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  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014, the bill amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: pause indexation on certain income and assets test free areas and thresholds for three years; index pensions (other than parenting payment single) to the Consumer Price Index from 20 September 2017; reduce social security and veterans’ entitlements income test deeming thresholds from 20 September 2017; exclude from the social security and veterans’ entitlements income test payments made under the Young Carer Bursary Programme from 1 January 2015; include tax-free superannuation income in the assessment of income for qualification for the seniors health card; and increase the age pension qualifying age, and the non-veteran pension age, from 67 to 70 years by six months every two years, commencing on 1 July 2025;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: extend to 19 weeks the portability period for seniors health cardholders; restrict qualification for relocation scholarship payments; 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;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: limit the overseas portability period for disability support pension from 1 January 2015; and abolish the pensioner education supplement from 1 January 2015;
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to abolish the education entry payment from 1 January 2015;
    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; 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;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to remove the three months’ backdating of disability pension from 1 January 2015; and seven Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to biannually index fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill amends the:
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to index the rate of excise-equivalent customs duty applying to fuels, including gaseous fuels, in line with changes in the consumer price index; and
    Customs Tariff Amendment (Taxation of Alternative Fuels) Act 2011
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2014

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

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Fair Work Act 2009
    and
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    to: establish the Registered Organisations Commission and provide it with investigation and information gathering powers to monitor and regulate registered organisations; and provide for the appointment, functions and powers of the commissioner (who will assume the investigations, enforcement advice and assistance responsibilities in relation to registered organisations currently undertaken by the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission); and
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    to: amend the requirements on officers’ disclosure of material personal interests and change grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for office; increase financial accounting and disclosure obligations for registered organisations and their officers; and increase civil penalties and introduce criminal offences for serious breaches of officers’ duties and new offences in relation to the conduct of investigations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to biannually index fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill amends the:
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    to provide that the same indexed rate is used for determining the amount of excise or excise-equivalent customs duty payable on the fuel and the amount of the fuel tax credit; proposed
    Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account Act 2014
    to make amendments consequential on the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
    ; and
    COAG Reform Fund Act 2008
    ,
    Excise Act 1901
    and Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Regulations 2004 to make other consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to biannually index fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill establishes the Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account to make grants of financial assistance to the states and territories for expenditure in relation to road infrastructure investment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

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    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: repeals the
    Climate Change Authority Act 2011
    to abolish the authority; amends the:
    Clean Energy Act 2011
    ,
    Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011
    ,
    National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
    and
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to provide for certain periodic reviews of climate change measures to be undertaken by the minister; and
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011
    ,
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    and Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 to make amendments consequent on the repeal; and enables the transfer of the authority’s assets and liabilities to the Commonwealth. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill 2014

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    Date
    24 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005
    to: clarify the purpose of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account; provide for excess returns from Land Account investments to be equally shared between the Account and the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC); provide that the minister may have regard to advice provided by the ILC about its financial requirements; provide for parliamentary review of any proposed changes to the ILC and the Land Account; provide for the establishment of a Nomination Committee to make recommendations about appointments to the ILC Board; require the ILC Board to establish a Risk and Audit Management Committee; limit the tenure and reappointments of directors; require the chair and directors to disclose all pecuniary interests; and require the ILC Board to determine a code of conduct. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Meteorology Amendment (Online Advertising) Bill 2014

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    Date
    25 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Meteorology Act 1955
    to: confirm the powers of the Director of Meteorology to include advertising in connection with the Bureau of Meteorology’s services; require the Director to develop and publish guidelines relating to advertising; clarify that the Bureau can charge for its services; validate past advertising on the Bureau’s services; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014

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    Date
    10 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: sets carbon emissions standards that certain manufacturers, importers or sellers of passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles are required to meet as the average across its fleet; and provides for charges on sellers whose fleet averages exceed the vehicle carbon emissions standard. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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