First week in Parliament delivering on Turnbull Government agenda

10 Feb 2017 Media release

The parliamentary sitting year is off to a cracking start with the Turnbull Government introducing 13 bills into the House of Representatives and passing another nine.

Leader of the House the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said 2017 was a year for implementing the Turnbull Government’s agenda focussed on boosting the economy and creating jobs for all Australians.

“This year the Turnbull Government is squarely focussed on delivering on our economic plan, creating jobs and boosting investment” Mr Pyne said.

“Every decision the government makes is designed to enhance productivity, create jobs and help families deal with cost of living expenses.

“Importantly, the Building and Construction Industry Amendment Bill was introduced into the House, which will create a level playing field for those in the construction Industry without delay.

Bills introduced in the House

  • Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Amendment Bill 2017
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017
  • Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority Bill 2017; Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017
  • Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2017
  • Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2017; Diverted Profits Tax Bill 2017
  • Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
  • Enhancing Online Safety for Children Amendment Bill 2017
  • Health Insurance Amendment (National Rural Health Commissioner) Bill 2017
  • Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2016-2017; Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2016-2017
  • Treasury Laws Amendment (Bourke Street Fund) Bill 2017

Bills passed in the House (and available for debate in the Senate)

  • Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016
  • Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Amendment Bill 2016; Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Levy Bill 2016
  • Statute Update (A.C.T. Self-Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations) Bill 2016
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 2) Bill 2016
  • Corporations Amendment (Professional Standards of Financial Advisers) Bill 2016
  • Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2016
  • Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016
  • Migration Amendment (Visa Revalidation and Other Measures) Bill 2016