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  • Tax Laws Amendment (Norfolk Island CGT Exemption) Bill 2016

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    Date
    11 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to exempt assets held by Norfolk Island residents before 24 October 2015 from capital gains tax; and the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill 2016

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    Date
    10 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Narcotic Drugs Act 1967
    to: give effect to certain of Australia’s obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 (the Single Convention); establish licensing and permit schemes for the cultivation and production of cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal and scientific purposes, and for the manufacture of narcotic drugs covered by the Single Convention; provide for monitoring, inspection and enforcement powers for authorised inspectors and for the secretary to give directions to licence holders and former licence holders; and enable the secretary to authorise a state or territory government agency to undertake cultivation and production of cannabis and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products; and the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment (Injury Compensation Scheme) Bill 2016

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    Date
    10 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990
    to enable the minister to make a legislative instrument to establish a parliamentary injury compensation scheme to provide the same benefits to parliamentarians and the spouse of the Prime Minister based on the scheme applicable to Commonwealth employees under the
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    and for Comcare to administer the scheme; and the
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    and
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016

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    Date
    10 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Trade and Investment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Market Development Grants Act 1997
    to: remove communications as an eligible expenditure category; place a limit of $15 000 on the free sample expenditure category; describe the promotional literature or other advertising expenditure category as including literature or material in electronic or any other form; remove reimbursement of in country travel (other than air fares) and increase the daily allowance for overseas visits; add to the list of excluded expenses those relating to activities or products that the chief executive officer of Austrade considers may have had a detrimental impact on Australia’s trade reputation; permit Austrade to direct funds from other sources towards export market development grants (EMDG) administration costs; provide that the first independent review of the EMDG scheme must be completed by no later than 31 December 2021 and enable the minister to determine a date for later reviews; and enable the EMDG scheme to continue without a specified termination date; and the
    Australian Trade Commission Act 1985
    to: change the name of the Australian Trade Commission to the Australian Trade and Investment Commission; and amend the short title of the Act to the
    Australian Trade and Investment Commission Act 1985
    . Also makes consequential amendments to 10 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2015-2016

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    Date
    04 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2015-2016

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2015-2016

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    Date
    04 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, in addition the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2015-2016

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Restructure Roll-over) Bill 2016

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    Date
    04 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to enable small businesses to defer the recognition of gains or losses that may arise from the transfer of capital gains tax assets, trading stock, revenue assets and depreciating assets as part of a restructure of their business. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to establish a framework to ban surcharges imposed in respect of particular payment methods that exceed the cost of acceptance for those payment methods; and provide the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with additional powers to gather information and issue infringement notices in enforcing the ban on excess surcharges. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Insolvency Law Reform Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    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

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 6) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    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

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