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  • Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Repeal) (No. 1) Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012
    ; and provides for transitional arrangements, including the transfer of matters and the reporting obligations of the agency which succeeds the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework, the bill imposes fees in relation to certain applications and actions that are made under the proposed
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Act 2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework, the bill amends the:
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
    to: provide a statutory basis for the requirements that apply to foreign government investors; enable the transfer to the Australian Taxation Office of responsibility for administering certain aspects of regulating foreign investment, including residential real estate; introduce civil and criminal penalties; enable the lowering of screening thresholds for investments in the agricultural sector; provide for fees to be payable for foreign investment applications; amend the long title of the Act; and make amendments consequential on the
    Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015
    ; and
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework, the bill establishes a Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land to be administered by the Commissioner of Taxation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 4) Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to ensure that capital gains tax scrip for scrip roll-over rules apply appropriately;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to remove the income tax exemption for employees of an Australian government agency who work overseas for not less than 91 days delivering Official Development Assistance; and
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    to increase the account balance threshold below which small lost member accounts must be transferred to the Commissioner of Taxation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Better Targeting the Income Tax Transparency Laws) Bill 2015

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    Date
    20 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to exempt Australian-owned private companies from the requirement that the Commissioner of Taxation publish certain tax information in relation to corporate tax entities that report total income above $100 million. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2015

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    Date
    13 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Facilitates Australia’s membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) by: providing authority and an appropriation for the payment of Australia’s capital contribution to the AIIB; enabling the minister to issue promissory notes to the AIIB; and enabling regulations to confer certain privileges and immunities. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Banking Laws Amendment (Unclaimed Money) Bill 2015

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    Date
    13 Aug 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Banking Act 1959
    and
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    to: extend to seven years the period before funds held by authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADI) and life insurance providers are treated as unclaimed moneys; and provide only authorised access to information on unclaimed moneys;
    Banking Act 1959
    to: exempt ADI accounts created for children and those that are held in a foreign currency from the unclaimed money provisions; remove the requirement for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission to publish details of unclaimed moneys in the Unclaimed Moneys Gazette; and expand the circumstances in which account holders can keep their ADI accounts active; and
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: remove the requirement for reporting a food related death, serious injury or illness to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC); remove the requirement for litigants to obtain ministerial consent to bring an action for a breach of the Act that takes place overseas; enable consumers to seek redress in state and territory courts and tribunals for breaches of the Act; remove the requirement for the ACCC to maintain a register of certain records when they hold conferences for product safety bans; enable the ACCC to share certain notices it receives with specified agencies to protect public safety; clarify the operation of the cooling-off period for unsolicited consumer agreements; permit the ACCC to seek a court order directing a person to comply with a notice to obtain information, documents and evidence; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2014

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    Date
    23 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill: repeals the
    Clean Energy Finance Corporation Act 2012
    to abolish the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC); amends the
    Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011
    and
    Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011
    to make amendments consequent on the repeal; abolishes the CEFC Transitional Special Account established as a temporary measure; and provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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