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  • Date
    07 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui
    TYRRELL, Sen Tammy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987
    to implement a recommendation of the interim report of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide to allow a royal commission, whose terms of reference require an examination of government, to analyse and draw inferences or conclusions from evidence that is subject to parliamentary privilege. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Aug 2018 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON, Sen Pauline 
    Summary
    Establishes a legislative framework for a national plebiscite to be held in conjunction with the next general election that would ask Australians “Do you think the current rate of immigration to Australia is too high?”. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Aug 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    GOSLING, Luke, MP
    PAYNE, Alicia, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988
    and
    Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978
    to remove the prohibition on legalising euthanasia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    WATERS, Sen Larissa 
    Summary
    Amends the
    ]Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 1997
    to prohibit the Snowy Hydro Company and Snowy hydro-group companies from being involved in creating or investing in new fossil fuel-based electricity generation capacity. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Family Law Regulations 1984
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to clarify that the Acts operate in the same way in relation to payments under the Self-Employment Assistance program as payments under the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to: extend from 12 to 24 months the assets test exemption on principal home sale proceeds intended for the purchase of a new principal home, for pensioners and other eligible support recipients; and assess the deemed income on proceeds from the sale of the principal home at the below threshold deeming rate during the period of exemption from the assets test. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to increase the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card income test limits to $90 000 a year for a single person and $144 000 a year for couples. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 

    Bill

  • 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

  • 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

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