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  • Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure 
    Summary
    Part of a package of eight bills to reform the legal and governance framework for Norfolk Island, the bill amends: the
    Norfolk Island Act 1979
    and 28 Acts to provide interim measures to implement the reform, including abolishing the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and Executive Council, and establishing an Advisory Council as an interim consultative body; the
    Norfolk Island Act 1979
    and 115 Acts to provide for the final governance arrangements, including: the application of New South Wales (NSW) state law to Norfolk Island as Commonwealth law and to allow the Commonwealth to enter into arrangements with the NSW Government for the delivery of state level services; and extending certain mainland social security, immigration and health arrangements to Norfolk Island; and the
    Census and Statistics Act 1905
    to align the power to collect statistics in the external territories with the power to collect statistics in the rest of Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure 
    Summary
    Part of a package of eight bills to reform the legal and governance framework for Norfolk Island, the bill amends the
    Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Act 2003
    to extend the risk equalisation levy on private health insurers to Norfolk Island. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Norfolk Island Reforms) Bill 2015

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    Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of eight bills to reform the legal and governance framework for Norfolk Island, the bill amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: remove an income tax exemption available to Norfolk Island residents, companies and trustees on income sourced from Norfolk Island and outside Australia; and to remove the full exemption from the Medicare levy for residents;
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to apply transitional arrangements to the capital gains tax liabilities of resident entities; and
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to: remove superannuation guarantee exemptions that apply to employers and employees in relation to work performed on Norfolk Island; and establish transitional arrangements which will phase in the superannuation guarantee over the next 12 years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill 2015

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    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
    to: increase the restriction of no more than five minutes per hour of advertising to 10 minutes of advertising in any hour of broadcasting on the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS); and clarify SBS’s ability to earn revenue through the broadcast of programs containing product placement; and
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    and
    Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
    to: provide consistency between the Acts; repeal redundant provisions; and add a reference to digital media services. Also repeals 26 Acts and repeals redundant provisions in four Acts in the Communications portfolio. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015

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    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012
    to extend the period during which the Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate can apply to a nominated Administrative Appeals Tribunal presidential member for an examination notice by a further two years (until 1 June 2017). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Improving the Comcare Scheme) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    in relation to: eligibility requirements for compensation; the financial viability of the Comcare scheme; medical expense payments; the requirements for determining compensation payable; household and attendant care services; the suspension of compensation payments for certain citizens absent from Australia; taking or accruing leave while on compensation leave; the calculation of compensation payments; the compulsory redemption threshold; legal costs for proceedings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; compensation for permanent impairment; single employer licences; gradual onset injuries and associated injuries; obligations of mutuality; exception of defence-related claims from certain changes; and definitions;
    Military, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    ,
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    and
    Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
    in relation to: the vocational nature of rehabilitation services; and return to work outcomes; and
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    to provide that decisions relating to compensation paid for detriment caused by defective administration are not subject to review. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that certain persons cannot be paid social security payments when they are in psychiatric confinement because they have been charged with a serious offence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Employee Share Schemes) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    in relation to the taxation of employee share schemes by: amending the taxing point for rights for employees of all corporate tax entities; and providing an additional tax concession for employees of certain small start-up companies; and the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: enable the Commissioner of Taxation to approve a method for determining the market value of an asset or non-cash benefit for income tax purposes; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment (Regional Australia Statements) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998
    to require the Treasurer to release and table regular regional Australia statements to provide information to allow assessment of the impact of government policy decisions on regional Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: make recklessness the fault element for attempted serious drug offences and remove the intent to manufacture element from offences relating to the importation of border controlled precursors; clarify that proof of an intention to influence a particular foreign official is not required to establish the offence; clarify the scope and application of the war crime offence of outrages upon personal dignity in a non-international armed conflict; expand the definition of forced marriage to apply when a person is incapable of understanding the nature and effect of a marriage ceremony; insert the concept of ‘knowingly concerned’ in the commission of an offence as an additional form of secondary criminal liability; and introduce a mandatory sentence of five years imprisonment for firearm trafficking; the
    Crimes Act 1914
    and
    Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970
    to make amendments in relation to the sentencing, imprisonment and release of federal offenders; the
    Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983
    to enable the interstate transfer of federal prisoners to occur at a location other than a prison for federal prisoners approved for transfer; the
    Crimes Act 1914
    to: enable the Attorney-General’s Department to share information about federal offenders with relevant third party agencies; and clarify the operation of controlled operations provisions; the
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to address enforceability issues and operational constraints identified by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre; the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 to amend the powers and functions of the commissioner; and remove the time limits on the secondment of officers to the commission; the
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    to make technical amendments in relation to the special operations and investigations of the commission; the
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to increase penalties for failing to comply with a production order or with a notice to a financial institution in proceeds of crime investigations; the
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    ,
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    ,
    Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    to make technical amendments in relation to proceeds of crime; ten Acts to enable the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption of South Australia to access information from certain Commonwealth agencies, rely on defences for certain Commonwealth telecommunications offences, and apply for certain types of search warrants; and the
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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