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  • Date
    16 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Brings forward tax relief for small and medium businesses by amending the
    Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan) Act 2017
    to: reduce the corporate tax rate for corporate tax entities that derive no more than 80 per cent of their income in passive forms and have an aggregated turnover of less than $50 million (base rate entities) to 26 per cent for the 2020-21 financial year and to 25 per cent from the 2021-22 financial year; increase the small business income tax offset rate for small businesses that have an aggregated turnover of less than $5 million to 13 per cent for the 2020-21 financial year and to 16 per cent from the 2021-22 financial year; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Sep 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to introduce a national regime to regulate gift cards, including requirements that: gift cards must have a minimum three year expiry period; information about the expiry of a gift card must be displayed prominently on the card itself; terms and conditions cannot allow certain post-supply fees to be charged; and certain fees cannot be charged after a gift card is supplied. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Sep 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to enable the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) to make a claim for liability for a current serving Australian Defence Force member, where the member has given consent for the CDF to make the claim on their behalf for a service injury or disease;
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988
    to expand the existing power of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to request certain information to include any Commonwealth, state or territory departments and authorities, and other persons; and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide that exempt lump sum determinations made by the Secretary of the Department of Social Services will apply as exempt lump sums from the income test that applies to Department of Veterans' Affairs' income support clients. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Sep 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to require tobacco importers to pay import duty on tobacco products upon importation into Australia from 1 July 2019, thereby removing the option to enter imported tobacco products into a licensed warehouse without the payment of import duties. Also includes transitional arrangements for the treatment of tobacco products that are still in warehouses on 1 July 2019. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    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
    25 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: amend the character test by providing grounds to consider visa cancellation or refusal where a non-citizen has been convicted of offences involving violence against a person, weapons, breaching of an apprehended violence order (or similar) or non-consensual sexual acts; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Implements certain recommendations of the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce by amending the
    Corporations Act 2001
    ,
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    and
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    to: introduce a stronger penalty framework for corporate and financial sector misconduct; and make miscellaneous technical and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    MCGOWAN, Cathy, MP 
    Summary
    Provides for the posthumous promotion of the late General Sir John Monash to rank of Australian Field Marshal in the Australian Regular Army on 1 January 1931, the date of his return to the Active Duty List. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP
    BANDT, Adam, MP
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to require the temporary transfer of children and their families from offshore detention to Australia for the purpose of medical or psychiatric assessment or treatment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    MCGOWAN, Cathy, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to: impose a cap on the total payments that can be made under a consumer lease (known as rent-to-buy schemes); require small amount credit contracts (SACCs) (known as payday loans) to have equal repayments and payment intervals; remove the ability for SACC providers to charge monthly fees in respect of the residual term of a loan where a consumer fully repays the loan early; prevent lessors and credit assistance providers from undertaking door-to-door selling of leases at residential homes; introduce anti-avoidance protections; and increase penalties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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