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  • Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: clarify the responsibilities of asylum seekers to provide and substantiate claims in relation to protection visas; enable the Refugee Review Tribunal to draw an unfavourable inference about the credibility of claims or evidence raised by a protection visa applicant for the first time at the review stage; create grounds to refuse a protection visa application when an applicant refuses or fails to establish their identity, nationality or citizenship; provide that a protection visa will not be granted to a family applicant unless the visa was applied for before the family visa holder was granted their visa; define the risk threshold for assessing Australia’s non-refoulement obligations under certain treaties; amend the framework in relation to unauthorised maritime arrivals and transitory persons who can make a valid application for a visa; provide for changes to the processes and administration of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal; and clarify when a review of a decision in relation to an application is ‘finally determined’. 

    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

  • Labor 2013-14 Budget Savings (Measures No. 1) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Act 2011
    to maintain the tax-free threshold and second personal marginal tax rate; and
    Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Act 2011
    to maintain the maximum value, withdrawal rate and threshold rate for the low-income tax offset. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012
    to: clarify that the National Maritime Safety Regulator (NMSR) has the function of surveying vessels and dealing with matters relating to the survey of vessels by accredited surveyors; enable the NMSR to exercise discretion when considering the suspension, revocation and variation of vessel certificates; provide for the sub-delegation of powers; clarify the review rights of the NMSR and marine safety inspectors; and make technical amendments. 

    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

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 4) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: amend the statutory debt limits for the thin capitalisation rules; increase the
    de minimis
    threshold for thin capitalisation limits; provide for a new gearing debt test for inbound investors; prevent the double counting of certain non-taxable Australian real property assets that can distort the application of the Principal Asset Test; and clarify the meaning of ‘permanent establishment’;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make non-portfolio returns on equity to Australian resident companies exempt of Australian income tax;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to require taxpayers to be issued with an annual tax receipt for the income tax assessed to them; and 15 Acts to make style changes, repeal redundant provisions, correct anomalous outcomes and make technical corrections. 

    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

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