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  • Date
    05 Jun 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    This bill is the result of the Senate dividing the Treasury Laws Amendment (Responsible Buy Now Pay Later and Other Measures) Bill 2024 (original bill) into two bills. This page shows the procedural history of the original bill up to the time it was divided, and the title and description of the bill as divided by the Senate (see sheet 2683 of amendments to the original bill). For copies of the explanatory memorandum and amendments circulated to the original bill, see the homepage of the original bill. This bill amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide incentives for investors to support the construction of new build to rent developments by increasing the capital works deduction rate to 4 per cent per year and reducing the final withholding tax rate on eligible fund payments from eligible managed investment trust investments to 15 per cent. 

    Bill

  • Date
    05 Jun 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Capital Works (Build to Rent Misuse Tax) Bill 2024, the bill amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide incentives for investors to support the construction of new build to rent developments by increasing the capital works deduction rate to 4 per cent per year and reducing the final withholding tax rate on eligible fund payments from eligible managed investment trust investments to 15 per cent;
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to extend the application of the Credit Code to buy now, pay later contracts and establish low cost credit contracts as a new category of regulated credit;
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to exempt eligible lump sum payments in arrears from the Medicare Levy;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to impose a new reporting obligation on certain large multinational enterprises;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to update the list of deductible gift recipients;
    Federal Financial Relations Act 2009
    to update funding arrangements to support payments from the Commonwealth to the States in relation to skills and workforce development; and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to extend the $20,000 instant asset write-off by 12 months until 30 June 2025. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 May 2024 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    VAN, Sen David 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Act 2022
    to extend the fringe benefits tax exemption for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles until 1 April 2030. 

    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
    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
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    POCOCK, Sen David
    LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui
    THORPE, Sen Lidia
    WATERS, Sen Larissa 
    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; postal vote processes; and increasing Senate representation for the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory; 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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