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  • Date
    03 Aug 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: require electronic platform operators to provide information on transactions to the Australian Taxation Office; enable small business entities to apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for an order staying, or otherwise affecting, the operation or implementation of decisions of the Commissioner of Taxation being reviewed by the AAT; and enable the commissioner to direct an entity to complete an approved recordkeeping course as an alternative to financial penalties where they reasonably believe the entity has failed to comply with its tax-related recordkeeping obligations;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments;
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to remove the $250 non-deductible threshold for work-related self-education expenses; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to enable individuals aged 55 and above to make downsizer contributions to their superannuation plan from the proceeds of selling their main residence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Aug 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to: cancel Petroleum Exploration Permit 11, and Petroleum Exploration Permit/T/49P (King Island, Tasmania); prevent any petroleum exploration leases for the Otway Basin/12 Apostles being granted; and prohibit any further petroleum exploration in the three areas. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to: require gambling companies to report to the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre if they have reason to suspect a person is paying for gambling services with money obtained illegally; and enable the Federal Court to make compensation orders where gambling companies have provided gambling services to a person who they suspect has paid for the gambling service using money obtained illegally. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to: require actions that would emit between 25,000 to 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent scope 1 emissions in any one year to be assessed for approval under Part 9 of the Act; require the minister, when approving any such action or when considering whether to enter into a conservation agreement, to consider Australia’s national carbon budget and greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets; require the minister to reject the approval of actions that would emit over 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent scope 1 emissions; require the Climate Change Authority to develop a national carbon budget to 2050 and to annually assess the budget; prohibit the minister, subject to certain exceptions, from using alternative approval processes for certain emissions intensive actions; and introduce penalties for undertaking certain emissions intensive actions without approval if the action has, will have or is likely to have a significant impact on the environment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to: require actions that would emit between 25,000 to 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent scope 1 emissions in any one year to be assessed for approval under Part 9 of the Act; require the minister, when approving any such action or when considering whether to enter into a conservation agreement, to consider Australia’s national carbon budget and greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets; require the minister to reject the approval of actions that would emit over 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent scope 1 emissions; require the Climate Change Authority to develop a national carbon budget to 2050 and to annually assess the budget; prohibit the minister, subject to certain exceptions, from using alternative approval processes for certain emissions intensive actions; and introduce penalties for undertaking certain emissions intensive actions without approval if the action has, will have or is likely to have a significant impact on the environment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Emergency Response Fund Act 2019
    to: rename the Emergency Response Fund as the Disaster Ready Fund; change the title of the Act to the
    Disaster Ready Fund Act 2019
    ; enable up to $200 million per financial year to be debited from the Disaster Ready Fund for natural disaster resilience and risk reduction; enable the minister to adjust the maximum disbursement amount by legislative instrument; transfer responsibility for fund expenditure to the National Emergency Management Agency; amend certain administrative arrangements in relation to transfers from the fund; and six Acts to make consequential amendments. Also enables the responsible ministers to make specified consequential amendments to the
    Emergency Response Fund Investment Mandate Direction 2020
    by legislative instrument. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to: reduce the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) general patient charge from $42.50 to $30 (indexed annually); and enable approved pharmacists and medical practitioners to apply an optional discount to certain PBS medicines with a Commonwealth price between the new co-payment of $30 and the current co-payment of $42.50. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui
    TYRRELL, Sen Tammy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987
    to implement a recommendation of the interim report of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide to allow a royal commission, whose terms of reference require an examination of government, to analyse and draw inferences or conclusions from evidence that is subject to parliamentary privilege. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to: extend from 12 to 24 months the assets test exemption on principal home sale proceeds intended for the purchase of a new principal home, for pensioners and other eligible support recipients; and assess the deemed income on proceeds from the sale of the principal home at the below threshold deeming rate during the period of exemption from the assets test. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science and Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Atomic Energy Act 1953
    to enable the minister to: grant a new rehabilitation authority to the mine operator of the Ranger Uranium Mine for the purpose of authorising rehabilitation, remediation and monitoring operations; vary the existing authority, including to extend the period in which it is in force for the purposes of the rehabilitation of the site; and declare that the relevant authority is no longer in force for areas of the site where rehabilitation requirements have been satisfied. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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