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  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 2) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to: provide tax relief to taxpayers entering into certain arrangements in relation to mining, quarrying and prospecting rights and information; and amend the company loss recoupment rules;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to extend the effective life of in-house software from four to five years; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide income tax look-through treatment for instalment warrants, instalment receipts, and other similar arrangements, and for certain limited recourse borrowing arrangements entered into by regulated superannuation funds. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Measures No. 3) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: provide a 5 per cent tax offset (capped at $1000 per income year) to individuals who run small businesses with an aggregate annual turnover of less than $2 million, or who have a share of a small business’ income included in their assessable income; and enable small businesses and individuals to immediately deduct certain costs incurred when starting up a business; and
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    to extend the fringe benefits tax exemption that applies to employers that provide employees with work-related portable electronic devices. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to extend the unfair contract term protections to businesses with less than 20 employees agreeing to standard form contracts valued at less than a prescribed threshold. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Office of Animal Welfare as an independent statutory authority with responsibility for advising on the protection of animal welfare in Commonwealth regulated activities; provides for the functions, appointment, and terms and conditions of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); provides for staff and consultants; establishes the Office of Animal Welfare Advisory Committee to advise the CEO; and provides for reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998
    to: adjust the licensing regime by enabling the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) to regulate remediation activities involving contaminated legacy sites, issue time limited licences, and issue single licences for multiple activities; clarify the application of the Act to contractors and others working with Commonwealth entities; provide ARPANSA with increased capacity to respond to emergencies and with increased compliance monitoring and enforcement powers; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Gene Technology Act 2000
    to: discontinue quarterly reporting to the minister; clarify which dealings may be authorised by inadvertent dealings licences; update advertising requirements for public consultations; remove the requirement that the Gene Technology Regulator maintain a record of genetically modified product approvals made by other agencies; amend licence variation requirements; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Passports Legislation Amendment (Integrity) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Australian Passports Act 2005
    and
    Foreign Passports (Law Enforcement and Security) Act 2005
    to: ensure that the minister retains the power to issue a person with a travel-related document to facilitate a lawful requirement for a person to travel; provide more certainty as to who is required to consent to a child passport; provide that the minister may refuse to process a passport application if there are reasonable grounds to suspect fraud or dishonesty in the application; and amend and add offences; and 12 Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
    Australian Passports (Transitionals and Consequentials) Act 2005

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bill 2015, the bill: amends the
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    to enable the Commonwealth Ombudsman to transfer complaints to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO); and enables the Australian Small Business Commissioner to disclose to the ASBFEO relevant information and documents for the purposes of the ASBFEO’s functions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015, the bill: establishes the position of Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to advocate for, and give assistance to, small business and family enterprises by providing for the Ombudsman’s: powers and functions, terms and conditions of appointment, and powers of delegation; and provides: for staffing matters; for other governance requirements; for disclosure of protected information; for review of certain decisions; and that state or territory laws are not excluded by the operation of this legislation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Death Penalty Offences (Preventing Information Disclosure) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Prevents the disclosure of information by public officials in circumstances that may lead to the imposition of the death penalty in foreign countries. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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