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  • Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Office of Animal Welfare as an independent statutory authority with responsibility for advising on the protection of animal welfare in Commonwealth regulated activities; provides for the functions, appointment, and terms and conditions of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); provides for staff and consultants; establishes the Office of Animal Welfare Advisory Committee to advise the CEO; and provides for reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Prevents the Commonwealth from entering into agreements with foreign countries that include investor-state dispute settlement clauses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Textile, Clothing and Footwear Investment and Innovation Programs Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Textile, Clothing and Footwear Investment and Innovation Programs Act 1999
    to close the Clothing and Household Textile (Building Innovative Capability) Scheme and the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Small Business Program on 30 June 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 3) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    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 refundable and non-refundable rates of the tax offset available under the research and development tax incentive for the first $100 million of eligible expenditure by 1.5 percentage points. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Stop Dumping on the Great Barrier Reef Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981
    to: prohibit offshore dumping of dredge spoil within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area; and provide that dumping which has been approved after 9 December 2013 cannot proceed. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that certain persons cannot be paid social security payments when they are in psychiatric confinement because they have been charged with a serious offence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: extend and simplify the ordinary waiting period for all working age payments from 1 July 2015; extend youth allowance (other) to 22 to 24 year olds in lieu of newstart allowance and sickness allowance from 1 July 2016; provide for a four-week waiting period for certain persons aged under 25 years applying for youth allowance (other) or special benefit from 1 July 2016; and pause indexation on certain income free and income test free areas and thresholds for three years; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to cease the low income supplement from 1 July 2017; and four Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (No. 2) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to abolish certain incentive payments in relation to income management;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the operation of the income management regime and vulnerable welfare payment recipients;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments;
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to cease the payment of residential care subsidy for care recipients during a period of leave taken before entering a residential care service; and
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to abolish the Aged Care Planning Advisory Committees. 

    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 Senate 
    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

  • 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 Senate 
    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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