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  • Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to ensure reductions made to excise rates on fuels also apply to relevant imported products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to reduce fuel tax on 1 July 2011 to 35.688 cents per litre. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Evidence Act 1995
    to amend the professional confidential relationship privilege provisions available to protect confidential communications between journalists and their sources in certain circumstances by: providing that courts observe public interest considerations; requiring courts to consider any likely harm to a journalist if certain evidence were given; repealing provisions for automatic loss of privilege in cases of misconduct; and removing the requirement for courts to give the greatest weight to any risk of prejudice to national security. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Business Investment Partnership Bill 2009, the bill amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to exempt the Australian Business Investment Partnership Limited from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Business Investment Partnership (Consequential Amendment) Bill 2009, the bill establishes the Australian Business Investment Partnership Limited as a public company limited by shares, to provide refinancing for loans relating to commercial property assets where financiers have withdrawn from debt financing arrangements as a result of the global financial crisis. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: reduce the disclosure threshold to $1,000; require certain persons making gifts above the threshold to furnish a return within eight weeks after polling day; ensure that for the purposes of the disclosure threshold and the disclosure of gifts, related political parties are treated as one entity; prohibit the receipt of a gift of foreign property and all anonymous gifts by registered political parties, candidates and members of a Senate group; provide that public funding of election campaigning is limited to the lesser amount of either the actual electoral expenditure or the amount awarded per vote where the four percent threshold is satisfied; include five additional categories of electoral expenditure in relation to the rental of premises, payment of additional staff, purchase and hire of office equipment, consumables and running costs for equipment and travel and accommodation; prevent sitting members of Parliament from claiming electoral expenditure if allowances, entitlements or benefits received are used to meet that expenditure; extend existing recovery powers; and introduce new offences and penalties and increase penalties for existing offences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide for adjusted taxable income to include income from a superannuation stream with a taxed source (gross superannuation) and income salary sacrificed to superannuation for the purposes of qualification for the Commonwealth seniors health card. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to increase the customs duty rate applying to certain alcoholic beverages ('alcopops') from $39.36 to $66.67 per litre of alcohol content. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to increase the excise duty rate applying to certain alcoholic beverages (‘alcopops’) from $39.36 to $66.67 per litre of alcohol content. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to: allow higher education providers to impose an annual capped compulsory student services and amenities fee of $250 from 1 July 2009; establish the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP): Services and Amenities-HELP (SA-HELP) to enable eligible students to access a loan for the fee; require higher education providers that receive funding for student places under the Commonwealth Grants Scheme to implement National Access to Services Benchmarks; and
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: broaden the guidelines-making powers to vary the VET FEE-HELP debt; allow different requirements to apply to different students undertaking VET units of study; and provide that officers of Tertiary Admission Centres have the same status and duty of care as those of higher education providers in relation to processing student information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum