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  • Date
    02 Dec 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Education, Skills and Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to: apply indexation to existing appropriation amounts for the financial years commencing on 1 July 2021, 1 July 2022 and 1 July 2023; and insert a new funding cap for the financial year commencing on 1 July 2024. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Education, Skills and Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: list Avondale University as a Table B provider; amend the definition of a 'grandfathered student' to include students undertaking an honours course that is related to a course of study they commenced before 1 January 2021; enable the minister to make rules prescribing matters of a transitional nature; and allow for grants to be made that will support the translation and commercialisation of research by higher education providers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2021 and Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2021, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995
    to: remove the cap on the rate that levies can be set at and provide for the rate of levy to be prescribed by regulations; and remove the levy on the import of equipment that operates using ozone depleting substances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2021 and Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2021, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Act 1995
    to remove the cap on the rate that levies can be set at and provide for the rate of levy to be prescribed by regulations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2021 and Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2021, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989
    in relation to the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Program by: imposing controls that are currently imposed through licence conditions, such as the ban on import of bulk gas in non-refillable containers; clarifying licence and exemptions requirements; increasing the time allowed for submitting reports and payment levies; adopting the standard provisions of the
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    , including certain minor modifications; updating the offence and civil penalty provisions; introducing information gathering powers including the ability to issue a notice to produce; providing the option of licence suspension as an alternative to immediate cancellation of financial penalties; providing for an internal review mechanism for reviewable decisions; and allowing the use or disclosure of certain information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2021 
    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: introduce a no negative equity guarantee to the pension loans scheme; and enable participants to access an advance of their entitlement to regular pension loans scheme payments; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Dec 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    MCGRATH, Sen James 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: replace compulsory preferential voting with optional preferential voting for House of Representatives elections; enable voters to allocate preferences to candidates of their choosing only; provide vote saving provisions for voters who do not preference each and every candidate; provide for the position of candidates listed on House of Representatives ballots papers to be re-ordered between ballot papers (the Robson Rotation); and distribute batches of ballot papers which list each candidate in favourable positions equally. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Nov 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to: cancel Petroleum Exploration Permit 11, and Petroleum Exploration Permit/T/49P (King Island, Tasmania); prevent any petroleum exploration leases for the Otway Basin/12 Apostles being granted; and prohibit any further petroleum exploration in the three areas. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture and Northern Australia 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Animal Health Council (Live-stock Industries) Funding Act 1996
    to: facilitate the funding of emergency responses under emergency biosecurity response deeds other than the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement, including the proposed Emergency Response Deed for Aquatic Animal Diseases; provide for the Governor-General to make regulations prescribing certain matters; and remove redundant provisions that relate to honey, as honey-related levies are no longer paid to Animal Health Australia;
    Plant Health Australia (Plant Industries) Funding Act 2002
    to: broaden the scope of permissible uses for Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) levies to include the promotion of maintenance of the health of an EPPR plant; provide for the secretary to determine by notifiable instrument a body in relation to a specified EPPR plant product; and remove redundant provisions that provide for the redirection of excess levies to research and development purposes; and
    Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000
    and
    Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to establish a corporate collective investment vehicle (CCIV) as a new type of a company limited by shares that is used for funds management; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: specify the tax treatment for the CCIV regime; make amendments consequential on the commencement of the
    Commonwealth Registers Act 2020
    ; update the list of deductible gift recipients; and remove cessation of employment as a taxing point for employee share scheme interests which are subject to deferred taxation; the
    International Tax Agreements Act 1953
    to clarify that the priority rule is subject to the deeming principle; the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    Personal Property Securities Act 2009
    ,
    A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments in relation to the CCIV regime; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable eligible corporate tax entities to claim a loss carry back tax offset in the 2022-23 financial year; 10 Acts and one determination in the Treasury portfolio to make miscellaneous and technical amendments; and the
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to insert a new covenant that requires trustees of registrable superannuation entities to develop a retirement income strategy for beneficiaries who are retired or are approaching retirement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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