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  • Date
    13 Sep 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to: increase the instant asset write-off threshold from $1,000 to $20,000 for the 2023-24 financial year; and provide small and medium businesses with access to a bonus tax deduction for the 2023-24 financial year relating to electrification and more efficient energy use;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999
    to facilitate certain community charities achieving deductible gift recipient status;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: include two new entities on the list of deductible gift recipients and extend the listing for two other entities; extend the Global Infrastructure Hub’s income tax exemption for an additional year; broadly align existing tax requirements with a new accounting standard for insurance contracts; and amend the rules for non-arm’s length expenses for superannuation entities;
    Corporations Act 2001
    to reinstate the Australian Financial Complaint Authority’s jurisdiction to hear certain complaints relating to superannuation; and
    Treasury Laws Amendment (2023 Law Improvement Package No. 1) Act 2023
    to make contingent amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Jun 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Partially implements the Government’s response to the review of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) by amending the
    Reserve Bank Act 1959
    to: remove the Government’s power to override monetary policy decisions of the RBA and remove the RBA’s power to determine the lending policy of banks; clarify the objectives and functions of the RBA; replace the existing Reserve Bank Board with a Monetary Policy Board and Governance Board; and make consequential and minor amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Aug 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Housing Australia Future Fund Bill 2023 [No. 2] and National Housing Supply and Affordability Council Bill 2023 [No. 2], the bill amends: the
    National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Act 2018
    to rename the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation to Housing Australia; the renamed
    Housing Australia Act 2018
    to: streamline the functions of Housing Australia; establish an annual review mechanism for the National Housing Infrastructure Facility; and extend the Commonwealth guarantee of the liabilities of Housing Australia to apply to contracts entered into until 30 June 2028; and 10 Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Corporations Act 2001
    and 8 other Acts to implement recommendations by the Council of Financial Regulators in relation to Australia’s financial market infrastructure by: introducing a crisis management and resolution regime for domestic clearing and settlement (CS) facilities; expanding the licensing, supervisory and enforcement powers of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA); and transferring certain powers relating to the licensing and supervision of CS facilities and financial markets to ASIC and the RBA;
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to phase-in new climate-related financial reporting requirements for entities; and
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    Insurance Act 1973
    to make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 May 2024 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    VAN, Sen David 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Act 2022
    to extend the fringe benefits tax exemption for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles until 1 April 2030. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide a legal basis for payment of advice fees from a member’s superannuation account and clarify the associated tax consequences; the
    Corporations Act 2001
    in relation to: ongoing fee renewal and consent requirements; financial services guide requirements; rules banning conflicted remuneration; and standardised consumer consent requirements for certain insurance commissions; the
    Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987
    to: align the petroleum resource rent tax general anti-avoidance provisions with the general anti-avoidance provisions in the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ; and clarify the meaning of ‘exploration for petroleum’; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: clarify mining, quarrying or prospecting rights (MQPRs) cannot be depreciated for income tax purposes until they are used; clarify when income tax balancing adjustments occur to MQPRs; and amend the location offset and producer offset for films; 15 Acts to amend the process by which amendments to agreements with multilateral development banks are incorporated into domestic legislation; and 8 Acts to make miscellaneous and technical amendments to Treasury portfolio legislation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to establish action initiation reforms, enabling consumer data right (CDR) consumers to direct accredited persons to instruct on actions on their behalf, such as making a payment, opening and closing an account, switching providers and updating personal details, using the CDR framework. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Superannuation (Better Targeted Superannuation Concessions) Imposition Bill 2023, the bill amends: 7 Acts to make consequential amendments; the
    Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012
    to enable the disclosure of information about a recognised assessment activity in relation to a registered entity in certain circumstances; the
    Financial Regulator Assessment Authority Act 2021
    to reduce the frequency of certain periodic reviews; 6 Acts to make miscellaneous and technical amendments in the Treasury portfolio; the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to provide four licensing exemptions for foreign financial services providers; and the
    Payment Systems (Regulation) Act 1998
    and 4 other Acts in relation to the payments regulatory framework. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Mar 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to provide a national framework to regulate the importation, domestic manufacture, supply, commercial possession and advertisement of all vapes, irrespective of nicotine content or therapeutic claims. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Customs Act 1901
    ,
    Industrial Chemicals Act 2019
    and
    Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Act 2023

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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