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  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to increase penalties for causing harm, or threatening to cause harm, to a Commonwealth public official who is also a Commonwealth frontline worker. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012
    to: enable testing of timber products at the border and beyond to ensure non-compliant illegally logged timber is not imported; introduce a requirement for importers and processors to give notice before importing or processing regulated timber products; add strict liability offences, injunctions and enforceable undertakings to enforcement powers; enable audits to be carried out to determine compliance with the due diligence requirements; and extend the time frame for issuing infringement notices to 24 months and enable the department to publish details of contraventions on their website. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    National Disability Insurance Scheme 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013
    to: define National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports; clarify the process for reassessment of participant status; provide for participants to transition to a new framework plan; provide for new framework plans that include a flexible budget and budget for stated supports; provide for old framework plans to have a total funding amount; update the circumstances in which the National Disability Insurance Agency will manage funds; require participants spend money only on NDIS supports and in accordance with their plan; exempt NDIS rules from sunsetting; impose conditions on approved quality auditors to not employ or engage a person against whom a banning order has been made; and expand the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner’s delegation powers. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister and Cabinet 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Net Zero Economy Authority Bill 2024, the bill provides for transitional arrangements relating to the establishment of the Net Zero Economy Authority. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister and Cabinet 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Net Zero Economy Authority (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2024, the bill establishes the Net Zero Economy Authority to promote economic transformation as Australia transitions to a net zero emissions economy. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide a legal basis for payment of advice fees from a member’s superannuation account and clarify the associated tax consequences; the
    Corporations Act 2001
    in relation to: ongoing fee renewal and consent requirements; financial services guide requirements; rules banning conflicted remuneration; and standardised consumer consent requirements for certain insurance commissions; the
    Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987
    to: align the petroleum resource rent tax general anti-avoidance provisions with the general anti-avoidance provisions in the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ; and clarify the meaning of ‘exploration for petroleum’; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: clarify mining, quarrying or prospecting rights (MQPRs) cannot be depreciated for income tax purposes until they are used; clarify when income tax balancing adjustments occur to MQPRs; and amend the location offset and producer offset for films; 15 Acts to amend the process by which amendments to agreements with multilateral development banks are incorporated into domestic legislation; and 8 Acts to make miscellaneous and technical amendments to Treasury portfolio legislation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Corporations Act 2001
    and 8 other Acts to implement recommendations by the Council of Financial Regulators in relation to Australia’s financial market infrastructure by: introducing a crisis management and resolution regime for domestic clearing and settlement (CS) facilities; expanding the licensing, supervisory and enforcement powers of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA); and transferring certain powers relating to the licensing and supervision of CS facilities and financial markets to ASIC and the RBA;
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to phase-in new climate-related financial reporting requirements for entities; and
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    Insurance Act 1973
    to make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: require non-citizens who are on a removal pathway and have exhausted all avenues to remain in Australia to cooperate with steps taken for the purpose of arranging their lawful removal from Australia; and make minor and technical amendments. 

    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

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