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A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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  • Date
    03 Apr 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: introduce new offences that will apply to providers of internet, hosting or content services who fail to refer details of abhorrent violent material that records or streams conduct that has occurred, or is occurring, in Australia to the Australian Federal Police within a reasonable time after becoming aware of the existence of such material, or who fail to remove from, or cease hosting, on their services abhorrent violent material that is capable of being accessed within Australia; and enable the eSafety Commissioner to issue a written notice to a provider of a hosting or content service notifying them that abhorrent violent material can be accessed by, or is hosted on, their service. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Apr 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide a one-off energy assistance payment to recipients of the age pension, disability support pension, carer payment, farm household allowance, parenting payment, austudy, ABSTUDY Living Allowance, double orphan pension, newstart allowance, partner allowance, sickness allowance, special benefit, widow allowance, widow pension B, wife pension and youth allowance, and recipients of certain veterans’ payments, who are payable and residing in Australia on 2 April 2019; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide that the energy assistance payment is exempt from income tax. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Apr 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Makes interim provision to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Apr 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Makes interim provision to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Apr 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Makes interim provision to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Apr 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to: increase the Medicare levy and Medicare levy surcharge low-income threshold amounts for individuals, families and individual taxpayers and families eligible for the seniors and pensioners tax offset; and increase the phase-in limits as a result of the increased threshold amounts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Apr 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: make certain flood recovery grants and restocking, replanting and farm infrastructure grants non-assessable non-exempt income if they relate to flooding that commenced in the period between 25 January and 28 February 2019 in North Queensland; and exempt from income tax certain payments to primary producers that relate to storm damage sustained on or around 25 October 2018. Also establishes a special appropriation of $1.75 billion to enable the implementation of a loan scheme to provide urgent assistance for eligible primary producers affected by the floods in Northern Queensland in 2019. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018
    to: amend the definition of 'communication activity' to capture a person that produces information or material on behalf of a foreign principal for the purpose of the information or material being distributed to the public; provide that a person's belief about the intention of a foreign principal may be taken into account when determining the purpose of an activity; provide that the reporting obligations under the foreign influence transparency scheme apply to persons that are liable to register, but who have not yet actually registered; extend the obligation to make disclosures in registrable communications activity to any person who undertakes a registrable communication activity on behalf of a foreign principal (not just to those who are already registered); and make technical amendments to certain offence provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2018-2019

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    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) 2018-2019

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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