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  • Water Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Water Act 2007
    to impose a duty on the Commonwealth not to exceed the 1500 gigalitre limit on surface water purchases in the Murray-Darling Basin at the time of entering into a water purchase contract; and Basin Plan 2012 to provide flexibility in the recovery of 450 gigalitres of water for the environment through efficiency measures funded under the Water for the Environment Special Account. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Office of Animal Welfare as an independent statutory authority with responsibility for advising on the protection of animal welfare in Commonwealth regulated activities; provides for the functions, appointment, and terms and conditions of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); provides for staff and consultants; establishes the Office of Animal Welfare Advisory Committee to advise the CEO; and provides for reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920
    to: amend the short title to the
    Protection of Word ‘Anzac’ Act 1920
    ; amend the long title of the Act; and remove redundant provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme to: include medical management and psychosocial services in the scheme; and make changes to the intermediate and special rate disability pensions;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to provide for a single appeal path for the review of original determinations made under the Act; and
    Defence Act 1903
    to expand the war graves regulation making power to include graves of service dependants buried in Terendak Military Cemetery in Malaysia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to extend the unfair contract term protections to businesses with less than 20 employees agreeing to standard form contracts valued at less than a prescribed threshold. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Prevents the Commonwealth from entering into agreements with foreign countries that include investor-state dispute settlement clauses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Textile, Clothing and Footwear Investment and Innovation Programs Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Textile, Clothing and Footwear Investment and Innovation Programs Act 1999
    to close the Clothing and Household Textile (Building Innovative Capability) Scheme and the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Small Business Program on 30 June 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Measures No. 3) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: provide a 5 per cent tax offset (capped at $1000 per income year) to individuals who run small businesses with an aggregate annual turnover of less than $2 million, or who have a share of a small business’ income included in their assessable income; and enable small businesses and individuals to immediately deduct certain costs incurred when starting up a business; and
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    to extend the fringe benefits tax exemption that applies to employers that provide employees with work-related portable electronic devices. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Better Targeting the Income Tax Transparency Laws) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to exempt Australian-owned private companies from the requirement that the Commissioner of Taxation publish certain tax information in relation to corporate tax entities that report total income above $100 million. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 4) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to ensure that capital gains tax scrip for scrip roll-over rules apply appropriately;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to remove the income tax exemption for employees of an Australian government agency who work overseas for not less than 91 days delivering Official Development Assistance; and
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    to increase the account balance threshold below which small lost member accounts must be transferred to the Commissioner of Taxation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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