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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
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: five Acts to correct technical errors; the
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    ,
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    ,
    National Land Transport Act 2014
    and
    National Resources Management (Financial Assistance) Act 1992
    to update references to ‘the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia’ with references to ‘Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’; the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to make amendments consequential on the
    Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015
    ; 22 Acts to remove obsolete references to the Crown in right of Norfolk Island; and the
    Social Security Legislation Amendment (One-off Payments for Carers) Act 2005
    and
    Telstra Corporation Act 1991
    to repeal spent provisions. Also repeals 40 obsolete Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to enable the Governor-General to appoint a second Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; and
    Foreign Evidence Act 1994
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Feb 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities 
    Summary
    Facilitates the closure of the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme (FIRS) by: amending the
    Interstate Road Transport Act 1985
    to close FIRS to new entrants and re-registration by existing operators from 1 July 2018; making consequential amendments to the
    COAG Reform Fund Act 2008
    ; repealing the
    Interstate Road Transport Act 1985
    and
    Interstate Road Transport Charge Act 1985
    on 1 July 2019; and providing for transitional arrangements for a 12-month period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Feb 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Transport 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
    to implement amendments to Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships by: requiring the master of a ship to have a written declaration made by the shipper in relation to the nature of the cargoes on board prior to discharging the residue of those cargoes; and updating certain references; and
    Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy Collection) Act 1981
    to remove the need for regulations to prescribe the manner in which a protection of the sea levy notice may be served in particular circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Feb 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Crimes Act 1914
    to enable the convictions of persons who work, or seek to work, with people with disability in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to be disclosed to, and taken into account by, Commonwealth, state and territory agencies in determining whether a person is suitable to work with people with disability in the NDIS. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Feb 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to: establish the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) as an independent statutory agency within the Defence portfolio reporting directly to the Minister for Defence; amend ASD’s functions to include providing material, advice and other assistance to prescribed persons or bodies, and preventing and disrupting cybercrime; require the Director-General of ASD to brief the Leader of the Opposition about matters relating to ASD; and give the Director-General powers to employ persons as employees of ASD; and 18 Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Feb 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Services Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Student Payments) Act 2017
    to provide that the ‘14-month period’ in the Youth Allowance regional workforce independence criteria, which commenced on 1 January 2018, is extended to apply to existing recipients who otherwise meet the regional workforce independence criteria. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Feb 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: remove a double benefit that can arise in relation to certain deductible liabilities held by an entity that joins a consolidated group; ensure that deferred tax liabilities are disregarded for the purposes of the operation of the entry and exit tax cost setting rules; prevent a double benefit from arising when an entity joins or leaves a consolidated group where the entity has securitised an asset; prevent non-residents churning assets between different consolidated groups to access double deductions; clarify the tax treatment of certain intra-group liabilities and assets between a continuing member of a consolidated group and an exiting member of the consolidated group; and prevent consolidated groups from accessing double deductions by shifting value across entities in the group. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Feb 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to: provide additional support, including childcare arrangements, brief intervention counselling, and additional household services and attendant care, to families and members and former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) who have rendered warlike service, post 1 July 2004; and enable the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to specify conditions and compensation for household and attendant care services for ADF members who have sustained a catastrophic injury or disease;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to create a Veteran Payment to provide certain veterans with early access to financial support prior to a claim for a mental health condition being determined; enable the automation of a qualifying service determination; update references to the Specialist Medical Review Council; and make technical amendments;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to create a Coordinated Veterans’ Care mental health pilot to provide mental health support for veterans in rural and regional areas;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988
    to make technical amendments in relation to defence-related claims; and
    Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006
    to extend the gold card eligibility for those members of the ADF who served in Japan prior to the British Commonwealth Occupation Force. Also makes consequential amendments to 16 Acts and contingent amendments to three Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Feb 2018 
    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) 2017-2018

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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