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  • Australian War Memorial Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian War Memorial Act 1980
    to prohibit the imposition of charges for entry to or parking at the Australian War Memorial in Campbell in the Australian Capital Territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 6) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to extend the existing business restructure roll overs available where a member of a company or unitholder in a unit trust can defer the income tax consequences of transactions that occur in the course of a business restructure; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to ensure that foreign pension funds can access the managed investment trust withholding tax regime and the associated lower rate of withholding tax on income from eligible Australian investments; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to provide an exemption from tax on income derived by certain entities engaged by the Government of the United States of America in connection with Force Posture Initiatives in Australia; the
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    and Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Regulations 2004 to: ensure that changes to the amount of excise and excise-equivalent customs duty payable as a result of tariff proposals are taken into account in calculating fuel tax credits and the cleaner fuels grant for biodiesel and renewable diesel; and five Acts to make consequential and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s (PJCIS) report
    Report of the Inquiry into Potential Reforms of Australia’s National Security Legislation
    by amending the:
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: require telecommunications service providers to retain for two years telecommunications data (not content) prescribed by regulations; provide for a review by the PJCIS of the mandatory data retention scheme no more than three years after the end of its implementation phase; limit the range of agencies that are able to access telecommunications data and stored communications; provide for record-keeping and reporting the use of, and access to, telecommunications data; and require the Commonwealth Ombudsman to inspect and oversight these records for compliance; and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    in relation to: the Official Trustee; the Official Receiver; the National Disability Insurance Scheme; the offence of concealment; declarations in statements received electronically; indictable and summary offences; and the location of certain offences in the Act;
    International Arbitration Act 1974
    to clarify the application of the Act to certain international arbitration agreements;
    Family Law Act 1975
    to: make technical amendments; clarify the appeal rights available for court security orders; and create access to the Family Court of Australia for court security orders made by the Family Court of Western Australia;
    Court Security Act 2013
    to: provide for the disposal of unclaimed items seized by or given upon request to court security officers; and clarify the processes by which court security orders can be varied and revoked;
    Evidence Act 1995
    to: reflect changes to the Model Uniform Evidence Bill; remove all references to the Australian Capital Territory; and make technical amendments;
    Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986
    to enable the National Cultural Heritage Committee to continue to function when membership falls below the maximum number; and
    Copyright Act 1968
    to extend the legal deposit scheme to include work published in electronic format. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to enable goods that satisfy new rules of origin when imported into Australia from Japan to be given preferential rates of duty, giving effect to the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to implement the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement by: providing free rates of customs duty for goods that are Japanese originating goods; maintaining customs duty rates for certain Japanese originating goods; phasing the preferential rates of customs duty for certain goods to free by 2021; and providing for the preferential and phasing rates of duty and maintaining excise-equivalent rates of duty on certain alcohol, tobacco and petroleum products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: require Australian companies involved in extractive industries to disclose any payments made to foreign countries over $100 000 on a country-by-country and project-by-project basis; and require the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to publish the Publish What You Pay reports on their website within 28 days of their receipt. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Amendment (Giving the Community Rights on Phone Towers) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: require owners and occupiers of land to be notified of a proposal to either build or modify a telecommunications tower within 500 metres of their property; provide that notified owners and occupiers have 30 days in which to respond to the proposed development; provide that new telecommunications towers cannot be declared to be low impact; limit the size and capacity of telecommunications towers; provide that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) can issue installation permits for high impact facilities only in extraordinary circumstances; disallow ACMA from considering commercial interests when determining the importance of a facility in a telecommunications network; require ACMA, when considering developments near community sensitive sites, to be satisfied that all alternative sites are unfeasible; and enable local communities to appeal a facility installation permit being granted with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    to: extend good character requirements; clarify residency requirements and related matters; clarify the circumstances in which a person’s approval as an Australian citizen may or must be cancelled; clarify the circumstances in which the minister may defer a person making the pledge of commitment to become an Australian citizen; clarify the circumstances in which a person’s Australian citizenship may be revoked; enable the minister to specify certain matters in a legislative instrument; enable the use and disclosure of personal information obtained under the
    Migration Act 1958
    or the migration regulations; and make technical amendments; and
    Migration Act 1958
    to enable the use and disclosure of personal information obtained under the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    or the citizenship regulations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amend the:
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    to: amend the short title of the Act to the
    Legislation Act 2003
    to reflect the consolidation of the legislative frameworks of the publication of Commonwealth Acts and the registration of Commonwealth instruments; clarify the definition of ‘legislative instrument’ and ‘legislative character’; provide that certain instruments are notifiable instruments which are registrable but not subject to parliamentary scrutiny or sunsetting; establish the Federal Register of Legislation; and allow the First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial changes to Acts and instruments in the Register;
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    to: clarify references to ministers, departments and other government authorities; and confirm the continued validity of the exercise of powers, functions and duties under Commonwealth agreements following machinery of government changes. Also consequentially repeals four Acts and amends 51 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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