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  • Date
    08 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Crimes Act 1914
    and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to extend the sunset dates for certain Australian Federal Police counter-terrorism powers from 7 December 2022 to 7 December 2023. 

    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
    Passed Both Houses 
    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
    Assent 
    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
    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
    08 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Treasury Laws Amendment (2022 Measures No. 3) Bill 2022 and Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment Bill 2022, the bill amends the
    Income Tax (Seasonal Labour Mobility Program Withholding Tax) Act 2012
    to change the title of the Act to the
    Income Tax (Labour Mobility Program Withholding Tax) Act 2012
    to reflect the reduction in the tax on certain income earned by foreign resident workers participating in the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility scheme from 32.5 per cent to 15 per cent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment Bill 2022 and Income Tax Amendment (Labour Mobility Program) Bill 2022, the bill amends the:
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
    to double the maximum financial penalties for contraventions of provisions that relate only to residential land;
    National Emergency Declaration Act 2020
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable the disclosure of protected information to Australian government agencies for the purpose of administering major disaster support programs approved by the minister;
    Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Act 2020
    to extend the temporary mechanism which enables ministers to make alternative arrangements for meeting information and documentary requirements;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and three other taxation Acts to reduce the tax on certain income earned by foreign resident workers participating in the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility scheme from 32.5 per cent to 15 per cent; and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to provide for a supplementary annual performance test for faith-based products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    ANDREWS, Karen, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: amend the geographical jurisdiction provision for computer offences; introduce standalone offences for extortive conduct associated with ransomware and dealing with data obtained by unauthorised access or modification; introduce aggravated offences relating to cyber attacks on critical infrastructure assets and producing, supplying or obtaining data under arrangement for payment; and increase maximum penalties for certain other computer offences;
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to ensure that existing information gathering powers and freezing orders in relation to financial institutions can also be exercised in relation to digital currency exchanges; and
    Crime Act 1914
    and
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to ensure that law enforcement agencies can seize digital assets (including cryptocurrency) discovered during the execution of a warrant and suspected to be proceeds of crime. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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