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  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 18 Acts to correct technical errors; the
    Public Lending Right Act 1985
    to insert generic references; and the
    International Labour Organisation (Compliance with Conventions) Act 1992
    and
    National Health Act 1953
    to remove obsolete provisions. Also repeals the
    Forestry Marketing and Research and Development Services (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2007

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Update Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 100 Acts to replace references to penalties expressed as a number of dollars with penalties expressed as a number of penalty units; 27 Acts to replace references to ‘maximum penalty’ with references to ‘penalty’; 32 Acts to provide that provisions relating to the evidentiary status of a certificate (or other instrument or register) clearly provide that it is prima facie evidence of the matters stated in it; and the
    Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980
    ,
    Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991
    ,
    Crimes (Currency) Act 1981
    and
    Maritime Powers Act 2013
    to update references to aircraft registered in accordance with the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Choice of Fund) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to provide that employees are able to choose their own superannuation fund for their compulsory employer contributions where they are employed under a workplace determination or enterprise agreement made after 1 July 2016. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Transparency Measures) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: require trustees of regulated superannuation funds with five or more members to publish a choice product dashboard for each of their fund’s ten largest choice investment options; exempt pooled superannuation trusts and eligible rollover funds from the product dashboard requirements; implement the existing portfolio holdings disclosure obligations; and require that funds publish, for each of their investment options, information about the nature and value of financial products or other property that the fund or associated entity of the fund, has directly invested in. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 2) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to establish a remedial power so that the Commissioner of Taxation can make a disallowable legislative instrument to modify the operation of a taxation law in certain circumstances;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to enable primary producers to access income tax averaging ten income years or more after they opted out; and
    A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999
    to provide an exemption from luxury car tax to certain public institutions that import or acquire luxury cars for the sole purpose of public display. Also makes technical amendments to 10 Acts and repeals 45 excise Acts and the
    Income Tax (War-time Arrangements) Act 1942

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (Auditor Registration) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to ensure that auditors registered from 1 December 2005 on the basis of the CPA/ICAA competency standard, as approved by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on 24 November 2004, are validly registered with effect from the date of their purported registration. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Customs Act 1901
    to: enable the minister to exempt certain persons from liability to pay the import declaration processing charge; extend the circumstances in which an application can be made to move, alter or interfere with goods for export that are subject to customs control; remove certain requirements and clarify provisions in relation to the making of tariff concession orders for made-to-order capital equipment; and remove unnecessary and outdated provisions;
    Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905
    to enable an officer to inspect and examine goods that they believe are goods prescribed by the Commerce (Imports) Regulations 1940 which are imported; and enable the regulations to prescribe penalties for offences against those regulations; and
    Maritime Powers Act 2013
    to clarify that powers under the Act are able to be exercised in the course of passage through or above the waters of another country in a manner consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial System Legislation Amendment (Resilience and Collateral Protection) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Payment Systems and Netting Act 1998
    to enable financial institutions to comply with internationally-agreed margining requirements when dealing in over-the-counter derivatives; and provide legal certainty about the operation of Australian law in relation to termination rights under certain financial market transactions and approved Real Time Gross Settlement systems, approved netting arrangements and netting markets in all market conditions. Also makes consequential amendments to five Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to establish a sponsorship framework for the sponsored family visa program to: separate sponsorship assessment from the visa application process for family sponsored visas; require the approval of persons as family sponsors before any relevant visa applications are made; impose statutory obligations on persons who are or were approved as family sponsors and provide for sanctions if those obligations are not satisfied; facilitate the sharing of personal information between parties identified in a sponsorship application; enable the refusal of a sponsorship application and the cancellation or barring of a family sponsor in certain circumstances; enable the regulations to prescribe details for, and in relation to, the operation of the sponsorship framework; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013
    to increase the maximum number of board members of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency to 12 members, including the Chair; and clarify the quorum arrangements for board meetings. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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