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
    09 Dec 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasurer's portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the New Business Tax System (Consolidation and Other Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2002, the bill imposes a tax in relation to venture capital sub-account deficits of pooled development funds. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Mar 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: the tax treatment of dividends received by foreign-owned branches; and changes to the controlled foreign companies rules;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    in relation to tax treatment of Australian branches of foreign financial entities;
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to cross-border employee shares and rights; and
    New International Tax Arrangements (Participation Exemption and Other Measures) Act 2004
    to make a technical correction to an application rule. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to modify the capital gains/loss tax treatment of foreign residents with interests in Australian managed funds;
    International Tax Agreements Act 1953
    to amend the rules for determining the source of income derived by certain residents of treaty partner countries;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Financial Corporations (Transfer of Assets and Liabilities) Act 1993
    in relation to the imposition of interest withholding tax. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Apr 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: reduce the amount of the capital gain or capital loss that will be subject to capital gains tax rules where Australian companies and controlled foreign companies sell shares in a foreign company with an underlying active business;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to extend the current exemptions for foreign branch profits and foreign dividends to all countries from 1 July 2004; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to reduce the scope of tainted services income. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to: modify certain foreign investment fund rules; provide an interest withholding tax exemption for interest paid on certain debentures issued by eligible unit trusts; remove the need for certain income of a controlled foreign country resident to be included as notional assessable income; and prevent double taxation of royalties subject to withholding tax. Also makes consequential amendments and contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987
    to strengthen arrangements for the protection of, and application of non-proliferation safeguards to, nuclear material, facilities and associated information;
    Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Act 1998
    to enable Australia to enact legislation banning nuclear weapon tests ahead of entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty; and
    Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994
    ,
    Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Act 1998
    and
    Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987
    to provide for the implementing office and its Director to be referred to by a name or title specified by the Minister. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Australian Protective Service Act 1987[eitalss] and
    Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    06 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs and Trade 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987
    (Safeguards Act) to implement Australia’s obligations under the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and to the International Atomic Energy Agency under the Additional Protocol; and create new offences; Safeguards Act,
    Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Act 1998
    and
    Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994
    to extend the geographical jurisdiction for offences related to proliferation of nuclear and chemical weapons; and
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    to make a consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Local Government, Territories and Roads 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Norfolk Island Act 1979
    to align electoral arrangements in Norfolk Island more closely to those of other Australian parliaments, including those of the other self-governing Territories. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure 
    Summary
    Part of a package of eight bills to reform the legal and governance framework for Norfolk Island, the bill amends the:
    Norfolk Island Act 1979
    and 28 Acts to provide interim measures to implement the reform, including abolishing the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and Executive Council, and establishing an Advisory Council as an interim consultative body; the
    Norfolk Island Act 1979
    and 115 Acts to provide for final governance arrangements, including: the application of New South Wales (NSW) state law to Norfolk Island as Commonwealth law and to allow the Commonwealth to enter into arrangements with the NSW Government for the delivery of state level services; and extending certain mainland social security, immigration and health arrangements to Norfolk Island; and
    Census and Statistics Act 1905
    to align the power to collect statistics in the external territories with the power to collect statistics in the rest of Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum