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  • Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to certain export services, the bill amends the:
    Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Act 1985
    to make amendments consequential on the definitional changes made to the
    Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985
    by the proposed
    Export Legislation Amendment Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Amendment Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to certain export services, the bill amends the:
    Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Act 1985
    to make amendments consequential on the definitional changes made to the
    Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985
    by the proposed
    Export Legislation Amendment Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Inspection (Service Charge) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to certain export services, the bill amends the:
    Export Inspection (Service Charge) Act 1985
    to make amendments consequential on the definitional changes made to the
    Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985
    by the proposed
    Export Legislation Amendment Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to certain export services, the bill amends the:
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    to enable the recovery of costs relating to certain services, such as issuing quota certificates, for export quota administered by other countries;
    Export Control Act 1982
    to expedite warrants granted by telephone or other electronic means;
    Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985
    to: remove the definitions of all prescribed commodities and to replace the definition of “prescribed commodity” with “prescribed good” to provide for consistency with the
    Export Control Act 1982
    ; require returns to be made for each month in which permits are granted or export inspection services are conducted; and remove references to the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service; and
    Imported Food Control Act 1992
    to remove references to the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Repeal Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Repeals the
    Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Act 2013
    to remove the requirement for foreign workers to hold a visa when they participate in, or support, offshore resource activities taken to be in the migration zone. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

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    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: clarify the limitations or prohibitions on valid applications by persons who have been refused a visa or who held a visa that was cancelled; ensure that a bridging visa application is not an impediment to removal; apply debt recovery provisions to all convicted people smugglers and illegal foreign fishers; clarify the obligation of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal to provide documents to an authorised recipient; clarify the role of an authorised recipient and the extent of the obligation to notify an authorised recipient of direct communications made with the person who authorised them; clarify the procedural fairness provisions relating to giving of certain information to a visa applicant; and remove redundant references; and
    Australian Citizenship Act 2007
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide access to, and use of, material and information obtained under certain search warrants. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Railway Agreement (Western Australia) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Railway Agreement (Western Australia) Act 1961
    to: enable early repayment of the Commonwealth loan made to the Western Australian Government for the construction of a standard gauge railway, primarily from Kalgoorlie to Perth; and repeal the Act 28 days after the loan repayment is made. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Health Card and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to annually index income thresholds for the Commonwealth seniors health card; the
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to align provisions in relation to the operation of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) with similar provisions in social security and related laws; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to ensure that a statement of reasons for an SSAT decision is provided to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal if there is to be a review of the decision; six Acts to reflect machinery of government changes; and the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to make technical amendments, including a restructure of the Part of the Act that deals with definitions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Student Identifiers Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Establishes a framework for the introduction of a student identifier for individuals undertaking nationally recognised vocational education and training from 1 January 2015 by: providing for how the student identifier may be assigned, collected, used and disclosed; providing for the creation of an authenticated transcript of an individual’s record of nationally recognised training undertaken; establishing the Student Identifiers Registrar to administer the scheme; and providing for the functions, powers, appointment and terms and conditions of the registrar. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: enable individuals to consolidate multiple farm management deposits (FMD); and increase the taxable non-primary production income threshold;
    Banking Act 1959
    to exclude an FMD from becoming unclaimed moneys;
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to retrospectively clarify the tax treatment of FMDs that became unclaimed money;
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: ensure that overpaid goods and services tax is only refundable in certain circumstances; and make consequential amendments; and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: enable merits review of certain commissioner’s decisions; and validate certain past objections and reviews. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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