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  • Date
    12 Jun 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: continue the Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner beyond 1 July 2020; and amend the functions of the office. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Jun 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    International Monetary Agreements Act 1947
    to: enable Australia to enter into loan agreements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF); enable Australia to meet its funding obligations under any such agreements, as well as under the existing New Arrangements to Borrow with the IMF; and enable Australia to continue to enter into agreements with other countries to provide them with financial assistance in support of a program of the IMF;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to update the list of deductible gift recipients to include three new entities;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to: extend the $150 000 instant asset write-off for a further six months until 31 December 2020; and adjust the criteria for access to the instant asset write-off for businesses that have adopted a substituted accounting period;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to reduce the gross domestic product adjustment factor for the 2020-21 financial year to nil; and
    Boosting Cash Flow for Employers (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Act 2020
    to clarify that the payments for which an entity can receive a cash flow boost payment include amounts that are subject to withholding under the special withholding obligations applying to certain personal service income payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Jun 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Skills and Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: require students commencing from 1 January 2021, and all students from 1 January 2023, to have a unique student identifier (USI) in order to be eligible for Commonwealth assistance; provide that a student's HELP balances is taken to be reduced immediately after the census date for HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, VET FEE-HELP assistance, and immediately after the census day for vocational education and training (VET) student loans; provide undergraduate students seeking FEE-HELP loans with an exemption from the requirement to pay the 25 per cent loan fee for units of study with census dates from 1 April to 30 September 2020; and make minor and technical amendments; and
    VET Student Loans Act 2016
    to require that all applications for VET student loans made on or after 1 January 2021 must include the student's USI. Also validates certain HELP loans and VET student loans by enabling the secretary to determine certain students who, due to having more than one Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number, have exceeded the HELP loan limit, and allow these students to repay the resulting excess debt amounts through the taxation system. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Water and the Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
    to waive the requirement for permission holders to remit the environmental management charge to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for the period 1 January to 31 March 2020. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to: introduce an emergency leave type that will enable approved providers to remain eligible for residential care subsidy in declared emergency situations; and ensure that approved providers cannot charge aged care residents a fee during a declared emergency to reserve their place in an aged care service. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial institution supervisory levy framework, the bill amends the
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    to enable the Commonwealth to recover the costs of a wider range of activities that are funded by the Commonwealth and recoverable through the framework. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial institution supervisory levy framework, the bill amends the
    Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998
    to: increase the statutory upper limit on the authorised deposit-taking institutions supervisory levy to $10 million for the financial year commencing on 1 July 2020; and amend the calculation of the indexation factor used to establish the statutory upper limits applying in later years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial institution supervisory levy framework, the bill amends the
    Authorised Non-operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998
    to: increase the statutory upper limit on the authorised non-operating holding companies supervisory levy to $10 million for the financial year commencing on 1 July 2020; and amend the calculation of the indexation factor used to establish the statutory upper limits applying in later years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Water and the Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Control Act 1982
    and
    Export Control Act 2020
    to allow for the export of certain narcotic goods, such as medicinal cannabis and low-tetrahydrocannibinol hemp products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial institution supervisory levy framework, the bill amends the
    General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998
    to: increase the statutory upper limit on the general insurance supervisory levy to $10 million for the financial year commencing on 1 July 2020; and amend the calculation of the indexation factor used to establish the statutory upper limits applying in later years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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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.