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  • Date
    14 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment Bill 2020 in response to the Federal Court's decision in
    Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation
    [2019] FCA 1849, the bill amends the
    Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000
    to amend the definition of 'oils' to apply only to lubricant oils, fluid oils and other oils and greases manufactured from base oils. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Australians 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    to: remove the requirement that the term of the Jabiru township lease be 99 years to allow for a shorter term between 40 and 99 years; remove the requirement that the initial grant of the township lease can only be to the Commonwealth; clarify that the new township lease will not automatically extend the term of existing Jabiru subleases beyond the term of the current town head lease; and remove redundant Jabiru-specific leasing provisions; and
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to make a minor consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial institution supervisory levy framework, the bill amends the
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    to enable the Commonwealth to recover the costs of a wider range of activities that are funded by the Commonwealth and recoverable through the framework. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Implements the government's response to the report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security into ASIO's questioning and detention powers by amending the
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    in relation to compulsory questioning powers and tracking devices. Also amends four Acts to make consequential amendments; and makes amendments contingent on the commencement of the
    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2020

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial institution supervisory levy framework, the bill amends the
    Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998
    to: increase the statutory upper limit on the authorised deposit-taking institutions supervisory levy to $10 million for the financial year commencing on 1 July 2020; and amend the calculation of the indexation factor used to establish the statutory upper limits applying in later years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial institution supervisory levy framework, the bill amends the
    Authorised Non-operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998
    to: increase the statutory upper limit on the authorised non-operating holding companies supervisory levy to $10 million for the financial year commencing on 1 July 2020; and amend the calculation of the indexation factor used to establish the statutory upper limits applying in later years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Civil Aviation (Carriers' Liability) Act 1959
    (CACL Act) to: reflect the increase to the domestic liability cap for death or injury to passengers to $925 000 as effected by the Civil Aviation (Carriers' Liability) Regulations 2019; provide for the secretary to make regulations about permitted exclusions of liability in relation to the scope of mandatory insurance that airlines must obtain; and provide that servants and agents of a carrier can avail themselves of the same conditions of liability in addition to the limits of liability applicable to air carriers; and
    Air Accidents (Commonwealth Government Liability) Act 1963
    to provide that increases to the liability caps under Part IV of the CACL Act are incorporated regardless of whether implemented by amendments to the CACL Act or via regulation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Water and the Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Control Act 1982
    and
    Export Control Act 2020
    to allow for the export of certain narcotic goods, such as medicinal cannabis and low-tetrahydrocannibinol hemp products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial institution supervisory levy framework, the bill amends the
    General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998
    to: increase the statutory upper limit on the general insurance supervisory levy to $10 million for the financial year commencing on 1 July 2020; and amend the calculation of the indexation factor used to establish the statutory upper limits applying in later years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial institution supervisory levy framework, the bill amends the
    Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998
    to: increase the statutory upper limit on the life insurance supervisory levy to $10 million for the financial year commencing on 1 July 2020; and amend the calculation of the indexation factor used to establish the statutory upper limits applying in later years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Norfolk Island Act 1979
    to: make technical amendments to the provisions authorising off-island sittings of the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island to remove any doubt that the Supreme Court may exercise its criminal or civil jurisdiction in a state, in the absence of an arrangement between the Commonwealth and the state government or authority, where no powers, duties or functions are conferred or imposed upon a state officer; and clarify the basis under which travelling allowances are determined for judges of the Supreme Court. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Payment Times Reporting Bill 2020, the bill amends the:
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable the Commissioner of Taxation to disclose certain tax information to the Payment Times Reporting Regulator for the purposes of administering the Payment Times Reporting Scheme; and
    Payment Times Reporting Act 2020
    , when enacted, to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the
    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2020

