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  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    to ensure that the goods and services tax (GST) is applied consistently to all supplies of digital products and other imported services to Australian consumers; and relieve non-resident suppliers of the obligation to account for GST on certain supplies;
    A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to increase the maximum amount that can be held in farm management deposits (FMDs) by a primary producer to $800 000; and enable certain primary producers experiencing severe drought conditions to withdraw an amount that has been held in an FMD for less than 12 months,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable FMDs to be used to offset loans or other debts; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make a technical amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: establish a framework to facilitate crowd-sourced funding offers by small unlisted public companies; provide new public companies that are eligible to crowd fund with temporary relief from reporting and corporate governance requirements that would usually apply; and enable the minister to provide that certain financial market and clearing and settlement facility operators are exempt from specified parts of the Australian Market Licence and clearing and settlement facility licencing regimes; and the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Income Tax (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts—Offsets) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish a new tax system for certain managed investment trusts, the bill imposes tax on trustees of an attribution management investment trust in relation to amounts of a character relating to tax offsets in certain circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Income Tax Rates Amendment (Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    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 Rates Act 1986
    to specify the rate of tax payable by trustees of attribution management investment trusts in certain circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Medicare Levy Amendment (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    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
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to impose the two per cent Medicare levy on trustees of attribution management investment trusts in certain circumstances. 

    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 Senate 
    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 13 Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Australian Workers) Bill 2016

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    Date
    15 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: clarify the application of the Act to migrants; require Fair Work Information Statements to contain certain information; provide additional protection from adverse action in certain circumstances; introduce a ‘reasonable person’ test in determining whether an employer has engaged in sham contracting; enable the court to make orders requiring directors of phoenix companies to pay amounts owed by failed companies and orders disqualifying certain persons from managing corporations; increase maximum penalties for certain breaches of the Act; and introduce new offences for serious contraventions of the Act that involve the use of coercion or threats; and the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Diabetes Support) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to establish a health care card to provide people diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 with access to medication and peripheral devices; and the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable the Parliament to appropriate funds to support these payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: reduce the disclosure threshold to $1000; require certain persons making gifts at or above the threshold to furnish a return within eight weeks after polling day; ensure that for the purposes of the disclosure threshold and the disclosure of gifts, related political parties are treated as one entity; prohibit the receipt of a gift of foreign property and all anonymous gifts by registered political parties, candidates and members of a Senate group; extend existing recovery powers; and introduce new offences and penalties and increase penalties for existing offences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Free the Children) Bill 2016

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    Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide that the minister must determine that a detained minor is to reside at a specified place within the community rather than being held in a detention facility; and ensure that the minister can only designate a country as a regional processing country if the minister is satisfied that the country complies with relevant international laws, meets relevant human rights standards, is a safe and appropriate place for minors to reside and will release any detained person subsequently identified as a minor from detention. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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