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  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to reduce to six weeks the period during which family tax benefit (FTB) Part A, and additional payments that rely on FTB eligibility, will be paid to recipients who are outside Australia from 1 January 2016; and the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to cease the large family supplement from 1 January 2016. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to: increase family tax benefit (FTB) Part A fortnightly rates by $10.08 for each FTB child in the family up to 19 years of age; restructure family tax benefit Part B by: increasing the standard rate by $1000.10 per year for families with a youngest child aged under one; maintaining certain standard rates for families, single parents who are at least 60 years of age, grandparents and great-grandparents; and introducing a reduced rate of $1000.10 per year for individuals with a youngest child aged 13 to 16 years of age who are not single parents aged 60 or more or grandparents or great-grandparents; and phase out the family tax benefit Part A and Part B supplements;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to increase certain youth allowance and disability support pension fortnightly rates by approximately $10.44 for recipients under 18 years of age; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    in relation to: special benefit payments; assessment of full-time study load for youth allowance and austudy payments; the definition of new apprentices; exemptions from the assets test for austudy payments; indexation of pharmaceutical allowance; calculating allowable income for the purposes of step 2 of the health care card income test calculator; and technical corrections; and the
    A New Tax (Family Assistance)(Administration) Act 1999
    to re-align the time period for income reconciliation for certain family tax benefit recipients; and remove a delegation provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Communication Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015, the bill amends the
    Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments to reflect that the allocation to and holding of numbers by carriage service providers, for which charges arise under the Act, could in future be managed in accordance with an industry-based scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Access Regime and NBN Companies) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to clarify that the facilities access regime processes in the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    have precedence over those in this Act;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    and
    National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998
    to provide that certain access providers are to give access to in-building cabling that they own or control when the cabling is necessary for the supply of an active declared service;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    in relation to: pilots and trials of new services or technology; access determinations; notices to vary special access undertakings; fixed principles in special access undertakings; authorised conduct for competition law purposes; clarifying ‘declared services’; and consequential amendments; and
    National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011
    to provide that an NBN corporation may dispose of surplus non-communications goods; and enable NBN Co’s line of business restrictions to be changed through regulation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    to: amend the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Charter in relation to the delivery of services to rural and regional Australia in each state and territory; impose certain requirements on the ABC and the ABC Board; and provide for the establishment, functions and membership of the Rural and Regional Advisory Council. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Strategic Assets) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
    to prevent foreign persons or entities from acquiring a 10 per cent or greater interest in Australian land, water or other assets that are of strategic economic or strategic defensive importance to Australia 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to clarify the operation of the non-conviction based proceeds of crime regime in response to two recent court decisions;
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to create two new offences of false dealing with accounting documents; and amend the serious drug offences to clarify the definitions of ‘drug analogue’ and ‘manufacture’ and to ensure that they capture all relevant substances and processes;
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to expand the ability of designated officials and agencies to share information under the Act; and to allow the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption of South Australia to access AUSTRAC information; and
    AusCheck Act 2007
    to clarify and extend the circumstances under which AusCheck can disclose AusCheck background check information to the Commonwealth and to certain state and territory government agencies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to: deem that a transfer of places between providers has been approved unless the secretary vetoes the transfer; increase the provisional allocation period to four years; and limit the amount of extensions available for the allocation of provisionally allocated places to two 12 month periods with further extensions available only in exceptional circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Family Law Act 1975
    to: amend the financial agreement regime to remove existing uncertainties around requirements for entering, interpreting and enforcing agreements, make changes to the coverage of spousal maintenance matters in agreements, provide for a statement of principles to outline their binding nature, and to reinforce the binding nature of the agreements; strengthen protections from violence in certain procedural matters; strengthen Australia’s response to international parental child abduction; update the arrest powers of the family court; assist the operation of the family law courts; and make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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