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A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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  • 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

  • Date
    04 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to establish the Energy Efficient Homes Program to: provide free ceiling insulation for all uninsulated owner-occupied homes; provide landlords who install insulation in their rental properties with a rebate of up to $1,000 until 30 June 2011 and remove the cap on the number of properties that can be insulated; and increase the maximum Solar Hot Water Rebate to $1,600 for households that do not access the insulation program and who replace existing hot water systems with a solar and heat pump water system by 30 June 2012. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
     
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to provide funding for: educational infrastructure; states and territories to construct approximately 20,000 new dwellings; repairs to existing social housing; infrastructure projects in local communities; roads; and regional infrastructure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill amends the
    Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Act 1911
    to authorise the Treasurer to increase the cap on the face value of Commonwealth Government Securities on issue by $125 billion in special circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for the payment of a one-off $950 bonus to: eligible students returning to study or training in 2009 and certain other income support recipients; and farmers and farm-related small business owners receiving exceptional circumstances related income support payments;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: reduce the qualification period for the education entry payment from 12 months to four weeks of continuous receipt of income support payments; and provide for an education entry payment supplement of $950 to those eligible for the education entry payment;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to: provide for the payment of a one-off $950 per child bonus to families eligible for family tax benefit (FTB) Part A and certain children who receive a carer payment or disability support pension; and provide for a single income family bonus payment of $950 for families entitled to the FTB Part B. Also: enables the establishment of administrative schemes to provide bonus payments in circumstances where the statutory regime does not produce an appropriate result; and makes further consequential amendments to four other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlement Act 1986
    to: ensure bonus payments are not treated as income for tax and welfare related purposes; and provide for administrative arrangements applicable to the bonus payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill authorises the Commissioner of Taxation to make payments of up to $950 to eligible taxpayers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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