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  • Date
    05 Dec 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
    to: make changes in relation to the selection, remuneration and termination of members of the Judge Advocates' Panel (JAP); make changes in relation to the selection and termination of the Chief Judge Advocate; establish and provide for the selection and remuneration of the position of Deputy Chief Judge Advocate; make minor amendments in relation to the statutory offices of Registrar of Military Justice and Director of Military Prosecutions; and make other minor technical amendments; and
    Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001
    to: move the complaint, investigation and mediation scheme from regulations into the Act; make changes to the scheme, including to reduce the formality of complaint handling and investigations, vest certain powers in the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF), clarify the ability to provide certain information to various parties and introduce the option of a 'compulsory conference' as an alternative dispute resolution measure; and require the CDF to prepare annually a report in relation to the administration and operation of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Dec 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to change the deadline for publishing the post-election report of election commitments, which is prepared and published by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), from before the end of 30 days after the end of the caretaker period for a general election to the later of either 30 days after the end of the caretaker period for the general election to which the report relates or 7 days before the first sitting day of either or both Houses of the Parliament after the general election to which the report relates. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Nov 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: make completion of a qualification checklist compulsory in relation to candidate nominations; enable candidates to lodge their nominations and certain other documents electronically; and allow a senior Australian Electoral Commission staff member rather than a senior Divisional Returning Officer to be on the Redistribution Committee for the Australian Capital Territory; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to amend various aspects of voting and scrutiny processes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Nov 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Families and Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: establish new means test rules to accommodate the development of new innovative income streams; amend the current rules for lifetime income streams; increase the Work Bonus from $250 to $300 per fortnight and extend its application to income earned from remunerative work that involves personal exertion, including self-employment and work undertaken by contractors or consultants; and expand the Pension Loans Scheme to increase the access of certain classes of persons to the scheme; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Implements certain recommendations of the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce by amending the
    Corporations Act 2001
    ,
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    and
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    to: introduce a stronger penalty framework for corporate and financial sector misconduct; and make miscellaneous technical and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Sep 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: five Acts to make technical amendments to the income tax law in relation to attribution managed investment trusts (AMITs) and managed investment trust (MITs), including modifications to the AMIT primary and transitional rules, and MIT and AMIT capital gains tax and withholding tax rules; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: update the list of specifically listed deductible gift recipients (DGRs) to include six new entities; and provide that entities that promote Indigenous languages may be endorsed as a DGR; and the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to remove the exemption for conditional licensing or assignment of IP rights such as patents, registered designs, copyright or eligible circuit layout rights from prohibitions on restrictive trade practices. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Jun 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: provide that, when an unlawful non-citizen is in the process of being removed to another country and the removal is aborted, or is completed but the person is not permitted entry into the receiving country, and as a direct result the person is returned to Australia, then that person has a lawful basis to return to Australia without a visa; provide that, when such a person does return to Australia without a visa, the person will be taken to have been continuously in the migration zone for the purposes of certain sections of the Act which bar the person from making a valid application for certain visas; and allow the department to use an online account to provide clients with certain legally required communications;
    Customs Act 1901
    to: allow the department to make a recoverable payment to a person who is entitled to it; and make technical amendments; and
    Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978
    to insert a new head of power so that regulations can prescribe the charging and recovery of fees for, and in relation to, the payment of passenger movement charge or an amount equal to the charge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: taxation legislation to: enable the Commissioner of Taxation to issue directions to employers to pay unpaid superannuation guarantee and undertake superannuation guarantee education courses, and to disclose more information about superannuation guarantee non-compliance to affected employees; extend Single Touch Payroll reporting to all employers; require more regular reporting by superannuation funds; strengthen the commissioner’s ability to collect superannuation guarantee charge and pay as you go withholding liabilities; enable the pre-filling of an individual’s tax file number declaration and superannuation standard choice force form by the commissioner to the individual’s employer; and enable the sharing and verification of tax file numbers between the commissioner and Commonwealth agencies; the
    Superannuation Legislation Amendment (MySuper Core Provisions) Act 2012
    to clarify the commencement of certain provisions; the
    Tax Laws Amendment (Implementation of the Common Reporting Standard) Act 2016
    to ensure that financial institutions report information about financial accounts held by foreign tax residents as intended; the
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make amendments consequential on regulations; five Acts to rewrite provisions in relation to offshore information notices from the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and apply those provisions to all tax-related liabilities; 10 Acts to make miscellaneous amendments; the
    Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993
    to enable the disclosure of certain information acquired in connection with a complaint made to the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal; and the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to update the list of deductible gift recipients. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Jun 2017 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to establish a new national regulatory scheme for industrial chemicals, the bill: repeals the
    Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989
    ,
    Industrial Chemicals (Registration Charge—Customs) Act 1997
    ,
    Industrial Chemicals (Registration Charge—Excise) Act 1997
    and
    Industrial Chemicals (Registration Charge—General) Act 1997
    ; makes consequential amendments to the
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994
    ,
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    and
    Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997
    ; and provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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