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  • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to establish a framework to ban surcharges imposed in respect of particular payment methods that exceed the cost of acceptance for those payment methods; and provide the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with additional powers to gather information and issue infringement notices in enforcing the ban on excess surcharges. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 6) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to change the capital gains tax treatment of the sale and purchase of businesses involving certain earnout rights (rights to future payments linked to the performance of an asset or assets after sale); and the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to impose withholding obligations on the purchasers of certain Australian assets. Also makes consequential amendments to five Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Governance) Bill 2015

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    Date
    16 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to require trustees of registrable superannuation entity licensees to have a minimum of one-third independent directors and an independent chair on their boards; and make consequential amendments; and the
    Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Act 2011
    to restructure the board of the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation by reducing the number of directors from eleven to nine and providing for the majority of the directors to be independent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 3) Bill 2015

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    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Act 2012
    to abolish the seafarer tax offset; and the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to reduce the tax offset rates available under the research and development tax incentive for the first $100 million of eligible expenditure by 1.5 per cent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) Bill 2014

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    Date
    04 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to abolish the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee; provide for transitional arrangements; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to re-introduce the biannual indexation of fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to index the rate of excise applying to domestic fuels, including gaseous fuels, in line with Consumer Price Index movements; and the
    Excise Tariff Amendment (Taxation of Alternative Fuels) Act 2011
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to re-introduce the biannual indexation of fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill amends the:
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    to provide that the same indexed rate is used for determining the amount of excise or excise-equivalent customs duty payable on the fuel and the amount of the fuel tax credit; proposed
    Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account Act 2014
    to make amendments consequential on the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
    ; and
    COAG Reform Fund Act 2008
    ,
    Excise Act 1901
    and Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Regulations 2004 to make other consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to re-introduce the biannual indexation of fuel excise and excise-equivalent fuel duties, the bill establishes the Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account to make grants of financial assistance to the states and territories for expenditure in relation to road infrastructure investment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978
    and
    Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988
    to remove the prohibition on legalising voluntary euthanasia; and repeals the
    Euthanasia Laws Act 1997

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    to: amend the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Charter in relation to the delivery of services to rural and regional Australia in each state and territory; impose certain requirements on the ABC and the ABC Board; and provide for the establishment, functions and membership of the Rural and Regional Advisory Council. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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