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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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TOTAL RESULTS: 252

  • Date
    20 Jun 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    to extend the Farm Household Allowance program from three cumulative years to four cumulative years for each recipient. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to enable the recovery of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) costs for specific regulatory activities, the bill amends the
    Corporations (Fees) Act 2001
    to: increase the caps on fees for chargeable matters; expand the definition of chargeable matter and prescribe who is liable to pay and when the liability is incurred; provide that the fees regulations may prescribe different fees for chargeable matters based on the complexity and the type of entity; enable ASIC to determine by legislative instrument the criteria and complexity of particular regulatory services; and enable the making of regulations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations (Review Fees) Act 2003
    to make amendments consequential on the commencement of the proposed
    Corporations Amendment (Asia Region Funds Passport) Act 2018
    to enable regulations to prescribe fees in relation to the review dates for notified foreign passport funds. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to enable the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to recover its costs for specific regulatory activities, the bill amends the
    National Consumer Credit Protection (Fees) Act 2009
    to provide that the credit fees regulations may prescribe different fees for a chargeable matter based on the type of entity. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to enable the recovery of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s costs for specific regulatory activities, the bill amends the
    Superannuation Auditor Registration Imposition Act 2012
    to increase the cap on fees in relation to an application for registration to be a self-managed superannuation fund auditor. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to enable the recovery of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) costs for specific regulatory activities, the bill amends the
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to impose fees in relation to an application to vary or revoke the conditions, or cancel the registration, of an approved self-managed superannuation fund auditor. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 May 2018 
    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
    24 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988
    to provide former members of the Australian Defence Force with incapacity payments at 100 per cent of their normal weekly earnings where they are studying full time as part of their approved rehabilitation plan;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: create a Veteran Suicide Prevention pilot aimed at providing coordinated care to veterans who have attempted suicide, have suicide ideation or are in crisis; deem a submariner’s service on a submarine on a special submarine operation between 1 January 1978 and 31 December 1992 as operational service; and extend eligibility for the Long Tan Bursary scheme to the grandchildren of a veteran who has operational service in Vietnam; and
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to: allow a wholly dependent partner up to 2 years to decide whether to take a lump sum, a pension or a combination of both as compensation for their partner’s death; and enable veterans to lodge a claim for compensation orally. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: introduce a shared debt recovery scheme that provides that, where contractual or other arrangements exist between a practitioner and an employer or corporate entity, both may be held responsible for the repayment of a compliance debt; and clarify that the jurisdiction of the Professional Services Review extends to officers of organisations that engage Medicare practitioners as contractors;
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    and
    Dental Benefits Act 2008
    in relation to record-keeping requirements, administrative penalties and debt-recovery arrangements; and
    National Health Act 1953
    to: enable the recovery of certain statutory debts by giving a garnishee notice; and introduce requirements for pharmacists to provide documents to substantiate claims. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to: apply indexation to existing appropriation amounts for the financial years commencing on 1 July 2017, 1 July 2018 and 1 July 2019; and insert new funding caps for the financial years commencing on 1 July 2020 and 1 July 2021. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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