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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
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: removing tax deductibility for contributions and gifts to political parties, members and candidates; and extensions of the beneficiary tax offset to the Equine Workers Hardship Wage Supplement Payment;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    in relation to tax-free superannuation lump sums paid to persons with a terminal medical condition;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: deductions for capital expenditure for the establishment of trees in carbon sink forests; and tax-free grants under the Tobacco Growers Adjustment Assistance Programme 2006 to certain tobacco growers; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    in relation to the farm management deposit scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    to: allow money in the Communications Fund to be used for the deployment of a National Broadband Network; and make consequential and transitional amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: define ‘financial arrangement’ and sets out methods under which gains and losses from financial arrangements will be brought to account for tax purposes; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    New Business Tax System (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Act (No. 1) 2003
    , and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Tradex Scheme Act 1999
    to separate the Act from provisions of the Customs Regulations that allow for the drawback of customs duty (the Drawback Regulations). Also makes administrative changes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ELLIS, Kate, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: amend the definition of a low-impact mobile phone tower; enable community consultation about the placement of such towers; and prevent towers from being located within 200 metres of a childcare centre, school or hospital. 

    Bill

  • Date
    13 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the taxation laws in relation to: tax-exempt asset financing; thin capitalisation; capital gains tax marriage breakdown roll-over; income tax exemptions for the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and Prize for Science; same business test cap removal; partial capital gains tax roll-over for statutory licenses; Australian property trusts and stapled securities; deductible gift recipients; film production offsets; tax deductibility for certain Australian research and development activities; and establishes Innovation Australia to administer innovation and venture capital programs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to enable the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to take legal action on behalf of persons who have suffered or are likely to suffer loss or damage as a result of unlawful secondary boycotts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    FIELDING, Sen Steve 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to protect small businesses by prohibiting predatory pricing by larger retailers. 

    Bill

  • Date
    21 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    KATTER, Bob, Jnr, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to provide for a mandatory code of conduct to regulate the relationship between horticulture growers, traders and retailers. 

    Bill

  • Date
    19 Jun 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    KATTER, Bob, Jnr, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    in relation to: non-merger authorisations; collective bargaining; exclusionary provisions; price fixing provisions; dual listed companies; exclusive dealing; enforcement; penalties and indemnities; local government bodies; and functions and powers under the Competition Code. Also amends the:
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    in relation to disqualification from managing corporations; and
    Gas Pipelines Access (Commonwealth) Act 1998
    to amend an incorrect cross-reference. 

    Bill