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  • Date
    10 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    The bill: amends eight Acts in relation to: approved superannuation clearing houses; forestry managed investment schemes; managed investment trusts; eligibility criteria for the entrepreneurs’ tax offset; and the corporate consolidation regime; and amends 13 Acts to make miscellaneous and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    ,
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to require that input tax credits and fuel tax credits are claimed within a four year period;
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services) Tax Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable residents of Australian external territories to claim refunds of good and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax under the tourist refund scheme;
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable certain intermediaries to act as a principal for GST accounting purposes;
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    in relation to: clarification of the calculation of the gambling operator’s margin when the supplies made by the operator are GST-free; and the treatment of supplies and acquisitions between associates without consideration; and
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999
    ,
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide for the treatment of overpaid refunds. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: remove the capital gains tax trust cloning exception; provide a limited capital gains tax roll-over for the transfer of certain assets between trusts with the same beneficiaries; allow the roll-over of capital losses and transfer of revenue losses when complying superannuation funds merge; and update the list of deductible gift recipients;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No. 2) Act 2006
    and
    Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Simplification) Act 2007
    to clarify the circumstances in which income derived by life insurance companies in respect of immediate annuity business qualifies as non-assessable non-exempt income;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide that the Income Recovery Subsidy for the North Western Queensland floods is not subject to income tax; and
    Excise Act 1901
    to provide that the blending of spirits constitutes excise manufacture. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program Scheme Act 1999
    to establish the Clothing and Household Textile (Building Innovative Capability) Scheme to replace the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Post-2005 (Strategic Investment Program) Scheme for the 2010-2011 to 2014-2015 program years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Act 1989
    to: impose an annual charge on biological therapeutic goods for inclusion in the Therapeutic Goods Register; and provide that when a registered or listed therapeutic or biological good is suspended from the Register it continues to be taken to be included in the Register for the purposes of the payment of the annual charge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to: introduce a framework to regulate biological therapeutic goods; provide immunity from civil actions, suit or proceedings for certain individuals performing duties under the Act; enable the recall of goods without suspending or cancelling the goods listing on the Therapeutic Goods Register; enable information to be sought from past sponsors and manufacturers of medicines and therapeutic devices; provide that unpaid annual charges remain payable if a therapeutic good is suspended from the Register; and make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Bill 2009, the bill: amends the
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    in relation to the conduct of trans-Tasman market proceedings; makes consequential amendments to seven Acts; and repeals the
    Evidence and Procedure (New Zealand) Act 1994

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Trans-Tasman Proceedings (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2009, the bill: gives effect to the
    Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand on Trans-Tasman Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement
    ; incorporates the existing provisions of the
    Evidence and Procedure (New Zealand) Act 1994
    (the taking of evidence and service and enforcement of subpoenas); and incorporates Part IIIA of the
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    (the conduct of market proceedings). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    CIOBO, Steven, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to specify the criteria the Commissioner of Taxation must consider when making a special assessments decision in relation to the producer offset. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    The bill: amends the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to establish a framework to protect the confidentiality of taxpayer information by placing a general prohibition on the disclosure of taxpayer information except in certain specified circumstances; makes consequential amendments to 38 other Acts; contains a regulation making power; and repeals the
    A New Tax System (Bonuses for Older Australians) Act 1999

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum