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  • Date
    02 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Gives effect to certain recommendations of the Financial Services Royal Commission by amending the:
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    (ASIC Act) and
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    (IC Act) to enable the unfair contract terms regime under the ASIC Act to apply to insurance contracts covered by the IC Act; ASIC Act and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to specify that the consumer protection provisions of the ASIC Act apply to funeral expenses policies;
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    and
    National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2009
    to: require mortgage brokers to act in the best interests of consumers and give priority to consumers in certain circumstances where there is a conflict of interest; provide that mortgage brokers and mortgage intermediaries must not accept conflicted remuneration; prohibit employers, credit providers and mortgage intermediaries from giving conflicted remuneration to mortgage brokers or mortgage intermediaries; and enable the circumstances in which the prohibition on conflicted remuneration applies to be prescribed by regulation; and
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Gives effect to certain recommendations of the Financial Services Royal Commission by amending the:
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    (ASIC Act) and
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to: relocate the existing search warrant powers of the Australian and Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) from across ASIC administered legislation into the ASIC Act; and enhance ASIC's existing search warrant powers by reference to the search warrant powers in the
    Crimes Act 1914
    ;
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to allow ASIC to receive and use interception information for its own investigations and prosecutions of serious offences;
    Corporations Act 2001
    to replace the requirement for obtaining an Australian financial services licence (AFS licence) that a person be of 'good fame and character' with the requirement that they be a 'fit and proper person';
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    and
    National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2009
    to: enable ASIC to cancel an AFS licence if the licensee does not start to provide the relevant financial services within six months after the licence is granted; clarify ASIC's power to suspend or cancel an Australian credit licence if the person does not engage, or ceases to engage, in credit activities; require licensees to notify ASIC if they do not start to provide the financial services or engage in the credit activities covered by the licence within six months of it being granted;
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to strengthen and broadly align provisions relating to false or misleading statements; and
    Corporations Act 2001
    ,
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    and
    National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2009
    to: expand the grounds on which ASIC can make a banning order against a person; and enable ASIC to make additional types of banning orders to prohibit a person from controlling or performing any or particular functions in relation to a financial services or credit business. Also amends seven Acts to make consequential amendments and provide for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Student Identifiers Act 2014
    to: allow any entity to request access to an individual's authenticated vocational education and training (VET) transcripts (or extract), where that access is permitted by the access controls set by the individual; and introduce new civil penalties in relation to further applications for student identifiers, alteration of authenticated VET transcripts and representing that a non-authentic document is an authenticated VET transcript (or extract). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019, the bill establishes an ongoing funding arrangement for fixed wireless and satellite infrastructure (the Regional Broadband Scheme) by imposing a monthly charge on carriers, including NBN Co Ltd, in relation to each premises connected to their network that has an active fixed-line superfast broadband service during the month. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Support Loans Act 2014
    to: enable the secretary to provide for offsetting arrangements where an amount is wrongly paid as an instalment of a trade support loan (TSL); provide the secretary with a discretion to extend the period for notifying a change of address; and align the minimum periods for TSL recipients to notify the secretary of information under the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Family Law Act 1975
    and
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    to: give effect to a referral of power from Western Australia to the Commonwealth in respect of superannuation matters in family law proceedings for separating de facto couples in Western Australia; extend federal bankruptcy jurisdiction to the Family Court of Western Australia to hear bankruptcy proceedings concurrently with family law proceedings; and provide for transitional arrangements; and 21 Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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