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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
    17 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    The bill: rewrites provisions from the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    into the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    in relation to: collection and recovery of tax; forgiveness of commercial debts; leases of luxury cars; farm management deposits; and general insurance; and amends 10 Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Further to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill 2009, the bill amends: the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    ,
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to implement a national consumer law regime (the Australian Consumer Law) in relation to: general and specific consumer protections; misleading and deceptive conduct; unconscionable conduct; unfair practices; consumer transactions; statutory consumer guarantees; a standard consumer product safety law for consumer goods; and product-related services; the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to rename it as the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    ; and 61 Acts to reflect the change in title of the
    Trade Practices Act 1974

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Copyright Act 1968
    in relation to: licensing arrangements for satellite digital television broadcasting services; commercial digital television programming on satellite broadcasting services; conditions on satellite broadcasting service licensees; technical standards for digital transmission and domestic reception of satellite services; content obligations on commercial television broadcasting licensees; regulation of content broadcast on satellite services; conditional access arrangements for satellite services; and access to terrestrially-delivered commercial digital television services in regional and remote areas. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water 
    Summary
    Establishes a national scheme to require the disclosure of information about the energy efficiency of large commercial office buildings at the point of sale, lease and sublease in the form of a building energy efficiency certificate. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that: the Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) Determination is to be used to assess a person’s qualification for carer allowance; and a person remains qualified for carer allowance three months after the child cared for turns 16;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to: income management; credit of income management accounts in error; credit to income management accounts before debt recovery; student start-up scholarship payments and relocation scholarship payments; and consequential amendments;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the recovery of income management debts; and
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005
    to: provide to the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) a guaranteed annual payment of $45 million from 1 July 2010, indexed to CPI for later years; provide additional funding to the ILC; and require regular review of these funding arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Mar 2010 
    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
    in relation to: the formation and subsequent changes of GST groups and joint ventures; and indirect tax sharing agreements for GST groups and joint ventures;
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    ,
    Excise Act 1901
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to include indirect tax rulings and excise advice in the general rulings regime; and
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    in relation to the requirements for tax invoices. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Validates all actions performed and powers exercised under the Airports (Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations 1997, until this legislation commences, to the extent that those actions or powers were performed or exercised by persons not validly authorised or appointed. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum