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  • Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 4) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to deny access to the research and development tax incentive for companies with aggregated assessable income of $20 billion or more for an income year; the
    Industry Research and Development Act 1986
    to: provide that the conditions for eligibility of research and development activities conducted outside Australia continue to operate as intended; and require Innovation Australia to assess and ensure compliance in relation to the research and development tax incentive; the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable entities to anticipate an expected tax offset refund for certain expenditure through quarterly payments; five Acts to make consequential amendments; and the
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide that excess goods and services tax is only refundable in certain circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Leaders’ Debate Commission) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: establish a Leaders’ Debate Commission to implement a system to convene three or more debates between the leaders of each registered political party prior to a federal election; provide for the appointment, functions and powers of a commissioner and seven deputy commissioners; and include a reporting requirement and a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Grape and Wine Legislation Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to create the Australian Grape and Wine Authority, the bill: amends the:
    Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980
    to: implement the merger of the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC) and the Wine Australia Corporation to create the Australian Grape and Wine Authority; and rename the Act; and
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to make a consequential amendment; transfers the operations, assets, liabilities and staffing conditions of the GWRDC and the Wine Australia Corporation to the authority; and repeals the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation Regulations 1991. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to create the Australian Grape and Wine Authority, the bill amends the
    Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999
    to: enable levies collected to be paid to the Australian Grape and Wine Authority; and remove the requirement for the Wine Australia Corporation to make recommendations to the minister about the levy rate. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to create the Australian Grape and Wine Authority, the bill amends the
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999
    to: enable levies collected to be paid to the Australian Grape and Wine Authority; and remove the requirement for the Wine Australia Corporation to make recommendations to the minister about the levy rate. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Renewable Fuel Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000
    to: provide for the regulation of renewable fuel content in fuel supplied for use in motor vehicles; provide that the ethanol volume percentage be mandated at a minimum of 5 per cent from 1 July 2017 and a minimum of 10 per cent from 1 July 2020; establish an office of Renewable Fuel Program Administrator and provide for the appointment and functions of the administrator; and include record keeping and reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Office of Animal Welfare as an independent statutory authority with responsibility for advising on the protection of animal welfare in Commonwealth regulated activities; provides for the functions, appointment, and terms and conditions of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); provides for staff and consultants; establishes the Office of Animal Welfare Advisory Committee to advise the CEO; and provides for reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to rural research and development, the bill amends the
    Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999
    to: remove product specific maximum rates for research and development and marketing charge rates; standardise and clarify the industry bodies to be consulted before the minister sets new or changed rates; and provide that the maximum charge rate to be imposed is the rate requested by the charge payers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to rural research and development, the bill amends the:
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999
    to: remove product specific maximum levy rates for research and development and marketing levies; standardise and clarify the industry bodies to be consulted before the minister sets new or changed levies; provide that the maximum levy rate to be imposed is the rate requested by the levy payers; set the levy rate on sugar cane to 70 cents per tonne; and require the minister to take into account recommendations from the sugar industry services body on the rate of the levy on sugar cane in the absence of an industry organisation; and proposed
    Sugar Research and Development Services (Consequential Amendments—Excise) Act 2013
    to remove the maximum levy rate on sugar cane. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to rural research and development, the bill amends: the
    Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989
    to: require research and development corporations (RDCs) to enter into a funding agreement with the Commonwealth before the end of the 2013-14 financial year; enable individual fisheries industry levies to be collected and matched subject to a relevant industry cap; amend the process for selecting board members for statutory RDCs; include marketing activities in the role of RDCs; and amend the long and short titles of the Act; the
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    ,
    Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000
    ,
    Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989
    and
    Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000
    to standardise ministerial delegation rules for industry-owned RDCs; the
    Dairy Produce Act 1986
    and
    Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000
    to enable the minister to give written directions to the industry and research bodies in certain circumstances; the
    Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000
    to: enable the research body to use certain funds for marketing activities; and provide that the timing of the wool levy poll is prescribed in regulations; six Acts to enable the Commonwealth to match voluntary contributions made to RDCs by businesses for research and development; and nine Acts to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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