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  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Crimes Act 1914
    ,
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    , and
    National Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2022
    to clarify certain aspects of the framework relating to the seizure of digital assets;
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to provide that information gathering powers and freezing orders apply to digital currency exchanges;
    Crimes Act 1914
    to increase the Commonwealth penalty unit from $313 to $330;
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to clarify the functions of the Communications Access Coordinator in the Attorney-General’s Department and create the position of Communications Security Coordinator in the Department of Home Affairs; and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    in relation to information sharing between integrity agencies and oversight bodies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    COLEMAN, David, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to insert an offence provision relating to the posting of harmful material to increase notoriety;
    Online Safety Act 2021
    to expand the powers of the eSafety Commissioner to include administering a complaints system for criminal activity material; and
    Crimes Act 1914
    to enable a court to make an order directing a person to cease using certain online services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    CHANEY, Kate, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    in relation to: lowering the disclosure threshold to $1,000; real-time disclosure of donations; prohibiting misleading or deceptive electoral or referendum matter; broadening the definition of gift; funding disclosure requirements; introduction of a major-donor donation cap; prohibiting certain political donations; limiting pre-election government advertising; and postal vote processes; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Do Not Call Register Act 2006
    to provide that registered independent candidates are treated the same as political parties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    KATTER, Bob, Jnr, MP 
    Summary
    The bill: provides for a limit on market share for supermarket businesses, including enforced progressive divesture to 20 per cent over a 5-year period where necessary; and establishes a Commissioner for Food Retailing to administer limits on market share and promote competition and fairness principles. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Feb 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    HAINES, Helen, MP 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
    to provide a resource management framework for the use and management of public resources, including for grants administration; the Public Service Act 1999 to provide the Public Service Commissioner with certain powers in relation to breaches of the code of conduct relating to the resource management framework; and 9 Acts in relation to oversight of investment mandates. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Feb 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    STEGGALL, Zali, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to cancel Petroleum Exploration Permit 11 (PEP11) and prohibit any further petroleum exploration in the PEP11 area. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Feb 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    CHANEY, Kate, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to provide that the offence of using a carriage service to incite committing or attempting to commit suicide does not apply to acts or omissions carried out in accordance with a voluntary assisted dying law of a state or territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Feb 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    GEE, Andrew, MP 
    Summary
    Prohibits the purchase of residential property by foreign entities for a 2-year period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Better Targeted Superannuation Concessions and Other Measures) Bill 2023, the bill imposes a tax rate of 15 per cent for superannuation earnings corresponding to the percentage of an individual’s superannuation balance that exceeds $3 million for an income year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Superannuation (Better Targeted Superannuation Concessions) Imposition Bill 2023, the bill amends: 7 Acts to make consequential amendments; the
    Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012
    to enable the disclosure of information about a recognised assessment activity in relation to a registered entity in certain circumstances; the
    Financial Regulator Assessment Authority Act 2021
    to reduce the frequency of certain periodic reviews; 6 Acts to make miscellaneous and technical amendments in the Treasury portfolio; the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to provide four licensing exemptions for foreign financial services providers; and the
    Payment Systems (Regulation) Act 1998
    and 4 other Acts in relation to the payments regulatory framework. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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