Odgers' Australian Senate Practice Thirteenth Edition

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Appendix 5

Private Senators’ Bills

Private Senators’ Bills passed since 1901

Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Bill 1908

Purpose: To extend the protection against dismissal provided by the principal Act to members of organisations.

Senate: Introduced by Senator Needham 24/9/08; bill lapsed at prorogation; Senate agreed to proceed with bill at stage reached in previous session 27/5/09; read a third time 2/9/09.

HoR: Introduced 3/9/09; agreed to with amendments and read a third time 8/12/09.

Senate agreed to HoR amendments 8/12/09.

Assent: 13/12/09; Act no. 28 of 1909 (Act cited as Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1909).

Commonwealth Electoral Bill 1924

Purpose: To make provision for compulsory voting.

Senate: Introduced by Senator Payne 16/7/24; read a third time 23/7/24.

HoR: Introduced 23/7/24; read a third time 24/7/24.

Assent: 31/7/24; Act no. 10 of 1924.

Australian Capital Territory Evidence (Temporary Provisions) Bill 1971

Purpose: To make temporary provision for the law of evidence in the Australian Capital Territory after the disallowance of an Ordinance.

Senate: Introduced by Senator Murphy 25/8/71; read a third time 26/8/71 am.

HoR: Introduced and read a third time 26/8/71.

Assent: 26/8/71; Act no. 66 of 1971.

Wireless Telegraphy Amendment Bill 1980

Purpose: To give the minister a discretion to direct the return to the owner of otherwise forfeited equipment.

Senate: Introduced by Senator Rae 29/4/80; read a third time 16/5/80.

HoR: Introduced 20/5/80; read a third time 22/5/80.

Assent: 3/6/80; Act no. 91 of 1980.

Senate Elections (Queensland) Bill 1981

Purpose: To make provision for Queensland senators to be chosen by the people of Queensland voting as one electorate — section 7 of the Constitution.

Senate: Introduced by Senator Colston 26/3/81; read a third time 29/4/82.

HoR: Introduced 29/4/82; read a third time 5/5/82.

Assent: 21/5/82; Act no. 31 of 1982 (Act cited as Senate Elections (Queensland) Act 1982).

Income Tax Assessment Amendment Bill 1984 (No. 2)

Purpose: To prevent taxes being evaded under s23F provisions for superannuation benefits ‘cherrypicking scheme’ to date from Treasurer’s announcement.

Senate: Introduced by Senator Jack Evans 2/5/84; read a third time 4/5/84.

HoR: Introduced 7/5/84; read a third time 10/10/84.

Assent: 17/10/84; Act no. 115 of 1984 (Act cited as Income Tax Assessment Amendment Act (No.5) 1984).

Parliamentary Privileges Bill 1986

Purpose: To clarify, and make certain changes to, the law of parliamentary privilege.

Senate: Introduced by Senator Douglas McClelland 7/10/86; passed with amendments and read a third time 17/3/87.

HoR: Introduced 19/3/87; read a third time 6/5/87.

Assent: 20/5/87; Act no. 21 of 1987 (Act cited as Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987).

Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements (Prohibition) Bill 1989

Purpose: To prohibit certain advertisements relating to smoking and tobacco products in the print media.

Senate: Introduced by Senator Powell 31/8/89; read a third time 7/12/89.

HoR: Introduced 21/12/89; read a third time 22/12/89.

Assent: 28/12/89; Act no. 181 of 1989.

Parliamentary Presiding Officers Amendment Bill 1992

Purpose: To amend the Principal Act in relation to the Deputy Presiding Officer of each House of the Parliament.

Senate: Introduced by Senator Colston 25/6/92; read a third time 8/10/92.

HoR: Introduced 12/10/92; agreed to with amendments and read a third time 25/11/92.

Senate agreed to HoR amendments 26/11/92.

Assent: 11/12/92; Act no. 163 of 1992.

Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2005

Purpose: To amend the Principal Act to provide for the statutory position of Parliamentary Librarian and to give statutory status to the Parliamentary Library and the Security Management Board.

Senate: Introduced by Senator Calvert 9/3/05; read a third time 10/3/05.

HoR: Introduced 14/3/05; read a third time 16/3/05.

Assent: 1/4/05; Act no. 39 of 2005.

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Repeal of Ministerial responsibility for approval of RU486) Bill 2005

Purpose: To repeal a provision requiring ministerial approval for use of the drug RU486.

Senate: Introduced by Senators Allison, Moore, Nash and Troeth 8/12/05; read a third time 9/2/06.

HoR: Introduced 13/2/06; read a third time 16/2/06.

Assent: 3/3/06; Act no. 5 of 2006 (Act cited as Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Repeal of Ministerial responsibility for approval of RU486) Act 2006).

Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction and the Regulation of Human Embryo Research Amendment Bill 2006

Purpose: To amend the Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002 and Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 to retain existing prohibitions on certain human reproductive cloning and other assisted reproductive technology activities, and permit certain human embryo research under licence.

