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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Review of Prudential Decisions) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    ,
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    ,
    Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997
    ,
    Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Regulation and Review) Act 2007
    and
    Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Discretionary Mutual Funds and Direct Offshore Foreign Insurers) Act 2007
    to introduce a court-based process for disqualifying an individual from operating an Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) regulated entity;
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    and
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    in relation to APRA’s specific direction powers;
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to incorporate a materiality test into the trigger for APRA to issue a direction to freeze assets of a superannuation entity;
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to remove ministerial consent from administrative decisions made by APRA or the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) under those Acts; and
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to apply merits review to appropriate decisions made by APRA or the ATO. Also makes consequential amendments to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Emergency Response Consolidation) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    The bill amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to prohibit the provision of R18+ television programs in prescribed areas of the Northern Territory;
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    in relation to residential tenancy agreements and Commonwealth obligations;
    Defence Housing Australia Act 1987
    to allow Defence Housing Australia to assist the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to deliver housing to remote Indigenous communities;
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    in relation to land rights; and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    in relation to the acquisition of rights, titles and interests in land and community stores. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Farm Household Support Amendment (Farm Help Criteria and Other Measures) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio 

    Bill

  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Review of Prudential Decisions) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    ,
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    ,
    Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997
    ,
    Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Regulation and Review) Act 2007
    and
    Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Discretionary Mutual Funds and Direct Offshore Foreign Insurers) Act 2007
    to introduce a court-based process for disqualifying an individual from operating an Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) regulated entity;
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    and
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    in relation to APRA’s specific direction powers;
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to incorporate a materiality test into the trigger for APRA to issue a direction to freeze assets of a superannuation entity;
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to remove ministerial consent from administrative decisions made by APRA or the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) under those Acts;
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Financial Sector Collection of Data Act 2001
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to apply merits review to appropriate decisions made by APRA or the ATO; and makes consequential amendments to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Child Disability Assistance) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to introduce an annual, tax free payment of $1000 to certain carers of disabled children under the age of 16, and makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    07 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to implement the Northern Territory National Emergency Response, the bill amends the
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    ,
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    ,
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    ,
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    and proposed
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    in relation to: prohibition of pornographic material; law enforcement; retention of government ownership of facilities constructed on Aboriginal land; access to Aboriginal land; and certain township lease grants. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Discretionary Mutual Funds and Direct Offshore Foreign Insurers) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Corporations (National Guarantee Fund Levies) Amendment Bill 2007, the bill amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    ,
    Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001
    and
    Insurance Act 1973
    to: prudentially regulate direct offshore foreign insurers and collect information on discretionary mutual funds (which will not be prudentially regulated); and makes an amendment consequential on the proposed
    Corporations (National Guarantee Fund Levies) Amendment Act 2007

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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