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  • Date
    06 Jun 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to: introduce an additional community supply support payment for eligible supplies of pharmaceutical benefits made by approved pharmacists; freeze indexation of the general patient co-payment for 1 year and indexation of the concessional co-payments for 5 years; phase-out the $1 allowable discount that pharmacies can choose to offer to patients; and make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Jun 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Responsible Buy Now Pay Later and Other Measures) Bill 2024, the bill imposes a tax rate of 1.5 per cent on build to rent developments that do not meet certain eligibility conditions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Jun 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Creative Australia Act 2023
    to establish First Nations Arts and Writing Australia within Creative Australia and expand the governance structure of Creative Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Jun 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to strengthen offences targeting the creation and non-consensual sharing of sexually explicit material online, including material that has been created or altered using AI technology (commonly referred to as ‘deepfakes’). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Jun 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    This bill is the result of the Senate dividing the Treasury Laws Amendment (Responsible Buy Now Pay Later and Other Measures) Bill 2024 (original bill) into two bills. This page shows the procedural history of the original bill up to the time it was divided, and the title and description of the bill as divided by the Senate (see sheet 2683 of amendments to the original bill). For copies of the explanatory memorandum and amendments circulated to the original bill, see the homepage of the original bill. This bill amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide incentives for investors to support the construction of new build to rent developments by increasing the capital works deduction rate to 4 per cent per year and reducing the final withholding tax rate on eligible fund payments from eligible managed investment trust investments to 15 per cent. 

    Bill

  • Date
    05 Jun 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Capital Works (Build to Rent Misuse Tax) Bill 2024, the bill amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide incentives for investors to support the construction of new build to rent developments by increasing the capital works deduction rate to 4 per cent per year and reducing the final withholding tax rate on eligible fund payments from eligible managed investment trust investments to 15 per cent;
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to extend the application of the Credit Code to buy now, pay later contracts and establish low cost credit contracts as a new category of regulated credit;
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to exempt eligible lump sum payments in arrears from the Medicare Levy;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to impose a new reporting obligation on certain large multinational enterprises;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to update the list of deductible gift recipients;
    Federal Financial Relations Act 2009
    to update funding arrangements to support payments from the Commonwealth to the States in relation to skills and workforce development; and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to extend the $20,000 instant asset write-off by 12 months until 30 June 2025. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Jun 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    LEESER, Julian, MP 
    Summary
    Establishes a commission of inquiry into antisemitism at Australian universities. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Jun 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    GEE, Andrew, MP 
    Summary
    Requires businesses to accept cash payments for certain transactions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 May 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Control Act 2020
    to: prohibit the export from Australia of live sheep by sea on and after 1 May 2028; and enable the minister to make arrangements for payments or grants of financial assistance for certain activities relating to the phasing out of export of live sheep by sea. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to update the ‘assignment of Medicare benefit’ requirements for bulk billed and simplified billing services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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