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  • Civil Aviation Amendment (CASA Board) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Civil Aviation Act 1988
    to: enable the appointment of two additional members to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Board; and make consequential amendments in relation to the board’s quorum and ad hoc meeting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to enable the Federal Court of Australia to require a corporation to reduce its market share or power within two years where the corporation is found to have misused that market share or power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Trade and Investment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
    to: increase the maximum number of grants per applicant to eight; reduce the minimum expenses threshold incurred by an applicant to $15 000; reduce the deduction from the applicant’s provisional grant amount to $2500; prevent the payment of grants to applicants engaging an export market development grants consultant assessed to not be a fit and proper person; provide that if an amount of a grant is determined before 1 July following the ‘balance distribution date’, the grant becomes payable immediately; and enable the payment of additional expenses above the cap on administration costs for the 2013-14 financial year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Farm Household Support (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Farm Household Support Bill 2014, the bill: repeals the
    Farm Household Support Act 1992
    ; and makes consequential and contingent amendments to 10 Acts and two proposed Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Farm Household Support Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Farm Household Support (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014, the bill replaces the Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment by providing for up to three years of financial assistance (the Farm Household Allowance) for eligible farmers and their partners in financial hardship without the need for a climatic trigger. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Flags Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Flags Act 1953
    to require that all Australian flags flown, used or supplied by the Commonwealth are manufactured in Australia from materials manufactured in Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Qantas Sale Act 1992
    to: remove mandatory requirements in Qantas’ articles of association which include limits on the issue and ownership of Qantas shares, restrictions on the makeup of the board of directors, the use of the name Qantas, the location of the head office, place of incorporation and principle place of business; and remove compliance and enforcement measures relating to the mandatory requirements; and
    Air Navigation Act 1920
    and
    Qantas Sale Act 1992
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Quarantine Charges (Collection) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to the recovery of costs for biosecurity and quarantine services, the bill: provides for regulations to be made to deal with when quarantine charges are due and payable, and the liability of agents; provides that the Commonwealth may be notionally liable to pay quarantine charges and late payment fees; applies late payment fees and other penalties if quarantine charges are unpaid; provides that charges can be created over goods or vessels subject to quarantine; enables quarantine officers to withhold goods and vessels for sale when charges and fees are owing; enables abandoned goods and vessels to be sold, destroyed or otherwise disposed of; and provides for miscellaneous matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to the recovery of costs for biosecurity and quarantine services, the bill imposes charges, as duties of customs, for prescribed matters associated with the administration of the
    Quarantine Act 1908

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to the recovery of costs for biosecurity and quarantine services, the bill imposes charges, as duties of excise, for prescribed matters associated with the administration of the
    Quarantine Act 1908

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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