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  • Date
    29 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Forestry Marketing and Research and Development Services Bill 2007, the bill: provides for the termination of the Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation (FWPRDC) and the transfer of its operations to the new industry services company. Also makes consequential amendments to four other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Forestry Marketing and Research and Development Services (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2007, the bill: replaces the current Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation with a not-for-profit forestry industry services company to provide marketing, research, development and other industry services to the forest industry; and provides the minister with the authority to enter into a funding contract with a company to enable it to administer levies, state grower contractual payments, research and development and manage the Commonwealth’s matched funding for research and development expenditure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Farm Household Support Act 1992
    and makes consequential amendments to the
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide agriculturally dependent small business operators with the same access as farmers to Exceptional Circumstances assistance, a Health Care Card and concessions for the Youth Allowance and Austudy means tests. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Feb 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Family Law Act 1975
    to validate retrospectively the filing fee charged for divorce applications in the Family Court of Western Australia between 1 July 2005 and 9 October 2006. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Oct 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ROXON, Nicola, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to: remove the capacity for Ministers to issue conclusive certificates to exempt a document from disclosure; and amend the objects of the Act to clarify the right of the community to access government information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Sep 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    KATTER, Bob, Jnr, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000
    to provide for the inclusion of ethanol and other renewable fuel in fuel supplied for use in motor vehicles. 

    Bill

  • Date
    29 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Federal Magistrates Act 1999
    to provide statutory disability cover and death benefits for Federal Magistrates. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial sector levy setting framework, the bill amends the
    Financial Institutions Supervisory Levies Collection Act 1998
    to enable levies to be collected from authorised non-operating holding companies in the general insurance sector as well as those in the authorised deposit-taking institutions sector. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Family Law Act 1975
    to extend the regime by which future superannuation payments can be split on marriage breakdown or divorce, to certain superannuation-like annuity products. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Administration 
    Summary
    Further to the accrual budgeting and reporting framework introduced by the
    Financial Management Legislation Amendment Act 1999
    , the bill amends 112 Acts, including the
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
    and
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    , to: update, clarify and align financial management and reporting provisions applying to Commonwealth entities; expand information requirements for special account determinations; and transfer from the Treasurer to the Finance Minister powers and functions to approve investments, money raising and guarantees for certain bodies (including power to delegate these powers and functions). Also repeals 28 redundant Acts and contains saving provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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