend the ECRP to more agriculture-dependent small business operators; and
    Farm Household Support Act 1992
    to enable ECRP recipients to continue to receive payments while temporarily absent from Australia for specific family or humanitarian reasons. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Family Law Act 1975
    in relation to: opposite-sex and same-sex de facto couples accessing the federal family law courts on property and maintenance matters on relationship breakdown; financial agreements between married couples; separation declarations and superannuation splitting; and certificates provided during family dispute resolutions. Also makes consequential amendments to 10 Acts in relation to de facto financial matters; and makes a technical amendment to the
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    to further simplify the internal government financial management framework and makes consequential amendments to the
    Albury-Wodonga Development Act 1973
    ,
    Public Service Act 1999
    ,
    Reserve Bank Act 1959
    and
    Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Act 2008
    . Also effects a transfer of funding for the Water Smart Australia program from the National Water Commission to the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Flags (Protection of Australian Flags) Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BARNETT, Sen Guy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Flags Act 1953
    to protect the Australian National Flag and proclaimed flags from unlawful desecration or destruction by inserting offence and penalty provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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