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  • Date
    01 Dec 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Mar 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    THORPE, Sen Lidia 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes a framework for the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the Commonwealth Government; and makes a consequential amendment to the
    Productivity Commission Act 1998

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Aug 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: require electronic platform operators to provide information on transactions to the Australian Taxation Office; enable small business entities to apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for an order staying, or otherwise affecting, the operation or implementation of decisions of the Commissioner of Taxation being reviewed by the AAT; and enable the commissioner to direct an entity to complete an approved recordkeeping course as an alternative to financial penalties where they reasonably believe the entity has failed to comply with its tax-related recordkeeping obligations;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments;
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to remove the $250 non-deductible threshold for work-related self-education expenses; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to enable individuals aged 55 and above to make downsizer contributions to their superannuation plan from the proceeds of selling their main residence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Dec 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: enable carriers and carriage service providers to use and disclose information for purposes connected to the prevention of a serious threat to the life or health of a person; authorise the use and disclosure of unlisted numbers and associated addresses for the purposes of dealing with matters raised by a call to an emergency service number; confer civil immunities on telecommunications companies for the provision of reasonably necessary assistance to the Commonwealth, states or territories to respond during emergencies if a national emergency declaration is in force; and amend record-keeping requirements to require more detailed records of information to be recorded for authorised disclosures; and
    Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021
    and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Aug 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    SMITH, Sen Dean 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to enable age pensioners and certain veterans' entitlement recipients to have their payment suspended for up to two years, instead of cancelled, if their income, which includes some income from the recipient's own employment, precludes payment; and provide for the same suspension period for partners of the age pension, disability support pension and certain veterans' entitlements recipients, where the partner is receiving a social security pension or certain veterans' entitlements;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make minor amendments to the existing suspension provisions for disability support pensioners; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to: provide that working age pensioners, disability support pensioners and certain veterans' entitlements recipients, and their pensioner partners, can retain their pensioner concession card for up to two years after their payment ceases; and increase to $600 the amount of income age pensioners and certain veterans' entitlement recipients can earn each fortnight while still receiving maximum pension payments and provide for a review, and sunsetting, of these amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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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.