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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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  • Date
    15 Feb 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to: provide additional support, including childcare arrangements, brief intervention counselling, and additional household services and attendant care, to families and members and former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) who have rendered warlike service, post 1 July 2004; and enable the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to specify conditions and compensation for household and attendant care services for ADF members who have sustained a catastrophic injury or disease;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to create a Veteran Payment to provide certain veterans with early access to financial support prior to a claim for a mental health condition being determined; enable the automation of a qualifying service determination; update references to the Specialist Medical Review Council; and make technical amendments;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to create a Coordinated Veterans’ Care mental health pilot to provide mental health support for veterans in rural and regional areas;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988
    to make technical amendments in relation to defence-related claims; and
    Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006
    to extend the gold card eligibility for those members of the ADF who served in Japan prior to the British Commonwealth Occupation Force. Also makes consequential amendments to 16 Acts and contingent amendments to three Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Feb 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2017-2018

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Feb 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2017-2018
    . Also repeals 15 Appropriation Acts from the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 financial years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Feb 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Small Superannuation Accounts Act 1995
    ,
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    and
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    to enable the Commissioner of Taxation to pay certain superannuation amounts directly to individuals with a terminal medical condition;
    Corporations Act 2001
    to modify the notification and reporting obligations applying to certain corporations that have property in receivership or property in respect of which a controller is acting;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Superannuation Laws Amendment (Capital Gains Tax Relief and Other Efficiency Measures) Act 2012
    and
    Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 6) Act 2010
    to extend tax relief for merging superannuation funds until 1 July 2020;
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    to enable the Treasurer to take into account the ongoing cost of governing and maintaining the superannuation transaction network in determining the share of levy money that is payable to the Commonwealth;
    Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to transfer the regulator role for early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate grounds from the Chief Executive Medicare to the Commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO); and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    ,
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to require purchasers of new residential premises and subdivisions of potential residential land to make a payment of part of the purchase price to the ATO. Also amends 13 Acts, and repeals seven Acts, to remove inoperative and spent provisions; and amends seven Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Dec 2017 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    ,
    Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010
    ,
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    and
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to: give effect to the allocation of certain ministerial powers following the establishment of a new Home Affairs portfolio; and make changes relating to the Attorney-General’s oversight of intelligence, security and law enforcement agencies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Oct 2017 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Federal Financial Relations Act 2009
    to enable the Commonwealth to provide financial assistance to the states for housing, homelessness and housing affordability matters by: ceasing the National Specific Purpose Payment for Housing Services; and providing ongoing funding in accordance with a primary housing agreement, a supplementary housing agreement or a designated housing agreement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Oct 2017 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Banking Act 1959
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    and five other Acts to give the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority additional powers for crisis resolution and resolution planning in relation to regulated entities, including in relation to: statutory and judicial management; directions powers; transfer powers; conversion and write-off of capital instruments; stay provisions; foreign branches; the Financial Claims Scheme; and wind-up and other matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Oct 2017 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Imported Food Control Act 1992
    to incorporate the Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard 2016 by reference. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Oct 2017 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Banking Act 1959
    to: establish the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR) to impose accountability, remuneration, key personnel and notification obligations on authorised deposit-taking institutions and persons in director and senior executive roles; and provide the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) with additional powers to investigate potential breaches of the BEAR and extend these powers to APRA’s other supervisory functions; and
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    and
    Banking Act 1959
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Oct 2017 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Banking Act 1959
    to: enable the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) to makes rules and directions relating to the provision of finance by non-authorised deposit-taking institution lenders which APRA has identified may materially contribute to risks of instability in the Australian financial system; remove restrictions on the use of the term ‘bank’; and insert an objects provision;
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to: require that the suitability of a credit card contract is assessed on the consumer’s ability to repay the credit limit within a certain period; prohibit providers from making unsolicited credit limit offers in relation to credit card contracts and from retrospectively charging interest on credit card balances; and enable consumers to reduce credit card limits and terminate credit card contracts, including by online means; and
    Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Life Insurance Act 1995
    and
    National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2009
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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