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  • Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to re-introduce the biannual indexation of fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill establishes the Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) special account to make grants of financial assistance to the states and territories for expenditure in relation to road infrastructure investment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Defined Benefit Income Streams) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that the deductible amount for defined benefit income streams, excluding military defined benefits schemes, is capped at a maximum 10 per cent of the gross payments to an individual for the income year. 

    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

  • Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998
    to: adjust the licensing regime by enabling the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) to regulate remediation activities involving contaminated legacy sites, issue time limited licences, and issue single licences for multiple activities; clarify the application of the Act to contractors and others working with Commonwealth entities; provide ARPANSA with increased capacity to respond to emergencies and with increased compliance monitoring and enforcement powers; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Gene Technology Act 2000
    to: discontinue quarterly reporting to the minister; clarify which dealings may be authorised by inadvertent dealings licences; update advertising requirements for public consultations; remove the requirement that the Gene Technology Regulator maintain a record of genetically modified product approvals made by other agencies; amend licence variation requirements; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Airports Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Airports Act 1996
    to: provide for the determination of an airport plan for Sydney West Airport; and provide options should Southern Cross Airports Corporation decline an offer to develop the airport; and Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996 and Airports Regulations 1997 to make consequential amendments. Also provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

  • Passports Legislation Amendment (Integrity) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Australian Passports Act 2005
    and
    Foreign Passports (Law Enforcement and Security) Act 2005
    to: ensure that the minister retains the power to issue a person with a travel-related document to facilitate a lawful requirement for a person to travel; provide more certainty as to who is required to consent to a child passport; provide that the minister may refuse to process a passport application if there are reasonable grounds to suspect fraud or dishonesty in the application; and amend and add offences; and 12 Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
    Australian Passports (Transitionals and Consequentials) Act 2005

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Pensions) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    and
    Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 6) Act 2014
    to increase the assets test free areas and the taper rate by which a pension is reduced once the free areas are exceeded from 1 January 2017; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide that people whose pension is nil on 1 January 2017 as a result of the assets test changes will automatically be issued with a Commonwealth seniors health card or a health card. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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