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  • 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 Bill 2015

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    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 and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 4) Bill 2014

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    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

  • 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

  • Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Act 2002
    to: rename the Act as the
    Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002
    ; impose certain limits on access to the parliamentary retirement travel entitlement; reduce the number of trips available under the entitlement; remove the ability of spouses or de facto partners (other than those of a former prime minister) to access the entitlement; reduce the entitlement of spouses or de facto partners of a former prime minister; and require that all travel under the entitlement be subject to a public benefit test; and
    Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990
    to: apply a 25 per cent loading to any adjustment to a prescribed travel benefit; limit the domestic travel entitlement of dependent children of senior officers to those under 18 years of age; and enable the recovery of payments made which are beyond the entitlement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bill 2015, the bill: amends the
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    to enable the Commonwealth Ombudsman to transfer complaints to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO); and enables the Australian Small Business Commissioner to disclose to the ASBFEO relevant information and documents for the purposes of the ASBFEO’s functions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015, the bill: establishes the position of Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to advocate for, and give assistance to, small business and family enterprises by providing for the Ombudsman’s: powers and functions, terms and conditions of appointment, and powers of delegation; and provides: for staffing matters; for other governance requirements; for disclosure of protected information; for review of certain decisions; and that state or territory laws are not excluded by the operation of this legislation. 

    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

  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to: abolish the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee; provide for transitional arrangements; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to re-introduce the biannual indexation of fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill amends the:
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to index the rate of excise applying to domestic fuels, including gaseous fuels, in line with Consumer Price Index movements; and
    Excise Tariff Amendment (Taxation of Alternative Fuels) Act 2011
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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