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  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Bill 2013

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    Date
    20 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: define ‘documentary’ in accordance with the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s guidelines; clarify that game shows are ineligible for film tax offsets; and update the list of deductible gift recipients;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 1) Act 2011
    and
    Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 1) Act 2012
    to exempt from income tax certain ex-gratia payments made in relation to natural disasters during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years;
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    to enable entities who currently pay their goods and services tax by instalments to continue to do so if they move into a net refund position;
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to require trustees to establish and implement procedures in relation to the consolidation of multiple member accounts;
    Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003
    to reduce the amount of superannuation co-contribution available from the 2012-13 financial year;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to consolidate dependency tax offsets into the Dependant (Invalid and Carer) Tax Offset from 1 July 2012; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Act 2009
    to clarify the operation of the taxation of financial arrangements regime. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013

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    Date
    20 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    in relation to rehabilitation and transition management; the
    Military, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    in relation to: the date of effect for periodic impairment compensation; the inclusion of a lifestyle factor in the calculation of interim permanent impairment compensation; recalculation of permanent impairment compensation for certain people; an increase to the rate of periodic compensation payable for dependent children; expansion of the eligibility criteria for the special rate disability pension; superannuation; remittal power of the Veterans’ Review Board; increase in the membership of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission; and access to rehabilitation and compensation for certain categories of persons; the
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to increase the compensation for financial and legal advice; five Acts to: expand the lump sum compensation options for wholly dependent partners of deceased members; and require that eligible claims for existing conditions aggravated by defence service on or after 1 July 2004 be determined under the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    ; the
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    ,
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to issue Repatriation Health Cards (for specific conditions) to certain eligible persons; the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    ,
    Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
    ,
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to clarify the appropriation of costs for certain aged care services; the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to extend the entitlement for travelling expenses to the partner of certain eligible persons; the
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to clarify administrative arrangements for the nomination of bank accounts for payments; and the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Convergence Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013

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    Date
    14 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills in relation to the media sector, the bill amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: provide that no additional commercial television broadcasting licences will be made available to enable a fourth commercial television network; impose an Australian content transmission quota on commercial television broadcasting licensees; enable Australian content sub-quotas to be satisfied by any transmission by a licensee; provide that one hour of a first release Australian drama program counts as two hours for the purposes of a transmission quota; enable the minister to direct the Australian Communications and Media Authority in relation to its program standards making powers; and remove the requirement for a review of content and captioning rules applicable to multi-channelled television broadcasting services;
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    to: include digital media services in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) charter; prohibit certain advertising on the ABC’s digital media services; and provide that the ABC or its prescribed companies are the only providers of Commonwealth-funded international broadcasting services; and
    Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
    to: require the minister to have regard to the need to ensure that at least one of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) non-executive directors is an Indigenous person; and include digital media services in SBS’s charter. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    in relation to: duty of utmost good faith; bundled workers’ compensation contracts; bundled contracts generally; electronic communication; powers of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC); insureds’ duty of disclosure and duty to inform of duty of disclosure; eligible contracts of insurance; non-disclosure by life insureds; unbundling of contracts; remedies for non-disclosure and misrepresentation; remedy for misstatement of date of birth; cancellation of contracts; requests by third party beneficiaries to insurers for information; insurers’ defences in actions by third party beneficiaries; rights and obligations of third party beneficiaries under life insurance contracts; rights of third parties to recover against insurers; representative actions by ASIC on behalf of third party beneficiaries; non-disclosure or misrepresentation by members of group life insurance schemes; and subrogation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • International Monetary Agreements Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Monetary Agreements Act 1947
    to: establish a standing appropriation and authority to borrow for payments to meet drawings made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under a bilateral loan agreement entered into by Australia and the IMF on 13 October 2012; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Service Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Officer) Bill 2013

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    Date
    14 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to: require the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) to publish a report on designated parliamentary parties’ publicly announced policies by 30 days after a government forms following a general election; and set out the framework for the PBO to obtain information from Commonwealth bodies during the caretaker period; and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to enable the Australian Taxation Office to provide the PBO with otherwise protected taxpayer information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Television Licence Fees Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills in relation to the media sector, the bill amends the
    Television Licence Fees Act 1964
    to: reduce by 50 per cent the annual licence fee payable by commercial television broadcasting licensees, to a maximum of 4.5 per cent of gross earnings; and make consequential and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aged Care (Bond Security) Amendment Bill 2013

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    Date
    13 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills in relation to the Living Longer Living Better aged care package, the bill amends the
    Aged Care (Bond Security) Act 2006
    to: amend the long and short titles of the Act; and extend the Accommodation Bond Guarantee Scheme to refundable accommodation deposits and refundable accommodation contributions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aged Care (Bond Security) Levy Amendment Bill 2013

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    Date
    13 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills in relation to the Living Longer Living Better aged care package, the bill amends the
    Aged Care (Bond Security) Levy Act 2006
    to: amend the long and short titles of the Act; and enable a levy to be imposed on approved providers for the costs incurred by the Commonwealth in refunding refundable accommodation deposit balances and refundable accommodation contribution balances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills in relation to the Living Longer Living Better aged care package, the bill amends: the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to: remove the distinction between low level and high level residential care; provide for a means test combining income and assets tests and annual and lifetime caps on means tested care fees; provide for a dementia supplement, veterans’ mental health supplement and workforce supplement to be payable to providers who care for eligible care recipients; enable care recipients to choose the method by which they pay for accommodation, including by a fully refundable lump sum, a rental style periodic payment, or a combination of both; replace community care and some forms of care delivered in a person’s home with home care; extend the community visitors scheme to people in home care; appoint and provide for the functions of an Aged Care Pricing Commissioner; require the commissioner to prepare an annual report; and provide that an independent review of this package is undertaken and provided to the minister by 1 July 2017; and eight Acts to make consequential and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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