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  • Defence Amendment (Fair Pay for Members of the ADF) Bill 2014

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    Date
    02 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Act 1903
    to link annual wage increases for members of the Australian Defence Force to whichever is the higher of increases in parliamentary allowance or the consumer price index. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    (EPBC Act) to provide that only aggrieved persons (as defined by section 5 of the
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    ) may make an application for judicial review of decisions made under the EPBC Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework, the bill imposes fees in relation to certain applications and actions that are made under the proposed
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Act 2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework, the bill amends the:
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
    to: provide a statutory basis for the requirements that apply to foreign government investors; enable the transfer to the Australian Taxation Office of responsibility for administering certain aspects of regulating foreign investment, including residential real estate; introduce civil and criminal penalties; enable the lowering of screening thresholds for investments in the agricultural sector; provide for fees to be payable for foreign investment applications; amend the long title of the Act; and make amendments consequential on the
    Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015
    ; and
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework, the bill establishes a Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land to be administered by the Commissioner of Taxation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 4) Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to ensure that capital gains tax scrip for scrip roll-over rules apply appropriately;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to remove the income tax exemption for employees of an Australian government agency who work overseas for not less than 91 days delivering Official Development Assistance; and
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    to increase the account balance threshold below which small lost member accounts must be transferred to the Commissioner of Taxation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Better Targeting the Income Tax Transparency Laws) Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to exempt Australian-owned private companies from the requirement that the Commissioner of Taxation publish certain tax information in relation to corporate tax entities that report total income above $100 million. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Primary Television Broadcasting Service) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: enable commercial and national free-to-air broadcasters to provide their primary television broadcasting services in standard definition or high definition; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable a trial of cashless welfare arrangements by disbursing 80 per cent of certain social security payments to a restricted bank account, accessed by a debit card which does not allow cash withdrawals; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Aug 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 or chaplains are not bound to solemnise marriage by any other law; and remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to make a consequential amendment. Also includes a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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