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  • Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework, the bill amends the:
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
    to: provide a statutory basis for the requirements that apply to foreign government investors; enable the transfer to the Australian Taxation Office of responsibility for administering certain aspects of regulating foreign investment, including residential real estate; introduce civil and criminal penalties; enable the lowering of screening thresholds for investments in the agricultural sector; provide for fees to be payable for foreign investment applications; amend the long title of the Act; and make amendments consequential on the
    Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015
    ; and
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework, the bill establishes a Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land to be administered by the Commissioner of Taxation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to ensure that capital gains tax scrip for scrip roll-over rules apply appropriately;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to remove the income tax exemption for employees of an Australian government agency who work overseas for not less than 91 days delivering Official Development Assistance; and
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    to increase the account balance threshold below which small lost member accounts must be transferred to the Commissioner of Taxation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to exempt Australian-owned private companies from the requirement that the Commissioner of Taxation publish certain tax information in relation to corporate tax entities that report total income above $100 million. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: enable commercial and national free-to-air broadcasters to provide their primary television broadcasting services in standard definition or high definition; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable a trial of cashless welfare arrangements by disbursing 80 per cent of certain social security payments to a restricted bank account, accessed by a debit card which does not allow cash withdrawals; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to: transfer responsibility for the management and resolution of aged care complaints from the Secretary of the Department of Social Services to the Aged Care Commissioner; rename the Aged Care Commissioner to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner; and make consequential amendments; and
    Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Facilitates Australia’s membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) by: providing authority and an appropriation for the payment of Australia’s capital contribution to the AIIB; enabling the minister to issue promissory notes to the AIIB; and enabling regulations to confer certain privileges and immunities. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Banking Act 1959
    and
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    to: extend to seven years the period before funds held by authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADI) and life insurance providers are treated as unclaimed moneys; and provide only authorised access to information on unclaimed moneys;
    Banking Act 1959
    to: exempt ADI accounts created for children and those that are held in a foreign currency from the unclaimed money provisions; remove the requirement for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission to publish details of unclaimed moneys in the Unclaimed Moneys Gazette; and expand the circumstances in which account holders can keep their ADI accounts active; and
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003
    to provide that Australian ships that are used solely for inter-state voyages will no longer be regulated under the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum