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  • Date
    03 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Act 2020
    to enable the Treasurer to make rules for economic response payments to provide support to an entity where they are adversely affected by restrictions imposed by a state or territory public health order that is directed at controlling the transmission of COVID-19;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable tax information to be disclosed to Australian government agencies for the purposes of administering COVID-19 business support programs;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make payments received by eligible businesses under certain COVID-19 business support programs and Commonwealth COVID-19 disaster payments exempt from income tax; and
    Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Act 2020
    to reinstate a temporary mechanism for ministers to change arrangements relating to meeting information and document requirements under Commonwealth legislation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education and Youth 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Amendment Bill 2021, Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Cost Recovery and Other Measures) Bill 2021 and Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Amendment Bill 2021, the bill amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to: replace the annual registration and entry to market charges by imposing an annual charge payable by providers who are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS); and impose a charge for applications by schools for initial registration and renewal of registration on CRICOS. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education and Youth 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2021, Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Cost Recovery and Other Measures) Bill 2021 and Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Amendment Bill 2021, the bill amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Act 2012
    to include a definition of 'total enrolments' for the purposes of calculating the tuition protection service levies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education and Youth 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2021, Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Amendment Bill 2021 and Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Amendment Bill 2021, the bill amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to: provide that education services for overseas students agencies have the power to conduct compliance audits of registered providers; provide for payment arrangements for the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students annual registration charge; and make consequential and contingent amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Skills and Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to: remove the annual child care subsidy (CCS) cap so that there will no longer be a limit on the amount of CCS that families, over a specified income, can receive each year; and increase the maximum subsidy rate of CCS for second and subsequent children, where a family has more than one child under 6 years of age. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education and Youth 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2021, Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Amendment Bill 2021 and Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Cost Recovery and Other Measures) Bill 2021, the bill amends the
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Act 2021
    , when enacted, to remove references to the annual registration and entry to market charges. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management 
    Summary
    The bill: appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the purposes of making COVID-19 disaster payments in the 2021-22 financial year; and requires the Coordinator-General of the National Recovery and Resilience Agency (NRAA) to include information in the NRRA’s annual report that relates to COVID-19 disaster payments made in the 2021-22 financial year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to extend the concessional tax treatment of payments received during the 2021-22 financial year by eligible businesses under eligible COVID-19 recovery grant programs administered by a state or territory government or authority; and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable tax information to be disclosed to Services Australia for the purposes of administering the COVID-19 disaster payment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Water and the Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    to waive the repayment of certain classes of debts for farm household allowance (FHA) recipients arising from the business income reconciliation process for FHA payments between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2020. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 May 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to insert a definition of 'restrictive practice' and provide for the Quality of Care Principles to specify certain requirements in relation to the use of a restrictive practice; enable the secretary to conduct home care assurance reviews; and remove the requirement for the Minister for Aged Care to establish a committee known as the Aged Care Financing Authority; and
    Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018
    to expand the powers of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner to include the ability to issue a written notice if an approved provider does not comply with their responsibilities and to apply for a civil penalty order against a provider if they do not comply with the written notice. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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