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  • 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

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2015

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    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to: remove the restricted datacasting licence category; remove the requirement for the digital radio moratorium period; remove spent provisions; and make consequential amendments;
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to remove the minister’s role in the setting of the digital radio start-up day in regional licence areas; and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to amend the definition of ‘non-foundation digital radio multiplex transmitter licence’ to exclude category 3 multiplex licences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2015

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    Date
    26 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to clarify the operation of the non-conviction based proceeds of crime regime in response to two recent court decisions;
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to create two new offences of false dealing with accounting documents; and amend the serious drug offences to clarify the definitions of ‘drug analogue’ and ‘manufacture’ and to ensure that they capture all relevant substances and processes;
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to expand the ability of designated officials and agencies to share information under the Act; and to allow the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption of South Australia to access AUSTRAC information; and
    AusCheck Act 2007
    to clarify and extend the circumstances under which AusCheck can disclose AusCheck background check information to the Commonwealth and to certain state and territory government agencies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2015) Bill 2015

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    Date
    12 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends: four Acts in the Agriculture and Water Resources portfolio to abolish the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) Advisory Board and the Fishing Industry Policy Council, limit the information that the APVMA is required to provide to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, and remove obsolete provisions; four Acts in the Communications and the Arts portfolio in relation to re-transmission of programs, and consultation and publication requirements; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to make an amendment consequential on a repeal; two Acts in the Environment portfolio to make technical amendments and clarify regulatory arrangements; four Acts in the Health portfolio to abolish the Medical Training Review Panel, remove requirements for redundant reviews of Medicare provider number legislation, simplify approved provider obligations in areas of aged care, and make consequential amendments; 20 Acts in the Infrastructure and Regional Development portfolio and the A.C.T. Self-Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations to make amendments consequential on the establishment of the Australian Capital Territory as a self-governing territory; the
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    to make amendments consequential on a repeal; three Acts in the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio to make minor amendments and remove certain provisions; seven Acts in the Social Services portfolio in relation to use or disclosure of personal information and removal of spent social security and family assistance payments; seven Acts in the Treasury portfolio to make amendments consequential on repeals; the
    Insurance Act 1973
    to remove a redundant standing appropriation; and five Acts in the Veterans’ Affairs portfolio to remove spent veterans’ affairs and military rehabilitation and compensation payments. Also repeals 28 Acts administered in eight portfolios. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Cessation of Visa Labels) Bill 2015

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    Date
    11 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Repeals the
    Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge Act 2012
    ; and amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to remove inoperative provisions relating to the issuing of visa labels; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Safety Net) Bill 2015

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    Date
    21 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to introduce a new medicare safety net on 1 January 2016 to replace the Extended Medicare Safety Net, the Original Medicare Safety Net and the Greatest Permissible Gap. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Criminology Research) Bill 2015

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    Date
    15 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Merges the functions of the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) into the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) by amending the
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    to enable the ACC to perform the AIC’s functions, including carrying out criminology research, sharing and publishing that research and carrying out commissioned research; and repealing the
    Criminology Research Act 1971
    to abolish the AIC as a statutory agency. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2015

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    Date
    14 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to amend the statutory framework in relation to the determination process for persons seeking protection on complementary protection grounds; and make technical amendments in relation to protection visas. 

    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

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2015

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    Date
    10 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the job seeker compliance framework by: strengthening and aligning financial penalties for failure to enter into an Employment Pathway Plan; suspending participation payments and applying financial penalties for failure to behave in an appropriate manner at an appointment; enabling more immediate application of financial penalties for failure to participate in activities or job interviews; suspending participation payments for inadequate job search; removing waivers for serious financial penalties incurred for refusing or failing to accept a suitable job; renaming all failures resulting in short-term financial penalties as ‘no show no pay’ failures; and removing redundant provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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