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Treasury Laws Amendment (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Bill 2018

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House of Representatives
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Amends the: Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 to: prevent trustees of superannuation funds from charging certain fees and costs exceeding 3 per cent of the balance of a MySuper or choice product annually where the balance of the account is below $6000; and prevent trustees from providing opt out insurance to new members aged under 25 years, members with balances below $6000 and members with inactive MySuper or choice accounts, unless a member has directed otherwise; and Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999 to: require the transfer of all superannuation savings with a balance below $6000 to the Commissioner of Taxation if an account related to a MySuper or choice product has been inactive for a continuous period of 13 months; and enable the commissioner to consolidate amounts that have been paid as unclaimed money, inactive low-balance accounts and lost member accounts into an active superannuation account where the reunited balance would be greater than $6000; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to make consequential amendments.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21 Jun 2018
Second reading moved 21 Jun 2018
Second reading debate 28 Jun 2018
Second reading agreed to 28 Jun 2018
Third reading agreed to 28 Jun 2018
Introduced and read a first time 28 Jun 2018
Second reading moved 28 Jun 2018
Second reading debate 14 Feb 2019
Second reading agreed to 14 Feb 2019
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 22 Australian Greens agreed to
14 Feb 2019
Third reading agreed to 14 Feb 2019
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
18 Feb 2019
Finally passed both Houses 18 Feb 2019
  • Act no: 16
  • Year: 2019
12 Mar 2019

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments


Schedules of amendments

Bills digest


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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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