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  • Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    ,
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to establish a structure under which the Commonwealth, by prescribing State professional standards legislation (PSL) schemes (via regulations), can support PSL by allowing liability under the relevant Commonwealth legislative provisions to be capped in accordance with the laws of the States and Territories. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Superannuation Contributions Tax (Assessment and Collection) Act 1997
    to provide for the taxation treatment of split superannuation contributions between a fund-contributing member and their spouse. Details of the operation of superannuation contributions splitting will be specified in regulations under the
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    and the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide tax exemptions for Australian residents receiving Second World War compensation payments from overseas funds;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: update and simplify the listing of specifically-listed deductible gift recipients; allow deductions for cash donations to deductible gift recipients to be spread over a period of up to 5 years; and provide an automatic capital gains tax roll-over for financial services providers during the financial services reform transitional period;
    Crimes (Taxation Offences) Act 1980
    to correct a technical deficiency with the deeming mechanism; and clarify the interpretation of offences under the Criminal Code;
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to allow certain entities with foreign losses to be excluded from a consolidated group for a transitional period;
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    to ensure that certain supplies made as a result of the consolidation regime are not taxable supplies;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to include imputation rules for life insurance companies;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to exclude from the overseas forces tax offset provisions periods of service for which an income tax exemption for foreign employment income is available; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to treat foreign hybrids as partnerships. Also makes technical amendments to 8 Acts to repeal redundant provisions and correct terminology, section references and cross-references and contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to: exempt farmers in “exceptional circumstances” declared areas from the requirement that farm management deposits have to be held for 12 months in order to qualify for tax concessions; and make minor amendments in relation to the operation of the farm management deposit scheme. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Nov 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Venture Capital Bill 2002, the bill amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    to: amend the existing tax treatment of venture capital limited partnerships and Australian venture capital funds of funds and the capital gains tax treatment of “carried interests”; and provide a tax exemption to eligible non-resident partners of these limited partnerships on profits from the disposal of investments in eligible venture capital businesses. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Pooled Development Funds Act 1992

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Sep 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to: clarify the prohibition of pyramid selling; amend provisions relating to defences to prosecutions; and re-insert a penalty which was inadvertently omitted. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Sep 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Clarifies the operation of the
    Financial Sector (Collection of Data—Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2001
    and
    General Insurance Reform Act 2001
    to ensure that, where both Acts amend the same provision, the amendments made by the
    Financial Sector (Collection of Data—Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2001
    operate first. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide transitional valuation arrangements for the 2001-02 income year for oyster farmers capturing oyster spat by the traditional stick farming method;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to prevent double taxation where an amount is paid in respect of work in progress;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    New Business Tax System (Capital Allowances—Transitional and Consequential) Act 2001
    in relation to the capital allowances system; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to enable the Commissioner to recover outstanding pay as you go withholding amounts by making an estimate of the debt. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to allow individuals to waive their contractual right to sue when undertaking hazardous recreational activities. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    06 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide an income tax exemption: for annuities and certain deferred lump sums paid under structured settlements to seriously injured persons, subject to eligibility criteria; and for life insurance companies on income derived from assets that support structured settlements; and
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    to provide that any commutation or assignment of a tax-exempt structured settlement annuity or lump sum will be ineffective. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and the
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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