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  • Medical Research Future Fund Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Medical Research Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2015 to establish the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to support medical research and medical innovation from 1 August 2015, the bill provides for: initial funding of $1 billion from the uncommitted balance of the Health and Hospitals Fund; the establishment of the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board to develop the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy and the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities; and for the MRFF to be managed by the Future Fund Board of Guardians. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to implement the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Access and Sustainability package by: applying a one-off five per cent statutory price reduction for single brand medicines; changing price disclosure arrangements for multiple-brand medicines; applying flow-on price disclosure reductions from component drugs to multiple-brand combination medicines; changing membership arrangements for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee; enabling approved pharmacists to discount patient co-payments by a maximum of $1 for each PBS supply on a prescription; extending safety net early supply rules; and extending the pharmacy location rules and the role of the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority to 30 June 2020. Also makes technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (Collapsed Insurer Levy) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill amends the
    Private Health Insurance (Collapsed Insurer Levy) Act 2003
    to provide for the transfer of responsibility for the administration and collection of the collapsed insurer levy from the Private Health Insurance Administration Council and the Health Minister to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Treasurer. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Act 2009
    to: enable the National Joint Replacement Register (NJRR) levy to be imposed on the recording on the NJRR of the provision of a joint replacement prosthesis, rather than for being a sponsor of a joint replacement prosthesis; set a cap of $5000 on the amount of NJRR levy payable for a financial year by a sponsor; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill amends: the
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    to establish a new special account to administer the collapsed insurer levy; the
    Financial Institutions Supervisory Levies Collection Act 1998
    to provide for the collection of the private health insurer supervisory levy and the collapsed insurer levy; the
    Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001
    to provide for the collection of data from private health insurers by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA); the
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    ,
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    and
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to provide for matters relating to the secrecy and sharing of information concerning private health insurers; and five Acts to make consequential amendments. Also: repeals the
    Private Health Insurance (Council Administration Levy) Act 2003
    ; and provides for transitional arrangements, including the transfer of the Private Health Insurance Administration Council’s staff, assets, liabilities and records to APRA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill: transfers the prudential supervisory functions from the Private Health Insurance Administration Council to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA); provides for the registration of private health insurers and prohibits unregistered entities from carrying on a health related business; requires private health insurers to have health benefit funds; provides that APRA approves restructures, mergers, acquisitions and terminations of health benefit funds; empowers APRA to appoint an external manager of a health benefit fund; outlines duties and liabilities of directors; enables APRA to establish prudential standards and to exercise powers under the standards; outlines obligations of private health insurers; provides for the monitoring and investigation of private health insurers; provides that APRA can obtain an enforceable undertaking from a person in connection with a matter in relation to which APRA has a power or function; provides that APRA may seek remedies for a contravention of an enforceable obligation; provides for the Administrative Review Tribunal to review decisions made by APRA; and sets out matters in relation to approvals, determinations and rules. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill amends the
    Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Act 2003
    to provide that the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority determines and administers the risk equalisation levy imposed on bodies registered as private health insurers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill provides for the imposition of an annual supervisory levy (from the 2016-17 financial year) on bodies registered as private health insurers to recover the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s costs incurred in regulating that industry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to: adjust the required GWh of renewable source electricity in each year from 2016 to 2030 with a GWh target of 33000 GWH in 2020; and replace the current partial exemption for electricity used in emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities with a full exemption;
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    and
    Climate Change Authority Act 2011
    to remove the requirement for the Climate Change Authority to undertake biennial reviews on the operation of the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    and subordinate regulations; and Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 to reinstate native forest wood waste as an eligible source of renewable energy. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    and
    Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Act 2014
    to abolish the dependent spouse tax offset;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    in relation to the offshore banking unit regime;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to exempt the Global Infrastructure Hub Ltd from income tax liability;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Act 2013
    to update the list of deductible gift recipients; 16 Acts to make technical and miscellaneous amendments; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to enable foreign entities to qualify for concessions under the investment manager regime either by investing directly in Australia or investing through an Australian fund manager. Also repeals the
    First Home Saver Account Providers Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 2008
    ,
    First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008
    and
    Income Tax (First Home Saver Accounts Misuse Tax) Act 2008
    and makes consequential amendments to 18 Acts to abolish the first home saver accounts scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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