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A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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  • Date
    15 Feb 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: replace the maternity immunisation allowance by making payment of the family tax benefit (FTB) Part A supplement conditional on a child meeting the immunisation requirements; pause the indexation of baby bonus for three years from 1 July 2012 and reset the amount of baby bonus to $5000 per child from 1 September 2012; and prevent an individual from being entitled to FTB as fortnightly instalments on the basis of estimated income in certain circumstances;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to give certain carer allowance recipients, who care for a disabled adult, access to bereavement payments on the death of the care receiver;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to allow access to carer supplement for those carers whose rate of payment is reduced to nil because of employment income received in the fortnight covering 1 July in any given year; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Feb 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Auditor-General Act 1997
    to clarify that the Auditor-General may accept an appointment under the
    Corporations Act 2001
    as an auditor of any Commonwealth controlled company;
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
    to: ensure that directors of Commonwealth authorities and wholly-owned Commonwealth companies prepare Budget estimates as directed by the Finance Minister; and ensure that directors of Commonwealth authorities and wholly-owned Commonwealth companies notify the responsible minister of decisions to undertake certain significant events;
    Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Act 2010
    to make technical amendments; and
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    to: enable the Finance Minister to clarify the day on which a special account determination commences; focus the operation of drawing rights on payments and remove the penalty relating to drawing rights; enable the Finance Minister, on behalf of the Commonwealth, to exercise a discretion to ‘set-off’ amounts owed to the Commonwealth with amounts payable to the Commonwealth; and provide that the Finance Minister cannot delegate certain powers or functions. Also repeals the
    Appropriation (Development Bank) Act 1975
    and
    Car Dealership Financing Guarantee Appropriation Act 2009

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    31 May 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    to: require that the rules of all registered organisations deal with disclosure of remuneration, pecuniary and financial interests; increase civil penalties; strengthen the investigative powers of Fair Work Australia; and require education and training to be provided to officials of registered organisations about their governance and accounting obligations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum