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  • Iron Ore Supply and Demand (Commission of Inquiry) Bill 2015

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    Date
    01 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Establishes a full judicial commission of inquiry into iron ore supply and demand, specifically the increases in production by certain iron ore producing companies, and provides for its functions, powers and operations, and creates offences. The commission is required to submit its report to the Presiding Officers within three months for tabling in both chambers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marriage Amendment (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015

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    Date
    01 Jun 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 are not bound to solemnise marriage by any other law; remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and include a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts. 

    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

  • Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998
    to: adjust the licensing regime by enabling the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) to regulate remediation activities involving contaminated legacy sites, issue time limited licences, and issue single licences for multiple activities; clarify the application of the Act to contractors and others working with Commonwealth entities; provide ARPANSA with increased capacity to respond to emergencies and with increased compliance monitoring and enforcement powers; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Gene Technology Act 2000
    to: discontinue quarterly reporting to the minister; clarify which dealings may be authorised by inadvertent dealings licences; update advertising requirements for public consultations; remove the requirement that the Gene Technology Regulator maintain a record of genetically modified product approvals made by other agencies; amend licence variation requirements; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    to: enable the Executive Director of Township Leasing, on behalf of the Commonwealth, to hold a sublease of Aboriginal land; enable the transfer of the sublease between the executive director and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation; provide for the Aboriginals Benefit Account to be used for payments in relation to the acquisition and administration of the sublease by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation or the executive director; and add parcels of land in the Wickham River area and in the Simpson Desert to be granted as Aboriginal land to the relevant Aboriginal Land Trusts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    to provide explicit powers for the cessation of Australian citizenship in specified circumstances where a dual citizen engages in terrorism-related conduct. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

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

    Track (What's this?)

    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

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