What is a bill?

A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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  • Date
    02 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Makes interim provision to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to: increase the Medicare levy and Medicare levy surcharge low-income threshold amounts for individuals, families and individual taxpayers and families eligible for the seniors and pensioners tax offset; and increase the phase-in limits as a result of the increased threshold amounts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Apr 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012
    to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal; enables the minister to make rules dealing with transitional matters; and makes a consequential amendment to the
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Innovation and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016, the bill amends the
    Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991
    to enable the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation to: assist the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility; assist, on agreement, the states and territories; and charge fees to the facility and the states and territories for the services it provides in performing its functions for them. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Innovation and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2016, the bill establishes the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility and a Board of the Facility to make investment decisions for the facility; and provides up to $5 billion in concessional finance over five years to provide financial assistance to state and territory governments to develop economic infrastructure in the Northern Territory and northern parts of Western Australia and Queensland. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Payment Systems and Netting Act 1998
    to enable financial institutions to comply with internationally-agreed margining requirements when dealing in over-the-counter derivatives; and provide legal certainty about the operation of Australian law in relation to termination rights under certain financial market transactions and approved Real Time Gross Settlement systems, approved netting arrangements and netting markets in all market conditions. Also makes consequential amendments to five Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013
    to increase the maximum number of board members of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency to 12 members, including the Chair; and clarify the quorum arrangements for board meetings. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: create an early stage investor regime that provides tax incentives for qualifying investors through a non-refundable tax offset and capital gains tax exemption on innovation related investments; require early stage innovation companies to report on specific innovation related investments; and provide a mechanism for Innovation Australia to provide guidance about whether particular investment activities are ineligible activities;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: provide non-refundable carry-forward tax offsets for limited partners in early stage venture capital limited partnerships (ESVCLP); provide for a capital gains tax exemption for fixed and unit trust beneficiaries of partners in ESVCLPs; and exclude small entities from eligible venture capital investment auditor requirements;
    Venture Capital Act 2002
    to increase the maximum fund size for ESVCLPs to $200 million;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Venture Capital Act 2002
    to: remove the requirement that an ESVCLP divest an investment in an entity once the value of the entity’s assets exceeds $250 million; provide that an entity can invest in another entity and remain an eligible venture capital investment; and enable foreign venture capital funds of funds to hold more than 30 per cent of the committee capital of an ESVCLP and extend their access to capital gains tax and other income tax concessions in relation to eligible venture capital investments; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable a managed investment trust to disregard its investment in, and through, an ESVCLP or venture capital limited partnership when determining if it is a trading trust. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum