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  • Energy Grants and Other Legislation Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015, the bill amends: the
    Customs Act 1901
    to provide that: excise-equivalent customs duty cannot be extinguished on imported fuel ethanol and biodiesel; and excise-equivalent customs duty is payable on the biofuels component of an imported blend of fuel; the
    Excise Act 1901
    to: provide that the exemption from the blending rule also applies where biofuels have been subject to different rates of duty; and remove the requirement that biofuel blends that have been subject to duty cannot be blended with other duty-paid fuels without being subject to excise duty; the
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    to require that fuel tax credits for fuel ethanol, and biodiesel and blends including certain biofuels are calculated as if they had been subject to the excise rate of duty, whether locally manufactured or imported; and four Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
    Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Act 2004

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Energy Grants and Other Legislation Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to: reduce the rates of excise duty for domestically manufactured fuel ethanol and biodiesel to nil for one year from 1 July 2015; increase the rate of excise duty for domestically manufactured fuel ethanol on 1 July of each subsequent year until the final rates are reached on 1 July 2020; and increase the rate of excise duty for domestically manufactured fuel biodiesel on 1 July of each subsequent year until the final rates are reached on 1 July 2030. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Australian Trusted Trader Programme) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Customs Act 1901
    to establish the Australian Trusted Trader Programme which will introduce a differentiated trust-based regulatory framework at the border for those entities that meet or exceed international supply chain security and trade compliance standards; and
    Australian Border Force Act 2015
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Imported Food Charges (Collection) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage imported food, the bill provides for the collection of imported food charges by: providing that regulations prescribe when imported food charges are due and payable; making the Commonwealth notionally liable to pay fees, including late payment fees; requiring a late payment fee to be paid when a charge is not paid on time; empowering the secretary to take certain action when a charge or late payment fee is not paid; and providing for the administration of the charges. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Imported Food Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage imported food, the bill imposes an imported food charge, to the extent that it is a duty of customs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Imported Food Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage imported food, the bill imposes an imported food charge, to the extent that it is a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Imported Food Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage imported food, the bill imposes an imported food charge, to the extent that it is neither a duty of customs nor a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to remove the obligation for employers to offer a choice of superannuation fund to temporary resident employees, or when superannuation funds merge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Penalty Unit) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Crimes Act 1914
    to: increase the Commonwealth penalty unit from $170 to $180, effective from 31 July 2015; and index the penalty unit every three years to the Consumer Price Index, effective from 1 July 2018. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to implement the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Access and Sustainability package by: applying a one-off five per cent statutory price reduction for single brand medicines; changing price disclosure arrangements for multiple-brand medicines; applying flow-on price disclosure reductions from component drugs to multiple-brand combination medicines; changing membership arrangements for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee; enabling approved pharmacists to discount patient co-payments by a maximum of $1 for each PBS supply on a prescription; extending safety net early supply rules; and extending the pharmacy location rules and the role of the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority to 30 June 2020. Also makes technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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