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  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to: abolish the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee; provide for transitional arrangements; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donations Reform) Bill 2014

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    Date
    04 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to prohibit political donations from certain industries and from industry representative organisations whose majority members are prohibited donors. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excess Exploration Credit Tax Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 7) Bill 2014, the bill imposes an excess exploration credit tax to recover any costs to the Commonwealth that may arise where an exploration company issues exploration credits in excess of their maximum exploration credit entitlement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2014

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    Date
    04 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    The bill: amends the
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    and
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to: transfer the functions of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman to the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman from 1 July 2015; provide for references to a base premium (previously intended to be used to calculate the private health insurance rebate) included in the
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to be taken never to have been so included; and validate any overpayment that may have been made to private health insurers by the Commonwealth because of the inclusion of references to base premiums. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 7) Bill 2014

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    Date
    04 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excess Exploration Credit Tax Bill 2014, the bill amends: the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide individuals with an option to be taxed on the earnings associated with their excess superannuation non concessional contribution at their marginal tax rate; the
    Inspector-General of Taxation Act 2003
    and
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    to transfer the tax investigative and complaint handling functions of the Commonwealth Ombudsman to the Inspector-General of Taxation and merge that function with the existing function of conducting systemic reviews; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to capital gains tax exemption for certain compensation or damages; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to ensure that individuals whose superannuation benefits are involuntarily transferred from one superannuation plan to another plan are not disadvantaged through the transfer; the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: remove the need for a roll-over benefit statement to be provided to an individual whose superannuation benefits are involuntarily transferred; and allow taxation officers to record or disclose personal information in certain circumstances; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide for an exploration development tax incentive for investment in small mineral exploration companies undertaking greenfields mineral exploration;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Tax Agent Services Act 2009
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments; and 16 Acts to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Military Justice Enhancements—Inspector-General ADF) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Act 1903
    to: strengthen and clarify the independence, powers and privileges of the Inspector-General ADF; provide a statutory basis to support regulatory change including the re-allocation of responsibility for investigation of service-related deaths and the management of the Australian Defence Force redress of grievance process to the Inspector-General ADF; and require the Inspector-General ADF to prepare an annual report. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014, the bill amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to provide the Children’s e-safety Commissioner with certain information gathering powers; and five Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014, the bill: establishes the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner and provides for the commissioner’s functions and powers; provides for a complaints system for cyber-bullying material targeted at an Australian child and a two-tiered system for rapid removal of that material from large social media services; provides for civil penalties, enforceable undertakings and injunctions; and establishes the Children’s Online Safety Special Account to fund the commissioner’s functions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: provide demand-driven funding to diploma, advanced diploma and associate degree courses and extend government subsidies to bachelor and sub-bachelor courses at private universities and non-university higher education providers; remove the maximum student contribution amounts; remove the maximum student contribution amounts that providers can charge students in Commonwealth supported places; merge the FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP loan schemes, including the removal of the FEE-HELP loan fee and lifetime limits, HECS-HELP upfront discount and HELP voluntary repayment bonus; establish a Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme to support disadvantaged students; maintain the CPI indexation rate as the HELP indexation rate; provide for HECS indexation relief for primary carers of children up to five years of age; lower the minimum repayment threshold for HELP debts; enable providers to charge Research Training Scheme students capped tuition fees; remove the lifetime limits on VET FEE-HELP loans and the VET FEE-HELP loan fee; replace the Higher Education Grants Index with the CPI; update the name of the University of Ballarat to Federation University Australia; enable certain New Zealand citizens to be eligible for HELP assistance;
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
    to provide that the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency may determine when fees may be refunded, and disclose certain information;
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to discontinue the HECS-HELP benefit;
    Australian National University Act 1991
    ,
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments; and
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to enable additional investment in research through the Future Fellowships Scheme, apply indexation, apply a one-off efficiency dividend, and add an additional forward estimate amount. Also: amends the Commonwealth Grants Scheme Guidelines 2012, Other Grants Guidelines (Education) 2012 and Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2012; and repeals the Higher Education (Designated Courses of Study) Specification 2011 and a determination made under subsection 169-20(1) of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 [FRLI No. F2007B01092]. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Improved Oversight and Resourcing) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010
    to: enable the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor to review proposed counter-terrorism and national security legislation; require the monitor to consider whether counter-terrorism and national security legislation is a proportionate response to the national security threat faced; enable Legal and Constitutional Affairs Senate committees and the Human Rights Commission to refer matters to the monitor for inquiry; require for all reports of the monitor to be tabled and the government to respond to any recommendations within six months; ensure that the position of monitor is a full time position; establish the Office of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor as a statutory agency and a listed entity; and provide for staff; and
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    to provide that it is a function of the Human Rights Commission to refer matters to the monitor for inquiry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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