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  • Date
    01 Sep 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2021 to implement Australia's obligations under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, the bill amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to: implement rules of origin to determine goods eligible for preferential tariff treatment in accordance with the agreement; enable regulations to prescribe certain record keeping obligations on exporters and producers of eligible goods to a party to the agreement for which a preferential rate of customs duty is claimed; and enable an authorised officer to disclose certain information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Sep 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2021 to implement Australia's obligations under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to: provide a free rate of customs duty for goods that are Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) originating goods; specify the phasing rates of customs duty for certain RCEP originating goods that will incrementally reduce to free; maintain rates of customs duty on certain goods; and make amendments contingent on the commencement of the
    Customs Tariff Amendment (2022 Harmonized System Changes) Act 2021

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Sep 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Australians 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for a supplementary payment to be made to eligible job seekers in remote engagement program pilot communities so that they can engage in activities or placements that are like having a job;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the
    Social Security Legislation Amendment (Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures) Act 2021
    ; and
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to remove redundant provisions relating to the former Community Development Employment Projects Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: enable eligible legacy scheme participants to apply for an extended compliance determination to allow them an additional period of time to complete their return of service obligation; allow a person, in the event of serious disability or death, to cease to be a bonded participant under the program, without penalty; apply administrative penalties when bonded participants fail to produce information or documents within prescribed timeframes; and enable administration of inadvertent and minor breaches of Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship contracts with the Commonwealth. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Australians 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme (Facilitation) Bill 2021 to facilitate the implementation of certain aspects of the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme, the bill amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide that redress payments are exempt from income tax;
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    to provide that redress payments are not available to creditors of recipients for the purposes of recovering money under bankruptcy proceedings;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to ensure that redress payments do not count as income for the purposes of any income support payments; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to authorise the use of protected information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Australians 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 to facilitate the implementation of certain aspects of the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme, the bill: provides that the receipt of a redress payment does not affect a person's eligibility for any pension, benefit, payment or service under a law of the Commonwealth or require the repayment of an amount to the Commonwealth; and provides that the redress payment cannot be transferred to another person, either by voluntary act or by operation of law. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Australians 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    to: establish the Northern Territory Aboriginal Investment Corporation to invest in Aboriginal business and commercial projects and make other payments for the benefit of Aboriginal people living in the Northern Territory (NT); amend exploration and mining processes on Aboriginal land in the NT; prescribe the nomination and approval processes and funding arrangements for approved entities that may hold a township lease; provide that land councils may enter into agreements in respect of land that is the subject of a deed of grant held in escrow; increase the amount at which land councils must seek ministerial approval to enter into a contract; remove the requirement that certain permits may only be revoked by the issuer of the permit; increase penalties for unauthorised access to Aboriginal land; remove redundant powers which allow for the delegation of land council functions to certain corporations; and make technical amendments in relation to the Aboriginals Benefit Account. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
    to: expand the operation of the disciplinary infringement scheme to provide a means of dealing with minor breaches of military discipline; remove the subordinate summary authority and correct a number of anomalies with regard to the respective jurisdiction of discipline officers and summary authorities, and between the different types of summary authority, in relation to the type of breach of military discipline, the rank of defence members with which each can deal, and the powers and punishments available to each level of authority; establish new service offences for failure to perform duty or carry out an activity, cyber-bullying, failure to comply with removal order (in relation to material on social media that constitutes cyber-bullying) and failure to comply with requirement to notify change in circumstances (in relation to the receipt of a benefit or allowance); and make amendments contingent on the commencement of the
    Online Safety Act 2021
    ; and
    Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
    and
    Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: enable the Electoral Commissioner to declare an elector to be a ‘designated elector’ on the basis of a reasonable suspicion that the elector has voted more than once in an election; provide for decisions regarding declarations of designated electors to be subject to review by the Electoral Commissioner or the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and provide examples of the types of conduct and behaviours that may constitute the offence of interference with political liberty, and increase the penalty for this offence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to reduce from $500 000 to $100 000 the threshold for electoral expenditure that can be incurred by an individual or organisation before they are required to register as a political campaigner. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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