The GST Point-in-Time Service has been updated to include the Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Act 2019 (Cth) (Act 115 of 2019), the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Act 2019 (Cth) (Act 116 of 2019) ,the Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Act 2019 (Cth) (Act 120 of 2019), the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian-made Complementary Medicines) Regulations 2019 (Cth) and the Treasury Laws Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 (Cth).
The Act aims to implement part of the Government’s policies to ensure well-functioning electricity markets that deliver benefits for consumers and small businesses.
Schedule 1 to the Act implements a comprehensive legislative framework consisting of new prohibitions and remedies tailored to conduct in electricity markets.
Schedule 2 to the Act provides the Australian Energy Regulator with the necessary powers required for its functions to set a default market offer and reference bill, including information gathering powers, making necessary legislative instruments, and information sharing with government agencies.
The purpose of the Act is to transfer additional aged care regulatory functions of the Secretary of the Department of Health to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner. This reform completes the two-year agenda to strengthen and enhance aged care regulation to protect and assure the quality of care provided to consumers of Australian Government funded aged care. It delivers on the intention as set out in the objects of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018.
The Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Act 2019 contains a package of measures designed to minimise the regulatory burden on the
broadcasting and telecommunications sectors, and to simplify regulation by removing
redundant or otherwise unnecessary provisions.
These regulations amend the Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010 to provide examples of processes that substantially transform complementary medicines in Australia.
The purpose of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations) is to make minor and technical amendments to regulations in the
Treasury portfolio, including tax laws, corporations laws, superannuation laws and
credit laws. The amendments are part of the Government’s commitment to the care and
maintenance of Treasury portfolio legislation.
The Regulations amend various Treasury portfolio regulations to make minor and technical changes that correct typographical errors and unintended outcomes, increase thresholds and repeal inoperative provisions. These changes ensure that the amended regulations operate in the way intended.
These amendments have been updated in the Point-in-Time GST Service current to 13 January 2020. (NB: Subscription required).
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