Senate: Introduced by Senator Patterson 19/10/06; read a third time 7/11/06.

HoR: Introduced 27/11/06; read a third time 6/12/06.

Assent: 12/12/06; Act no. 172 of 2006.

Private senators’ bills which have passed the Senate since 1901

Parliamentary Witnesses Bill 1905 [previously Parliamentary Evidence Bill 1904 [1905]]

Introduced by: Senator Nield

Date passed by Senate: 13 October 1905

Papua Bill 1906

Introduced by: Senator Stewart

Date passed by Senate: 14 September 1906

Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Bill 1908 [1909]

Introduced by: Senator Needham

Date passed by Senate: 2 September 1909

Commonwealth Banking Companies Reserve Liabilities Bill 1910

Introduced by: Senator Gould on behalf of Senator Walker

Date passed by Senate: 15 September 1910

Constitution Alteration (Trade and Commerce) 1913

Introduced by: Senator McGregor

Date passed by Senate: 9 December 1913

Constitution Alteration (Corporations) 1913

Introduced by: Senator McGregor

Date passed by Senate: 9 December 1913

Constitution Alteration (Trusts) 1913

Introduced by: Senator McGregor

Date passed by Senate: 9 December 1913

Constitution Alteration (Industrial Matters) 1913

Introduced by: Senator McGregor

Date passed by Senate: 9 December 1913

Constitution Alteration (Railway Disputes) 1913

Introduced by: Senator McGregor

Date passed by Senate: 9 December 1913

Constitution Alteration (Nationalization of Monopolies) 1913

Introduced by: Senator McGregor

Date passed by Senate: 9 December 1913

Constitution Alteration (Trade and Commerce) 1914

Introduced by: Senator McGregor

Date passed by Senate: 11 June 1914

Constitution Alteration (Corporations) 1914

Introduced by: Senator McGregor

Date passed by Senate: 11 June 1914

Constitution Alteration (Trusts) 1914

Introduced by: Senator McGregor

Date passed by Senate: 11 June 1914

Constitution Alteration (Industrial Matters) 1914

Introduced by: Senator McGregor

Date passed by Senate: 11 June 1914

Constitution Alteration (Railway Disputes) 1914

Introduced by: Senator McGregor

Date passed by Senate: 11 June 1914

Constitution Alteration (Nationalization of Monopolies) 1914

Introduced by: Senator McGregor

Date passed by Senate: 11 June 1914

Commonwealth Electoral Bill 1924

Introduced by: Senator Payne

Date passed by Senate: 23 July 1924

Life Insurance Bill 1930

Introduced by: Senator McLachlan

Date passed by Senate: 10 July 1930

National Security Bill 1943

Introduced by: Senator McLeay

Date passed by Senate: 18 February 1943

Constitution Alteration (Prices) 1950

Introduced by: Senator McKenna

Date passed by Senate: 1 November 1950

Death Penalty Abolition Bill 1968

Introduced by: Senator Murphy

Date passed by Senate: 4 June 1968

Australian Capital Territory Evidence (Temporary Provisions) Bill 1971

Introduced by: Senator Murphy

Date passed by Senate: 26 August 1971 a/m.

Death Penalty Abolition Bill 1970

Introduced by: Senator Murphy

Date passed by Senate: 9 March 1972

Parliament Bill 1973 [1974]

Introduced by: Senator Wright

Date passed by Senate: 29 November 1973

Wireless Telegraphy Amendment Bill 1980

Introduced by: Senator Rae

Date passed by Senate: 16 May 1980

Insurance (Agents and Brokers) Bill 1981

Introduced by: Senator Evans

Date passed by Senate: 29 October 1981

Repatriation Acts (Tuberculosis Pensions) Amendment Bill 1981

Introduced by: Senator Macklin

Date passed by Senate: 26 November 1981

Industrial Democracy Bill 1981

Introduced by: Senator Siddons

Date passed by Senate: 26 November 1981

Institute of Freshwater Studies Bill 1981

Introduced by: Senator McLaren

Date passed by Senate: 25 February 1982

Queensland Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders (Self-Management and Land Rights) Bill 1981

Introduced by: Senator Ryan

Date passed by Senate: 18 March 1982

Senate Elections (Queensland) Bill 1981

Introduced by: Senator Colston

Date passed by Senate: 29 April 1982

Constitution Alteration (Fixed Term Parliaments) 1981

Introduced by: Senator Evans

Date passed by Senate: 17 November 1982

World Heritage Properties Protection Bill 1982

Introduced by: Senator Mason

Date passed by Senate: 14 December 1982

Constitution Alteration (Parliament) 1983

Introduced by: Senator Macklin

Date passed by Senate: 13 October 1983

Income Tax Assessment Amendment Bill 1984 (No. 2)

Introduced by: Senator Jack Evans

Date passed by Senate: 4 May 1984

Flags Amendment Bill 1984 [1985]

Introduced by: Senator Durack

Date passed by Senate: 28 February 1985

Parliamentary Privileges Bill 1986

Introduced by: Senator Douglas McClelland

Date passed by Senate: 17 March 1987

Family Law Amendment Bill 1985

Introduced by: Senator Durack

Date passed by Senate: 14 May 1987

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) (Informal Ballot-papers) Amendment Bill 1988

Introduced by: Senator Short

Date passed by Senate: 24 August 1988

Australian Bureau of Statistics Amendment Bill 1988

Introduced by: Senator Sheil

Date passed by Senate: 6 April 1989

Income Tax Assessment (Tax Agents’ Fees) Amendment Bill 1989

Introduced by: Senator Watson

Date passed by Senate: 25 May 1989

National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits Determination Revocation) Amendment Bill 1989 [previously National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits Determination Revocation and Tribunal Membership) Amendment Bill 1989]

Introduced by: Senator Puplick

Date passed by Senate: 7 September 1989

End of War List Bill 1989

Introduced by: Senator McGauran

Date passed by Senate: 2 November 1989

Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements (Prohibition) Bill 1989

Introduced by: Senator Powell

Date passed by Senate: 7 December 1989

End of War List Bill 1990

Introduced by: Senator Boswell

Date passed by Senate: 18 September 1990

Income Tax Assessment (Substantiation Requirements) Amendment Bill 1990

Introduced by: Senator Watson

Date passed by Senate: 8 November 1990

Australian Bureau of Statistics (Parliamentary Supervision of Proposals) Amendment Bill 1990

Introduced by: Senator Walters

Date passed by Senate: 15 November 1990

Income Tax Assessment (Valueless Shares) Amendment Bill 1991

Introduced by: Senator Watson

Date passed by Senate: 17 October 1991

Flags Amendment Bill 1990

Introduced by: Senator Parer

Date passed by Senate: 30 April 1992

Parliamentary Presiding Officers Amendment Bill 1992

Introduced by: Senator Colston

Date passed by Senate: 8 October 1992

Australian National University Amendment (Autonomy) Bill 1992

Introduced by: Senator Tierney

Date passed by Senate: 8 October 1992

Income Tax Assessment (Isolated Area Zone Extension) Amendment Bill 1992

Introduced by: Senator Panizza

Date passed by Senate: 5 November 1992

Social Security Amendment (Listed Securities) Bill 1993

Introduced by: Senator Patterson

Date passed by Senate: 12 May 1993

Audit (Auditor-General an Officer of the Parliament) Amendment Bill 1993

Introduced by: Senator Watson

Date passed by Senate: 28 October 1993

Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) (Exemption of Council Allowances) Amendment Bill 1993

Introduced by: Senator Ian Macdonald

Date passed by Senate: 28 October 1993

Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) (Two Wheel Drive Vehicles with Jeep, Platform, Pick-Up or Utility Body Type) Amendment Bill 1994

Introduced by: Senator Watson

Date passed by Senate: 2 June 1994

Public Service (Abolition of Compulsory Retirement Age) Amendment Bill 1995

Introduced by: Senator Patterson

Date passed by Senate: 30 June 1995

Human Rights (Mandatory Sentencing of Juvenile Offenders) Bill 1999

Introduced by: Senators Brown, Bolkus and Greig

Date passed by Senate: 15 March 2000

Kyoto Protocol Ratification Bill 2003 [No. 2]

Introduced by: Senators Lundy and Brown

Date passed by Senate: 1 April 2004

Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2005

Introduced by: Senator Calvert

Date passed by Senate: 10 March 2005

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Repeal of Ministerial responsibility for approval of RU486) Bill 2005

Introduced by: Senators Allison, Moore, Nash and Troeth

Date passed by Senate: 9 February 2006

Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction and the Regulation of Human Embryo Research Amendment Bill 2006

Introduced by: Senator Patterson

Date passed by Senate: 7 November 2006

Urgent Relief for Single Age Pensioners Bill 2008

Introduced by: Senator Coonan

Date passed by Senate: 22 September 2008

Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 [No. 2]

Introduced by: Senators Troeth and Humphries

Date passed by Senate: 13 November 2008

Health Insurance Amendment (Revival of Table Items) Bill 2009

Introduced by: Senators Cormann, Fielding and Xenophon

Date passed by Senate: 28 October 2009

Food Importation (Bovine Meat Standards) Bill 2010

Introduced by: Senators Colbeck and Joyce

Date passed by Senate: 15 March 2010

Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010 [No. 2]

Introduced by: Senator Scullion

Date passed by Senate: 22 June 2010

Social Security Amendment (Income Support for Regional Students) Bill 2010 [2011]

Introduced by: Senator Nash

Date passed by Senate: 10 February 2011

Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2011 [previously Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2010]

Introduced by: Senators Xenophon and Bob Brown

Date passed by Senate: 23 June 2011

Territories Self-Government Legislation Amendment (Disallowance and Amendment of Laws) Bill 2011 [previously Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment (Disallowance and Amendment Power of the Commonwealth) Bill 2010]

Introduced by: Senator Bob Brown

Dated passed by Senate 18 August 2011

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