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
    08 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) Act 1999
    and eight other Acts to provide for the treatment, for goods and services tax (GST) purposes, of long-term non-reviewable contracts after the GST-free transition periods ends on 1 July 2005. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 10 bills in relation to the establishment of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the bill: makes consequential amendments to 19 Acts and the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997, including replacing existing references to the Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA) and the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) with references to the ACMA; and contains transitional provisions dealing with: the transfer of assets and liabilities of the ABA and the ACA, and the continuing operation of certain instruments and proceedings. Also repeals the
    Australian Communications Authority Act 1997

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 10 bills in relation to the establishment of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the bill provides for the merger of the Australian Broadcasting Authority and the Australian Communications Authority to form the ACMA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a new framework for the operation of Australia’s passport system, the bill imposes, as taxes, application fees in relation to passports and other travel-related documents. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a new framework for the operation of Australia’s passport system, the bill: repeals all provisions relating to Australian passports or travel-related documents from the
    Passports Act 1938
    and renames it the
    Foreign Passports (Law Enforcement and Security) Act 2004
    . Also makes consequential amendments to 6 Acts, including the
    Passports Act 1938
    , to ensure the: continuing validity of travel documents, continued application of the
    Passports Act 1938
    to pending proceedings and reviews, and application of the proposed
    Australian Passports Act 2004
    to pending applications. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a new framework for the operation of Australia’s passport system, the bill replaces the
    Passports Act 1938
    , particularly dealing with: entitlement of Australians to a passport; retention of the administrative review regime; increased penalties for fraud; measures to minimise the impact of lost and stolen passports; measures for refusal or cancellation of passports on certain law enforcement grounds; use of emerging technologies for ePassports; and privacy provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to extend the automatic de-listing period for events on the “anti-siphoning” list (which lists events determined by the Minister to be available free-to-air) so that events are removed 12 weeks prior to their commencement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 10 bills in relation to the establishment of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the bill amends the
    Datacasting Charge (Imposition) Act 1998
    to replace existing references to the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) with references to the ACMA. Also contains transitional provisions providing for the continuing effect of certain determinations made by the ACA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Facilitates an investigation by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission into matters arising out of the James Hardie Special Commission of Inquiry in New South Wales, and any proceedings that may arise from those investigations, by abrogating legal professional privilege in certain circumstances. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 10 bills in relation to the establishment of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the bill amends the
    Radio Licence Fees Act 1964
    to replace existing references to the Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA) with references to the ACMA. Also contains transitional provisions providing for the continuing effect of certain directions made by the ABA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum