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  • Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

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

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to pause the income thresholds which determine the tiers for the Medicare levy surcharge and the government rebate on private health insurance for three years from the 2015-16 financial year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Aligns Australia’s anti-doping legislation with the revised World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards that come into force on 1 January 2015 by amending the
    Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006
    in relation to: an additional prohibited association anti-doping rule violation (ADRV); extending the period to 10 years in which action can be commenced on a possible ADRV; expanding the membership of the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee; information management; a requirement for the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) to maintain a public record of ADRVs and sanctions; public disclosure of information by ASADA; removal of the requirement for the ADRV Panel to maintain a Register of Findings; and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Dental Benefits Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Dental Benefits Act 2008
    and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to apply the Professional Services Review Scheme to dental services provided under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule;
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to require the Chief Executive Medicare (CEM) to waive certain debts incurred by dentists in relation to the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS); and
    Dental Benefits Act 2008
    to: enable the CEM or their delegate to obtain certain documents from dentists to substantiate the payments of benefits under the CDBS; delegate ministerial functions and powers; amend the definition of ‘dental practitioner’; enable the disclosure of certain protected information; and make a technical amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Maritime Powers Act 2013
    to: provide clarity and consistency in relation to powers to detain and move vessels and people; clarify the relationship between the Act and other laws; and provide for the minister to give directions about the exercise of maritime powers;
    Migration Act 1958
    to: introduce temporary protection for those who engage Australia’s non-refoulement obligations and who arrive in Australia illegally; create the authority to make deeming regulations; create the Safe Haven Enterprise Visa class; introduce a fast track assessment process and remove access to the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT); establish the Immigration Assessment Authority within the RRT to consider fast track reviewable decisions; clarify the availability of removal powers independent of assessments of Australia’s non-refoulement obligations; codify Australia’s interpretation of its protection obligations under the Refugees Convention; clarify the legal status of children of unauthorised maritime arrivals and transitory persons; and enable the minister to place a statutory limit on the number of protection visas granted; and
    Maritime Powers Act 2013
    ,
    Migration Act 1958
    ,
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1997
    ,
    Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946
    and Migration Regulations 1994 to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to enable a visa to be cancelled or refused for certain non-citizens by: broadening the power to refuse to grant or to cancel a visa on character grounds; allowing the minister to require a state or territory agency to disclose personal information relevant to the character test; providing for lower thresholds for cancelling temporary visas; strengthening ministerial decision making powers in relation to general visa cancellation provisions; and introducing a mandatory visa cancellation for certain non-citizens who do not pass the character test. 

    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

  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Patents Act 1990
    to: implement the Protocol amending the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property to enable Australian pharmaceutical manufacturers to supply developing countries with generic versions of patented medicines; and make technical amendments;
    Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
    to enable the owners of plant breeder’s rights in a plant variety with the option to take action in the Federal Circuit Court against alleged infringers;
    Designs Act 2003
    ,
    Patents Act 1990
    ,
    Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to provide for a single trans-Tasman patent attorney regime and single patent application and examination processes for Australia and New Zealand; and
    Designs Act 2003
    ,
    Patents Act 1990
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to remove document retention requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 4) 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
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: pause indexation on certain income free and income test free areas and thresholds for three years from 1 July 2015; index parenting payment single to the Consumer Price Index; and pause indexation of income free areas and other means-test thresholds for student payments, including student income bank limits; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    : to maintain the standard FTB child rates for two years in the maximum and base rate of family tax benefit Part A and the maximum rate of family tax benefit Part B, from 1 July 2015; and in relation to family tax benefit (from 1 July 2015) by: revising end-of-year supplements to their original values and ceasing indexation; reducing the primary earner income limit; limiting family tax benefit Part B; and introducing a single parent supplement; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: extend and simplify the ordinary waiting period for all working age payments from 1 January 2015; extend youth allowance (other) to 22 to 24 year olds in lieu of newstart allowance and sickness allowance from 1 January 2015; and provide for 26-week waiting periods and non-payment periods from 1 January 2015; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to abolish the pensioner education supplement from 1 January 2015; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to abolish the education entry payment from 1 January 2015; the
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
to remove the three months’ backdating of disability pension from 1 January 2015; and five Acts to make consequential amendments. 

Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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