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  • Date
    20 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: define ‘financial arrangement’ and sets out methods under which gains and losses from financial arrangements will be brought to account for tax purposes; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    New Business Tax System (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Act (No. 1) 2003
    , and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Tradex Scheme Act 1999
    to separate the Act from provisions of the Customs Regulations that allow for the drawback of customs duty (the Drawback Regulations). Also makes administrative changes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    in relation to residential aged care to: simplify fees and charges paid by residents who cannot fully meet their own care and accommodation costs; combine the current concessional resident supplement and pensioner supplement into a single asset-tested accommodation supplement; broaden eligibility for community care grants for providers of Community Aged Care Packages; and extend eligibility to providers of Extended Aged Care at Home and Extended Aged Care at Home - Dementia. Also makes technical amendments to the
    Aged Care (Bond Security) Act 2006
    and
    Aged Care (Bond Security) Levy Act 2006

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio 

    Bill

  • Date
    17 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ELLIS, Kate, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: amend the definition of a low-impact mobile phone tower; enable community consultation about the placement of such towers; and prevent towers from being located within 200 metres of a childcare centre, school or hospital. 

    Bill

  • Date
    13 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    ,
    Crimes Act 1914
    and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    in relation to child sex tourism offences, by: relocating existing offences (currently in the Crimes Act) to the Criminal Code; creating new grooming, procuring and preparatory offences; making penalties consistent with like offences in the Criminal Code; introducing new offences relating to Australians overseas accessing child pornography or child abuse material; and providing for forfeiture of such material. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    ,
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    ,
    Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997
    ,
    Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Regulation and Review) Act 2007
    and
    Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Discretionary Mutual Funds and Direct Offshore Foreign Insurers) Act 2007
    to introduce a court-based process for disqualifying an individual from operating an Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) regulated entity;
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    and
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    in relation to APRA’s specific direction powers;
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to incorporate a materiality test into the trigger for APRA to issue a direction to freeze assets of a superannuation entity;
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to remove ministerial consent from administrative decisions made by APRA or the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) under those Acts;
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Financial Sector Collection of Data Act 2001
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to apply merits review to appropriate decisions made by APRA or the ATO; and makes consequential amendments to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the taxation laws in relation to: tax-exempt asset financing; thin capitalisation; capital gains tax marriage breakdown roll-over; income tax exemptions for the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and Prize for Science; same business test cap removal; partial capital gains tax roll-over for statutory licenses; Australian property trusts and stapled securities; deductible gift recipients; film production offsets; tax deductibility for certain Australian research and development activities; and establishes Innovation Australia to administer innovation and venture capital programs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    In further response to certain recommendations of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee’s report into the effectiveness of Australia’s military justice system, the bill amends the
    Defence Act 1903
    ,
    Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
    and
    Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955
    to redesign summary discipline procedures to include: an automatic right of appeal from a summary authority to a single Military Judge of the Australian Military Court (AMC); the right to elect trial by a Military Judge of the AMC for most disciplinary offences; simplified rules of evidence; a form of review for technical errors related to the awarding of punishments and orders; simplification of offences and punishments; and changed jurisdictions of Superior Summary Authorities and Discipline Officers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to enable the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to take legal action on behalf of persons who have suffered or are likely to suffer loss or damage as a result of unlawful secondary boycotts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum