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  • Date
    27 May 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Medical Indemnity Act 2002
    to ensure that claims made against midwives in private practice whose registration is not endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to prescribe scheduled medicines are eligible under the Allied Health Schemes, where the claim relates to incidents that occurred on or from 1 July 2020; and
    Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Act 2010
    to expand eligibility of the Midwifes Schemes to cover claims made against midwives in private practice whose registration has been endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to prescribe schedule medicines, irrespective of whether the midwife is covered under a professional indemnity insurance policy as an employee or in an independent capacity. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 May 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014
    to include a discretionary power to grant portability extensions to pensioners who are temporarily away from their country of residence and unable to return home within 26 weeks for reasons such as serious illness, death of a family member, natural disaster or public health crisis. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Education, Skills and Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: extend the FEE-HELP loan fee exemption currently in place for units with a census date between 1 April and 30 June 2021 by a further six months, to 31 December 2021; and apply a 20 per cent FEE-HELP loan fee for units with a census date on or after 1 January 2022. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 May 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to: continue the pause on the indexation of private health insurance income thresholds used in determining the tier for the private health insurance rebate and the Medicare levy surcharge for a further two years; and adjust the formula for recommencement of indexation at the current income thresholds from 1 July 2023. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Mar 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to establish a scheme that mandates that service and repair information provided to car dealership networks and manufacturer preferred repairs be made available for independent repairs and registered training organisations to purchase at a fair market price; and
    Copyright Act 1968
    to provide that the statutory licensing scheme for educational institutions does not apply to such information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Mar 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Education, Skills and Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: enable former permanent humanitarian visa holders who transition to a resident return visa to retain their eligibility for Higher Education Loan Program assistance; and make minor and technical amendments; and
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to: clarify and extend the application of the Act to former registered providers; and make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Mar 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Water and the Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act 2001
    to: implement certain recommendations of the
    Independent Review of the Sydney Harbour Federal Trust
    by enabling the Harbour Trust to operate as an ongoing entity, amending processes relating to the appointment of members, increasing the threshold for ministerial approval of contracts to $5 million and providing for indexation of the threshold amount, and amending the processes for entering into long-term leases or licences; extend the existing regulation-making powers; establish compliance and enforcement powers; and make amendments contingent on the commencement of the
    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Feb 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to: provide that if a new employee has an existing 'stapled' superannuation fund and does not choose a fund to receive contributions, their employer is required to make contributions on behalf of the employee into the stapled fund; and ensure that employers are not in breach of various rules, or are not liable for superannuation guarantee charge, in certain circumstances;
    Superannuation Act 1990
    and
    Superannuation Act 2005
    to make consequential amendments;
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to: require the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority to conduct an annual performance test for MySuper products and other products to be specified in regulations; make amendments contingent on the commencement of the
    Treasury Laws Amendment (Self Managed Superannuation Funds) Act 2021
    , when enacted, and
    Family Law Amendment (Western Australia De Facto Superannuation Splitting and Bankruptcy) Act 2020
    , when enacted; require trustees of registrable superannuation entities and self managed superannuation funds and directors of the corporate trustee of a registrable superannuation entity to perform their duties and exercise their powers in the best financial interests of the beneficiaries; reverse the evidential burden of proof for the best financial interests duty so that the onus is on the trustee of a registrable superannuation entity; allow regulations to be made to prohibit certain payments made by trustees of registrable superannuation entities and prescribe additional requirements on trustees and directors of trustee companies of registrable superannuation entities; and allow contraventions of record-keeping obligations specified in regulations to be subject to a strict liability offence; and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to remove an exemption from disclosing information about certain investments under the portfolio holdings disclosure rules. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Feb 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Narcotic Drugs Act 1967
    to: consolidate the medicinal cannabis licensing structure into a single licence framework; enable assessments relating to supply chains to be undertaken at the permit stage rather than the earlier licensing stage; allow licences to be granted for a period of up to five years; include a new simplified outline; and make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Sep 2020 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to increase the maximum number of allowable members from four to six in self managed superannuation funds and small APRA funds; and
    Corporations Act 2001
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    and
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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