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  • ACT Government Loan Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    The bill: enables the Commonwealth to enter into a loan agreement with the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) for the purpose of the ACT undertaking an asbestos remediation program and for purposes related to that program; and appropriates the Consolidated Revenue Fund for $750 million for the loan of money to the ACT. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014, the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    COAG Reform Fund Act 2008
    ,
    DisabilityCare Australia Fund Act 2013
    ,
    Future Fund Act 2006
    and
    Nation-building Funds Act 2008
    to: enable grants to the states and territories through the COAG Reform Fund; extend the Future Fund Board’s duties to manage the Asset Recycling Fund (ARF); and allow for amounts to be transferred between the ARF and Future Fund. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014, the bill establishes the Asset Recycling Fund to: enable grants of financial assistance to be made to the states and territories for expenditure incurred under the National Partnership Agreements on Asset Recycling and Land Transport Infrastructure Projects; make infrastructure national partnership grants; and enable the making of infrastructure payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    The bill: amends the
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    and
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to: transfer the functions of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman to the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman from 1 July 2015; provide for references to a base premium (previously intended to be used to calculate the private health insurance rebate) included in the
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to be taken never to have been so included; and validate any overpayment that may have been made to private health insurers by the Commonwealth because of the inclusion of references to base premiums. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    in relation to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme by: increasing the concessional patient co-payment by 80 cents from 1 January 2015; increasing the general patient co-payment by $5.00 from 1 January 2015; increasing the concessional safety net threshold by two prescriptions each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018; and increasing the general patient safety net threshold by 10 per cent each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018. 

    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

  • 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

  • Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Maritime Powers Act 2013
    to: provide clarity and consistency in relation to powers to detain and move vessels and people; clarify the relationship between the Act and other laws; and provide for the minister to give directions about the exercise of maritime powers;
    Migration Act 1958
    to: introduce temporary protection for those who engage Australia’s non-refoulement obligations and who arrive in Australia illegally; create the authority to make deeming regulations; create the Safe Haven Enterprise Visa class; introduce a fast track assessment process and remove access to the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT); establish the Immigration Assessment Authority within the RRT to consider fast track reviewable decisions; clarify the availability of removal powers independent of assessments of Australia’s non-refoulement obligations; codify Australia’s interpretation of its protection obligations under the Refugees Convention; clarify the legal status of children of unauthorised maritime arrivals and transitory persons; and enable the minister to place a statutory limit on the number of protection visas granted; and
    Maritime Powers Act 2013
    ,
    Migration Act 1958
    ,
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1997
    ,
    Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946
    and Migration Regulations 1994 to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to enable a visa to be cancelled or refused for certain non-citizens by: broadening the power to refuse to grant or to cancel a visa on character grounds; allowing the minister to require a state or territory agency to disclose personal information relevant to the character test; providing for lower thresholds for cancelling temporary visas; strengthening ministerial decision making powers in relation to general visa cancellation provisions; and introducing a mandatory visa cancellation for certain non-citizens who do not pass the character test. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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