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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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  • Tax Laws Amendment (Foreign Source Income Deferral) Bill (No. 1) 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to repeal the foreign investment fund and the deemed present entitlement rules; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge--Fringe Benefits) Act 1999
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to: increase the Medicare levy and Medicare levy surcharge low-income threshold amounts for individuals, families and pensioners below pension age; and increase the phase-in limits as a result of the increased threshold amounts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Child Support and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    and
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    to align child support income estimates with financial years; five Acts to allow parents and eligible carers to have the same care determinations made for a child where the care of the child involves more than one carer; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to non-payment of family tax benefit for non-lodgment of tax returns; the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    in relation to the baby bonus and maternity immunisation allowance; and the
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    in relation to reviews to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (Corporate Reporting Reform) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Law 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Amendment (Financial Market Supervision) Act 2010
    to establish a three-tiered differential reporting framework for small companies limited by guarantee;
    Financial Sector (Business Transfer and Group Restructure) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Medibank Private Sale Act 2006
    to make consequential amendments; and
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to make transitional arrangements in relation to the Company Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Trade 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
    to: extend the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme to 2015-16; reduce the maximum grant to $150 000; reduce the maximum number of grants available for an individual recipient to seven; cap intellectual property registration expenses at $50 000; increase the minimum expenses threshold to $20 000; increase the income limit for members of approved joint ventures/consortia to $50 million; remove approved trading houses as an eligible special approval applicant category; reinstate disqualifying convictions; enable Austrade to impose conditions on the accreditation of EMDG consultants; and make changes in relation to applications submitted by accredited EMDG consultants. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Farm Household Support Amendment (Ancillary Benefits) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Farm Household Support Act 1992
    to facilitate a pilot of drought policy measures to assist farmers to be trialled in Western Australia for 2010-11. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Prudential Refinements and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: 11 Acts in relation to: the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s (APRA) preventive powers, correction powers, failure management powers, and data collection powers, APRA’s and the Australian Taxation Office’s investigation powers, auditors and actuaries, and the Financial Claims Scheme; six Acts in relation to the methodologies governing the determination of financial sector levies; and four Acts to make technical amendments. Also repeals five redundant Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Paid Parental Leave (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends 11 Acts to make amendments consequential on the Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010 and provide for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to ensure superannuation fund assets are protected in the event of a default on a limited recourse borrowing arrangement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 GST Administration Measures No. 3) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    in relation to: GST and cross-border transport supplies; GST relief for telecommunications supplies for global roaming in Australia; and adjustments for third party payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum