On 12 December 2013, Treasury released an Exposure Draft of legislation on the Government’s proposal to phase-out the net medical expenses tax offset (NMETO), as per the Budget 2013-14 measure.
On 11 December 2013, the Senator for Queensland, Jan McLucas, moved that the issue of affordable housing is to be referred to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 16 July 2014.
On 11 December 2013, the Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee tabled its report on the inquiry into Schedule 2 of the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013.
On 11 December 2013, the Senate Scrutiny of Bills Standing Committee tabled Alert Digest No.9, which contains commentary on the amendments to delay the commencement of the Charities Act 2013 by nine months to 1 September 2014.
On 11 December 2013, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Penny Wong, moved a motion in the Senate for the Government.
On 6 December 2013, the taxpayer lodged a notice of appeal to the Full Federal Court of Australia (FCAFC) against the decision of Middleton J in IOOF Holdings Limited v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 1189.
On 10 December 2013, the taxpayer lodged a notice of appeal to the Full Federal Court of Australia (FCAFC) against the decision of Gordon J in PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 1175.
- Consequential amendments to support the introduction of a statutory definition of charity
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On 11 December 2013, the Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, issued a media release in regards to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Ministerial meeting held in Singapore involving 12 participating countries.