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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
    25 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to increase the research and development expenditure cap for eligibility to the tax offset from $1 million to $2 million;
    A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    , and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    in relation to private ancillary funds;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to provide capital gains tax relief to certain friendly societies; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    in relation to losses transferred to the head company of a consolidated group by a joining entity. Also amends 15 Acts relating to taxation laws to make various minor amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Consequent on the
    Tax Agent Services Act 2009
    , the bill: amends eight Acts; and provides for transitional arrangements for certain entities providing tax agent services before the commencement of the
    Tax Agent Services Act 2009

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    in relation to: separate scheduling of medicines and poisons; the preclusion of certain kinds of medical devices from being entered in the Register; consultation with the Gene Technology Regulator; advertising therapeutic goods; exercising delegations; and the inclusion of advisory statements on the labels of specified medicines. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to implement a national consumer law regime (the Australian Consumer Law) which will: address unfair contract terms; and include penalties, enforcement powers and consumer redress options;
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to include corresponding provisions applicable to financial services; and
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    ,
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act
    1979, and
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge--Fringe Benefits) Act 1999
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to: increase the Medicare levy and Medicare levy surcharge low-income threshold amounts for individuals, families and pensioners below age pension age; and increase the phase-in limits as a result of the increased threshold amounts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to: exempt from income tax foreign employment income derived by an Australian resident employed as an aid worker, a charitable worker, a defence or police deployment, and activities prescribed by regulation;
    Superannuation (Government Co-Contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003
    to temporarily reduce the matching rate and maximum co-contribution payable on individual eligible personal superannuation contributions; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to reduce the caps on concessional superannuation contributions and transitional concessional superannuation contributions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to set the gross domestic product adjustment for the 2009-10 income year at two per cent;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable certain eligible taxpayers to make annual pay as you go instalments;
    Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987
    to: introduce a functional currency rule; introduce a modified ‘look-back’ rule for certain exploration expenditure; introduce internal petroleum provisions; and extend the offshore exploration incentive for designated frontier areas; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to update the list of deductible gift recipients. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends taxation laws in relation to: payments made by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, or by a liquidator, under the financial claims scheme; increased access to small business capital gains tax concessions; exemption from capital gains tax for capital gains or losses arising from a right or entitlement to a tax offset, deduction or similar benefit; refundable tax offsets for certain projects under the National Urban Water and Desalination Plan; the list of deductible gift recipients; the Australian Business Register and the register acting as the Multi-agency Registration Authority; removing the Greenhouse Challenge Plus Programme condition for fuel tax credits; and the exemption from tax for the Clean-up and Restoration Grants paid to small businesses and primary producers affected by the Victorian bushfires. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide for a temporary bonus income tax deduction for new investment in tangible depreciating assets undertaken between 13 December 2008 and 31 December 2009. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to enable: the suspension of registered or listed goods from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods; the issue of single site licences and allow for the transfer of licences between owners and variations to licence authorisations; samples of therapeutic and related goods to be taken from manufacturing premises and images and recordings to be made; the regulation of homoeopathic and anthroposophic medicines; standards to be set for the making of lists of permissible and prohibited ingredients in listed medicines; updated references to legislative instruments; and amendments in relation to: conditions imposed on registered and listed goods, the quality of overseas manufactured products, computer programs making certain decisions, the definition of accessory to a medical device, and an advertising code for therapeutic goods. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum