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  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Bill 2015

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    Date
    16 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: extend and simplify the ordinary waiting period for all working age payments; extend youth allowance (other) to 22 to 24 year olds in lieu of newstart allowance and sickness allowance; provide for a four-week waiting period for certain persons aged under 25 years applying for youth allowance (other) or special benefit and require these job seekers to complete certain pre-benefit activities; and
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Implementation of the Common Reporting Standard) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: require financial institutions to carry out Common Reporting Standard due diligence procedures to identify reportable accounts held by foreign tax residents and provide statements about those accounts; require financial institutions to provide a statement in relation to certain accounts if they receive a notice requiring them to do so; provide for administrative penalties when financial institutions fail to collect account holder self-certifications about the jurisdiction of residence for tax purposes; and require financial institutions to keep records for at least five years that explain the procedures used for identifying these accounts. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Act 2015
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish a new tax system for certain managed investment trusts, the bill amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: establish the new class of attribution managed investment trusts (AMIT); and enable the Commissioner of Taxation to determine an amount of non-arm’s length income in relation to a managed investment trust (MIT);
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide that a member of an AMIT will make a capital gain or capital loss when a capital gains tax event happens to their membership interests;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide that fund payment withholding provisions apply when a withholding MIT makes a fund payment to another entity that has a place of payment or address outside Australia;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to exclude certain superannuation funds and exempt entities from the application of the 20 per cent tracing rule for public trading trusts;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to repeal the corporate unit trust rules; and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to extend the list of entities qualifying as eligible investors for the purpose of the widely held requirements. Also amends thirteen Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Restructure Roll-over) Bill 2016

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    Date
    04 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Communication Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015, the bill amends the
    Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments to reflect that the allocation to and holding of numbers by carriage service providers, for which charges arise under the Act, could in future be managed in accordance with an industry-based scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Access Regime and NBN Companies) Bill 2015

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    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to clarify that the facilities access regime processes in the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    have precedence over those in this Act;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    and
    National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998
    to provide that certain access providers are to give access to in-building cabling that they own or control when the cabling is necessary for the supply of an active declared service;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    in relation to: pilots and trials of new services or technology; access determinations; notices to vary special access undertakings; fixed principles in special access undertakings; authorised conduct for competition law purposes; clarifying ‘declared services’; and consequential amendments; and
    National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011
    to: provide that an NBN corporation may dispose of surplus non-communications goods; and enable NBN Co’s line of business restrictions to be changed through regulation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade Marks Amendment (Iconic Symbols of National Identity) Bill 2015

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    Date
    14 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to: prohibit the registration of trade marks which consist of a sign which is of national significance or iconic value to the people of Australia; and provide that any trade marks that currently purport to restrict the use of a sign of national significance must be removed from the register of trade marks. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day 2015) Bill 2015

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    Date
    12 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    and
    Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Norfolk Island Reforms) Act 2015
    to align the earnings base for calculating the superannuation guarantee charge (SG) with the earnings base for calculating SG contributions;
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to align the nominal interest on unpaid or late SG contributions with the period over which they are actually outstanding;
    Crimes (Taxation Offences) Act 1980
    ,
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to align the penalties imposed under the superannuation guarantee charge regime with the administrative penalties imposed by the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    ;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Small Superannuation Accounts Act 1995
    ,
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    and
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    to: enable the Commissioner of Taxation to pay for certain superannuation amounts directly to individuals with a terminal medical condition; and remove the requirement for superannuation funds to lodge a separate biannual lost members statement; and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to modify the notification and reporting obligations applying to certain corporations that have property in receivership or property in respect of which a controller is acting. Also amends 10 Acts to remove redundant or spent provisions and repeals five Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

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    Date
    12 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920
    to: amend the short title to the
    Protection of Word ‘Anzac’ Act 1920
    ; amend the long title of the Act; and remove redundant provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Water Act 2007
    in relation to: reviews and reporting requirements for the Basin Plan; accreditation of first generation state water resource plans with further accreditations linked to Basin Plan review outcomes; incorporation of Indigenous expertise and knowledge in the governance of the basin’s water resources; trading by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder; and the redundancy of the Murray-Darling Basin Water Rights Information Service; and technical and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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