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  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 6) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    The bill amends: six Acts to rename the clean energy supplement as the energy supplement and cease indexation of the supplement from 20 September 2014; the
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to pause indexation of assets value limits for working age allowances, student payments and parenting payment single for two years from 1 July 2015; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: require certain disability support pension recipients to actively participate in a program of support; limit the six-week overseas portability period for students payments from 1 January 2015; limit the overseas portability period for disability support pension from 1 January 2015; extend to 19 weeks the portability period for seniors health cardholders; and restrict qualification for relocation scholarship payments; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: pause indexation on assets test free areas for all pensions (other than parenting payment single) for three years from 1 July 2017; exclude from the social security and veterans’ entitlements income test payments made under the Young Carer Bursary Programme from 1 January 2015; and include tax-free superannuation income in the assessment of income for qualification for the seniors health card; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    in relation to family tax benefit (from 1 July 2015) by: limiting the large family supplement; removing the per-child add-on; and reducing the primary earner income limit; the
    Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account Act 2012
    to provide that the State pay equity order (Western Australia) made on 29 August 2013 is a pay equity order for the purposes of the Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account and amend the amounts by which the account will be credited accordingly; and the
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    , Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Scheme 2004 and Veterans’ Children Education Scheme to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Humanitarian Visa Intake) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: prevent the preclusion of processing or granting a visa at any time in a financial year when fewer than 20 000 humanitarian visas have been granted; and require the minister to present to Parliament quarterly reports setting out the number of each class of humanitarian visas granted during the previous quarter. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    National Water Commission Act 2004
    to abolish the National Water Commission; amends the
    Water Act 2007
    to transfer certain functions to the Productivity Commission; and provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    to amend section 18C (which makes unlawful certain offensive acts that are done because of race, colour or national or ethnic origin) to remove the words ‘offend’ and ‘insult’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Automotive Transformation Scheme Act 2009
    to reduce the total amount of capped assistance available by $900 million, in anticipation of the scheme ceasing on 1 January 2018. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends 22 Acts to respond to the threat posed by Australians engaging in, and returning from, conflicts in foreign states by: providing additional powers for security agencies; strengthening border security measures; cancelling welfare payments for persons involved in terrorism; and implementing recommendations made by the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor’s second and fourth annual reports and the Report of the Council of Australian Governments Review of Counter-Terrorism Legislation. Also repeals the
    Crimes (Foreign Incursions and Recruitment) Act 1978

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Entitlements Guarantee Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Entitlements Guarantee Act 2012
    to: cap the maximum amount of redundancy pay entitlement available under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee scheme at 16 weeks; and make technical amendments to clarify the operation of the scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Infrastructure Australia Amendment (Cost Benefit Analysis and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Infrastructure Australia Act 2008
    to: clarify the definition of ‘proposal’; include the requirement that Infrastructure Australia undertake evaluations of infrastructure proposals that involve Commonwealth funding of at least $100 million and provide for indexation of this amount; move incorrectly placed provisions in relation to cost benefit analyses of proposals; and provide that a proposal must not be included in an Infrastructure Priority List unless a cost benefit analysis has been prepared in accordance with the approved method. 

    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

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to abolish the mature age worker tax offset;
    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 tax offset rates available under the research and development tax incentive by 1.5 per cent; and update the list of deductible gift recipients. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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