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  • Date
    29 May 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to increase the maximum rates of Commonwealth rent assistance by 10 per cent;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to increase jobseeker payment for certain recipients who have an assessed partial capacity to work due to physical, intellectual or psychiatric impairment; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to expand the circumstances in which a carer may temporarily cease providing care without losing eligibility for the carer payment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989
    to: enable the disclosure of information and documents to prescribed persons; extend the operation of secondary disclosure provisions; expand the range of permissible circumstances in which a mail article may be opened and examined by Australia Post and border agencies; streamline certain administrative arrangements; and make minor and technical amendments; and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to increase penalties for causing harm, or threatening to cause harm, to a Commonwealth public official who is also a Commonwealth frontline worker. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide a legal basis for payment of advice fees from a member’s superannuation account and clarify the associated tax consequences; the
    Corporations Act 2001
    in relation to: ongoing fee renewal and consent requirements; financial services guide requirements; rules banning conflicted remuneration; and standardised consumer consent requirements for certain insurance commissions; the
    Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987
    to: align the petroleum resource rent tax general anti-avoidance provisions with the general anti-avoidance provisions in the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ; and clarify the meaning of ‘exploration for petroleum’; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: clarify mining, quarrying or prospecting rights (MQPRs) cannot be depreciated for income tax purposes until they are used; clarify when income tax balancing adjustments occur to MQPRs; and amend the location offset and producer offset for films; 15 Acts to amend the process by which amendments to agreements with multilateral development banks are incorporated into domestic legislation; and 8 Acts to make miscellaneous and technical amendments to Treasury portfolio legislation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2024, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to increase rates of duty for tobacco goods from 1 September 2023. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2024, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to increase rates of duty for tobacco goods from 1 September 2023. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
    to establish a framework to regulate the accessibility and prominence of free-to-air television services on certain internet connected television devices supplied in Australia; and
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to expand the anti-siphoning scheme to include online services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Oct 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Bill 2023, Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Bill 2023, Primary Industries (Services) Levies Bill 2023, Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Bill 2023 and Primary Industries Levies and Charges Disbursement Bill 2023 to establish a new framework for the agricultural levy system, the bill repeals 23 Acts; and makes consequential amendments to 13 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Oct 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Bill 2023, Primary Industries (Services) Levies Bill 2023, Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Bill 2023, Primary Industries Levies and Charges Disbursement Bill 2023 and Primary Industries (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2023 to establish a new framework for the agricultural levy system, the bill enables the regulations to impose customs charges in relation to products that are produce of a primary industry and goods consumed by, or used in the maintenance or treatment of, animals, plants, fungi or algae. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Oct 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Bill 2023, Primary Industries (Services) Levies Bill 2023, Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Bill 2023, Primary Industries Levies and Charges Disbursement Bill 2023 and Primary Industries (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2023 to establish a new framework for the agricultural levy system, the bill enables the regulations to impose excise levies in relation to products that are produce of a primary industry, goods consumed by, or used in the maintenance or treatment of, animals, plants, fungi or algae and goods connected with nursery products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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