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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
    18 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to provide new adjustment arrangements for the family tax benefit for under 13 and age 13 to 15 child rates. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Establishes the National Water Commission as an independent statutory body to: assess the implementation and promotion of the objectives and outcomes of the National Water Initiative Intergovernmental Agreement; and advise the Commonwealth on financial assistance to be provided under the Australian Water Fund. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to modify the capital gains/loss tax treatment of foreign residents with interests in Australian managed funds;
    International Tax Agreements Act 1953
    to amend the rules for determining the source of income derived by certain residents of treaty partner countries;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Financial Corporations (Transfer of Assets and Liabilities) Act 1993
    in relation to the imposition of interest withholding tax. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Private Health Insurance Incentives Act 1998
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to increase the private health insurance rebate from 30 to 35 per cent for people aged 65 to 69 years and to 40 per cent for people aged 70 years and over. Also makes a consequential amendment to the
    National Health Act 1953
    to ensure that certain Gold Card holders are not affected by the application of Lifetime Health Cover. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to: clarify the operation of the consolidation regime and the interaction of the regime with other areas of the tax law; and alleviate unintended tax consequences that arise as a result of the transfer of life insurance business;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to ensure that: copyright collecting societies are not taxed on copyright income they collect on behalf of members; and non-copyright income under prescribed limits is tax exempt;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 8) 2003
    to: further implement the simplified imputation system, including anti-avoidance rules in relation to exempt entities that are eligible for a refund of imputation credits; and to replace and update certain references and terminology; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: include government special schools, certain fire and emergency service bodies and certain other entities as specifically-listed deductible gift recipients; extend an existing transitional rule in the debt/equity rules for at-call loans to 30 June 2005; give irrigation water providers and rural land irrigation water providers access to the water facilities and landcare tax concessions; enable an administrator (in addition to a liquidator) to declare worthless shares and other equity interests for capital gains tax purposes; and amend the application of the first child tax offset provisions in relation to adoptive parents;
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    to extend the fringe benefits tax exemption to costs associated with purchase of a dwelling as a result of relocation;
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    to ensure the same GST treatment of property-related services to non-residents and residents; and
    Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 8) 2003
    to correct a commencement provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    to: ensure that residents of serviced apartments in retirement villages receive GST-free supplies of accommodation and care services; and ensure that charities that operate retirement villages are able to supply GST-free accommodation, accommodation related services and meals to residents. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: allow certain small businesses and non-profit bodies the option to report and pay the goods and services tax (GST) on an annual basis; allow small businesses to undertake annual apportionment of input tax credits for certain acquisitions and importations used for partly creditable purposes; and remove the requirement for an entity to make an annual election to continue with the option to pay GST by instalments. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to remove the superannuation guarantee (SG) reporting requirement, for employers to report employer superannuation contributions to employees, from the SG arrangements. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    ,
    Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999
    and
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999
    to allow (in addition to the current arrangements) for more than one industry organisation representing live-stock exporters to be determined as a marketing body and as a research body for the purpose of receiving revenue derived from compulsory levies and charges. Also makes technical corrections to the
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2003
    and
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2004

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to expand and clarify the circumstances in which the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation can furnish security assessments for the States and Territories in relation to ammonium nitrate and other hazardous materials to which access is controlled or limited on security grounds. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum