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  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to restructure family tax benefit Part B by removing the benefit for couple families (other than grandparents or great-grandparents) with a youngest child 13 years of age or over. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015

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    Date
    15 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: require VET FEE-HELP approved training providers to develop and apply appropriate student entry procedure requirements; require students under the age of 18 to seek their parent’s approval before requesting a VET FEE-HELP loan; broaden the circumstances in which a student can seek a re-credit of their VET FEE-HELP loan debt balance and remission of a debt; add to the eligibility criteria required for admitting new VET providers to the VET-FEE-HELP loan scheme; provide for an infringement notice scheme with a civil penalty regime for VET providers who engage in inappropriate marketing behaviours and administrative practices; extend the Commonwealth and national VET Regulator’s powers with respect to monitoring and investigation; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Bill 2015

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    Date
    15 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: reduce the methods for calculating work-related car expense deductions to include the logbook method and the cents per kilometre method; and provide for a single rate for the calculation of the cents per kilometre method to be determined by the Commissioner of Taxation;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to restrict the application of the Zone Tax Offset to people whose usual place of residence is within a zone or a prescribed area within a zone;
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to limit the concessional treatment of salary packaged entertainment benefits;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to create a new reporting regime which requires third parties to report to the commissioner on certain transactions which could reasonably be expected to have tax consequences for other entities; and
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Tax Agent Services Act 2009
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Cargo) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aviation Transport Security Act 2004
    to introduce the Known Consignor framework to align Australia’s air cargo security with international standards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Legislation Amendment (Overseas Debt Recovery) Bill 2015

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    Date
    17 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Student Loans (Overseas Debtors Repayment Levy) Bill 2015 to create an overseas payment obligation for Australians living overseas with a Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) or Trade Support Loan (TSL) debt, the bill amends the:
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: enable the recovery of HELP debts from debtors residing overseas; provide that certain HELP debtors are required to register with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO); prescribe administrative arrangements relating to the debt recovery; and require students to notify their tax file number when applying for a HELP loan;
    Trade Support Loans Act 2014
    to enable the recovery of TSL debts from debtors who are residing overseas and provide that certain TSL debtors are required to register with the ATO;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable taxation officers to disclose protected information to foreign jurisdictions to identify those with student loan repayment obligations; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education and Training 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 to reform the international education sector, the bill amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to clarify that a registered education provider pays all entry to market charges but is not charged more than once if its registration period is less than two years and it seeks renewal of that registration. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education and Training 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 to reform the international education sector, the bill amends the:
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    ,
    Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Act 2012
    ,
    National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
    and
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
    to: create Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) agencies, including the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency and the Australia Skills Quality Authority, with direct responsibility for providers’ registration and monitoring providers’ compliance; extend the compliance monitoring and enforcement action that may be taken by an ESOS agency for a breach of either the English Language Courses for Overseas Students Standards or the Foundation Program Standards;
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to: provide for an internal review process for decisions made by delegates of ESOS agencies; provide the minister with the power to issue a direction to an ESOS agency about the performance of its functions; enable the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) Director to obtain certain information or documents, be assisted by TPS officers, and recommend that an ESOS agency take action against a provider; enable providers to receive more than 50 per cent of the tuition fees for a course in certain circumstances; remove the definition of a ‘study period’; remove the requirement for non-exempt providers to maintain an account to which all tuition fees paid prior to a course commencing are held; and remove the requirement to report all instances of student default; and
    National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
    and
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment (eHealth) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010
    ,
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    National Health Act 1953
    and
    Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012
    to change the name of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record system to the My Health Record system;
    Copyright Act 1968
    ,
    Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010
    ,
    Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to: trial opt-out arrangements in selected regions and enable opt-out to occur nationally if the trials are successful; abolish the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record Jurisdictional Advisory Committee and Independent Advisory Council; revise the way that permissions to collect, use and disclose information are presented; create new civil and criminal penalties and provide that enforceable undertakings and injunctions are available in both the healthcare identifiers service or the My Health Record system; clarify that information about healthcare provider organisations is not personal information; clarify that health-related disability, palliative care and aged care services are considered health services; and clarify mandatory data breach notification requirements for participants in the system; and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    National Health Act 1953
    and
    Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Student Loans (Overseas Debtors Repayment Levy) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Legislation Amendment (Overseas Debt Recovery) Bill 2015 to create an overseas payment obligation for Australians living overseas with a Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) or Trade Support Loan (TSL) debt, the bill imposes the requirement to pay HELP and TSL debts while overseas as a levy. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2015 to give effect to Australia’s obligations under Chapter 3 of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, the bill amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to: provide preferential rates of duty for Chinese originating goods; and impose certain obligations on exporters and producers of Australian goods who claim preferential tariff treatment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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