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  • Iron Ore Supply and Demand (Commission of Inquiry) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Establishes a full judicial commission of inquiry into iron ore supply and demand, specifically the increases in production by certain iron ore producing companies, and provides for its functions, powers and operations, and creates offences. The commission is required to submit its report to the Presiding Officers within three months for tabling in both chambers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Amendment (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015

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    Date
    01 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: define marriage as a union of two people; clarify that ministers of religion are not bound to solemnise marriage by any other law; remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and include a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (No. 2) Bill 2015

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    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to abolish certain incentive payments in relation to income management;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the operation of the income management regime and vulnerable welfare payment recipients;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments;
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to cease the payment of residential care subsidy for care recipients during a period of leave taken before entering a residential care service; and
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to abolish the Aged Care Planning Advisory Committees. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015

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    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: extend and simplify the ordinary waiting period for all working age payments from 1 July 2015; extend youth allowance (other) to 22 to 24 year olds in lieu of newstart allowance and sickness allowance from 1 July 2016; provide for a four-week waiting period for certain persons aged under 25 years applying for youth allowance (other) or special benefit from 1 July 2016; and pause indexation on certain income free and income test free areas and thresholds for three years; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to cease the low income supplement from 1 July 2017; and four Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Water Act 2007
    to impose a duty on the Commonwealth not to exceed the 1500 gigalitre limit on surface water purchases in the Murray-Darling Basin at the time of entering into a water purchase contract; and Basin Plan 2012 to provide flexibility in the recovery of 450 gigalitres of water for the environment through efficiency measures funded under the Water for the Environment Special Account. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Medical Research Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Medical Research Future Fund Bill 2015 to establish the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to support medical research and medical innovation from 1 August 2015, the bill amends: the
    COAF Reform Fund Act 2008
    to enable grants to the states and territories through the COAG Reform Fund; the
    DisabilityCare Australia Fund Act 2013
    ,
    Future Fund Act 2006
    and
    Nation-building Funds Act 2008
    to allow for amounts to be transferred between the MRFF and the Future Fund to allow for proper apportioning of common expenses incurred by the Future Fund Board in managing the MRFF, the Future Fund, the Nation-building Funds and the DisabilityCare Australia Fund Special Account; the
    Future Fund Act 2006
    to extend the Future Fund Board’s duties to manage the MRFF; the
    Nation-building Funds Act 2008
    to abolish and Health and Hospitals Fund (HHF); five Acts to make amendments consequential on the abolition of the HHF; and the proposed
    Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015
    to make amendments consequent on the
    Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Medical Research Future Fund Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Medical Research Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2015 to establish the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to support medical research and medical innovation from 1 August 2015, the bill provides for: initial funding of $1 billion from the uncommitted balance of the Health and Hospitals Fund; the establishment of the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board to develop the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy and the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities; and for the MRFF to be managed by the Future Fund Board of Guardians. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 3) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Act 2012
    to abolish the seafarer tax offset; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to reduce the refundable and non-refundable rates of the tax offset available under the research and development tax incentive for the first $100 million of eligible expenditure by 1.5 percentage points. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Requests and Reasons) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 May 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to require agencies and ministers to publish the exact wording of freedom of information requests and a statement of reasons concerning the decision to allow or refuse the release of requested documents. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Improving the Comcare Scheme) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    in relation to: eligibility requirements for compensation; the financial viability of the Comcare scheme; medical expense payments; the requirements for determining compensation payable; household and attendant care services; the suspension of compensation payments for certain citizens absent from Australia; taking or accruing leave while on compensation leave; the calculation of compensation payments; the compulsory redemption threshold; legal costs for proceedings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; compensation for permanent impairment; single employer licences; gradual onset injuries and associated injuries; obligations of mutuality; exception of defence-related claims from certain changes; and definitions;
    Military, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    ,
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    and
    Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
    in relation to: the vocational nature of rehabilitation services; and return to work outcomes; and
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    to provide that decisions relating to compensation paid for detriment caused by defective administration are not subject to review. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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