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  • Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [2013]

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    Date
    22 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: regulates poker machine use by requiring that poker machines: must not accept banknotes with a denomination greater than $20; must not accept certain additional credits; must not allow a bet in excess of $1 per spin; and must not have a jackpot or a linked-jackpot arrangement greater than $500; and imposes penalties for a contravention of these requirements. Also provides: that the minister takes all reasonable steps to implement uniform national standards for poker machines in relation to harm minimisation, with particular reference to maximum losses, to take effect from 1 January 2015; and for the establishment of a national monitoring network. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [2013]

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    Date
    20 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Prohibits corporations from offering certain gambling services and amends the:
    Interactive Gambling Act 2001
    to: provide that customers may request a financial transaction provider to suspend or cancel an interactive gambling payment; and prohibit inducements to gamble;
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to require the Australian Communications and Media Authority to enforce certain conditions in relation to the advertising of betting venues, online gambling sites and betting odds by commercial broadcasters; and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to create an offence and impose a penalty for match-fixing. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Service Amendment (Payments in Special Circumstances) Bill 2011 [2013]

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    Date
    12 May 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Public Service Act 1999
    to enable agencies to make a discretionary payment in special circumstances (for example, for compensation) in excess of $100 000. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010 [2013]

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    Date
    24 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
    to: implement a national interest test to be applied against proposed foreign acquisitions of agricultural land; require any interest in agricultural land greater than five hectares to be notified to the Treasurer; require online publication of information about foreign acquisitions of interest in agricultural land; and impose penalties for not notifying the Treasurer of a proposed acquisition. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2015

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    Date
    23 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

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    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

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    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

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (No. 2) Bill 2015

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    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to abolish certain incentive payments in relation to income management;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the operation of the income management regime and vulnerable welfare payment recipients;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments;
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to cease the payment of residential care subsidy for care recipients during a period of leave taken before entering a residential care service; and
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to abolish the Aged Care Planning Advisory Committees. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015

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    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

  • 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

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