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  • Date
    24 Feb 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Industrial Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Work Health and Safety Act 2011
    to clarify the operation of the Act in relation to the Commonwealth's undertakings on Norfolk Island. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 May 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    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
    16 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 May 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    to provide employers with an exemption from fringe benefits tax if they provide training or education to a redundant, or soon to be redundant, employee for the purpose of assisting that employee to gain new employment;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: extend the operation of the junior minerals exploration incentive for a further four years; and include a reporting requirement for mineral exploration companies where no exploration investment has occurred to enable unused exploration credits to be identified earlier and reallocated;
    Treasury Laws Amendment (Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive) Act 2018
    to make consequential amendments;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to provide a capital gains tax exemption for granny flat arrangements where there is a formal written agreement in place;
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to provide that the Australian Securities and Investment Commission is not prohibited from making a product intervention order that has conditions relating to fees, charges or other consideration payable by a retail client or consumer in relation to a financial or credit product;
    International Tax Agreements Act 1953
    to disregard days spent in Australia due to COVID-19 by New Zealand sportspersons on teams participating in cross-border competitions and their support staff in determining whether income derived from such competitions is taxable in Australia; and
    Treasury Laws Amendment (A Tax Plan for the COVID-19 Economic Recovery) Act 2020
    to retain the low and middle income tax offset for the 2021-22 financial year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to: increase the Medicare levy and Medicare levy surcharge low-income threshold amounts for individuals, families and individual taxpayers and families eligible for the seniors and pensioners tax offset; and increase the phase-in limits as a result of the increased threshold amounts;
    National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Act 2018
    to expand the objects of the Act to include the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation improving housing outcomes for Australians by assisting earlier access to the housing market by single parents with dependants;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide that annual and lump sum payments made by the Commonwealth to thalidomide survivors are exempt from income tax and do not count as income for the purposes of any income support payments; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: make disaster recovery grant payments in relation to the storms and floods that occurred in February and March 2021 non-assessable non-exempt income; update the list of deductible gift recipients to include six new entities; and extend the period in which two entities are deductible gift recipients. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Mar 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to require a fund, authority or institution to be a registered charity or an Australian government agency, or be operated by a registered charity or an Australian government agency, to be entitled to a deductible gift recipient endorsement;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to remove the concessional tax treatment for offshore banking units (OBU); and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to: remove the ability of the minister to issue determinations or declarations that a person or entity is an OBU; and remove the withholding tax exemption for OBUs for interest (including interesting consisting of gold) paid on or after 1 January 2024. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Feb 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Oct 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make refunds of large-scale generation shortfall charges non-assessable non-exempt income for income tax purposes;
    Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Consumers First—Establishment of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority) Act 2018
    to: facilitate the closure and any transitional arrangements associated with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) replacing the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal (SCT); provide for the transfer of records and documents from the SCT to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; include a power for the Federal Court to remit cases back to AFCA; and include a rule-making power to allow the minister to prescribe matters of a transitional nature;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to increase the maximum amount of penalty units that can be included in regulations that prescribe an industry code from 300 to 600 penalty units; and
    Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Act 2020
    to extend the temporary mechanism which enables ministers to change arrangements for meeting information and documentary requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Education, Skills and Employment 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Bill 2021, the bill amends the
    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
    to enable the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency to collect and administer the registered higher education provider charge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Education, Skills and Employment 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2021, the bill imposes a registered higher education provider charge to recover the costs of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency's monitoring and regulatory oversight activities. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

What is a bill?

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.