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  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Savings and Other Measures) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: remove the HECS-HELP up-front payment discount for units of study with a census date on or after 1 January 2014; remove the HELP voluntary repayment bonus for repayments made on or after 1 January 2014; apply an efficiency dividend of 2 per cent in 2014 and 1.25 per cent in 2015 to Commonwealth contribution amounts under the Commonwealth Grant Scheme; and reflect the name change of the University of Ballarat to the Federation University Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Infrastructure Australia Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    The bill: amends the
    Infrastructure Australia Act 2008
    to: re-establish Infrastructure Australia as an entity under the
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
    and provide for its functions, powers, board, Chief Executive Officer, staff and consultants, planning and reporting, and finance; and amend the long title of the Act; and provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    The bill: abolishes the supervisory and gaming machine regulation levies by repealing the
    National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Act (No. 1) 2012
    and
    National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Act (No. 2) 2012
    ; and amends: the
    National Gambling Reform Act 2012
    to: amend the long and short titles of the Act; abolish the position of the National Gambling Regulator; remove the automatic teller machine withdrawal limit, dynamic warnings, the mandatory pre-commitment trial, and the requirement for the Productivity Commission to undertake reviews; and express the Commonwealth’s commitment to encouraging responsible gambling, including the development and implementation of voluntary pre-commitment measures; the
    Charities Act 2013
    to delay commencement of the Act by nine months to 1 September 2014 to enable further consultation; the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable income management to continue in Cape York for a further two years; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that family tax benefit Part A will be paid to families only up to the end of the calendar year in which their teenager is completing school; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999
    to amend the rules for calculating pensions paid outside Australia; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to enable an interest charge to be applied to certain social security debts; seven Acts to replace the student start-up scholarship with an income-contingent student start-up loan; the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to remove the requirement for employers to provide paid parental leave to eligible employees; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: discontinue late registrations for the closed pension bonus scheme; and extend the deeming rules to account-based superannuation income streams; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Act 2011
    and
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to extend the indexation pauses on certain higher income limits for three years; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to amend the rules for receiving family and parental payments overseas; and nine Acts in relation to: the Student Financial Supplement Scheme; lodging tax returns for family assistance purposes; payments made under the National Disability Insurance Scheme; tax file number data sharing; child support; and the newborn supplement and stillborn baby payment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013, the bill: repeals the
    Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012
    ; makes consequential amendments to the
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    ,
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    and
    Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-Vesting) Act 1987
    ; amends the proposed
    Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2013
    as a consequence of new Australian Privacy Principles; and provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013, the bill: re-establishes the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABC Commissioner) and the Australian Building and Construction Commission; enables the minister to issue a Building Code; provides for the appointment and functions of the Federal Safety Commissioner; prohibits certain unlawful industrial action; prohibits coercion, discrimination and unenforceable agreements; provides the ABC Commissioner with powers to obtain information; provides for orders for contraventions of civil remedy provisions and other enforcement powers; and makes miscellaneous amendments in relation to: self-incrimination; protection of liability against officials; admissible records and documents, protection and disclosure of information; powers of the Commissioner in certain proceedings; and jurisdiction of courts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    The bill: addresses implications arising from the Federal Court’s decision in
    Tarkine National Coalition Incorporated v Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
    [2013] FCA 694 by ensuring the validity of specified decisions made prior to 31 December 2013 that require the minister to have regard to any relevant approved conservation advice; and amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    and
    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
    to provide additional protection for dugong and turtle populations from the threats of poaching, illegal trade and illegal transportation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Fair Work Act 2009
    and
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    to: establish the Registered Organisations Commission and provide it with investigation and information gathering powers to monitor and regulate registered organisations; and provide for the appointment, functions and powers of the commissioner (who will assume the investigations, enforcement advice and assistance responsibilities in relation to registered organisations currently undertaken by the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission); and
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    to: amend the requirements on officers’ disclosure of material personal interests and change grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for office; increase financial accounting and disclosure obligations for registered organisations and their officers; and increase civil penalties and introduce criminal offences for serious breaches of officers’ duties and new offences in relation to the conduct of investigations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to deny access to the research and development tax incentive for companies with aggregated assessable income of $20 billion or more for an income year; and
    Industry Research and Development Act 1986
    to provide that the conditions for eligibility of research and development activities conducted outside Australia continue to operate as intended. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Submarine Cable Protection) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    in relation to the regulatory regime for the protection of international submarine cables landing in Australia by: ensuring consistency with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea by modifying the regime’s application, including criminal and civil enforcement options, to foreign ships and nationals in the water beyond Australia’s territorial seas; enabling domestic submarine cables to be brought within the scope of the regime by regulation; providing for a consultation process between the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Attorney-General’s department on submarine cable installation permit applications; amending the submarine cable installation permit process by removing the requirement to obtain multiple permits, tightening processing timeframes and removing duplicated processes; and amending the operation of the protection zone declaration, revocation and variation processes; and
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    and
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Above the Line Voting) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: remove group voting tickets; and provide for an optional preferential system for voting above and below the line for Senate elections. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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