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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
    31 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the family assistance law to: increase the rate of child care benefits payable from 1 July 2007 by 10 per cent over and above the CPI indexation increase; convert the child care tax offset for out-of-pocket child care expenses to a child care tax rebate; and the social security law to provide full-time students aged 16 to 25 years who have a disability or a severe medical condition with a health care card. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the family assistance and taxation laws in relation to: the pension bonus scheme; the assurance of support scheme for migrants; crisis payments to qualifying humanitarian visa entrants; the threshold for funeral investments exempt from the income and assets test; and extending the payment of multiple birth allowance to children under 16 years of age and to children who are undertaking full-time study until they turn 18. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Corporations (National Guarantee Fund Levies) Amendment Bill 2007, the bill amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    ,
    Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001
    and
    Insurance Act 1973
    to: prudentially regulate direct offshore foreign insurers and collect information on discretionary mutual funds (which will not be prudentially regulated); and makes an amendment consequential on the proposed
    Corporations (National Guarantee Fund Levies) Amendment Act 2007

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the financial sector regulation law to: implement recommendations of the Taskforce on Reducing Regulation Burdens on Business to streamline and simplify prudential regulation; provide more equitable financial assistance to superannuation funds who have suffered loss as a result of fraud or theft; abolish the Special Protection Account; consolidate and rationalise prudential reporting requirements in the superannuation industry; close a regulatory gap for reporting contraventions of the market conduct and disclosure provisions in the
    Corporations Act 2001
    ; and makes technical amendments consequential on the enactment of the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to implement the Northern Territory National Emergency Response, the bill amends the
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    ,
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    ,
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    ,
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    and proposed
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    in relation to: prohibition of pornographic material; law enforcement; retention of government ownership of facilities constructed on Aboriginal land; access to Aboriginal land; and certain township lease grants. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to introduce an annual, tax free payment of $1000 to certain carers of disabled children under the age of 16, and makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    ,
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    ,
    Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997
    ,
    Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Regulation and Review) Act 2007
    and
    Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Discretionary Mutual Funds and Direct Offshore Foreign Insurers) Act 2007
    to introduce a court-based process for disqualifying an individual from operating an Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) regulated entity;
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    and
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    in relation to APRA’s specific direction powers;
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to incorporate a materiality test into the trigger for APRA to issue a direction to freeze assets of a superannuation entity;
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to remove ministerial consent from administrative decisions made by APRA or the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) under those Acts;
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Financial Sector Collection of Data Act 2001
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to apply merits review to appropriate decisions made by APRA or the ATO; and makes consequential amendments to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio 

    Bill

  • Date
    20 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    The bill amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to prohibit the provision of R18+ television programs in prescribed areas of the Northern Territory;
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    in relation to residential tenancy agreements and Commonwealth obligations;
    Defence Housing Australia Act 1987
    to allow Defence Housing Australia to assist the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to deliver housing to remote Indigenous communities;
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    in relation to land rights; and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    in relation to the acquisition of rights, titles and interests in land and community stores. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    ,
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    ,
    Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997
    ,
    Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Regulation and Review) Act 2007
    and
    Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Discretionary Mutual Funds and Direct Offshore Foreign Insurers) Act 2007
    to introduce a court-based process for disqualifying an individual from operating an Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) regulated entity;
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    and
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    in relation to APRA’s specific direction powers;
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to incorporate a materiality test into the trigger for APRA to issue a direction to freeze assets of a superannuation entity;
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to remove ministerial consent from administrative decisions made by APRA or the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) under those Acts; and
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to apply merits review to appropriate decisions made by APRA or the ATO. Also makes consequential amendments to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum