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  • Date
    29 Mar 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Makes interim provision to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Mar 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    THORPE, Sen Lidia 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes a framework for the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the Commonwealth Government; and makes a consequential amendment to the
    Productivity Commission Act 1998

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: amend the geographical jurisdiction provision for computer offences; introduce standalone offences for extortive conduct associated with ransomware and dealing with data obtained by unauthorised access or modification; introduce aggravated offences relating to cyber attacks on critical infrastructure assets and producing, supplying or obtaining data under arrangement for payment; and increase maximum penalties for certain other computer offences;
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to ensure that existing information gathering powers and freezing orders in relation to financial institutions can also be exercised in relation to digital currency exchanges; and
    Crime Act 1914
    and
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to ensure that law enforcement agencies can seize digital assets (including cryptocurrency) discovered during the execution of a warrant and suspected to be proceeds of crime. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Skills and Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: amend the student identifier requirements for a person's eligibility to receive Commonwealth assistance; provide for new Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt arrangements for rural, remote or very remote health practitioners; provide that units of study undertaken as part of an enabling course will not count towards a student's student learning entitlement; extend the FEE-HELP loan fee exemption to 31 December 2022; provide that domestic students undertaking a microcredential course are eligible for FEE-HELP; and provide that New Zealand citizens are eligible for HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP only if they are a resident in Australia for the duration of the unit; and
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    and
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Skills and Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: allow the minister to make grants to support arrangements to increase industry-led study and postgraduate research and to assist higher education providers to undertake research (the Australia's Economic Accelerator (AEA) program) which progresses the development of technologies and services to a state of commercial investor readiness in sectors aligned with areas of national priority; establish a governance framework to support the delivery of the AEA program; and provide for the protection, disclosure and use of AEA program information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Implements certain 'Your Future, Your Super' reforms by amending the:
    Parliamentary Superannuation Act 2004
    to: remove the existing choice of fund provisions; enable the Commonwealth to make employer superannuation contributions for new parliamentarians to a chosen, stapled or default fund in various circumstances; and provide for the determination of a default fund for parliamentarians if an existing default fund is unable to accept new members due to failing the annual performance test for MySuper products for two consecutive years;
    Superannuation Act 2005
    to provide for the determination of an alternative default fund for Australian Public Service employees if the Public Sector Superannuation Accumulation Plan is unable to accept new members due to failing the annual performance test for MySuper products for two consecutive years;
    Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Act 2011
    and
    Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017
    to make consequential amendments; and
    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021
    to enable the Commonwealth to make employer superannuation contributions for judges of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia to a chosen, stapled or default fund in various circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to provide state and territory corrective services authorities with the ability to access telecommunications data. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aviation Transport Security Act 2004
    and
    Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003
    to: expand the definition of unlawful interference; establish an additional purpose of safeguarding against operational interference and expanding the existing security direction power to include making directions in relation to a specific threat of operational interference; enable the minister to declare critical industry participants, with additional requirements; include additional requirements in relation to security plans and programs; provide for the use and disclosure of protected information; expand the powers of aviation and maritime security inspectors to undertake compliance activities; apply the investigation and civil penalty provisions of the
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    ; remove timeframes in relation to the provision of certain information; and require mandatory reporting of cyber security incidents; and
    Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: allow all documents to be signed or executed electronically; allow certain additional categories of documents to be sent electronically; amend the criteria with which an entity must comply before they are relieved from their obligations to provide a document to a member; and make consequential amendments; the
    Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle Framework and Other Measures Act 2022
    and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the
    Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle Framework and Other Measures Act 2022
    ; the
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to allow documents under the National Credit Code to be given in either physical or electronic form, or by the provision of an electronic postcard; the
    National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2009
    to include application, transitional and saving provisions; the
    Corporations Act 2001
    ,
    Excise Act 1901
    and
    Small Superannuation Accounts Act 1995
    to remove certain requirements relating to payments; and 11 Acts to provide that notices required or permitted to be published in newspapers can now be published in a manner that results in the notice being accessible to the public and reasonably prominent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: provide certain foreign financial service providers with exemptions from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence and from the fit and proper person test; and enable the minister to determine regulators that administer broadly comparable regulatory regimes;
    Corporations Act 2001
    ,
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to impose financial reporting and auditing requirements on registrable superannuation entities that are consistent with those that currently apply to public companies and registered schemes; and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable small business entities to apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for an order staying, or otherwise affecting, the operation or implementation of decisions of the Commissioner of Taxation that are being reviewed by the AAT. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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