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  • Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    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 to enable the making of infrastructure payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    to provide access to citizenship for children adopted by Australian citizens through bilateral arrangements made by Australia with specific countries who are not parties to the Hague Convention on Protection and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Product Stewardship for Oil) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to increase the excise-equivalent customs duty on new and recycled petroleum-based oils, greases and their synthetic equivalents from 5.449 cents to 8.5 cents per litre or kilogram. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Product Stewardship for Oil) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to increase the excise duty on new and recycled petroleum-based oils, greases and their synthetic equivalents from 5.449 cents to 8.5 cents per litre or kilogram. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Regulatory Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003
    to: provide for the environment plan levy to be imposed on the submission of an environment plan by an applicant for a petroleum access authority, petroleum special prospecting authority, pipeline licence, greenhouse gas special authority or greenhouse gas search authority; and ensure that the annual titles administration levy is imposed for a year of the term of a title, even if the title does not remain in force for the full year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Regulatory Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2014, the bill amends the:
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Compliance Measures) Act 2013
    to: ensure the commencement of certain pending amendments by updating the commencement provisions to refer to the proposed
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    ; and make consequential renumbering amendments; and
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to: enable the making of regulations to provide for remissions and refunds of the titles administration levy in certain circumstances; and make minor policy and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 2) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to increase the Medicare levy low-income threshold amounts for families and the dependent child-student component of the threshold from the 2013-14 financial year;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to ensure outcomes are preserved in relation to tax assessments where taxpayers have self-assessed on the basis of certain announced taxation measures which have been discontinued;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to limit the ability of taxpayers who obtain additional franking credits as a result of ‘dividend washing’ to obtain a tax benefit; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 3) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to limit immediate deductibility of expenditure on mining rights and mining information first used for exploration. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Implementation of the FATCA Agreement) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to give effect to Australia’s obligations under the
    Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement FATCA
    ; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Textile, Clothing and Footwear Investment and Innovation Programs Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Textile, Clothing and Footwear Investment and Innovation Programs Act 1999
    to close the Clothing and Household Textile (Building Innovative Capability) Scheme and the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Small Business Program on 30 June 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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