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 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
    Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Act 1983
    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 notices given to, and determinations made by, the ACA. 

    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
    Radiocommunications (Spectrum Licence Tax) Act 1997
    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
    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
    Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983
    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 notices given to, and approved forms and determinations made by, the ACA. 

    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
    Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Charges) Act 1997
    to: replace existing references to the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) with references to the ACMA; and repeal spent provisions. Also contains transitional provisions providing for: the continuing effect of certain determinations made by the ACA; and the inclusion in the ACMA’s costs for a financial year of the ACA’s costs for that financial year. 

    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
    Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Act 1997
    to: replace existing references to the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) with references to the ACMA; and repeal spent provisions. Also contains transitional provisions providing for the continuing effect of certain transfer notices given to, and determinations made by, the ACA. 

    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
    Television 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

  • Date
    01 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Administration 
    Summary
    Further to the accrual budgeting and reporting framework introduced by the
    Financial Management Legislation Amendment Act 1999
    , the bill amends 112 Acts, including the
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
    and
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    , to: update, clarify and align financial management and reporting provisions applying to Commonwealth entities; expand information requirements for special account determinations; and transfer from the Treasurer to the Finance Minister powers and functions to approve investments, money raising and guarantees for certain bodies (including power to delegate these powers and functions). Also repeals 28 redundant Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to: require health funds to provide contributors a “no gap” and “gap permitted” range of prostheses in relation to every in-hospital procedure for which a Medicare benefit is payable; provide access to health insurance benefits for prostheses implanted by podiatric surgeons; and provide for review of the operation of the amendments in the bill by 1 October 2007. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage 
    Summary
    Provides for the establishment and operation of a scheme to apply national water efficiency labelling and minimum performance standards to certain water-use products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to establish the utilities allowance and the seniors concession allowance;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to increase the number of hours that carers may spend in work, training or study, without losing qualification for carer payment;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide eligible grandparents with access to child care benefit for up to 50 hours of approved child care a week; and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to increase bereavement payments in respect of persons receiving above general rate disability pension. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum