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  • Date
    09 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: require registered political parties and disclosure entities to use their current registered name in authorisations for electoral communications; and allow registered political parties certain limited flexibility in how their present their names in an authorisation; and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    ,
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    ,
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
    to harmonise authorisation requirements across broadcasting, electoral and referendum legislation, while retaining current authorisation requirements in relation to specified printed materials. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to allow regulations to be made to temporarily expand the existing secure telephone voting method, currently available to sight impaired persons and Australians working in Antarctica, to coronavirus affected individuals for a limited time window. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: prohibit foreign persons and entities from authorising electoral communications and from fundraising or directly incurring electoral expenditure in a financial year equal to or more than $1000; and make technical amendments; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to increase the penalty for the offence of misleading or deceiving an elector in relation to the casting of a vote. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    MCGRATH, Sen James 
    Summary
    Responds to recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters' reports into the conduct of the 2013, 2016 and 2019 elections by amending the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to require voters to provide an acceptable form of identification, or alternatively an attestation from another enrolled person who does have an acceptable form of identification, in order to cast an ordinary pre-poll or polling day vote in federal elections and referendums. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Tax Integrity and Supporting Business Investment) Bill 2022 to reduce the tax on certain income earned by foreign resident workers participating in the Australian Agriculture Worker Program or the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility scheme from 32.5 per cent to 15 per cent, the bill amends the
    Income Tax (Seasonal Labour Mobility Program Withholding Tax) Act 2012
    to amend the title of the Act to the
    Income Tax (Labour Mobility Program Withholding Tax) Act 2012

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Implements certain recommendations of the
    Set the Standard: Report on the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces
    by amending the:
    Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984
    (MoP(S) Act) to: require a notice of termination of employment to specify the ground or grounds that are relied on for the termination; and clarify that the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    and
    Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009
    apply to staff employed or engaged under the MoP(S) Act;
    Work Health and Safety Act 2011
    to clarify that parliamentarians are officers of the Commonwealth for the purposes of the Act; and
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    and
    Disability Discrimination Act 1992
    to clarify that staff employed or engaged under the MoP(S) Act are Commonwealth employees for the purposes of the Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Updates and repeals outdated administrative provisions across Commonwealth legislation, including by amending the:
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    to: streamline the indexation of certain thresholds and amounts; and make administrative amendments;
    Defence Act 1903
    to enable the minister to delegate certain powers in relation to the Woomera Prohibited Area;
    National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
    and
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
    to streamline interactions for entities regulated by the National VET Regulator and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency;
    National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Transitional Provisions) Act 2011
    to make transitional provisions;
    Industrial Chemicals Act 2019
    to: correct an error; and enable the executive director to delegate power or functions;
    National Health Act 1953
    to streamline the process for approving a pharmacist to supply pharmaceutical benefits under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme;
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to clarify certain timeframes; Australian Jobs Act 2013 to enable the Australian Industry Participation Authority to suspend or cancel an approved Australian Industry Participation Plan;
    Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010
    to enable an issuing authority to revoke and reissue a building energy efficiency certificate when the certificate has been found to contain an error;
    Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012
    in relation to: administration by the Greenhouse and Energy Minister Standards (GEMS) Regulator; compliance with requirements by suppliers of customised products; and defining classes of products in a GEMS determination;
    Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987
    to: clarify that the International Olympic Committee and the Australian Olympic Committee can register their own insignia as trade marks; and provide for the rejection of applications to register trade marks not applied for by these bodies;
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    in relation to: alignment of grace periods for renewal of a trade mark; revocation and restoration of registration of a trade mark; and replacement of the Official Journal of Trade Marks;
    Patents Act 1990
    to remove spent transitional and savings provisions;
    Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
    to: remove certain powers of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA); and require the minister to have regard to certain expertise when nominating a person for appointment to the ACMA; and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to: remove certain requirements in relation to spectrum plans and frequency band plans, apparatus licences, variations and revocations of class licences and advisory guidelines; and provide for personal information to be excluded from public inspection and subject to confidentiality in circumstances that the ACMA considers appropriate. Also repeals the
    Cockatoo and Schnapper Islands Act 1949

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Terrorism Insurance Act 2003
    to: establish a framework for a cyclone and cyclone-related flood damage reinsurance pool by extending the operation of the terrorism reinsurance scheme administered by the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC); and amend the title of the Act to the
    Terrorism and Cyclone Insurance Act 2003
    ; and
    Insurance Act 1973
    to create a civil penalty for insurers who do not reinsure eligible cyclone risks with the ARPC. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Income Tax Amendment (Labour Mobility Program) Bill 2022, the bill amends the:
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable the Commissioner of Taxation to direct an entity to complete an approved record-keeping course as an alternative to financial penalties where the commissioner reasonably believes the entity has failed to comply with its tax-related record-keeping obligations;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide income tax and withholding tax exemptions for the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and its wholly owned subsidiary established for the purpose of delivering the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: provide the choice to self assess the effective life of certain intangible depreciating assets rather than using the statutory effective life in working out the decline in value; and provide an income tax exemption for certain recovery grants made to small businesses and primary producers impacted by Cyclone Seroja in April 2021;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    and
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to: amend the existing unfair contract terms provisions; introduce a civil penalty regime prohibiting the use and reliance on unfair contract terms in standard form contracts; and expand the class of contracts covered by the unfair contract terms provisions; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and three other taxation Acts to reduce the tax on certain income earned by foreign resident workers participating in the Australian Agriculture Worker Program or the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility scheme from 32.5 per cent to 15 per cent. Also makes minor and technical amendments to 12 Acts administered in the Treasury, Social Services and Veterans' Affairs portfolios. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Feb 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2021-2022
    and
    Appropriation (Coronavirus Response) Act (No. 1) 2021-2022

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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