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  • Customs Amendment (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 to give effect to Australia’s obligations under Chapter 3 of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement, the bill amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to: provide preferential rates of duty for Korean originating goods; and impose certain obligations on exporters and producers of Australian goods who claim preferential tariff treatment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 to give effect to Australia’s obligations under Chapter 3 of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to: provide free rates of customs duty for goods that are Korean originating goods; maintain customs duty rates for certain Korean originating goods; phase the preferential rates of customs duty for certain goods to zero by 2021; and specify excise-equivalent rates of duty on certain alcohol, tobacco and petroleum products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Entitlements Guarantee Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Entitlements Guarantee Act 2012
    to: cap the maximum amount of redundancy pay entitlement available under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee scheme at 16 weeks; and make technical amendments to clarify the operation of the scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Infrastructure Australia Amendment (Cost Benefit Analysis and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Infrastructure Australia Act 2008
    to: clarify the definition of ‘proposal’; include the requirement that Infrastructure Australia undertake evaluations of infrastructure proposals that involve Commonwealth funding of at least $100 million and provide for indexation of this amount; move incorrectly placed provisions in relation to cost benefit analyses of proposals; and provide that a proposal must not be included in an Infrastructure Priority List unless a cost benefit analysis has been prepared in accordance with the approved method. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to abolish the mature age worker tax offset;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Act 2012
    to abolish the seafarer tax offset; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: reduce the tax offset rates available under the research and development tax incentive by 1.5 per cent; and update the list of deductible gift recipients. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment (Restoring Merits Review) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to restore the right of asylum seekers to access merits review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal if they are subject to an adverse or qualified security assessment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Minerals Resource Rent Tax Act 2012
    ,
    Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Customs) Act 2012
    ,
    Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Excise) Act 2012
    and
    Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—General) Act 2012
    ; amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to provide that companies can carry tax losses forward to use as a deduction for a future year;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: amend the instant asset write-off threshold provisions for small business entities; provide that motor vehicle purchases made by small business entities will be treated as normal business assets for depreciation purposes; and provide that geothermal energy exploration and prospecting expenditure are no longer immediately deductible;
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to enable the Treasurer by non-disallowable legislative instrument to vary the superannuation guarantee charge percentage for a particular year commencing on 1 July;
    Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003
    to abolish the low income superannuation contribution;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to abolish the income support bonus payment; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to abolish the schoolkids bonus payment; and makes consequential amendments to 13 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: introduce an offence for importing all substances that have a psychoactive effect; introduce an offence for importing a substance which is similar to a serious drug; introduce international firearms trafficking offences and mandatory minimum sentences; extend existing cross-border disposal or acquisition firearms offences; and clarify that certain slavery offences have universal jurisdiction;
    Customs Act 1901
    to: ensure that Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers have appropriate powers in relation to the new offences; and create a procedure for dealing with claims for the return of seized psychoactive substances;
    International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997
    in relation to the international transfer of prisoners regime within Australia; and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    ,
    Customs Act 1901
    ,
    Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
    and
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    to make minor and technical amendments. Also validates access by the AFP to certain investigatory powers in designated state airports from 19 March until 17 May 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to: provide that authorisations apply to offices or positions which come into existence after the authorisation to a class of offices is given; extend customs control to goods on board a ship or aircraft arriving at non-proclaimed areas of the Australian coastline; provide different reporting timeframes for the arrival of certain ships or aircraft and the details of their stores and any prohibited goods; standardise the application process for permissions to load and unload ships’ and aircraft’s stores, permissions to transfer goods between certain vessels, and applications for a Certificate of Clearance; extend customs powers of examination to the baggage of domestic passengers on international flights and voyages, and to domestic cargo that is carried on an international flight or voyage; and correct a technical error relating to the interaction of the Infringement Notice Scheme with the claims process when dealing with prohibited imports. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Student Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to enable an interest charge to be applied to certain debts relating to austudy payment, fares allowance, youth allowance payments to full-time students and apprentices, and ABSTUDY living allowance payments; and nine Acts to replace the student start-up scholarship with an income-contingent student start-up loan. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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