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  • Date
    21 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends: nine Acts to: exempt certain payments, known as the adjusted disability pension, from the social security income test; and remove the Defence Force Income Support Allowance; the
    Veterans' Entitlement Act 1986
    to: remove the disability income rent test; replace references to 'disability pension' with references that clarify the nature of the payment as a compensation payment; and adjust the mechanism for indexation of certain payments; and the
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to establish a non-liability rehabilitation pilot to provide veterans with access to rehabilitation support without the requirement to have lodged a compensation claim. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to require that voice calls communicating an electoral matter to a person must identify the use of any actors at the beginning of the call; and
    Spam Act 2003
    to require political parties to provide an unsubscribe function for all unsolicited electronic communications containing political content. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum (Laminaria and Corallina Decommissioning Cost Recovery Levy) Bill 2021, the bill amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to specify certain administrative features relating to the Laminaria and Corallina decommissioning levy, including the requirement that the levy is payable to the Commissioner of Taxation annually. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to remove the $450-a-month threshold before an employee's salary or wages count towards the superannuation guarantee;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to increase the limit on the maximum amount of voluntary contributions made over multiple financial years that are eligible to be released under the First Home Super Saver Scheme from $30 000 to $50 000;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: enable individuals aged 60 and above to make downsizer contributions to their superannuation plan from the proceeds of selling their home; apply the work test to individuals aged between 67 and 75 who claim a deduction for personal superannuation contributions and allow such individuals to make or receive non-concessional superannuation contributions under the bring forward rule; and enable superannuation trustees to choose their preferred method of calculating exempt current pension income when they have member interests in both accumulation and retirement phases for part, but not all, of the income year; and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to extend the temporary full expensing regime to 30 June 2023. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Aug 2021 
    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 made through the platform to the Australian Taxation Office;
    Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Consumers First—Establishment of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority) Act 2018
    to facilitate the closure and any transitional arrangements associated with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority replacing the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal; and
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: increase the producer offset for films that are not feature films released in cinemas to 30 per cent of total qualifying Australian production expenditure; increase the minimum qualifying Australian production expenditure threshold for claiming the producer offset and the post, digital and visual effects offset to $1 million; remove the 65 commercial hour cap on claiming qualifying Australian production expenditure for a drama series and seasons of a drama series; and create limitations on what a company can count as a films qualifying Australian production expenditure; 15 Acts to make amendments consequential on new debt restructuring and liquidation processes for eligible incorporated small businesses; and 16 Acts in the Treasury portfolio to make miscellaneous and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Oct 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make refunds of large-scale generation shortfall charges non-assessable non-exempt income for income tax purposes;
    Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Consumers First—Establishment of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority) Act 2018
    to: facilitate the closure and any transitional arrangements associated with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) replacing the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal (SCT); provide for the transfer of records and documents from the SCT to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; include a power for the Federal Court to remit cases back to AFCA; and include a rule-making power to allow the minister to prescribe matters of a transitional nature;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to increase the maximum amount of penalty units that can be included in regulations that prescribe an industry code from 300 to 600 penalty units; and
    Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Act 2020
    to extend the temporary mechanism which enables ministers to change arrangements for meeting information and documentary requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Australians 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 to facilitate the implementation of certain aspects of the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme, the bill: provides that the receipt of a redress payment does not affect a person's eligibility for any pension, benefit, payment or service under a law of the Commonwealth or require the repayment of an amount to the Commonwealth; and provides that the redress payment cannot be transferred to another person, either by voluntary act or by operation of law. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Australians 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme (Facilitation) Bill 2021 to facilitate the implementation of certain aspects of the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme, the bill amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide that redress payments are exempt from income tax;
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    to provide that redress payments are not available to creditors of recipients for the purposes of recovering money under bankruptcy proceedings;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to ensure that redress payments do not count as income for the purposes of any income support payments; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to authorise the use of protected information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Oct 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: define Telstra successor companies and designated Telstra successor entities and replace references to Telstra with references to the successor entities; allow the Minister and Australian Communications and Media Authority to make determinations relating to the designated successor entities; and make technical and consequential amendments; Telstra Corporation Act 2001 to extend existing regulations relating to the operation and ownership of Telstra to its successor entities; the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: extend existing regulations relating to the operation and ownership of Telstra to its successor entities; and make consequential amendments; the
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    to: extend the Minister's powers to impose service provider obligations to Telstra's successor entities and retail price controls on each successor entity; and make consequential technical amendments; and amends three regulations, four determinations and a code of access in relation to ownership of Telstra shares, access to telecommunications infrastructure, carrier licence conditions, emergency call persons and services, real estate development exemptions, arbitration and sunsetting. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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