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  • Imported Food Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage imported food, the bill imposes an imported food charge, to the extent that it is neither a duty of customs nor a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to remove the obligation for employers to offer a choice of superannuation fund to temporary resident employees, or when superannuation funds merge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Measures No. 1) Bill 2015

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    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Rates Act 1986
    to reduce the company tax rate from 30 per cent to 28.5 per cent for companies that are small business entities with an aggregated turnover of less than $2 million; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax Rates Act 1986
    and proposed
    Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Act 2015
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Measures No. 2) Bill 2015

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    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to temporarily increase the threshold under which certain depreciating assets, costs incurred in relation to depreciating assets and general small business pools can be written off; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: make consequential amendments; enable primary producers to claim an immediate deduction for capital expenditure on water facilities and fencing assets; and deduct capital expenditure on fodder storage assets over three years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Penalty Unit) Bill 2015

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    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Crimes Act 1914
    to: increase the Commonwealth penalty unit from $170 to $180, effective from 31 July 2015; and index the penalty unit every three years to the Consumer Price Index, effective from 1 July 2018. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2015

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    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to implement the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Access and Sustainability package by: applying a one-off five per cent statutory price reduction for single brand medicines; changing price disclosure arrangements for multiple-brand medicines; applying flow-on price disclosure reductions from component drugs to multiple-brand combination medicines; changing membership arrangements for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee; enabling approved pharmacists to discount patient co-payments by a maximum of $1 for each PBS supply on a prescription; extending safety net early supply rules; and extending the pharmacy location rules and the role of the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority to 30 June 2020. Also makes technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (Collapsed Insurer Levy) Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill amends the
    Private Health Insurance (Collapsed Insurer Levy) Act 2003
    to provide for the transfer of responsibility for the administration and collection of the collapsed insurer levy from the Private Health Insurance Administration Council and the Health Minister to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Treasurer. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Act 2009
    to: enable the National Joint Replacement Register (NJRR) levy to be imposed on the recording on the NJRR of the provision of a joint replacement prosthesis, rather than for being a sponsor of a joint replacement prosthesis; set a cap of $5000 on the amount of NJRR levy payable for a financial year by a sponsor; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015

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    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill amends: the
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    to establish a new special account to administer the collapsed insurer levy; the
    Financial Institutions Supervisory Levies Collection Act 1998
    to provide for the collection of the private health insurer supervisory levy and the collapsed insurer levy; the
    Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001
    to provide for the collection of data from private health insurers by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA); the
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    ,
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    and
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to provide for matters relating to the secrecy and sharing of information concerning private health insurers; and five Acts to make consequential amendments. Also: repeals the
    Private Health Insurance (Council Administration Levy) Act 2003
    ; and provides for transitional arrangements, including the transfer of the Private Health Insurance Administration Council’s staff, assets, liabilities and records to APRA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Bill 2015

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    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill: transfers the prudential supervisory functions from the Private Health Insurance Administration Council to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA); provides for the registration of private health insurers and prohibits unregistered entities from carrying on a health related business; requires private health insurers to have health benefit funds; provides that APRA approves restructures, mergers, acquisitions and terminations of health benefit funds; empowers APRA to appoint an external manager of a health benefit fund; outlines duties and liabilities of directors; enables APRA to establish prudential standards and to exercise powers under the standards; outlines obligations of private health insurers; provides for the monitoring and investigation of private health insurers; provides that APRA can obtain an enforceable undertaking from a person in connection with a matter in relation to which APRA has a power or function; provides that APRA may seek remedies for a contravention of an enforceable obligation; provides for the Administrative Review Tribunal to review decisions made by APRA; and sets out matters in relation to approvals, determinations and rules. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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