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  • Energy Efficiency Opportunities (Repeal) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Repeals the
    Energy Efficiency Opportunities Act 2006
    to terminate the Energy Efficiency Opportunities program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Health Workforce Australia Act 2009
    to abolish Health Workforce Australia; and provides for transitional arrangements, including the transfer of assets, liabilities, interests in land, records and instruments to the Commonwealth, and the transfer of functions and programs to the Department of Health. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and provide that these marriages are recognised under the laws of Australia. 

    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

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Stronger Penalties for Serious Failures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that: jobseekers who incur an eight week non-payment penalty for refusing suitable work will no longer be able to have the penalty waived; and jobseekers who persistently fail to comply with participation obligations will only be able to have the penalty waived once while in receipt of an activity tested income support payment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to make amendments consequential on the establishment of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014, the bill responds to the Federal Court’s decision in
    Nojin v Commonwealth of Australia
    [2012] FCAFC 192 by establishing a payment scheme for supported employees with intellectual impairment in Australian Disability Enterprises who previously had their wages assessed under the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Establishes the Emissions Reduction Fund to replace the carbon tax and provide a transition for the Carbon Farming Initiative by amending the:
    Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011
    to: provide for the Clean Energy Regulator to conduct auctions and enter into contracts to purchase emissions reductions; enable a broader range of emissions reduction projects to be approved; and amend the project eligibility criteria and processes for approving projects and crediting carbon credit units; and
    Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011
    ,
    Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011
    and
    National Greenhouse Energy and Reporting Act 2007
    to make consequential amendments. Also provides for transitional arrangements in relation to: the Register of Offsets Projects, which will be renamed the Emissions Reduction Fund Register and will include information about contracts to purchase emissions reductions; and existing Carbon Farming Initiative projects and methodologies and applications for new projects. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Protecting Babies Born in Australia) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide that a person will have been deemed not to have entered Australia by sea if they entered the migration zone and landed in an aircraft or if the person was born in the migration zone. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    in relation to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme by: increasing the concessional patient co-payment by 80 cents from 1 January 2015; increasing the general patient co-payment by $5.00 from 1 January 2015; increasing the concessional safety net threshold by two prescriptions each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018; and increasing the general patient safety net threshold by 10 per cent each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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