GOVERNMENT’S 2021 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA CONTINUES TO DELIVER FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS

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Through the Morrison Government’s legislative agenda we continue to implement our economic recovery plan, create more jobs, keep Australians safe and secure as well as deliver the essential services we all rely on.  

A number of important bills were passed throughout the year to ensure additional economic support could flow to Australian individuals, households and businesses who have been doing it tough as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Measures also passed the Parliament that provide greater and more affordable child care to around 250 000 Australian families and allow more parents to return to work or pick up more hours.

We also continue to keep Australians safe with new national security laws to better equip our intelligence agencies, protect the community from high-risk terrorist offenders and further back our law enforcement agencies to dismantle criminal gangs.

We are also keeping Australians safe online, especially our kids, having passed important laws that give the eSafety Commissioner stronger powers to improve online safety and crack down on the cyberbullying of children and toxic online abuse.

Aged-care reforms developed in response to the Royal Commission will also help ensure senior Australians receive the high-quality and safe aged-care services they deserve.

New superannuation reforms are also set to save Australians $17.9 billion over ten years and will ensure the system works in the best financial interests of all Australians by providing more flexibility, removing unnecessary waste and increasing accountability and transparency.

In total, the Morrison Government passed a total of 142 bills through the Parliament this year as we continue to support all Australians through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Economic Empowerment) Bill 2021
Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 1) Bill 2021
Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Improved Home Care Payment Administration No. 2) Bill 2020
Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Serious Incident Response Scheme and Other Measures) Bill 2020
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Bill 2019
Agriculture Legislation Amendment (Streamlining Administration) Bill 2019
Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2021-2022
Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2021-2022
Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2021-2022
Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2020-2021
Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2020-2021
Archives and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
Australian Immunisation Register Amendment (Reporting) Bill 2020
Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Amendment (Governance and Other Measures) Bill 2021
Autonomous Sanctions Amendment (Magnitsky-style and Other Thematic Sanctions) Bill 2021
Biosecurity Amendment (Clarifying Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods) Bill 2021
Biosecurity Amendment (Strengthening Penalties) Bill 2021
Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021
Charter of the United Nations Amendment Bill 2021
Competition and Consumer Amendment (Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Information Sharing Scheme) Bill 2021
Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2021
Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review and Other Measures) Bill 2021
COVID-19 Disaster Payment (Funding Arrangements) Bill 2021
Crimes Amendment (Remissions of Sentences) Bill 2021
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Economic Disruption) Bill 2020
Customs Amendment (2022 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2021
Customs Tariff Amendment (2022 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2021
Customs Amendment (Product Specific Rule Modernisation) Bill 2019
Customs Amendment (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2021
Customs Tariff Amendment (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2021
Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposals and Other Measures) Bill 2020
Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposals) Bill 2021
Defence Legislation Amendment (Discipline Reform) Bill 2021
Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2021
Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020
Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021
Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Bill 2021
Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2021
Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Cost Recovery and Other Measures) Bill 2021
Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Refunds of Charges and Other Measures) Bill 2020
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Bill 2021
Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Amendment Bill 2021
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Annual Disclosure Equality) Bill 2021
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Assurance of Senate Counting) Bill 2021
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Contingency Measures) Bill 2021
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Counting, Scrutiny and Operational Efficiencies) Bill 2021
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Offences and Preventing Multiple Voting) Bill 2021
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Party Registration Integrity) Bill 2021
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Political Campaigners) Bill 2021
Export Control Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Equity Investments and Other Measures) Bill 2021
Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021
Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Subsidy) Bill 2021
Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Early Childhood Education and Care Coronavirus Response and Other Measures) Bill 2021
Farm Household Support Amendment (Debt Waiver) Bill 2021
Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019
Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019
Financial Regulator Assessment Authority (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2021
Financial Regulator Assessment Authority Bill 2021
Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2020
Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response – Better Advice) Bill 2021
Foreign Intelligence Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
Fuel Security (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2021
Fuel Security Bill 2021
Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Amendment Bill 2021
Health Insurance Amendment (Enhancing the Bonded Medical Program and Other Measures) Bill 2021
Health Insurance Amendment (Prescribed Fees) Bill 2021
Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Category Standards and Other Measures) Bill 2020
Higher Education Support Amendment (Extending the Student Loan Fee Exemption) Bill 2021
Higher Education Support Amendment (Freedom of Speech) Bill 2020
Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Amendment Bill 2021
Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Bill 2020
Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Charge (General) Bill 2020
Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Charge (Customs) Bill 2020
Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Charge (Excise) Bill 2020
Industrial Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
Industry Research and Development Amendment (Industry Innovation and Science Australia) Bill 2021
Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
Migration Amendment (Clarifying International Obligations for Removal) Bill 2021
Migration Amendment (Tabling Notice of Certain Character Decisions) Bill 2021
Mutual Recognition Amendment Bill 2021
Narcotic Drugs Amendment (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2021
National Collecting Institutions Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Mandatory Credit Reporting and Other Measures) Bill 2019
National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Supporting Economic Recovery) Bill 2020
National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Improving Supports for At Risk Participants) Bill 2021
National Health Amendment (COVID-19) Bill 2021
National Health Amendment (Decisions under the Continence Aids Payment Scheme) Bill 2021
National Health Amendment (Enhancing the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2021
National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Selection, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020
National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment (Technical Amendments) Bill 2020
National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment Bill 2021
National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment (Funders of Last Resort and Other Measures) Bill 2021
Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Amendment (Extension and Other Measures) Bill 2021
Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021
Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Regulatory Levies) Bill 2021
Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2021
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Titles Administration and Other Measures) Bill 2021
Online Safety (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021
Online Safety Bill 2021
Paid Parental Leave Amendment (COVID-19 Work Test) Bill 2021
Private Health Insurance Amendment (Income Thresholds) Bill 2021
Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Age of Dependants) Bill 2021
Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Bill 2020
Royal Commissions Amendment (Protection of Information) Bill 2021
Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2021
Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021
Social Security Legislation Amendment (Remote Engagement Program) Bill 2021
Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Student Assistance and Other Measures) Bill 2021
Social Services Legislation Amendment (Portability Extensions) Bill 2021
Social Services Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Income Support) Bill 2021
Special Recreational Vessels Amendment Bill 2021
Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2021
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Amendment Bill 2021
Telecommunications Amendment (Infrastructure in New Developments) Bill 2020
Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020
Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021
Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme (Facilitation) Bill 2021
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Amendment Bill 2021
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2021
Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Bill 2020
Transport Security Amendment (Serious Crime) Bill 2020
Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021
Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Bill 2021
Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 3) Bill 2021
Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 4) Bill 2021
Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 5) Bill 2021
Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 6) Bill 2021
Treasury Laws Amendment (COVID-19 Economic Response No. 2) Bill 2021
Treasury Laws Amendment (COVID-19 Economic Response) Bill 2021
Treasury Laws Amendment (More Flexible Superannuation) Bill 2020
Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Bill 2021
Treasury Laws Amendment (Reuniting More Superannuation) Bill 2020
Treasury Laws Amendment (Self-Managed Superannuation Funds) Bill 2020
Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Future, Your Super) Bill 2021
Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Exempting Disability Payments from Income Testing and Other Measures) Bill 2021
VET Student Payment Arrangements (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2020
Water Legislation Amendment (Inspector-General of Water Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2021
Work Health and Safety Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2021

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