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  • Water Amendment Bill 2015

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    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

  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

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    Date
    12 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920
    to: amend the short title to the
    Protection of Word ‘Anzac’ Act 1920
    ; amend the long title of the Act; and remove redundant provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill 2015

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    Date
    25 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015

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    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to extend the unfair contract term protections to businesses with less than 20 employees agreeing to standard form contracts valued at less than a prescribed threshold. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Measures No. 3) Bill 2015

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    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: provide a 5 per cent tax offset (capped at $1000 per income year) to individuals who run small businesses with an aggregate annual turnover of less than $2 million, or who have a share of a small business’ income included in their assessable income; and enable small businesses and individuals to immediately deduct certain costs incurred when starting up a business; and
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    to extend the fringe benefits tax exemption that applies to employers that provide employees with work-related portable electronic devices. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 2) Bill 2015

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    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to: provide tax relief to taxpayers entering into certain arrangements in relation to mining, quarrying and prospecting rights and information; and amend the company loss recoupment rules;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to extend the effective life of in-house software from four to five years; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide income tax look-through treatment for instalment warrants, instalment receipts, and other similar arrangements, and for certain limited recourse borrowing arrangements entered into by regulated superannuation funds. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2015

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    Date
    18 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 19 Acts and the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Flight Crew Licensing) Regulation 2014 to amend errors, remove redundant provisions, and renumber text; 37 Acts to: clarify on the face of Acts that the Crown in right of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory is bound; and modernise the provisions about whether the Crown is liable to be prosecuted for an offence; 31 Acts to amend provisions which rely on the Consumer Price Index to refer to the ‘index reference period’ rather than the ‘reference base’; the
    Parliamentary Presiding Officers Act 1965
    and
    Public Works Committee Act 1969
    to remove gender-specific language; and the
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    and
    Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990
    to: remove spent provisions; and make amendments consequential on their removal. Also repeals six Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 5) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    The bill amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: pause indexation of income test free areas for pensions (other than parenting payment single) and deeming thresholds for three years from 1 July 2017; index pensions (other than parenting payment single) to the Consumer Price Index from 20 September 2017; reduce social security and veterans’ entitlements income test deeming thresholds from 20 September 2017; and increase the age pension qualifying age, and the non-veteran pension age, from 67 to 70 years by six months every two years, commencing on 1 July 2025; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012
    to: rename the Act as the
    Coastal Shipping Act 2015
    ; replace the existing three tiered licensing system with a single permit system, available to Australian and foreign vessels, which will provide access to the Australian coast for a period of 12 months; and establish a framework of entitlements for seafarers on foreign vessels engaging or intending to engage in coastal shipping for more than 183 days; the
    Shipping Registration Act 1981
    to allow vessels to be registered on the Australian International Shipping Register when they engage in international shipping for 90 days or more; and four Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
    Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Passports Legislation Amendment (Integrity) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Australian Passports Act 2005
    and
    Foreign Passports (Law Enforcement and Security) Act 2005
    to: ensure that the minister retains the power to issue a person with a travel-related document to facilitate a lawful requirement for a person to travel; provide more certainty as to who is required to consent to a child passport; provide that the minister may refuse to process a passport application if there are reasonable grounds to suspect fraud or dishonesty in the application; and amend and add offences; and 12 Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
    Australian Passports (Transitionals and Consequentials) Act 2005

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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