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  • Date
    02 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Wine Australia Act 2013
    to provide for Wine Australia to establish and maintain a directory of labels that are attached to grape products such as wine intended for export from Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 May 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources, Water and Northern Australia 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Water Act 2007
    to: establish the role of an independent Inspector-General of Water Compliance to monitor, and provide independent oversight of, water compliance; provide for the Inspector-General's powers and functions; introduce new offence and civil penalty provisions for unlawful conduct relating to the taking of water and new civil penalties for conduct relating to trading of water rights; and make minor amendments. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Basin Plan 2012

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Jul 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Water Act 2007
    to provide for a standing Indigenous member position on the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to create a new position on the Repatriation Commission and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to represent the families of veterans;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to enable the provision of assistance or benefits to former Australian Defence Force members to assist them to transition into civilian work; and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to extend eligibility for the quarterly energy supplement to holders of gold cards under the
    Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006
    and
    Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Act 2019

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Aug 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to: extend eligibility for the partner service pension to former partners of veterans, regardless of marital status, for 12 months after separation from the veteran partner or indefinitely where specified circumstances exist (or until they enter into a new relationship); and reclassify service on submarine special operations between 1 January 1993 and 12 May 1997 as operational and qualifying service; and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    and
    Defence Services Homes Act 1918
    to amend certain definitions to ensure consistency with changes to the definition of marriage. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Nov 2020 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Skills and Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    and
    VET Student Loans Act 2016
    to: phase out the Commonwealth's obligation to pay VET FEE-HELP (VFH) to VET providers in respect of old student data, and prevent those providers from pursuing students for the amounts the Commonwealth does not pay; enable the Commonwealth to set off debts owed by providers to the Commonwealth under the VFH scheme against amounts of FEE-HELP assistance or VET student loans payable to the provider; and revoke the approval of remaining VET providers, while providing for the continuing operation of the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    and relevant legislative instruments to enable the Commonwealth to deal with and resolve outstanding matters under the VFH scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Sep 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to implement a tuition protection model for students participating in the VET Student Loans program and for higher education students accessing FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP assistance at a private education provider or TAFE, the bill imposes the VSL tuition protection levy, specifies the amounts that are payable by various classes of providers, and prescribes the levy components and the manner in which, and by whom, they will be determined each year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to provide that employees under workplace determinations or enterprise agreements have the right to choose their superannuation fund. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Feb 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to: provide that if a new employee has an existing 'stapled' superannuation fund and does not choose a fund to receive contributions, their employer is required to make contributions on behalf of the employee into the stapled fund; and ensure that employers are not in breach of various rules, or are not liable for superannuation guarantee charge, in certain circumstances;
    Superannuation Act 1990
    and
    Superannuation Act 2005
    to make consequential amendments;
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to: require the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority to conduct an annual performance test for MySuper products and other products to be specified in regulations; make amendments contingent on the commencement of the
    Treasury Laws Amendment (Self Managed Superannuation Funds) Act 2021
    , when enacted, and
    Family Law Amendment (Western Australia De Facto Superannuation Splitting and Bankruptcy) Act 2020
    , when enacted; require trustees of registrable superannuation entities and self managed superannuation funds and directors of the corporate trustee of a registrable superannuation entity to perform their duties and exercise their powers in the best financial interests of the beneficiaries; reverse the evidential burden of proof for the best financial interests duty so that the onus is on the trustee of a registrable superannuation entity; allow regulations to be made to prohibit certain payments made by trustees of registrable superannuation entities and prescribe additional requirements on trustees and directors of trustee companies of registrable superannuation entities; and allow contraventions of record-keeping obligations specified in regulations to be subject to a strict liability offence; and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to remove an exemption from disclosing information about certain investments under the portfolio holdings disclosure rules. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jul 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Further to the Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendments Bill 2019 and Passenger Movement Charge Amendment (Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty) Bill 2019, the bill gives effect to tax arrangements required to implement the Treaty Between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Establishing Their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea (New York, 6 March 2018) by amending the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide ‘conditions equivalent’ to participants in transitioned petroleum activities affected by the treaty. Also makes consequential amendments to six Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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