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  • Date
    24 May 2018 
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: implement the OECD hybrid mismatch rules by preventing entities that are liable to income tax in Australia from being able to avoid income taxation, or obtain a double non-taxation benefit, by exploiting differences between the tax treatment of entities and instruments across difference countries; deny imputation benefits on franked distributions made by an Australian corporate tax entity if all or part of the distribution gives rise to a foreign income deduction; clarify the expenditure that can be claimed under the film producer offset for films undertaking principal photography overseas; and include the Melbourne Korean War Memorial Committee Incorporated as a specifically listed deductible gift recipient between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2019; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: implement the OECD hybrid mismatch rules by limiting the scope of the exemption for foreign branch income and preventing a deduction from arising for payments made by an Australian branch of a foreign bank to its head office in certain circumstances; prevent certain foreign equity distributions received by an Australian corporate tax entity from being non assessable non-exempt income if all or part of the distribution gives rise to a foreign income tax deduction; and provide an income tax exemption for the International Cricket Council Business Corporation FZ-LLC (IBC) and exempt from withholding tax payments of interest, dividend and royalties made to the IBC, for a five-year period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988
    to provide former members of the Australian Defence Force with incapacity payments at 100 per cent of their normal weekly earnings where they are studying full time as part of their approved rehabilitation plan;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: create a Veteran Suicide Prevention pilot aimed at providing coordinated care to veterans who have attempted suicide, have suicide ideation or are in crisis; deem a submariner’s service on a submarine on a special submarine operation between 1 January 1978 and 31 December 1992 as operational service; and extend eligibility for the Long Tan Bursary scheme to the grandchildren of a veteran who has operational service in Vietnam; and
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to: allow a wholly dependent partner up to 2 years to decide whether to take a lump sum, a pension or a combination of both as compensation for their partner’s death; and enable veterans to lodge a claim for compensation orally. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Act 2000
    to enable the tax payable on the grant of an approval of an Approved Specimen Collection Centre to be calculated for approvals granted for periods of more than one year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: introduce a shared debt recovery scheme that provides that, where contractual or other arrangements exist between a practitioner and an employer or corporate entity, both may be held responsible for the repayment of a compliance debt; and clarify that the jurisdiction of the Professional Services Review extends to officers of organisations that engage Medicare practitioners as contractors;
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    and
    Dental Benefits Act 2008
    in relation to record-keeping requirements, administrative penalties and debt-recovery arrangements; and
    National Health Act 1953
    to: enable the recovery of certain statutory debts by giving a garnishee notice; and introduce requirements for pharmacists to provide documents to substantiate claims. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Air Services Act 1995
    to: provide that the functions of Airservices Australia (AA) include undertaking activities to protect the human and natural environment, community amenity and residential areas from the effects of the operation and use of aircraft, and associated effects; introduce new consultation arrangements for AA and persons affected by aircraft noise; require AA to consider the need to minimise the impact of aircraft operations on the human and natural environment, community amenity and residential areas when preparing corporate plans; expand the AA board by up to two members and require that it include an expert in environmental management and a representative of a community group affected by aircraft noise; and provide for the creation and operations of the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman and related reporting arrangements; and
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to require the minister to appoint an independent Community Aviation Advocate to represent communities affected by aircraft noise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to enable the Fair Work Commission to issue a minimum entitlements order which would extend certain provisions of the Act, a modern award or an enterprise agreement to workers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    LEY, Sussan, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    ,
    Export Control Act 1982
    and proposed
    Export Control Act 2018
    to restrict the long haul export of live sheep and lambs during the northern summer months of July, August or September in a five year transitional period, or at any time after that period, where the voyage is by ship and of duration exceeding 10 days, and where a place in that voyage is either the Persian Gulf or the Red Sea (regardless of whether that destination is the intended final destination). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Education and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to: apply indexation to existing appropriation amounts for the financial years commencing on 1 July 2017, 1 July 2018 and 1 July 2019; and insert new funding caps for the financial years commencing on 1 July 2020 and 1 July 2021. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to: pause indexation of the end-of-year Family Tax Benefit (FTB) supplements for three years from 1 July 2018; and extend the pause on indexation of the FTB Part A higher income free area and the FTB Part B primary earner income limit for a further year from 1 July 2020; and
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to extend the pause on indexation of the Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay income limits for a further year from 1 July 2020. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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