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  • Date
    31 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to: establish the Commonwealth Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to exercise the routine administrative regulatory functions currently undertaken by the Commonwealth in relation to the Act and other Commonwealth legislation relating to the environment and undertake certain functions relating to communities; establish an Office of Monitoring, Compliance, Enforcement and Assurance within the EPA; and establish the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Environment and Energy; and
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    and
    Water Act 2007
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Financial Sector Reform Bill 2022, Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy Bill 2022 and Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy (Collection) Bill 2022, the bill establishes a financial accountability regime to impose accountability, key personnel, deferred remuneration and notification obligations on directors and senior executives of financial entities in the banking, insurance and superannuation industries. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Financial Accountability Regime Bill 2022, Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy Bill 2022 and Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy (Collection) Bill 2022, the bill amends: 12 Acts to make amendments consequential on the new financial accountability regime; the
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    and
    Banking Act 1959
    to make amendments consequential on the end of the banking executive accountability regime; the
    Corporations Act 2001
    ,
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to establish the financial services compensation scheme of last resort to provide compensation to eligible consumers where the Australian Financial Complaints Authority has made a determination in their favour that remains unpaid; the
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to impose additional obligations on providers of small amount credit contracts and consumer leases; and the
    National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2009
    to include application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Financial Accountability Regime Bill 2022, Financial Sector Reform Bill 2022 and Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy Bill 2022, the bill provides for the collection and administration of the levy imposed by the
    Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy Act 2022

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Financial Accountability Regime Bill 2022, Financial Sector Reform Bill 2022 and Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy (Collection) Bill 2022, the bill imposes a levy on certain industry entities to recover the cost of the compensation scheme of last resort. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Treasury Laws Amendment (2022 Measures No. 3) Bill 2022 and Income Tax Amendment (Labour Mobility Program) Bill 2022, the bill amends the
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Act 2015
    to update the fee cap amount to incorporate indexation and the dates referred to in the indexation provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    TINK, Kylea, MP 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Aug 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: broaden the remit of the Professional Services Review (PSR) to make agreements with any person under review who acknowledges inappropriate practice (including bodies corporate); and introduce new sanctions for persons who fail to respond to a notice to produce documents to the Director of the PSR or to a PSR Committee, or fail to appear at hearings;
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    National Health Act 1953
    and
    Dental Benefits Act 2008
    to provide for: the recovery of interest payable on certain debts; the application of administrative penalties to Shared Debt Recovery Scheme debts; the use of financial information gathering powers in debt recovery; Administrative Appeal Tribunal reviews where one or more garnishee notices are issued in relation to certain debts; and clarification of the Commonwealth's ability to recover debts from a person or the estate of a person. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Establishes the High Speed Rail Authority as a statutory agency to advise on, plan and, with the consent of states and territories, construct a high speed rail system within Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: amend the definition of a 'grandfathered student' to include students undertaking an honours course related to a course of study they commenced before 1 January 2021; enable the minister to make rules prescribing matters of a transitional nature; and enable the waiver of indexation on HELP debts for certain health practitioners’ while they are completing eligible work in rural or remote areas. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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