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  • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Bill 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Implementation of the Common Reporting Standard) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: require financial institutions to carry out Common Reporting Standard due diligence procedures to identify reportable accounts held by foreign tax residents and provide statements about those accounts; require financial institutions to provide a statement in relation to certain accounts if they receive a notice requiring them to do so; provide for administrative penalties when financial institutions fail to collect account holder self-certifications about the jurisdiction of residence for tax purposes; and require financial institutions to keep records for at least five years that explain the procedures used for identifying these accounts. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Act 2015
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Water Act 2007
    in relation to: reviews and reporting requirements for the Basin Plan; accreditation of first generation state water resource plans with further accreditations linked to Basin Plan review outcomes; incorporation of Indigenous expertise and knowledge in the governance of the basin’s water resources; trading by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder; and the redundancy of the Murray-Darling Basin Water Rights Information Service; and technical and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2015

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    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to: remove the restricted datacasting licence category; remove the requirement for the digital radio moratorium period; remove spent provisions; and make consequential amendments;
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to remove the minister’s role in the setting of the digital radio start-up day in regional licence areas; and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to amend the definition of ‘non-foundation digital radio multiplex transmitter licence’ to exclude category 3 multiplex licences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to reduce to six weeks the period during which family tax benefit (FTB) Part A, and additional payments that rely on FTB eligibility, will be paid to recipients who are outside Australia from 1 January 2016; and the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to cease the large family supplement from 1 January 2016. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Communication Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015, the bill amends the
    Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments to reflect that the allocation to and holding of numbers by carriage service providers, for which charges arise under the Act, could in future be managed in accordance with an industry-based scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to clarify the operation of the non-conviction based proceeds of crime regime in response to two recent court decisions;
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to create two new offences of false dealing with accounting documents; and amend the serious drug offences to clarify the definitions of ‘drug analogue’ and ‘manufacture’ and to ensure that they capture all relevant substances and processes;
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to expand the ability of designated officials and agencies to share information under the Act; and to allow the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption of South Australia to access AUSTRAC information; and
    AusCheck Act 2007
    to clarify and extend the circumstances under which AusCheck can disclose AusCheck background check information to the Commonwealth and to certain state and territory government agencies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Labor 2013-14 Budget Savings (Measures No. 2) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: nine Acts to replace the student start-up scholarship with an income-contingent student start-up loan; and the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: remove the HECS-HELP up-front payment discount for units of study with a census date after 1 January 2017; and remove the HELP voluntary repayment bonus for repayments from 1 January 2017. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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