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  • Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: remove the criterion for the grant of a protection visa on the basis of complementary protection grounds; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Visa Maximum Numbers Determinations) Bill 2013

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    Date
    09 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide that determinations made under section 85 (which determine the number of visas that can be granted in a particular subclass in any specified financial year) on or after 2 December 2013 be subject to disallowance by either House of the Parliament. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

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    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    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

  • Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 [No. 2]

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    Date
    23 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    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 delay increases in the superannuation guarantee rate for a two-year period;
    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

  • National Broadband Network Companies Amendment (Tasmania) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011
    to require that NBN Co only provides fixed connections to the national broadband network in Tasmania by use of optical fibre to no fewer than 200 000 premises. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Integrity Commission Bill 2013

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    Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Establishes a National Integrity Commission as an independent statutory agency which will consist of the National Integrity Commissioner, the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner and the Independent Parliamentary Advisor and provide for: the investigation and prevention of misconduct and corruption in all Commonwealth departments, agencies, and federal parliamentarians and their staff; the investigation and prevention of corruption in the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission; and independent advice to ministers and parliamentarians on conduct, ethics and matters of proprietary. Also: provides for the establishment of a Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Integrity Commission; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006
    ,
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    ,
    Privacy Act 1988
    and
    Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Native Title Act 1993
    in relation to: the right to negotiate to apply to offshore areas; good faith negotiations; enabling extinguishment to be disregarded; reversal of the burden of proof; the definition of ‘traditional’; and commercial rights and interests. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends: two Acts administered in the Agriculture portfolio to update and remove obsolete references; 10 Acts administered in the Communications portfolio in relation to: access arrangements, investigations, the Advanced Mobile Phone System, standard agreements, protected carrier information, protection schemes for residential customers, the Universal Service Regime, consultation requirements and variation of instruments, completed reviews, publication requirements, the National Relay Service, and notification and account keeping requirements; the
    Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952
    to make amendments consequential on a repeal; six Acts administered in the Environment portfolio in relation to: sea installations, licensing, reporting and administrative obligations of licensees, and water studies in the Murray-Darling Basin; two Acts administered in the Industry portfolio to make amendments consequential on repeals; the
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    in relation to reporting requirements; two Acts administered in the Social Services portfolio in relation to the certification of residential aged care services; and six Acts administered in the Treasury portfolio in relation to: the Education Expenses Tax Offset, the Sugar Industry Reform Program, the Financial Services Reform roll-over, and the Superannuation Safety Reform roll-over. Also repeals 43 Acts administered in nine portfolios. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill provides for a transitional exemption from the carbon charge component of the levy charged on synthetic greenhouse gases imported between 1 April and 30 June 2014 if certain conditions are met. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995
    to remove the applicable charge rate from the levy charged on synthetic greenhouse gases and equipment imported after 1 July 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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