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  • Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish a new tax system for certain managed investment trusts, the bill imposes tax on trustees of an attribution management investment trust in relation to amounts of a character relating to tax offsets in certain circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish a new tax system for certain managed investment trusts, the bill amends the
    Income Tax Rates Act 1986
    to specify the rate of tax payable by trustees of attribution management investment trusts in certain circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to align the registration and disciplinary frameworks that apply to registered liquidators and registered trustees (through the rules made by the Insolvency Practice Schedule (Bankruptcy) and Insolvency Practice Schedule (Corporations)); and align a range of specific rules relating to the handling of personal bankruptcies and corporate external administrations;
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to provide the Australian Securities and Investments Commission with further powers to assist in the oversight of the regulation of registered liquidators;
    Corporations Act 2001
    in relation to: payments for property; use of a company’s former name; termination of a deed of company arrangement; relation-back day; and the lodgement of documents with ASIC which require a notice to be in the prescribed form; and
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2015
    in relation to notifications of contraventions of deeds of company arrangement. Also makes consequential amendments to 25 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish a new tax system for certain managed investment trusts, the bill amends the
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to impose the two per cent Medicare levy on trustees of attribution management investment trusts in certain circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to change the capital gains tax treatment of the sale and purchase of businesses involving certain earnout rights (rights to future payments linked to the performance of an asset or assets after sale); and the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to impose withholding obligations on the purchasers of certain Australian assets. Also makes consequential amendments to five Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: require financial institutions to carry out Common Reporting Standard due diligence procedures to identify reportable accounts held by foreign tax residents and provide statements about those accounts; require financial institutions to provide a statement in relation to certain accounts if they receive a notice requiring them to do so; provide for administrative penalties when financial institutions fail to collect account holder self-certifications about the jurisdiction of residence for tax purposes; and require financial institutions to keep records for at least five years that explain the procedures used for identifying these accounts. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Act 2015
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish a new tax system for certain managed investment trusts, the bill amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to establish the new class of attribution managed investment trusts (AMIT); and enable the Commissioner of Taxation to determine an amount of non-arm’s length income in relation to a managed investment trust (MIT);
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide that a member of an AMIT will make a capital gain or capital loss when a capital gains tax event happens to their membership interests;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide that fund payment withholding provisions apply when a withholding MIT makes a fund payment to another entity that has a place of payment or address outside Australia;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to exclude certain superannuation funds and exempt entities from the application of the 20 per cent tracing rule for public trading trusts;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to repeal the corporate unit trust rules; and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to extend the list of entities qualifying as eligible investors for the purpose of the widely held requirements. Also amends 13 Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Water Act 2007
    in relation to: reviews and reporting requirements for the Basin Plan; accreditation of first generation state water resource plans with further accreditations linked to Basin Plan review outcomes; incorporation of Indigenous expertise and knowledge in the governance of the basin’s water resources; trading by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder; and the redundancy of the Murray-Darling Basin Water Rights Information Service; and technical and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to: remove the restricted datacasting licence category; remove the requirement for the digital radio moratorium period; remove spent provisions; and make consequential amendments;
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to remove the minister’s role in the setting of the digital radio start-up day in regional licence areas; and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to amend the definition of ‘non-foundation digital radio multiplex transmitter licence’ to exclude category 3 multiplex licences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    ,
    Family Law Act 1975
    and
    Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999
    to: designate the Federal Court of Australia (including the National Native Title Tribunal), the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia as a single administrative entity under the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
    and a single statutory agency under the
    Public Service Act 1999
    ; establish shared corporate services functions for the courts; maintain heads of jurisdiction’s responsibility in relation to the business and administrative affairs of their respective courts; provide for a chief executive officer (CEO) for each head of jurisdiction to assist with the management of administrative affairs and provide that the CEOs also hold the position of Principal Registrar; provide for the Federal Court CEO to have responsibility for managing the shared corporate services, with a requirement for consultation; and provide that the Federal Court CEO is the accountable authority for the administrative entity and the agency head for the statutory agency. Also makes consequential amendments to 16 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum