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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: 79

  • Date
    05 Feb 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to the 2019-20 bushfires to: make government support payments to volunteer firefighters and relief and recovery payments and non-cash benefits provided by Australian governments non-assessable non-exempt income; and update the list of deductible gift recipients to include the Australian Volunteers Support Trust and the Community Rebuilding Trust. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    ,
    Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Act 2010
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to confirm the validity of current and former special Australian Crime Commission (ACC) operations and special ACC investigations determinations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    to: provide that the rate of Farm Household Allowance (FHA) is not varied by the level of a person's income; and amend the FHA assets test so that all farm and non-farm assets (including water rights) will be subject to a combined single net value threshold of $5.5 million; and
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    and Farm Household Support Minister's Rule 2014 to: remove the requirement to have farm financial assessments conducted by a person prescribed by the minister's rules; specify that the amount of farm financial assessment supplement is the amount provided in the invoice for the farm financial assessment; require a person conducting a farm financial assessment to have appropriate qualifications or expertise; increase the maximum amount of activity supplement to $10 000; and extend the amount of activity supplement to include certain travel and accommodation costs associated with eligible activities. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Self-exclusion Register (Cost Recovery Levy) Bill 2019, the bill amends the
    Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
    ,
    Interactive Gambling Act 2001
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to establish a National Self-exclusion Register to allow individuals to exclude themselves from being provided interactive wagering services by all licensed interactive wagering service providers in Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Interactive Gambling Amendment (National Self-exclusion Register) Bill 2019, the bill imposes a levy on persons who provide licensed interactive wagering services to allow the Australian Communications and Media Authority to recover the costs associated with the regulation of the National Self-exclusion Register. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Allows the owner, charterer, master or agent of a special recreational vessel to apply for a temporary licence for a special recreational vessel under the
    Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012
    ; and applies the Act to the extent necessary to regulate voyages conducted by special recreational vessels under such licences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Oct 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures) Bill 2019, the bill amends the
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Act 2015
    to impose reconciliation fees on developers who sell a near-new dwelling to a foreign person under a near-new dwelling exemption certificate. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Oct 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    National Health Act 1953
    and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: enable information held by the Chief Executive Medicare (CEM) to be subject to data-matching for the purposes of ensuring the integrity of medicare programs including the Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; and enable the CEM to authorise a Commonwealth entity to carry out data matching for the same purposes on the CEM’s behalf; four Acts to make consequential amendments; and the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    and
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to enable services involving a professional attendance provided under certain laws administered by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs to be considered for a prescribed pattern of services, but not unacceptable conduct, for the purposes of the Professional Services Review scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Oct 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Near-new Dwelling Interests) Bill 2019, the bill amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: remove the entitlement to the capital gains tax (CGT) main residence exemption for foreign residents; and clarify that, for the purpose of determining whether an entity’s underlying value is principally derived from taxable Australian real property under the foreign resident CGT regime, the principal asset test is applied on an associate inclusive basis;
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to provide for transitional arrangements in relation to the main residence exemption;
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
    to require a reconciliation payment to be made by developers who sell dwellings to foreign persons under a near-new dwelling exemption certificate; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide an additional affordable housing capital gains discount of up to 10 per cent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Oct 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    and Farm Household Support Minister’s Rule 2014 to: increase access to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) program for eligible farmers and their partners to four years in every specified ten year period; and broaden the circumstances in which the off-farm income offset can be applied and increase the upper limit of the offset from $80 000 to $100 000; and
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: provide for a one-off lump sum payment of $7500 (single recipient) or $6500 (members of a couple) for FHA recipients who have been payable for 1460 days of payment by 30 June 2020; and provide the minister with a power to determine who may qualify for, and the amount of, future relief payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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