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Payment Times Reporting (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020, the bill establishes a Payment Times Reporting Scheme which requires businesses and government enterprises with an annual total income of over $100 million to biannually report on their payment terms and practices for their small business suppliers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Water and the Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999
    to: impose an export charge on the export of dairy cattle; and amend the rate provision to provide for two different rates of charges: a per head charge on dairy cattle and a per kilogram charge on cattle other than dairy cattle. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial institution supervisory levy framework, the bill amends the
    Retirement Savings Account Providers Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998
    to: increase the statutory upper limit on the retirement savings account providers supervisory levy to $10 million for the financial year commencing on 1 July 2020; and amend the calculation of the indexation factor used to establish the statutory upper limits applying in later years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends: 17 Acts to make consequential amendments as a result of the establishment of Services Australia as an executive agency under the
    Public Service Act 1999
    on 1 February 2020; and the
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    ,
    Human Services (Centrelink) Act 1997
    and
    Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973
    to make governance changes in relation to Services Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that offences for providing false and misleading statements or documents apply to circumstances when the information is not provided to a natural person; four Acts to require a person served with a formal notice or summons by a Royal Commission to produce documents or information, or give evidence, to comply with that requirement even if the document or information is protected by secrecy provisions; and six Acts to make technical and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial institution supervisory levy framework, the bill amends the
    Superannuation Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998
    to: increase the statutory upper limit on the superannuation industry supervisory levy to $10 million for the financial year commencing on 1 July 2020; and amend the calculation of the indexation factor used to establish the statutory upper limits applying in later years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: amend the hybrid mismatch rules; introduce a general category of deductible gift recipient (DGR) for community sheds; and update the list of DGRs to include eight new entities;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: broaden the amounts that employers can voluntarily report under the Single Touch Payroll rules to include employer withholding of child support deductions and child support garnishee amounts; and enable the disclosure of protected information, relating to the JobKeeper Scheme, to the Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman;
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    and
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    to make consequential amendments; and
    International Finance Corporation Act 1955
    and
    International Monetary Agreements Act 1947
    to: establish frameworks under which Australia may enter into agreements with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group to buy additional shares of their respective capital stocks; and authorise appropriations from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the purposes of such payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to enable individuals aged 65 and 66 to make up to three years of non-concessional superannuation contributions under the bring forward rule. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to create a new position on the Repatriation Commission and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to represent the families of veterans;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to enable the provision of assistance or benefits to former Australian Defence Force members to assist them to transition into civilian work; and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to extend eligibility for the quarterly energy supplement to holders of gold cards under the
    Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006
    and
    Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Act 2019

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 May 2020 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    FARUQI, Sen Mehreen 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: provide for 14 days paid COVID-19 leave for all workers, including part-time, casual and gig economy workers; and enable the Fair Work Commission to make COVID-19 leave orders to extend provisions in the Act to all workers, such as gig economy workers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Mar 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: provide a framework for Australian agencies to obtain independently-authorised international production orders for interception, stored communications and telecommunications data directly to designated communications providers in foreign countries with which Australia has a designated international agreement; make amendments contingent on the commencement of the proposed
    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2020
    ; and remove the ability for nominated Administrative Appeals Tribunal members to issue certain warrants. Also amends: six Acts to make consequential amendments; and the
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    to correct a drafting error. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Mar 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to: align certain device-related definitions with the equivalent definition in the European Union; enable the secretary to provide early scientific advice to a sponsor about the safety, quality or efficacy of a registrable medicine; enable a clinical trial sponsor to request variations to approved clinical trials; introduce a new preliminary assessment procedure for applications for new ingredients for listed and assessed listed medicines; remove a limitation on the circumstances in which medical practitioners may be authorised to supply specified unapproved therapeutic goods to their patients; remove certain offences for persons claiming to be able to arrange supply of therapeutic goods; impose a condition of registration or listing of therapeutic goods; specify the circumstances in which a sponsor may apply for the provisional registration of a medicine, without having to first obtain a provisional determination; introduce a data protection regime for assessed listed medicines; and make minor amendments and corrections; and
    Patents Act 1990
    to remove a reference to therapeutic devices. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Mar 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 
    Summary
    The bill: declares an environment and climate emergency; outlines the obligations of public service agencies to recognise and act in accordance with the declaration; and establishes the Multi-Party Climate Emergency Committee to report to Cabinet in relation to the climate emergency declaration. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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