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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
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Judges’ Pensions Act 1968
    to enable members of the Judges’ Pensions Scheme to request that they be paid a lump sum amount from the scheme to meet their Division 293 tax liability; the
    Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948
    to: ensure that the calculation of any lump sum superannuation guarantee safety-net benefit meets the minimum superannuation guarantee requirements; enable the Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust to pass a resolution without a meeting; and enable an actuary other than the Australian Government Actuary to provide advice in relation to the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Scheme; five Acts to increase the age from which an eligible child of a deceased superannuation scheme member must be in full time education and remove the requirement for an eligible child to not be ordinarily in employment; the
    Judges and Governors-General Legislation Amendment (Family Law) Act 2012
    to correct a misdescribed reference; and the
    Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Act 2011
    to reduce the size of the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation Board from 11 to 9 directors. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to introduce a fixed and non-indexed family income test of $250 000 per annum for Carer Allowance and Carer Allowance (child) Health Care Card only claimants, to apply to singles and couples from 20 September 2018. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: five Acts to correct technical errors; the
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    ,
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    ,
    National Land Transport Act 2014
    and
    National Resources Management (Financial Assistance) Act 1992
    to update references to ‘the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia’ with references to ‘Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’; the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to make amendments consequential on the
    Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015
    ; 22 Acts to remove obsolete references to the Crown in right of Norfolk Island; and the
    Social Security Legislation Amendment (One-off Payments for Carers) Act 2005
    and
    Telstra Corporation Act 1991
    to repeal spent provisions. Also repeals 40 obsolete Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Education and Training 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: taxation legislation to: enable the Commissioner of Taxation to issue directions to employers to pay unpaid superannuation guarantee and undertake superannuation guarantee education courses, and to disclose more information about superannuation guarantee non-compliance to affected employees; extend Single Touch Payroll reporting to all employers; require more regular reporting by superannuation funds; strengthen the commissioner’s ability to collect superannuation guarantee charge and pay as you go withholding liabilities; enable the pre-filling of an individual’s tax file number declaration and superannuation standard choice force form by the commissioner to the individual’s employer; and enable the sharing and verification of tax file numbers between the commissioner and Commonwealth agencies; the
    Superannuation Legislation Amendment (MySuper Core Provisions) Act 2012
    to clarify the commencement of certain provisions; the
    Tax Laws Amendment (Implementation of the Common Reporting Standard) Act 2016
    to ensure that financial institutions report information about financial accounts held by foreign tax residents as intended; the
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make amendments consequential on regulations; five Acts to rewrite provisions in relation to offshore information notices from the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and apply those provisions to all tax-related liabilities; 10 Acts to make miscellaneous amendments;
    Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993
    to enable the disclosure of certain information acquired in connection with a complaint made to the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to update the list of deductible gift recipients. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to enable the Governor-General to appoint a second Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; and
    Foreign Evidence Act 1994
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Implements certain recommendations of the Australian Consumer Law Review Final Report by amending the:
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: amend evidentiary requirements to allow private litigants to rely on admitted facts from earlier proceedings; clarify the operation of unsolicited services provisions and unsolicited consumer agreements in a public place; ensure that fees or charges associated with pre-selected options must be included in the single price; strengthen the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) powers to obtain information about product safety; enable third parties to give effect to a community service order; and clarify the scope of the exemption from the consumer guarantees for the transport or storage of goods;
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: extend the unconscionable conduct protections to publicly listed companies; and enable the ACCC and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to investigate possible unfair contract terms; and
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to: correct inconsistent terminology for financial products that involve interests in land; and clarify the application of consumer protections to financial products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to: require the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to consider the effects that the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers will have on competition in the financial system; and remove the requirement for ASIC to engage staff under the
    Public Service Act 1999
    ; and
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    Business Names Registration Act 2011
    ,
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Business Regulation Act 1992
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Tax Agreements Act 1953
    to: give legislative effect to the
    Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting
    ; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to provide that, when determining if the multinational anti-avoidance law applies to a scheme, supplies made and income received by a closely related trust or partnership are treated as being made or received by a foreign entity;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: include additional conditions that must be satisfied to apply the small business capital gains tax concessions to capital gains; and provide an income tax exemption for payments made under the Defence Force Ombudsman Scheme in relation to abuse by Australian Defence Force personnel; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Venture Capital Act 2002
    to ensure that venture capital investment tax concessions are available for investments in fintech businesses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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